Voice of America Giugno 2011
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Syrian refugee children crowd around in a playing area in a camp in Boynuyogun, near the Syrian border. At least 150 more refugees crossed into Turkey, increasing the number of refugees to more than 9,000. (AP Image)

Members of emergency services work at the scene of an explosion at a police station after a suspected suicide bomber was killed and many vehicles were destroyed in Abuja, Nigeria. (Reuters Image)

A man walks near the Libyan parliament building, which, according to a Libyan official, is damaged by coalition air strikes, in Tripoli. (Reuters Image)

Armed tribesmen loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the powerful Hashid tribe, guard inside the destroyed house of al-Ahmar in Sana'a, Yemen. Yemen's leader of nearly 33 years Ali Abdullah Saleh has held onto power in the face of massive protests demanding his ouster since February. (AP Image)

Mounted policemen advance along an avenue as thousands of students march to protest against the government of President Sebastian Piñera and a new education law, in Santiago, Chile. (AFP Image)

A dog and demonstrators are hit by a jet of water from a police canon during a rally in Santiago. Defying police water canon and tear gas, tens of thousands of students marched in Chile's capital and main cities. It is the latest in a series of protests seen obstructing the government's legislative agenda. (Reuters Image)

Divers of the Prefectura Naval Argentina inspect the Rio Limay covered with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain at the mountain resort of San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina's Patagonia. Some towns in Argentina's Patagonia remain blanketed in volcanic ash. (Reuters Image)

Brush burns along the track fire north of Raton, New Mexico, as seen from a KOAT-TV helicopter. (AP Image)

The moon is partially covered as a lunar eclipse gets underway, as seen from the Philippine Observatory in Manila before dawn. Astronomers in parts of Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Australia were hoping for clear skies to enjoy a total lunar eclipse, the first of 2011 and the longest in nearly 11 years. (AFP Image)

The Upper Austrian town of Hallstadt in Austria. After taking photos and collecting other data on the village while mingling with the tourists, Chinese architects plan to rebuild Hallstatt in all topsy-turvy glory in far-away Guandong province - a project that residents here see with mixed emotions. (AP Image)

People attend the White Dinner event in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Participants attend the dinner, which takes place at a different place in Paris every year, are required to be dressed in white, bring their own food, drink and cutlery to the event. (Reuters Image)

Martin Kaymer, of Germany, hits to the 11th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Marylan. (AP Image)

Women raise their hands during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz. (Reuters Image)

Rebel fighters stand by as they fire a Grad rocket at the front line, west of the rebel-held city of Misrata, Libya. (Reuters Image)

A Syrian refugee boy flashes the victory sign as he stands behind a fence at the Turkish Red Crescent camp in the Altinozu district of Hatay, 30 kilometers from the Syrian border. (AFP Image)

Thousands of Shi'ite Bahrainis take part in a rally in Sitra, south of Manama, in the second mass demonstration organized by Al-Wefaq opposition group since a mid-March crackdown on pro-democracy protests. (AFP Image)

A Hindu priest holds a traditional oil lamp as he performs prayers on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Allahabad, located on the confluence of the Rivers Ganges and Yamuna, is one of Hinduism's holiest centers. (AP Image)

South Korean Catholic nuns hold dove-shaped balloons during a special service for peace on the Korean Peninsula at Imjingak peace park near the inter-Korean border in Paju. About 20,000 South Korean Catholics attend in the service for the peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula. (AFP Image)

Australian classical musician Shenzo Gregorio plays an electric violin while suspended under the dome of the historic Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. Shenzo plays a range of complex classical compositions, whilst suspended up to 25 meters high in the air, to entertain shoppers during the mid-year sales. (AFP Image)

A model wears a creation by Neon during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2012 collection in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Image)

Rene Kuipers and co-driver Annemieke Hulzebos, both from the Netherlands, drive through water with their Ford Fiesta RC during the WRC Acropolis Rally of Greece at the stage of Reggini, central Greece. (AP Image)

Syrian citizens sit at a street coffee house to watch President Bashar Assad deliver a speech on television, in Damascus. (AP Photo)

People make their way through flood water in Lanxi, east China's Zhejiang province. (AFP Photo)

Algae floats in the Hanjiang river, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wuhan after rain-triggered floods, in central China's Hubei province. (AFP Photo)

Miss California Alyssa Campanella reacts after being crowned Miss USA during the 2011 Miss USA pageant in the Theater for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 19, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

The reflection of an athlete is seen in water as a photographer works during the European Team Championships men's 3000m steeplechase, in Stockholm, June 19, 2011. (AFP Photo)

Picture taken on a guided tour shows a man sits inside a house, which was damaged by coalition air strikes, according to the Libyan government, in Tripoli, June 19, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

Female anti-government protesters display their hands painted with the colors of their national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Taiz. (AP Image)

The sun sets over the front line near Misrata, Libya. Rebels control roughly the eastern third of the country and are trying to press their front line against pro-Moammar Gadhafi forces from a stronghold of Misrata. (AP Image)

A Palestinian woman looks through a border fence as she waits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip. (AP Image)

Greek Presidential guards perform at the tomb of the Unknown soldier in front of the Parliament, in central Athens. No confidence vote in the reshuffled government is scheduled to begin on June 21, 2011. The ruling socialists have 155 deputies in the 300-seat parliament. (AP Image)

Students in graduation robes stand on a stone bridge submerged underwater at the flooded Donghu Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Reuters Image)

A boat carries people through a flooded street in Ghatal town in West Midnapore, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north west of Kolkata, India. Monsoon storms in eastern India have damaged homes and flooded parts of Kolkata, killing at least seven people. (AP Image)

Bolivia's President Evo Morales, second row second right, attends a traditional Andean New Years' ritual at the Tiwanaku ruins. Aymaras celebrate the arrival of year 5,519. ( AP Image)

A crocodile watches out of the water at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. (AP Image)

A protester challenges Greek riot police officers at Syntagma square in front of the parliament building in central Athens, during minor scuffles following a peaceful ongoing rally against plans for new austerity measures. (AP)

An activist of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) attacks a burning government bus with a stick during a clash between the police and members of the KMSS at a land demonstration against the government's drive to evict settlers from government land, in Guwahati, India. (AFP)

US First Lady Michelle Obama is seen in silhouette as she addresses the Young African Women Leaders Forum in a Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP)

An aerial view of flooded areas after water hyacinths clogged the Rio Grande de Mindanao River in Cotabato City, southern Philippines. (Reuters)

Belarusian school boys hold torches as they stand in front of one of the most important Soviet WWII war monuments marking the heroic resistance of the Red Army against the surprise German attack during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi invasion in the town of Brest, 360 kilometers (223 miles) southwest of Minsk. (AP)

People look at actors performing a play near a church outside St. Petersburg, Russia, about suffering of civilians in WW II, at the time the Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union 70 years ago . (AP)

Belarussians in traditional costumes dance around a fire near the village of Raduga in the Gomel region, some 300 kms southeast the capital Minsk, to mark Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday. During the celebrations, dating back to pagan times, people wear wreathes, jump over fires and bathe naked in rivers and lakes. (AP)

A man struggles as he carries his belongings through muddy fields on the first day of Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, south west England. The Glastonbury festival opens its gates to 150,000 fans ignoring forecasts for rain and muddy fields to hear U2 and Beyonce alongside a bewildering choice of smaller acts from Spliff Richard to punk poet Attila the Stockbroker. (Reuters)

A visitor wearing a large head-mounted display (HMD) by high-tech venture Crescent enjoys a shooting game using virtual reality technology during the annual "3D and Virtual Reality Expo" in Tokyo. Crescent has introduced the company's high-end HMD "HEWDD-1080" which can show high-definition images for both eyes to give users a high immersive environment. (AFP)

A Pakistani Kushti wrestlers fight during their daily training, in Lahore. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (AP)

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US arrives on court prior to her match against Japan's Misaki Doi at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Britain. (AP)

A bird sits on a lamp post, at sunset in New Delhi, India. (AP)

An elderly man walks past damage in Tripoli Street in the port city of Misrata as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says he does not fear death and defiantly vows to fight "to the beyond". (AFP)

An anti-government protester holds a handful of ammunition in front of a poster showing Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Taiz. (AP)

Tourists watch as the water is discharged at the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River in Jiyuan, Henan province, China. (Reuters)

Rubbish is set on fire during a protest in downtown Naples. The chronic problems over waste disposal in Italy's third-largest city have re-emerged in recent days with thousands of tons of rubbish piled up in the streets. Furious residents clash with police as regional authorities try to reach an agreement on moving the garbage to dumps outside Naples. (Reuters)

A young demonstrator attacks an armored police vehicle during a stand-off between loyalist and nationalist demonstrators in east Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Reuters)

Riot police attack a demonstrator during a protest in Senegal's capital Dakar. President Abdoulaye Wade has withdrawn a proposed change to the country's electoral law, the government said, after the bill sparked clashes between riot police and protesters in the heart of the capital. (Reuters)

A restorer adds the final touches on the ceiling of a balcony of the big hall of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. The historic building of the theater is expected to reopen in the fall of 2011 after a long reconstruction. (AP)

Anti-government protesters attend Friday prayers during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a. (Reuters)

The head of a lawn deer remains above the flood waters from the Souris River in an evacuated western neighborhood of Minot, North Dakota, USA. About one-fourth of the city's 40,000 residents have evacuated their homes. (AP)

An Indian man on a makeshift raft searches for reusable items in offerings thrown by people in the river Sabarmati, in Ahmadabad. (AP)

A person dressed as a devil lies on the ground to pray during a parade celebrating the Catholic festival of Corpus Christi in Ocumare de la Costa in the central state of Aragua, Venezuela. This year, the start of San Juan (Saint John) Day celebrations coincide with festivities for Corpus Christi, where people dressed as colourful devils dance to the rhythm of drums and a string instrument called "cuatro" before praying in front of churches. (Reuters)

Devotees, locally known as children of mud with their bodies covered in mud and donning banana leaves, attend a mass during a religious festival in Aliaga, north of Luzon, Philippines. Hundreds of devotees marking the feast of St. John the Baptist attend the annual religious festival. (AFP)

Reveler carries a young girl on his back while he walks on the burning embers during the night of San Juan in San Pedro Manrique, Spain. (AP)

An employee poses for photographers next to Ron Mueck's 'Big Baby' at Christie's in London. The sculpture is expected to fetch 600,000-800,000 pounds ($910,000-$1,200,000/ 680,000-900,000 euro) when it goes on sale as part of Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on June 28. (AP)

A model displays a creation by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck during his men's spring-summer 2012 fashion collection show in Paris, France. (AFP)

Young elephant 'Nelly' kicks a football at the safari-park in Hodenhagen, Lower-Saxony, Germany, during an event to predict the result of the upcoming Women's World Cup soccer match between Germany and Canada. The 'elephant oracle' announces a German victory by 1-0. (Reuters)

Syrian refugee children react to cameras as they wait outside medical tents in their camp in the Turkish town of Yayladagi in Hatay province, Turkey. (AP)

Kurdish protesters run amidst tear gas smoke during clashes between Kurdish and Turkish leftist groups and riot policemen in Istanbul, June 26, 2011 (AFP)

A police officer passes a Tibetan flag waved by pro-Tibet demonstrators ahead of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to the capital, in London, June 26, 2011 (Reuters)

Geese swim in floodwater near partially submerged houses in Minot, North Dakota, after the Souris River crested and then began to recede, June 26, 2011. (Reuters)

Balloons looking like football are released as part of the opening ceremony prior to the opening match of the FIFA women's football World Cup Germany vs Canada (Group A) at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on June 26, 2011. (AFP)

A few days old zebra foal stands in an enclosure at the zoo in Schwerin, northern Germany. (AFP)

A fire bomb explodes as riot police officers run to avoid the fire during a demonstration in Athens. Greece's government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms. (AP)

Female volunteer fighters take part in a weapon training session by Libyan soldiers loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi at a military camp in Beni Walid, 130 kms (80 miles) southeast of Tripoli. (Reuters)

Shi'ite pilgrims gather at the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in Baghdad, Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims are flocking to a Baghdad shrine to observe the death of a revered eighth century saint, snarling traffic and sending security forces to the streets to protect the worshippers. (AP)

Members of the Romanian army carry flowers during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Iasi pogrom (Eastern Romania) in the Jewish cemetery in Iasi. About 15,000 Jews out of the 45,000 living in the city of Iasi were killed in the summer of 1941. (AFP)

An Afghan beggar woman clad in burqa sleeps on a road, as her daughter throws a small stone for fun while waiting for alms on the out skirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The World Food Program announces it will cut food assistance to more than 3 million Afghans because of a shortage of money from donor nations. (AP)

Tammy O'Brien kisses the casket after services for her son Marine Lance Corporall Nicholas O'Brien, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA. O'Brien died June 9 from an IED (improvised explosive device) in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. (AP)

A wildfire burns near Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. Thousands of residents calmly fled from the town, ahead of an approaching wildfire that sent up towering plumes of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a spot fire on the lab property where scientists 50 years ago conducted underground tests of radioactive explosives. (AP)

A model covered in glittery makeup poses during a creative design contest at the China 2011 Hair and Beauty exhibition in Beijing. (AP)

A dancer from the Rambert Dance Company performs in front of St. Paul's Cathedral in central London, as part of the City of London Festival. (AFP)

A NP-Distanza UC, a prototype car is displayed at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. The "environmentally-friendly" eco car is powered by lithium-polymer battery which was designed and fabricated by students from the Mechanical Engineering and Product Design and Innovation course as their final project. (AFP)

A protester wears a mask during clashes with security forces in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security forces clashed for a second day in Cairo with hundreds of youths demanding that the country's military rulers speed up prosecution of police officers accused of brutality during mass protests that forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down. (AP)

Riot policemen arrest a protester during clashes in central Athens, Greece. (AP)

An anti-government protester with his face painted in the colors of Yemen's flag shouts during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a, June 28, 2011. (Reuters)

A security guard attempts to restrict a photographer, outside the Thai consulate in Hong Kong, from taking photos of a protest calling for the release of detained Thai human rights activist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Thai human rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk was arrested in Thailand on April 30, 2011 on charges of 'lese majeste', or the crime of insulting the king. (AFP)

Hindu pilgrims are transported by Muslim porters from Pishu Top, some 127 kms southeast of Srinagar, India, during the annual Hindu pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath. (AFP)

Berlin's newest tourist attraction, the Humboldt Box, pictured on its opening day. Located on the grounds of the former Eastern German parliament, the Palace of the Republic, the Humboldt Box lays across the famous Berlin Cathedral and the city's Museum Island. (AP)

A man in body paint and costume walks past cars during a parade celebrating Sexual Diversity Day in Managua, Nicaragua, June 28, 2011. (AP)

Melbourne Zoo's newest primate baby, a three week-old Colobus monkey, is held in the arms of her mother Clover, in Melbourne, Australia. (AFP)

Demonstrators prepare to take part in an anti-cuts march in Manchester, England. Teachers and public service workers are out on picket lines across Britain after hundreds of thousands walked off the job to protest pension cuts. (AP)

Solidarity trade unionists walk past burning chairs, symbolizing parliament seats, during a demonstration against the government's economic policy, outside the Polish Parliament, in Warsaw, Poland. (AP)

Pvt. Maxeme Jauvin, 22, of Quebec Canada, with the Canadian Army's 1st Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment searches a compound on their final operation in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Canadian combat operations will end in July as troops withdraw from the southern region and hand control over to the Americans. (AP)

General view of the upper chamber of the Hungarian Parliament building while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, rear center, delivers her speech during the inauguration of the Tom Lantos Institute in Budapest. (AP)

A Hindu holy man takes a dip in the River Ganges, which appears muddy and swollen after heavy rains in upstream areas, in Allahabad, India. (AP)

The sun shines through the smoke from the Las Conchas wildfire near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. The wildfire rages largely unchecked for a fourth day near one of the nation's top nuclear arms production plants but firefighters finally gain some ground in corralling the flames. (Reuters)

France's Gaetane Thiney, left, and Canada's Kaylyn Kyle fight for the ball during the group A match between Canada and France at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Bochum, Germany. (AP)

The California Academy of Sciences shows a new species of sea pen in the sea off the coast of the Philippines taken during the California Academy of Sciences 2011 marine survey in the Philippines. This Virgularia species is seen only at night, and is buried below the surface during the day in sandy habitats. (AFP)