rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » PHOTOS of the month: August

PHOTOS of the month: August

Last updated on: September 2, 2011 11:00 IST

PHOTOS of the month: August

     Next

Next
We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by.

Local residents run away from waves by a tidal bore surging past a barrier onto a road on the bank of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 17.

Qiantang river is one of the few places in the world where the tidal phenomenon occurs, when an incoming tide forms a wave that travels up a river against the direction of the river's current. The Chinese characters on the wall read "A moment of carelessness, a lifetime of pain."

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...


Photographs: China Daily/Rueters
     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily August 6. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
A boy swims in a knee-high floodwaters brought about by continuous rainfall from Typhoon Muifa along a main street in Maceda, metro Manila August 2.

Due to heavy rains and flooding in many places in the capital region of metro Manila, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr has suspended all classes in schools and work in government agencies, according to local media

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
A 12 year-old boy shields his face as he leaves Manchester magistrates' court after admitting burglary, during the recent riots in Manchester, northern England August 11. Click here to read more about the UK riots

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...


Photographs: Nigel Roddis/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Police officers raid a property in Pimlico, London on August 12.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is under growing pressure to abandon plans to cut police funding, part of the government's austerity drive, after the worst looting and rioting in decades hit cities across England.
Click here to read more on this...

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Peter Nicholls/Pool/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
A paraglider sails past the moon above the hills in Tehachapi, California August 11

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
People stand under the sun after they bathed in mud in the village of Ovca near Belgrade August 21.

In the "Ovcanska Spa" the water is salty and comes out from the depth of several hundred meters with high mineral content (having 28 various minerals). Locals believe that various vein diseases, rheumatics, sciatica, and vision disorders are treated by curative mud and mineral water

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Marko Djurica/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Men retreat as a fireball rises from tankers which were carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, as they explode after being attacked on the outskirts of Quetta August 19.

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Naseer Ahmed/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood perform a ritual dance near Babreka lake, in Rila Mountain, some 100 km (62 miles) south of Sofia, August 19, as part of celebration of their New Year.

The teaching of the movement, whose founder is Bulgarian Peter Danov, is a synthesis of Christianity and Hinduism with a heavy emphasis on brotherly love, a healthy diet and living in harmony with nature

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (Left) is kissed on the forehead by his son Alaa in the courtroom during his trial at the police academy in Cairo, in this still image taken from video, August 15.

The judge presiding over the trial of Hosni Mubarak on Monday ordered TV cameras out of the courtroom until the case concludes, enraging opponents of the deposed president who vowed to challenge the decision with protests in downtown Cairo.

Mubarak is the first head of state overthrown during a wave of uprisings in the Arab world to appear in court and the TV coverage has gripped audiences across the Middle East. He stands accused of authorising the use of live ammunition to shoot protesters, of corruption and abuse of power.

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Egypt TV via Reuters TV
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
A car drives past a pile of wrecked vehicles, destroyed by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, at a devastated area in Rikuzentakata, north of Japan, August 14.

More than five months after a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake and a deadly tsunami ravaged Japan's northeast coast, the nation has yet to come up with a detailed action plan and the money needed to rebuild the devastated areas

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
An internally-displaced Somali woman holds her malnourished child while awaiting medical attention at Al-Adala settlement in Mogadishu August 11

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Omar Faruk/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Libyan rebel fighters ride through the town of Maia celebrating after advancing to the outskirts of Tripoli, August 21. Click here to read more about this...

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Revellers kiss during the 17th Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra River, close to the Polish and German border, August 6

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin enjoy some fishing on the river Volga in Russia's Astrakhan region, August 16.

Russia's two top leaders, believed to be close to a decision on which of them will run for president, spent the day fishing and boating on the Volga river in a rare, day-long private meeting, the Kremlin said. Medvedev and Putin went for a walk on the river bank in the Astrakhan region in southern Russia, did some spin fishing and then set off for a boat trip to take underwater pictures. Click here to see Putin, the action man

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Gary Hunt of the United Kingdom dives in the final round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011 competition in Boston, Massachusetts, August 20.

Boston was the sixth stop on this year's tour and the only urban venue, where divers plunge some 90 feet from the roof of a contemporary art museum into Boston Harbour.

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading on Germany's highest mountain, the 2,962 metre (9,718 feet) Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, August 20.

Nock balanced on the 995 meters long rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Army servicemen sit on the ground as they watch a woman walk past, while waiting for instructions, during a rally near the parliament headquarters in Bishkek on August 15.

"April 7" party supporters gathered to protest against the decision of local authorities to transfer former Kyrgyz defence minister Baktybek Kalyev, who is on trial following the April 2010 revolt, from jail to house arrest for medical reasons, according to local media

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Children from public schools in the town of Chatfield, Minnesota, help US President Barack Obama get up after he posed with them for a picture, during his bus trip to the Midwest, August 15.

Obama blasted Republicans over taxes, as he launched a bus tour of the US Midwest to tout his job-growth strategy and distance himself from anger toward Washington that could dent his 2012 re-election hopes. Obama is travelling on a bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
A man climbs a pole at the center of a pond while people try to grab a goat from the water as part of the Deopokhari festival in Khokana, August 15.

During the annual festival, a live goat is thrown into a pond and the team of devotees that retrieve the animal first wins

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Sanjog Manandhar/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Zoo performer Theerapone Manolai smiles as he puts his head between the jaws of a crocodile during a performance for tourists at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo, about 120 km (74 miles) east of Bangkok, August 16.

Kanthida Jantanct and Theerapone, both 28, from the province of Chaiyaphum, who have been crocodile performers at the zoo for almost ten years, earn at least 30,000 Baht ($1,000) per month for performing shows for at least 2,000 tourists, three times a day, to support their family.

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
A student takes part in an 'antigravity' yoga class at the Om Factory in New York, August 16.

'Antigravity' yoga makes use of hammocks to help practitioners gain greater flexibility, allowing for a wider range of yoga poses, according to the workshop's website

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Pet bird Xiao Nuo pecks at the flash while perched on the lens of a camera during an interview by local media with its owner in Kunming, Yunnan province, August 18.

The bird is attracted to cameras and will approach and investigate any cameras it sees, according to the owner

Click on NEXT to see more PHOTOS...

Photographs: Wong Campion/Reuters
Prev     Next

PHOTOS of the month: August

Prev     More
Prev

More
A sumo wrestler stands with sand all over his body during their summer camp at their freshly rebuilt stable in Soma, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, August 6.

The wrestlers, eager to give back to the community that has hosted their summer training for 20 years, have returned to the Japanese port district that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, just 50 km (31 miles) away from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant which continues to leak radiation.

Having the wrestlers return as if it was any other summer is seen by many as a vital step to lift morale as survivors make fragile attempts to rebuild their shattered lives.

Click on MORE to see another set of photos...


Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters
Prev     More