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2012 Year in pictures- part II


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2012 Year in pictures- part II

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  2. 2The second collection of images from 2012 onceagain brought us nature at its full force and beautyalong with news and daily life coming from countrieslike Russia, Syria, Egypt, England, India and Italy. Thefollowing is a compilation - not meant to becomprehensive in any way - of images from thesecond 4 months of 2012. Please see part 1 fromMonday and heres part 3. - Lloyd Young ( 47 photostotal)
  3. 3Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda walks the high wire from theUnited States side to the Canadian side over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on June 15. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)
  4. An image provided byNASA, the SDO satellitecaptures a ultra-high definition 4image of the Transit of Venusacross the face of the sun aton June 5 from space. The lasttransit was in 2004 and thenext pair of events will nothappen again until the year2117 and 2125. (NASA) #
  5. 5 An Indian barber holding a candle, gives a haircut for acustomer on July 31 at his shopin Kolkata, India. Indias energy crisis cascaded over half the country when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government- supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the worlds biggest blackout. (Bikas Das/Associated Press) #
  6. 6 Revelers on the Mall in London watch Queen Elizabeth II appearon the BuckinghamPalace balcony on June 5 as part of a four-day DiamondJubilee celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II accession to theBritish throne. (Sang Tan/Associated Press) #
  7. 7 Muslims attend a mass prayer session "Tarawih" marking the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in a mosque in Makassar of Indonesias South Sulawesi province on July 20. The Indonesian government setRamadan to fall on July 21. (Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters) #
  8. 8 Russias President Vladimir Putin (center) enters Andreyevsky (St.Andrews ) Hall at the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow’s Kremlin, on May 7 during hisinauguration ceremony. Putin tookhis oath of office today to becomeRussias president for a historic third mandate at a glittering ceremony inside the Kremlin. (Alex Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images) #
  9. 9Egyptians celebrate the electionof their new president Mohamad Morsi in Tahrir Square on June 24 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed thatMohamed Morsi is to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27percent. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #
  10. 10 Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo on June 2. A judgesentenced Mubarak to life in prison after convicting him of involvement in the murder of protestersduring the uprising that ousted him last year. (AFP/Getty Images) #
  11. 11 A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists in New York on May 1. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City on International WorkersDay, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press) #
  12. A double rainbowappears after heavystorms pass over 12Nipton Road inSearchlight, Nevada,on July 13. (GeneBlevins/Reuters) #
  13. 13 An attendee with rainbow-colored lips pauses during the annual gaypride parade in Sao Paulo on June 10. About three million people took part in the parade under the theme of"Homophobia has a cure". (YasuyoshiChiba/AFP/GettyIm ages) #
  14. 14Wrangler Nate Cummins takes the opportunity to ride by moonlight, thenight before the "Super Moon" during Montana Horses annual horse driveoutside Three Forks, Montana, on May 4. The Mantle family, who ownMontana Horses, held their last horse drive where they rounded upapproximately 300 horses and drove the herd 35 miles from their winterrange to the Mantle ranch. The horses will be picked up by leasers to beused as pack and trail horses at dude ranches and national parks. (JimUrquhart/Reuters) #
  15. 15 Hikers watch an annular eclipse from Papago Park in Phoenix on May 20. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japanand elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western UnitedStates. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via Associated Press) #
  16. The old tower is seen collapsed afteran earthquake in Finale Emilia onMay 20. A strong earthquake rockeda large swathe of northern Italy early 16on Sunday, killing at least threepeople and causing serious damageto the areas cultural heritage. Theepicentre of the 6.0 magnitudequake, the strongest to hit Italy inthree years, was in the plains nearModena in the Emilia-Romagnaregion of the Po River Valley. (GiorgioBenvenuti/Reuters) #
  17. 17An Iranian resident from the village of Baje-Baj, near the town of Varzaqan sits on top of therubble of his home destroyed by an earthquake on August 12. (AttaKenare/AFP/GettyI mages) #
  18. 18 Tom Sullivan, center, embraces family members outsideGateway High School on July 20 where he had beensearching franticly for his sonAlex Sullivan who celebrated his 27th birthday by going to see "The Dark Knight Rises," movie where a gunman opened fire in Aurora, Colo. (Barry Gutierrez/Associated Press) #
  19. 19A policeman chases a supporter of a jailed female punk band while climbing on a fence enclosing the Turkish embassynear a court building in Moscow on Aug. 17. Three women from the Russian punk band weresentenced to two years in jail on Friday for their protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, an outcome supportersdescribed as the Kremlin leaders "personal revenge". (Mikhail Voskresensky/Reuters) #
  20. 20A protester, with blood on his face after a strike to the head with a police baton, screams during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago on May 20. Baton-swinging police officers clashed with anti-war protesters at the start of the NATO summit on Sunday, beating some and dragging others away. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) #
  21. Rescuers and relatives stop a woman from committing suicide byjumping off a building in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, on Aug. 14.The woman was rescued as she tried to commit suicide after killing her nephew following a family dispute, local media reported. (Reuters) # 21
  22. 22 The Thunderbirds perform a fly past as graduates celebrate at the Air Force Academy commencement ceremony in ColoradoSprings, Colo., on May 23. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) #
  23. 23First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama hug after delivering remarks during a campaign event at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 15during his three-day campaign bus tour across the state. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) #
  24. 24 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Govermor Mitt Romney, right, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speak to an overflow crowd during a campaign rally atRandolph Macon College on Aug. 11 inAshland, Va. Mitt Romney kicked off a four day bus tour with an announcement of his running mate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) #
  25. 25Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rushhour at Churchgate railwaystation on World Population Day in Mumbai on July 11.According to a 2011 census conducted by the government of India, Mumbai has apopulation of more than 12 million with an estimated population density of about 20,482 persons per square kilometer. (Vivek Prakash/Reuters) #
  26. Runners pass the Olympic flameon the first day of competition 26in the Olympic Stadium, onAug. 3. (Daniel Ochoa DeOlza/Associated Press) #
  27. 27Gabrielle Douglas of the United States performs on the balance beam in the Artistic GymnasticsWomens Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31.(Jamie Squire/Getty Images) #
  28. 28 Spains Marina Alabau celebrates after winning the rs:x womens gold medal on Aug. 7. (BernatArmangue/Associat ed Press) #
  29. 29 The pack of riders cycles past a woman on a horse during the 13th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Cap dAgde, on July 14. (Stephane Mahe/Reuters) #
  30. Workers wear panda costumes as they carry a box to transport Giant Pandas back to the wild, at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Wolong, southwest Chinas Sichaun province on May 3. The bears will be left to fend for themselves to learn crucial survival skills, and scientists plan to gradually reduce human interactions 30until they can live in the wild without any assistance, and while there have already been 10 attempts at setting pandas free over the past 30 years, and only two are thought to have been successful as the bears find it very hard to survive on their own. (AFP/Getty Images) #
  31. 31 A squirrel is trapped in a manhole cover in Isenhagen, northern Germany, on Aug. 5. After they were called byneighbors, police managed to free the animal by using oliveoil. (Associated Press via Police Hanover) #
  32. 32 Wrestlers perform during the Lucha Va Vooms Cinco de Mayan show at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., on May 4. Lucha Va Voom is the mixture of elements of Lucha libre, or masked Mexican professional wrestling, with comedy and striptease. Since 2002, the company has toured the United States for the annual Cinco De Mayo show, they have added some more“traditional” Mexican elements like Folklorico dancers, mariachis, Aztec dancers, tequila, and something called “tamales from outer space.” (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images) #
  33. 33 Ginger Buchanan,left, wears her wedding dress as she andher husband Doug participate in the Mud pit Bellyflop, the marquis event during the Summer Redneck Games at Buckeye Park in East Dublin, Ga., on May 26. The Summer Redneck Games were first held in 1996 as a spoof on the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. (ErikS. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency) #
  34. 34 A lone Russian World War II veteran withflowers sits in a trolleybus in Moscow, Russia, onMay 9 after a traditional meeting in Gorky Park for the Victory Day celebrations marking the 67-year anniversary of victory over nazi Germany. (Maxim Shipenkov/European Pressphoto Agency) #
  35. 35 A girl rubs her eyes as smoke rises from a burning effigy of thedemon Ghantakarna, symbolizing the destruction of evil, during the Ghantakarna festival at the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal, on July 17.According to legend, the demon is believed to "steal" children and women from their homes and localities. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters) #
  36. 36A Syrian boy who was injured when a shell, released by regime forces, hit his house on Aug. 24 waits to be treated at a hospital in Syrias northern city of Aleppo. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo , activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) #
  37. 37Jake Beaudoin, a US Army Privateof 508 BSTB, 4th Brigade CombatTeam, 82nd AirborneDivision, takes cover during acontrolled detonation to clear anarea for setting up a check pointin Zahri district of Kandaharprovince, southernAfghanistan, on May 31. (ShamilZhumatov /Reuters) #
  38. 38 A music group performs on a path amid fields to greet the farmers at Hwanggumpyong Island, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border cityof Dandong on June 6. (Jacky Chen/Reuters) #
  39. 39 Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray by awall at Bet Medhane Alem rock church in Lalibela on Aug.19. (Siegfried Modola/Reuters) #
  40. 40 An Indian cadet from the National Cadet Corpsgestures towards her colleague on the occasion of 65thanniversary of Indiasindependence from British rule in Srinagar, India on Aug. 15. (Mukhtar Khan/Associated Press) #
  41. 41 Cori Walters hugs her daughter Hannah, 6, at theCalifornia Institute for Women state prison in Chino, Calif., on May 5. An annual Mothers Dayevent, Get On The Bus, brings children in California to visit their mothers in prison. Sixty percent of parents in stateprison report being held over 100 miles from their children. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) #
  42. 42 Competitors work to pull a woman up an obstacle where competitors must jump to the top of a half pipe during the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow in West Dover, Vt., on July 15. The Tough Mudder is a nine mile endurance event which runs competitors through a militarystyle obstacle course complete with mud, water and fire. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters) #
  43. 43 Space Shuttle Enterprise is carriedby barge underneath the Verrazano- Narrows Bridge on June 3 in New YorkCity. Enterprise is on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will put on permanent display. (MichaelNagle/Getty Images) #
  44. A Pakistani worker pulls on a wire he will connect to a thick chain that will in turn be used to peel away a slab of the outer structure of a beached vessel in one of the 127 ship-breaking plots in 44 Geddani, some 40Kms west of Karachi on July 10. Geddanis ship-breaking yards employ some 10,000 workers including welders, cleaners, crane operators and worker supervisors. The yards are one of the largest ship- breaking operations in the world rivaling in size those located in India and Bangladesh. It takes 50 workers about three months to break down a midsize average transport sea vessel of about 40,000 tons. The multimillion-dollar ship-breaking industry contributes significantly to the national supply of steel to Pakistani industries. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images) #
  45. Police try to help remove a car surrounded by wateron Aug. 28 after its owner parked it on the bank towatch waves brought on by Typhoon Bolaven inQingdao, in northeast Chinas Shandong province. 45Typhoon Bolaven, the strongest storm to hit SouthKorea for almost a decade, left a trail of death anddamage in southwestern and south-central regions ofthe Korean peninsula on Aug. 28, and crossed intoChina early on Aug. 29. (AFP/Getty Images) #
  46. 46A baby sleeps in a sheet made into a hammock on Aug. 12 in Manila, Philippines after relentless rains submerged at least a third to one half of the sprawling capital triggering a landslide that killed nine people and sent emergency crews scrambling to rescue tens of thousands of residents.(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  47. 47An area lies scorched by a wildfire near Mt. Pleasant, Utah on June 25. (Scott G. Winterton/The Deseret News via Associated Press) #
  48. Visitors of the Holi Open Air, throw powdered color at each other at the riverside of the Elbe inDresden, Germany, on Aug. 26. (Arno Burgi/European Pressphoto Agency) # 48
  49. A full moon as seen from WestOrange, N.J., rises over the 49skyline of Lower Manhattanand One World Trade Center inNew York City on May 6. (GaryHershorn/Reuters) #