Photos Of 2012 Week 26

Open a bottle of champagne, we’re halfway throught the year. This is another best photos selection made with loving care by us. it features the Colorado wildfires, the Egyptian people getting a Muslim Brotherhood (Fallout 3 anyone?) president and loads of other cool and newsworthy stuff. [69 photos total]

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A man swims in the polluted waters of a pond on the outskirts of Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
A child cools off in a fountain on a hot summer day in downtown Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
An albino baby Bennett's wallaby is carried by his mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Morsy and other protesters pray during a demonstration against the delay in the Egyptian presidential results and against the SCAF at Tahrir square in Cairo (ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS) #
Members of the national police look on as they guard the incineration of illegal drugs in Panama City (CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS) #
The moon sets behind Wilhelminenberg Palace in Vienna (HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS) #
Paraguayan Vice-President Franco reacts following impeachment of Paraguayan President Lugo by Congress in Asuncion (MARIO VALDEZ/REUTERS) #
Andrew carries a Chinese Crested during the 24th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma (STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS) #
Fishermen pull their fishing net from the waters of Bay of Bengal during sunrise in Chennai (BABU/REUTERS) #
People take part in the annual Mansky tourist three-day-long festival in the Siberian Taiga district near the settlement of Beret (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
Firefighters try to extinguish fire that broke out in colours manufacturing unit, amid smoke, at industrial area of western Indian city of Ahmedabad (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #
A racegoer attends the fifth day of racing at Royal Ascot, southwest of London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
Japan's pop idol Kyarypamyupamyu performs at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2012 in Chiba (ISSEI KATO/REUTERS) #
Rocks and sand bags are thrown into the air by a controlled detonation of an unexploded, Russian made, 82mm mortar round inside of FOB Joyce in Afghanistan's Kunar Province (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Vazquez Mota, presidential candidate for the ruling PAN, during a rally in Mexico City (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
Devotees covered with mud and dried banana leaves pray near their patron Saint John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat (ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS) #
People watch fireworks as they take a bath in the Mediterranean Sea on San Juan's night in Malaga (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
A rider rears up on his horse surrounded by a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan in Ciutadella (STRINGER/SPAIN/REUTERS) #
Crew members watch a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter land on the deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington during joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea in the West Sea (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
A boy sits on a buffalo as he cools off in a pond during a hot summer day at Jetapura village (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #
Bosnian efendis, or Muslim clerics, pray before commemorating the anniversary of Ajvatovica near the central Bosnian village of Prusac (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
Women walk carrying metal pitchers against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds at Nani Shinoli village (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #
Antoine sits on a giant waterlily leaf during a photo shoot for babies aged under 1 at the National Botanic Garden of Meise (SEBASTIEN PIRLET/REUTERS) #
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy celebrate his victory at the election at Tahrir Square in Cairo (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
A sandstorm blows past an inflatable blimp inside FOB Joyce in Afghanistan's Kunar Province (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Marchers participate in the Gay Pride Parade in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
A veterinarian checks on Anyin, a sick orangutan, as it waits to be transported to a hospital, in Pontianak (STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERS) #
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men attend a protest in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Wu welds component to fit onto his newly-made robot at his repair shop in Shenyang (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
A man works inside a rubber scrap yard on the outskirts of Ahmedabad (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #
Smoke bombs explode near South Korean Marines' landing crafts during a landing operation drills of South Korean marines and the navy in Taean (STRINGER/KOREA/REUTERS) #
A boatman counts money on his boat by the Buriganga river in Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Hindu pilgrims travelling either on ponies or on foot, to holy cave of Lord Shiva during an annual pilgrimage, in Pishutop (FAYAZ KABLI/REUTERS) #
Soldiers from Alpha Battery of the 2nd Platoon, 2-77 Field Artillery fire a 155mm Howitzer towards insurgent positions at FOB Joyce in Afghanistan's Kunar Province (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Obama boards Air Force One under the watch of a U.S. Secret Service agent at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington before departing for New Hampshire (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
Helper of a driver rests on top of his parked truck along a busy highway on the outskirts of New Delhi (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
Sprott Power Corporation Technician Zack Fisher stands on top one of the fifteen new wind turbines which were officially opened in Amherst (PAUL DARROW/REUTERS) #
A worker show a newly-hatched baby crocodile during a hatching inside a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
Drug addicts watch a performance to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at a drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Taiyuan (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
A coal miner carries a tree trunk to make a barricade on motorway AP 66, between Asturias and Leon, during a protest in Pola de Lena (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
A steam roller moves through a pile of confiscated liquor bottles, during a campaign to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on the outskirts of Karachi (AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS) #
A C-130 military cargo plane drops thousands of gallons of retardant on the Waldo Canyon fire west of Colorado Springs (RICK WILKING/REUTERS) #
Zeke Andreassen, 11, cuts an orange into a decorative basket in the kitchen of the Vermont Kids Culinary Academy during a residential cooking summer camp in Highgate (HERB SWANSON/REUTERS) #
Phillip Roser struggles to pedal his bike in downtown Live Oak (PHILIP SEARS/REUTERS) #
Hugo Chavez hi-fives Nikolay, the son of Alexander Lukashenko at Miraflores Palace in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) #
Gristina stands next to her son as she exits the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
A penguin fails in its first attempt to leave its footprint on a white canvas at Taronga Zoo in Sydney (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
Police officers block the street as Boeung Kak lake residents protest in Phnom Penh (SAMRANG PRING/REUTERS) #
A sculpture called Woman walking to the sky by US artist Jonathan Borofsky is seen in Strasbourg (VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian stands on a thresher during wheat harvest near Nablus (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
Spanish riot police restrain a member of the Stop Deshaucios social movement during a protest to prevent an eviction in Oviedo (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast (POOL/REUTERS) #
Onlookers stand next to an overturned passenger bus at the site of an accident in Chennai (BABU/REUTERS) #
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan gives a thumbs-up sign from the cockpit of the Turkish Primary and Basic Trainer Aircraft Hurkus during a ceremony at the Turkish Aerospace Industries in Ankara (UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS) #
A burnt fence leans over in the aftermath of the Wood Hollow Fire north of Fairview (GEORGE FREY/REUTERS) #
Jim Wilson, a 70-year-old Virginian supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, holds up a fire extinguisher presented to him by Romney following an election rally in Sterling (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Suspects accused of being members of the Los Zetas drug cartel, look on during sentencing in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Bolivia's riot policemen take position at a street in La Paz (GASTON BRITO/REUTERS) #
People wave during the inauguration trip of the world's first open-air doubledecker cable car system on the Stanserhorn mountain (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS) #
A Turkish military truck transport a mobile missile launcher in Hatay province near the Turkish-Syrian border (STRINGER/TURKEY/REUTERS) #
Boys play in a destroyed car at Manshiyet Nasser shanty town in eastern Cairo (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS) #
A boy swims near a boat carrying people on Phewa Lake in Pokhara valley, west of Nepal's capital Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Guests visit a cool conservatory at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
Private First Class Trent Pritchartt, Specialist Lance Doan, and Specialist Ben Purvis from the mortar platoon on Combat Outpost Nangalam fire 81mm mortar rounds at suspected insurgent positions in Pech River Valley (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
A demonstrator attacks a riot police vehicle with barricades while enveloped in tear gas during an anti-government rally demanding changes in the public state education system in Santiago (STRINGER/CHILE/REUTERS) #
US pop singer Madonna performs during a concert of her MDNA world tour in Berlin (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, salute in front of the re-entry capsule of China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft in Siziwang Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (XINHUA/REUTERS) #
A crane removes the carcass of elephant after it was hit by a truck and killed at the Noida expressway on the outskirts of New Delhi (PARIVARTAN SHARMA/REUTERS) #
US Air Force handout of wildfires near the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #

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