Thursday, September 10, 2009

Events in pics (International)
This is just one of the tens of thousands of Chinese couples who married on the 9th of September 2009. Because the number 9 is pronounced the same as the word "long-lasting" in Chinese, many think the date of 9/9/09 is an auspicious day to seal the deal.
A picture of Afghan incumbent President Hamid Karzai hangs from a post in Kabul, as doubt grows around the world if he really won.
Cars and boats sit buried in mud after heavy rains flooded Silivri, a town outside Istanbul, Turkey.

Indian farmers stage a protest rally against the aquisition of their farming land for construction of the Ganga Express highway in Allahabad on September 8, 2009. Some 300 farmers gathered to protest the constrution of the 747 km highway connecting the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh state with the pivotal economic region around national capital New Delhi.

Indian villagers wade through flood waters in Udaynarayanpur village some 50 kms northwest of Kolkata on September 9, 2009. Four persons, including two children, were killed in West Bengal state by widespread rains and the release from a Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) reservoir led to a flood-like situation in five districts, local media reports.

Egyptian rhythmic gymnast Yasmin Rostm performs with a rope during a qualification round of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Japan.

Labourers rest on their pushcarts at a market in Karachi.

Ninety-nine paragliders in the air at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

Paragliders in Indonesia succeed in setting a new national record for staying in the air, flying for nine hours and nine minutes at Nusa Dua hill, Bali.

Young women sing and dance in North Korea

Young women dance and sing songs in praise of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, at the the Arch of Triumph, Pyongyang, as the country marks 61 years of communist rule.