Saturday, December 29, 2012

Full Report Year 2012 In Photos - تقرير كامل : عام 2012 بالصور

 تم الجمع والحصر للتقرير الكامل بواسطة : كابتن طيار : طارق العجمى
Full Report Collected And Edited By: Pilot : Tarek Elagamy

crying child looking out over the mining pits at Panique in Philippines, and in the distance an apparently pristine lake that is in fact contaminated by cyanide and mercury runoff from the artisanal mining operations. The only sign that all not as it seems is the boy's anguished face. His downward gaze draws you into the people crawling around the mine below

a kind of grace and resilience, amidst what is literally a pile of trash. We see so many images of "poor" Africans and I felt like Micah's series was framed through a different lens that represents beauty and light, without ignoring the hardship. It also reminds me of the responses we received from students in LA where we presented the work. I asked them to share what words came to mind when they looked at it and they said: hope, strength, empathy, calm, challenge, power. And then I asked them how they would convince an editor in the US to run a story about a dumpsite in Kenya

The angle is striking--looking up through the greenery against the bright sky

 church in Romania. The light bulb shining on the bearded priest's bald head gives the overall effect of a painting by Rembrandt

man has been through and is experiencing while seeing his home for the first time since it was destroyed during the fighting. It almost looks like he has to hold up the cracked and broken wall with his bare hand

Between the Lines: Facial Tattoos and the Chaouia," her project on the tradition of facial tattoos among elderly women in Algeria--their origin, their meanings, and the reasons for their gradual disappearance. I'm very drawn to this woman's face--she appears to be a warm and wise person

 love the rosy sky and the beach in this image. The sticks in the sand and the mountains in the background give it a somewhat melancholy other-worldliness, but the playing children make it feel lighthearted as well

This photo captures this sense of waiting, a feeling that the world shares while we see what happens in newly-opened Burma. But questions remain: Will it close its doors again, like it has done before? Will the government address human rights violations and ethnic violence? Knight illustrates this by creating a gauzy black and white still, showcasing the guards' folded arms and questioning gazes

lines of people wait outside a labor center that has been turned into a homeless shelter in Kamagasaki, a neighborhood of Osaka. Though this picture was taken in a city over 6,000 miles away, the same scene plays out in cities across the United States, where despite incredible wealth, entire communities are relegated to the margins to occupy homeless shelters, street corners, detention centers and prisons

 an elderly man laying in his Paryang Hospital bed in Unity State. His back is turned to the camera and he appears to be sleeping

the Tibetan Plateau sought in part to document the wonder of the natural world before it is too late--or perhaps in time to save it

[Youssou N'dour] was prevented from running for president--so he's candidate turned protestor. But he looks presidential in contrast to the chaos around him

from Afghanistan shows a deep connection with the people and the country that many photojournalists strive for but few attain. This particular story, 'Afghanistan: On Love and Suicide,' struck a chord because although the story is innately sad, it is also hopeful. It is a beautiful thing to see women supporting one another and finding an outlet in the art of poetry. This particular photo feels symbolic of the story as a whole--women passing through the shadows, secretive but standing together

Bernat Armangue. Gaza City. Nov. 18, 2012

Stephen Wilkes. Seaside Heights, N.J., November 2012

Ahmed's tears, which mourn his dead father who was killed by Syrian army snipers, fell on a park transformed into a cemetery in the city of Idlib, which had been under siege by government forces since March. The child's cry mingled with the cries of the Free Syrian Army fighters, the elderly, his schoolmates and a community devastated by almost two years of this conflict, which started in the framework of the Arab Spring and transformed into a cruel civil war. This is quite a direct picture—one that tries to approach this armed conflict in a very human and simple level, amid a conflict fraught with very profound geopolitical interests in today's world
group of fighters with Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, a great Iraqi journalist. The men took up position in a family living room. One rebel sat on the chair eating a chocolate bar, the commander looking out the window to scout the area while a rebel fired from the window. They told me the room was a former Syrian army position and that they had killed three soldiers in the house when they took over the building earlier that day
It was like any other spring day in North Texas — hot, humid and the weather was ripe for a classic Midwest storm. Within hours, 13 confirmed tornadoes touched down across the Dallas-Fort Worth area 
Lancaster, Texas. April 3, 2012

a small border war between Sudan and South Sudan that most of the world didn't even realize was happening. Bodies, dozens and dozens, lined the gravel highway
Heglig, Sudan. April 17, 2012

was still trying to make sense of why a gunman would walk into a crowded Aurora movie theater and fire randomly. Twelve people were killed and 58 wounded. It was hard for me to imagine a crime of this magnitude in a movie theater — a place that I myself go to escape life for a moment. One of the lives lost that night was of Jonathan Blunk, a five-year U.S. Navy veteran, who left behind a wife and two children. In this photograph, Chantel Blunk, Jonathan's wife, paused on the tarmac at Denver International Airport before boarding the same plane as her husband's body. The plane was bound for their home in Reno, Nev., where a full military funeral would take place. As this was occurring, a faint rainbow appeared over the hearse. 
In a moment of sorrow, a glimpse of Chantel's innocence and youth appeared despite the overwhelming process of military tradition and personal chaos she was trapped in

Sometimes it's hard to remember who that person is at the podium—that [politicians] are real people. We had been to a couple campaign events that day. Here, President Obama was waiting to be introduced before going on stage at a campaign stop in Windham, N.H. As President, you spend a lot of time waiting for people to introduce you, so that's always the best time for photographers to be around him. He was talking to staff and Secret Service and seemed really at ease. I don't remember what he was laughing about
flying through the air over Paris. But with no crane available

The End of the World: For the Maya, It May Already Be Here
Taken between December 12, 2012 and December 17, 2012, in Palenque and Lacanja Chansayab, Mexico.
Lacandon children in traditional dress play games on a stone pathway

The Lacandons believe that their gods used to dwell in what is now the ruins of Maya temples, like Palenque. These places are still sacred to them

Fish, a 27-year-old American from New York State, believes December 21st will "mark the end of a cycle and enable mother nature to clean up all the galactic build-up that accumulated during the last one

This Pentecostal church has been evangelizing the Lacandons for 13 years. Its preachers discourage their followers from passing on Lacandon traditional beliefs to their children, describing the ancient tenets as black magic
On Saturday night, the many people in the village gather for a four-hour sermon that puts them in a trance-like state
Before the arrival of tourists, the Lacandons were virtually untouched by modernity, living deep in the jungle
Some Lacandons sell souvenirs to tourists visiting the ruins
Twice a day, all Rainbow Gathering attendees join together in a clearing for the food circle, a ceremony that mixes chants, prayers and a meal
A lot of Rainbow members believe December 21st will mark the end of the world, like 19-year-old Maria, from British Columbia: "I've started to see colorful stars appear in the sky at night
Rainbow attendees incorporate Buddhist, Hindu, neo-pagan and shaman rites into their worship. Some Maya elders plan to attend a ceremony held at the camp on December 21st
The Lacandons used to hunt in the forest using bows and arrows. Nowadays, there aren't many wild animals left. Some, like the jaguar, are endangered species
Lacandon families used to live in dispersed dwellings, deep in the jungle. They are now concentrated in a handful of villages like Lacanja Chansayab. There are fewer than 1,000 Lacandon left.
Jan. 1, 2012. The Iranian navy conducts the "Velayat-90" naval wargames in the Strait of Hormuz in southern IranJan. 2, 2012. Andrew Glassonbury, riding Double Dizzy, clears the last hurdle to win the At The Races Sussex National at Plumpton racecourse Plumpton, U.K.Jan. 3, 2012. Marielle Derice, 43, moved to this shelter made from sticks and tarps after being evicted from a rented room in Cite Soleil, HaitiJan. 4, 2012. The Dalai Lama is silhouetted as he teaches an assembly of monks and devotees during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, IndiaJan. 5, 2012. Athletes compete in the men's 4 x 7.5 km relay event of the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, eastern Germany.Jan. 6, 2012. Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol during a protest against the killing of a student by soldiers earlier this week during a demonstration over frequent power cuts in Srinagar, IndiaJan. 7, 2012. A demonstrator with the "Occupy Movement" rallies outside the presidential debates at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.HJan. 8, 2012. Parched corn grows in a field in Coronel Isleno, ArgentinaJan. 9, 2012. Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a "Faith, Family and Freedom" town hall at the Rivier College football field in Nashua, N.HJan. 10, 2012. Iraqi Shiite Muslim pilgrims make their way into the holy city of Karbala, Iraq on the Arbaeen religious festival, which comes 40 days after AshuraJan. 11, 2012. Vultures land on a tree in Belem, BrazilJan. 12, 2012. The reflection in the water of fish farmer Aurélien Bergeron standing in front of silver bream in a tank at the Frioul fish farm near Marseille, FranceJan. 13, 2012. An ice sculptor works on a block of ice during the London Ice Sculpting Festival in Canary Wharf, east LondonJan. 14, 2012. A Buddhist nun carries a Nepalese flag after the inauguration ceremony of Visit Lumbini 2012 at Lumbini Province, NepalJan. 15, 2012. A young Nepalese plays on a swing during the Hindu festival of Maghesangranti at Taraka village, Nuwakot district, NepalJan. 16, 2012. A man rides a horse through a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals

Jan. 17, 2012. Indian soldiers from the Border Security Forces stand atop camels at attention in front of the Presidential Palace during a ceremony in preparation for the annual Beating Retreat in New Delhi, India

Jan. 18, 2012. Thai soldiers march in a parade as part of celebrations of the Royal Thai Army national day at a Navy base in Thailand's restive southern province of NarathiwatJan. 19, 2012. An anti-Mubarak protester holds a noose outside the police academy where former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stood on trial in CairoJan. 20, 2012. A Pakistani man who works in a brick factory smokes a cigarette before heading to work on the outskirts of Islamabad, PakistanJan. 21, 2012. People look on as the cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken off the shore of the island of Giglio, ItalyJan. 22, 2012. Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple on the eve of the Chinese New Year for the Year of The Dragon at the Chinese district of Binondo in ManilaJan. 23, 2012. Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney answers questions from reporters in Tampa, FlaJan. 24, 2012. The light catches the rim of Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark as she loses to Kim Clijsters of Belgium in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, AustraliaJan. 25, 2012. A girl silhouetted against the setting sun swings while playing at a park in Lahore, PakistanJan. 26, 2012. A woman looks out from her hotel room along the beach in Daytona Beach, FlaJan. 27, 2012. Nepalese Hindu women pray before taking a holy dip in the Triveni river during the month long Madhav Narayan festival in Panauti, NepalJan. 28, 2012. Hundreds of Taiwanese release "sky lanterns" in hopes of good fortune and prosperity in the new year and to celebrate the upcoming traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in New Taipei City, TaiwanJan. 29, 2012. A Mexican soldier stands guard at a checkpoint on the road that links Navolato and Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State, MexicoJan. 30, 2012. Dancers take part in a lesson at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in MoscowJan. 31, 2012. Riot police move a burning barricade during a rally in Dakar

Feb. 1, 2012. A fan rides a zip-line at sunset before Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Ind

Feb. 2, 2012. Egyptian protesters stand on a cement barrier separating the Interior Ministry from Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators outside the ministry protesting the security forces' failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 70 people in Port Said, Egypt.Feb. 3, 2012. An Egyptian protestor throws away a tear gas canister fired by security forces during clashes near the Interior Ministry in CairoFeb. 4, 2012. Followers of Yemen's Shi'ite sect stand on a hill following a ceremony to mark the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad in Dhahian, in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada

Feb. 5, 2012. A general view of the New England Patriots playing the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind

Feb. 6, 2012. Blacksmiths throw molten metal against a cold wall to create sparks as they celebrate the Lantern Festival which traditionally marks the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Nuanquan, Hebei province, ChinaFeb. 7, 2012. Supporters of striking police demonstrate outside the Bahian state legislature building, where up to 300 police officers and their families holed up, in Salvador, Brazil. About one-third of Bahia's 30,000 police went on strike, demanding pay raises and amnesty for what a judge ruled an illegal work stoppageFeb. 8, 2012. Soldiers patrol the streets in the historic center of Salvador, BrazilFeb. 9, 2012. Striking police officers and their relatives, left, walk past soldiers as they leave the state legislature building in Salvador, Brazil. The strike has sparked a spike in violence in Brazil's third-largest city, with murder rates more than doubling since the strike started Jan. 31Feb. 10, 2012. A man is reflected in 'Gestell mit 6 stehenden Scheiben,' a piece by German artist Gerhard Richter in his exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in BerlinFeb. 11, 2012. Syracuse University photographer Michael Okoniewski takes a picture through the roof of the Carrier Dome before the start of a NCAA men's basketball game between Syracuse Orange and Connecticut Huskies in Syracuse, N.YFeb. 12, 2012. People enjoy a sunny winter afternoon on the frozen Lac de Joux in Le Pont, Switzerland

Feb. 13, 2012. People attempt to salavage belongings as a fire rages in Xinfeng and Luotuan villages, 85km from Tongdao, China. The blaze completely detroyed the traditional "Hanging Houses" that house China's Dong ethnic group, yet no casualties were reported

Feb. 14, 2012. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln is seen after sailing from the Persian Gulf through the Strait of HormuzFeb. 15, 2012. People visit the Jama Masjid, the principal mosque and a popular tourist destination in New DelhiFeb. 16, 2012. Homeowners wait in line to register at the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America Save the Dream event in Los Angeles, CalifFeb. 17, 2012. German President Christian Wulff, front, arrives to announce his resignation with his wife Bettina, covered, at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, GermanyFeb. 18, 2012. Dancers parade on the first day of carnival celebrations in Oruro, BoliviaFeb. 19, 2012. Soldiers stand at the entrance of a temporary shelter for relatives waiting to collect the bodies of victims who died in the Comayagua prison blaze, which killed over 350 inmates, in Tegucigalpa, HondurasFeb. 20, 2012. Audrey Labeau of France dives during the Women's 10m platform preliminary round at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in LondonFeb. 21, 2012. Pastor Hershael York waves his bible while preaching against casino gambling at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Catholic bishops in Kentucky issued a stern warning Tuesday about the potential consequences if lawmakers approve a proposal to legalize casinosFeb. 22, 2012. Investigators and police officers stand next to pieces of a police plane after it crashed at the village of El Refugio in Jalisco, MexicoFeb. 23, 2012. The statue of Victoria on top of Siegessaeule, the Victory Column, in BerlinFeb. 24, 2012. A refugee boy from Myanmar stands in ruins of the Um-Piam refugee camp after a fire. According to local officials, around 5,000 people lost their homes in Um-Piam, which lies near Mae Sot and is the second largest refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border in Thailand, housing more than 17,600 Myanmar refugeesFeb. 25, 2012. People hold a giant Libyan flag during a march to Martyrs' Square in Tripoli, LibyaFeb. 26, 2012. Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is silhouetted against setting sun as she arrives to deliver her speech during an election campaign rally in Thongwa village, some 31 miles from Yangon, MyanmarFeb. 27, 2012. A model displays a creation as part of the Giorgio Armani Fall-winter 2012-2013 show during women's fashion week in Milan.Feb. 28, 2012. Thai workers are silhouetted at a construction site in BangkokFeb. 29, 2012. Senegalese youth jump on trampolines at sunset in DakarMarch 1, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama walks to board Marine One helicopter from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC to travel to New Hampshire where he will speak on the economyMarch 2, 2012. Men hold a revolutionary Syrian flag atop a mosque during an anti-government protest in northern SyriaMarch 3, 2012. Mexican federal policemen stand guard at a suspected drug-related murder site in Acapulco, Mexico. A forensics team excavated five corpses from the abandoned houseMarch 4, 2012. Mexican tourists and soldiers look on at the site of a suspected drug-related execution on Acapulco's famous Caleta Beach in Mexico. Drug violence has surged in the coastal resort in the last year, making Acapulco the second most deadly city in Mexico after JuarezMarch 5, 2012. Soldiers stand guard on a pedestrian bridge in Tegucigalpa, Honduras ahead of a visit from U.S. Vice President Joe BidenMarch 6, 2012. Players in the Maasai Warriors cricket team play cricket on the beach in Mombasa, South East Kenya. The team is made up of Maasai warriors from the Laikipia region of Kenya who are aiming to be role models in their communities, where they are trying to promote healthier lifestyles by spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS, and fighting for the rights of women by actively campaigning against Female Genital Mutilation and early childhood marriages.March 7, 2012. A man scavenges for recyclable and other usable items at the Trutier dump on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, HaitiMarch 8, 2012. Palestinians throw stones during clashes between protesters and Israeli soldiers near the Kalandia checkpoint in the West Bank, at a rally to mark International Women's DayMarch 9, 2012. Long Beach State guard Mike Caffey soaks his legs in the hotel pool after the team beat UC-Irvine to advance to the NCAA Big West Championship game in Long Beach, CalifMarch 10, 2012. A laborer rests between two track-laying vehicles at a subway tunnel that is under construction in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. The 17.4 mile line is the first phase of Line 2 of the Wuhan Metro, the first subway to cross the Yangtze RiverMarch 11, 2012. Bhuddhist monks form a line on the water's edge to comfort souls of victims killed by the March 11, 2011 tsunami on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, JapanMarch 12, 2012. French soldiers of the first regiment of marine artillery prepare a mortar to fire during an exercise in Surobi district, Kabul provinceMarch 12, 2012. French soldiers of the first regiment of marine artillery prepare a mortar to fire during an exercise in Surobi district, Kabul provinceMarch 13, 2012. A girl is silhouetted as she carries a child inside her shelter at Shwe Pyi Tar Industrial Zone in Yangon, MyanmarMarch 14, 2012. Sri Lankan Buddhist monks walk outside the US embassy in Colombo to denounce Washington's move to censure the island's government over alleged war crimesMarch 15, 2012. Pods on the London Eye cast shadows against thick morning fog in central LondonMarch 16, 2012. A man looks at his Apple iPad in front of an Apple store in downtown Shanghai, ChinaMarch 17, 2012. A Syrian rebel stands next to a flaming tire while shooting at a Syrian army checkpoint, in a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on heavily guarded intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital, killing at least 27 people.March 18, 2012. A security guard walks along a path after a heavy overnight snowfall in Beijing, ChinaMarch 19, 2012. Mike Layton, son of former New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton, during a television interview at the election-night party for Craig Scott, NDP candidate in the Toronto-Danforth federal by-election. The Toronto-Danforth seat has been vacant since Jack Layton's death this past summerMarch 20, 2012. A government worker fumigates a house against mosquitoes at a neighborhood in Tegucigalpa, HondurasMarch 21, 2012. A visitor looks at jellyfish displayed at an aquarium in Shanghai, ChinaMarch 22, 2012. Balinese people walk on a fire during a ritual prior to Nyepi day in Ubud Gianyar, Bali. Nyepi is a day of silence to celebrate the Balinese new year, reserved for self-reflection, during which people are not allowed to use lights, light fires, work, travel or enjoy entertainmentMarch 23, 2012. An Israeli soldier fires tear gas during clashes with Palestinian and foreign demonstrators, protesting against the confiscation of Palestinian land for Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah

Read more: 24, 2012. A man holds up a kite at a demolition site near residential areas in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, ChinaMarch 25, 2012. People wave to Pope Benedict XVI outside Nuestra Senora de La Luz (Our Lady of Light) Cathedral, where he attended mass with Latin American Archbishops in Leon, Mexico.March 26, 2012. A man walks beside a large fire at the Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa, at a deep sea port located roughly 25km south of YangonMarch 27, 2012. A child peeks inside a tent at a Syrian refugee camp in Boynuyogun, Turkey, near the border with SyriaMarch 28, 2012. A Colombian soldier sits atop an armoured personnel carrier, in position along a road in Miranda, Cauca department, ColombiaMarch 29, 2012. Men work on power transmission lines in Tezpur, IndiaMarch 30, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama enters the South Portico of the White House after disembarking Marine One on the South Lawn in Washington, D.C.March 31, 2012. People queue inside the Titanic Belfast visitor centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland.April 1, 2012. Afghan National Army soldiers stand silhouetted against a smoke screen during a partnered operation in Zhari, AfghanistanApril 2, 2012. Men carry the statue of Jesus Nazareno de las Tres Potencias during a procession on the streets in the center of Guatemala City, Guatemala. The procession has taken place during Holy Week for the past 117 years and is attended by more than five thousand devotees, according to local mediaApril 3, 2012. Visitors attend the launch of the Google Art project, which provides online tours of museums around the world, at the Israel Museum in JerusalemApril 4, 2012. An eternal flame burns at the gravesite of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta during a ceremony marking the 44th anniversary of his assassinationApril 5, 2012. Caddie Mark Sherwood holds a flag on the 18th hole for Swedish golfer Peter Hanson during the first round the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GApril 6, 2012. A child runs through the fountain in the overflow park during the 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show at the Sydney Showground. The annual event is Australia's largest, attracting around 900,000 visitors over the course of the two week agricultural showApril 7, 2012. U.S. soldiers from 82nd Airborne division smoke cigarettes before a joint mission with the Afghan Army in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern AfghanistanApril 8, 2012. Memorial flags and rock piles are left on the main path up to Everest near Lobuche, Nepal in memory of those who have died so that climbers can pay their respects before trying to summit the mountainApril 9, 2012. A police officer stands near evidence markers at a crime scene in Ajijic on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. Gunmen shot dead three people who were sitting in two different cars outside their homes, according to local media

April 10, 2012. U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne division are silhouetted as they walk during a mission in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province, southern AfghanistanApril 11, 2012. A Kashmiri Muslim rides his boat in Dal Lake in Srinagar, IndiaApril 12, 2012. A firefighter stands amid the wreckage caused by an oil pipeline explosion in San Isidro Mazatepec, MexicoApril 13, 2012. A protester waves an Egyptian flag as others walk on a wall, built a few weeks ago to stop clashes between security forces and protesters, near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians packed into Tahrir Square to protest against a run for the presidency by former intelligence chief Omar SuleimanApril 14, 2012. France's Jean-Michel Lucenay, left, fights with Russia's Igor Tourchine during the Men's Team Epee competition at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev, UkraineApril 15, 2012. People watch a fireworks display to mark 100 years since the birth of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang, North KoreaApril 16, 2012. Afghan special forces are seen on top of a building which was occupied by militants, in Kabul, AfghanistanApril 17, 2012. Barcelona soccer fan Deyler Carrasco plays soccer with friends near a mural of Cuba's revolutionary hero Ernesto 'Che' Guevara in Havana, CubaApril 18, 2012. Greek parliament employees raise a mast after they replaced a torn Greek flag with a new one atop the parliament in Syntagma Square, Athens, GreeceApril 19, 2012. A woman walks inside the art piece 'Five Minutes Of Pure Sculpture' by British artist Anthony McCall at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, Germany.April 20, 2012. A giant puppet, part of a street theatre production entitled "Sea Odyssey", walks through Stanley Park in Liverpool, U.K.April 21, 2012. Local residents carry plastic containers on their shoulders as they line up to fetch drinking water from a lake in Yangon, Myanmar.April 22, 2012. Filipino workers perform maintenance on a globe structure outside a mall in Pasay, south of Manila, PhilippinesApril 23, 2012. A boy at the leukemia ward of the children's hospital in Basra, Iraq.April 24, 2012. Picture of the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.April 25, 2012. Israeli soldiers stand before a Memorial Day ceremony on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem's Old City.April 26, 2012. Commuters walk past an advertisement outside a clothing store in central London.April 27, 2012. A teacher lectures students on the history of their former, leader Kim Jong Il, at the Kaeson Kindergarten in Pyongyang, North KoreaApril 28, 2012. A woman sits in front of her cave shelter in Bram village in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, SudanApril 29, 2012. FIlipino activists apply the finishing touches to a mural that will be used in a Labor Day march to protest the government's migrant labor policy and to demand higher wages amid rising prices for basic commodities in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines

April 30, 2012. Pedestrians walk along the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway that connects the two 25-metre Supertrees at the Supertree Grove, in Gardens By The Bay, South Bay, SingaporeMay 1, 2012. A young man climbs a 30 meter high May pole in Petersthal, GermanyMay 2, 2012. Actors perform during a ceremony for the 100 year anniversary of the founding of Springer Verlag publishing group Axel Springer in BerlinMay 3, 2012. Chinese tourists watch the customary flag lowering ceremony at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, ChinaMay 4, 2012. Indians dive into a swimming pool in Mumbai, IndiaMay 5, 2012. Birds fly past a mosque during a full moon in Amman, JordanMay 6, 2012. An Egyptian anti-military protester climbs on top of a light post during a demonstration outside the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo to demand for the release of hundreds of detained demonstrators. The previous day, the military imposed a new curfew and detained 300 people after deadly clashes between troops and anti-army protesters, as tensions rise prior to a key presidential poll

May 7, 2012. Supporters of the newly-elected French President Francois Hollande celebrate during a victory rally at Place de la Bastille in ParisMay 8, 2012. Palestinian farmers harvest wheat during the harvest season on a farm near the West Bank town of JeninMay 9, 2012. Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand next to bonfires in Bnei Brak, Israel during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times.May 10, 2012. Syrian rebels take position near Qusayr, nine miles from Homs, Syria.May 11, 2012. A man is silhouetted against the setting sun as he walks with his camel in the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan.May 12, 2012. A rescue team takes a break on top of Mount Salak, near Sukabumi, Indonesia. Teams have descended into a ravine to search for the flight recorders from the Russian Sukhoi Superjet that crashed, killing 45 people.May 13, 2012. The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket of the International Space Station is transported to a launch pad in the Russian leased Kazakh Baikonur cosmodrome.May 14, 2012. Fans climb to any available vantage point as Manchester City players display the Barclays Premier League trophy in front of thousands of fans during their victory parade around the streets of Manchester, U.K.

May 15, 2012. A boy works under a battery-run emergency light during a power outage at a printing press in Karachi.May 16, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II watches a video presentation during a visit to Slaters Terrace Wharf as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the country, in Burnley, Lancashire, U.K.May 17, 2012. An Israeli boy looks out from his home in Givat HaMatos on the southern fringes of the city limits of Jerusalem, Israel.May 18, 2012. A woman holding a banner that reads, "Your benefits, our crisis. Another world is possible" takes part in a protest against capitalism and austerity measures implemented to tackle the Eurozone crisis outside the European Commission headquarters in Madrid, Spain.May 19, 2012. Customers walk inside the Emporium shopping mall in Bangkok, ThailandMay 20, 2012. The annular eclipse is seen through binoculars, which cast two images of the rarely seen ring of fire.May 21, 2012. A crow flies in South St. Paul, Minn.May 22, 2012. A plume of ash rises from the Popocatépetl volcano in Puebla city, Mexico.May 23, 2012. People exercising are seen reflected in the entrance of a beachfront apartment in the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.May 24, 2012. Students take their seats for the diploma ceremony at the John F. Kennedy School of Government during the 361st Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.May 25, 2012. Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization raise party flags during an anti-American rally in Lahore, Pakistan.May 26, 2012. Spectators watch the World Rally Championship Acropolis Rally at the Klenia special stage in Agios Vasileios, Corinthia, Greece.May 27, 2012. Fireworks explode over the Golden Gate Bridge in celebration of its 75th anniversary today in San Francisco, Calif.May 28, 2012. A woman walks past the Arlington West Memorial, built on the beach next to Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif.May 29, 2012. A man carries a bin of recyclable materials as vultures fly nearby at Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest open-air landfills, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.May 30, 2012. Soldiers and peasants work to eradicate coca crops, from which cocaine is made, in the mountains of the San Francisco municipality, Antioquia department of Colombia.May 31, 2012. A U.S. Army soldier of the 82nd Airborne Division attaches C4 explosive to a tree during a mission to establish a check point in Zahri district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.June 1, 2012. A young boy dives into a stepwell near the mosque of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya to cool off from the sweltering heat in New Delhi, India.June 2, 2012. Contestant Yi Hui practices for the 2nd China Pole Dance semi-final in Tianjin municipality, China.

June 3, 2012. A U.S. Army soldier from the 4th Infantry Division gestures to a goat while on patrol near Dokalam village in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.June 4, 2012. Thousands of people attend a candle-lit vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the pro-democracy students who died in an army crackdown on June 4, 1989 in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.June 5, 2012. An Egyptian protester waves the national flag at sunset during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest verdicts handed down in the trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak.June 6, 2012. A man paraglides behind the lines of another paraglider off the Torrey Pines Gliderport in San Diego, Calif.

June 7, 2012. A man is seen playing football in front of the Rodina Monument in Kiev, Ukraine.June 9, 2012. A U.S. Army soldier from the 4th Infantry Division guards a landing zone at Combat Outpost Pirtle-King in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.June 8, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI after a meeting with the Sri Lankan President at the Vatican.June 10, 2012. A ghost is reportedly haunting the Overlee community pool in Arlington. Greg York, the pool manager, pictured here, thinks that he's seen the ghost of a 14-year-old girl who died on the property in 1913.June 11, 2012. A lone tree stands in a deforested section of the Amazon in Para state, Brazil.June 12, 2012. A man walks through an alleyway with the images of former Indian politicians and Hindu Gods and Goddesses on display in the early morning in the old quarters of New Delhi, India.June 13, 2012. Indigenous peoples from several tribes participate in the Sacred Fire Lighting Ceremony at the Kari-Oca village, during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

June 14, 2012. A diver swims next to a whale shark during a tagging project in Cenderawasih Bay, Province of Papua.June 15, 2012. Brazilian activists dig in protest on the edge of the construction site of the Belo Monte Dam project at Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira, Brazil.

June 16, 2012. Firefighters and volunteers try to extinguish a forest fire at Thymari coastal village, 25 miles southeast of Athens, Greece.

June 17, 2012. A boy jumps from the 3m platform at Lake Storkow, Germany.

June 18, 2012. Children play as monsoon clouds hover in the sky over Peepal village in Allahabad, India.

June 19, 2012. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi wave Egyptian flags as they gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against the ruling military's bid to grab new powers.June 20, 2012. Guests enjoy "Dinner in the Sky," 40 meters in the air, in front of the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels, Belgium.June 21, 2012. Racegoers attend Ladies Day, the third day of racing at the Royal Ascot, U.K.

June 22, 2012. A coal miner fires a handmade rocket at riot police officers during clashes in Mieres Figaredo, Spain.June 23, 2012. Visitors run in circles around a bonfire in Freiburg, Germany.June 24, 2012. A sandstorm blows past an inflatable blimp inside FOB Joyce in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.June 25, 2012. Two Indian border security soldiers stand guard at Baltal base camp, India.June 26, 2012. Josefina Vazquez Mota, presidential candidate for the ruling National Action Party, addresses supporters during a rally in Monterrey, Mexico.

June 27, 2012. A boy cools himself off under a pipe during a hot day in Faisalabad, Pakistan.June 28, 2012. A boy plays in Phewa Lake in Pokhara valley, west of Nepal's capital Kathmandu.June 29, 2012. The feet of visitors are seen from below as they make their way along a translucent walkway at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.June 30, 2012. A Nicaraguan player shakes hands with a Panamanian player during the final game of the Central American and Caribbean Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Managua, Nicaragua.July 1, 2012. Members of the al-Nawajaa family stand near a cactus plant at dusk in the area where they live, near the Jewish settlement of Sosia and the Palestinian village of Yatta, in the West Bank.

July 2, 2012. A helicopter throws water in an attempt to extinguish a fire in Liria, near Valencia, Spain.

July 3, 2012. A man walks across the tops of fuel tankers, which were used to carry fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, parked at a compound in Karachi, Pakistan.July 4, 2012. A bird flies past the Tian Tan Buddha, a major tourist attraction that measures 111.5 feet tall and weighs 250 metric tons, at Po Lin Monastery on Hong Kong's Lantau Island.July 5, 2012. A boy plays on a giant trampoline at a mall in Mumbai, India.July 6, 2012. A reveller jumps from a fountain at the Plaza de Navarreria during the start of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain.July 7, 2012. Youth attend "Rock in Rio" music festival in Arganda del Rey, Spain.

July 8, 2012. A Mongolian herder rides for shelter from a sudden rainstorm during the Naadam Festival in Karakorum, Mongolia.

July 9, 2012. Moroccan national Hayat Loukrichi kisses her mother Fatima before learning that the family's eviction has been suspended in Madrid, Spain. Their eviction, which has been caused by their failure to pay the rent to their landlord, has been postponed to October 26, 2012.July 10, 2012. A man walks in front of Tower 2 of the International Finance Center in the main business district in Hong Kong.July 11, 2012. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses US embassy staff at a hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.July 12, 2012. Three girls jump into the Ohrid Lake at sunset in Ohrid, Macedonia.July 13, 2012. Fans watch Andrew Clutton carry the Olympic Flame during the leg between Hamworthy and Poole, on the top of a ship's mast in Dorset, U.K. on Day 56 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.July 14, 2012. Libyan militia scan the desert at the top of an old Italian defense tower during a patrol in the Bir Doufan area, on the border between Misrata and Bani Walid, Libya.July 15, 2012. Kanwarias, devotees of Hindu god Shiva, carry pots filled with water from the river Ganges in Allahabad, India. Hundreds of Kanwarias carry holy water from the Ganges to their hometowns to be offered to Shivling, a symbol of Lord Shiva.July 16, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.July 17, 2012. Local residents stand at sunset at the fishing pier of Puerto Obaldia in the archipelago of Kuna Yala, Panama.July 18, 2012. A Colombian soldier throws a tear gas grenade at a group of indigenous peoples in Toribio, Colombia. Clashes occurred when indigenous peoples tried to expel the Colombian Army and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from their territory.July 19, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh watch performers descend onto the stage area during a visit to the Leeds Arena in Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K.July 20, 2012. An Israeli soldier stands guard as Palestinians wait to cross into Jerusalem at Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside Ramallah, West Bank on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.July 21, 2012. People walk at sunset past a section of the former Berlin Wall near a construction site in Berlin.July 22, 2012. A boy refreshes himself with a water machine at the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.July 23, 2012. Police patrol the Olympic Park in London.July 24, 2012. Ronika Massie, 25, right center, and Francesca Johnson, 27, right, lay flowers at a makeshift memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where James Holmes is suspected of killing 12 and injuring 58 others during a shooting rampage at a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.'July 25, 2012. A man walks past a poster showing the mascot Wenlock at the ExCel venue before the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

July 26, 2012. The sun rises over a memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. where James Holmes is suspected of killing 12 and injuring 58 others during a shooting rampage at a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

July 27, 2012. Performers represent victims of the July 7, 2005 bombings during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

July 28, 2012. Children play on a swing suspended from a tree in Kalupura village, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India.

July 29, 2012. The moon is seen next to Olympic rings at St. James' Park soccer stadium during the men's Group D football match between Spain and Honduras at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Newcastle, U.K.July 30, 2012. Panama's Air-Naval police stand guard near packages containing cocaine prior to a news conference in Panama City, Panama.

July 31, 2012. Fishermen ready their fishing gear as the summer fishing moratorium comes to a end on July 31 in Haikou, Hainan, China.Aug. 1, 2012. Orthodox Jews—among a crowd of 90,000—stand in rain ponchos, waiting for the beginning of the 12th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Yomi, a seven-and-a-half-year cycle during which each page of the Talmud, the canon of Jewish religious law, is studied in sequence one day at a time, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Aug. 2, 2012. Children dig for coins and metals in the coastal city of Navotas, in the suburbs of Manila, Philippines.

Aug. 3, 2012. Skydivers come together to complete a record-breaking 138 man formation over Ottawa, Ill.Aug. 4, 2012. Athletes clear a water jump during round 1 of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Olympic Stadium.

Aug. 5, 2012. People light paper candles at Ibirapuera lake in southern Sao Paulo, Brazil during a ceremony marking the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack.

Aug. 6, 2012. The figure of a man made of iron and fiberglass by British sculptor Antony Gormley is seen atop a building in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The piece is part of "Still Being," an exhibition of 31 life-size statues mounted on buildings, in squares, and on sidewalks.Aug. 7, 2012. An homeless Indian woman, front, walks with her children along the River Brahmaputra on the outskirts of Gauhati, India.Aug. 8, 2012. Protesters walk as police fire water canons and tear gas during a protest demanding free education in Santiago.

Aug. 9, 2012. The Edinburgh International Festival is launched with the Speed of Light, a choreographed public art piece on Arthur's Seat involving endurance runners and walkers using fluorescent lights in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Aug. 10, 2012. A man watches for meteorites under the Milky Way by Mount Blanc, while standing on the Col du Tronc above Verbier, Switzerland.

Aug. 11, 2012. Local men fish with trained cormorants perched on their boats in the early evening at an ancient village in Yongjia County, Zhejiang Province, China.Aug. 12, 2012. The Olympic flame burns during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

Aug. 13, 2012. The hands of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney are seen in silhouette as he speaks during a campaign stop in St. Augustine, Fla.Aug. 14, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Aug. 15, 2012. A horse, a boxer dog and a podenco dog are seen in Marinaleda, southern Spain.Aug. 16, 2012. Students carry their belongings through the parking garage and into the Stophel dorms during freshman move-in day at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Aug. 17, 2012. Indonesian men participate in a greased pole climbing competition as part of independence day celebrations on Ancol beach in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Aug. 18, 2012. A young Syrian refugee stands inside an abandoned movie theater where he lives with his family in Tripoli, Lebanon.

Aug. 19, 2012. A surfer waits for waves at dawn at Rockaway Beach, Queen, N.Y.

Aug. 20, 2012. A couple rehearses before competing at the Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Aug. 21, 2012. Israeli arabs enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel during the third day of Eid al-Fitr.

Aug. 22, 2012. Republican vice-presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) gestures during a rally at a hardware store in Roanoke, Va.Aug. 23, 2012. Video displays that will be used during the Republican National Convention are tested at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

Aug. 24, 2012. A worker walks under steam pipes at the Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Biosev sugarcane processing facility near Sertaozinho, Brazil.

Aug. 25, 2012. Supporters of Angola's main opposition UNITA party stand on a lamppost as they wave flags during an election rally in Luanda, Angola.Aug. 26, 2012. Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.

Aug. 28, 2012. Pakistani firefighters extinguish a burning vehicle after it was set ablaze by protesters angry over alleged targeted killings in Karachi, Pakistan.Aug. 27, 2012. Attendees of the Republican National Convention walk through a tunnel outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.Aug. 29, 2012. Visitors walk through the "infinity room" before a public memorial service for U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio.Aug. 30, 2012. Firefighters walk past a blaze at a forest in Barranco Blanco in Coin, near Malaga, southern Spain.Aug. 31, 2012. A performer from the Fuerzabruta company of Argentina is silhouetted as she acts in a show entitled "Mylar" on a translucent overhead water stage during the Night Festival in Singapore.Sept. 1, 2012. Amber Houghton, a competition winner, is one of the first people to walk on the new glass walkway at the top of Blackpool Tower in Blackpool, U.K.Sept. 2, 2012. A C-130 air tanker drops fire retardant onto a brush fire, as thick smoke rises from the hills above San Gabriel mountains in the Angeles National Forest, Calif.Sept. 3, 2012. Australia's Russell Short competes in the Men's Shot Put F11/12 classification final at Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.Sept. 4, 2012. Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire burning in Alvaiazere, near Ourem, Portugal.Sept. 5, 2012. Soldiers in a Jordanian military watchtower look out over newly-arrived Syrian refugees in Thnebeh town, Ramtha, Jordan. The refugees crossed the border from Tal Shehab city in Syria through the Al Yarmouk River valley to arrive in Thnebeh town.Sept. 6, 2012. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama arrives on stage to introduce her husband, President Barack Obama during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.Sept. 7, 2012. Supporters wave scarves at sunset during the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifying football match between Liechtenstein and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.Sept. 8, 2012. Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Va.Sept. 9, 2012. People walk amongst U.S. national flags at a memorial dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the campus lawn of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.Sept. 10, 2012. A mounted machine gun manned by an Afghan National Army soldier is seen over residential houses during a helicopter flight from Kabul to Bagram Air Base for a prison handover ceremony.Sept. 11, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the US at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.Sept. 12, 2012. Audience members watch a model during the J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week.Sept. 13, 2012. An artist of the French art company Cie entre Terre et Ciel performs in downtown Bucharest, Romania during a three-day street theatre festival.Sept. 14, 2012. A military service member salutes during a transfer of remains ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C. U.S. President Barack Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on Friday to lead a ceremony honoring the return of the remains of the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate and a safe house refuge in Benghazi, Libya.

Sept. 15, 2012. A protester covers his face as he stands in front of tear gas during clashes with riot police along a road at Kornish El Nile which leads to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes near the U.S. Embassy in central Cairo between police and Egyptians incensed over a film denigrating the Prophet Mohammad, leaving one protester dead and dozens more injured.Sept. 16, 2012. A model presents a creation by Matthew Williamson during the 2013 Spring/Summer collection show during the London Fashion Week.Sept. 17, 2012. A man walks along Atocha station in Madrid, Spain during a partial national rail strike. Hundreds of Spanish train services were canceled as rail and subway workers staged strikes to protest wage cuts and reforms.Sept. 18, 2012. An Afghan National Army soldier stands his post at the gates of the headquarter compound located in Helmand province, Afghanistan.Sept. 19, 2012. A statue of Jesus Christ lays on its side atop St. John's School building following a high wind storm in Orange, N.J.

Sept. 20, 2012. Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney arrives in West Palm Beach, Fla., for private campaign fundraising events.Sept. 21, 2012. Libyan civilians celebrate the raiding of Ansar al-Shariah compound after hundreds of Libyan civilians, soldiers, and police raided the compound in Benghazi, Libya.Sept. 22, 2012. Free Syria Army soldiers prepare to ignite a home-made bomb, which was placed next to a building housing several Assad forces in the al-Amaria district of Aleppo, Syria.

Sept. 23, 2012. Visitors ride a merry-go-round at the 179th Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.Sept. 24, 2012. Palestinian security officers stand during a training session in the West Bank city of Jenin.Sept. 25, 2012. An Indian laborer throws ash into the River Ganges after burning a dead body in Varanasi, India.

Sept. 26, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One in the rain at Akron-Canton Regional Airport in Akron, Ohio.

Sept. 27, 2012. An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man holds a hadas, a myrtle branch, which is one of four items used as a symbol on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, as he examines it for blemishes to determine if it is ritually acceptable before buying it in the city of Bnei Brak, Israel.

Sept. 28, 2012. Construction cranes are seen from Jersey City, N.J., as they rise above clouds and rain at 1 World Trade Center in New York City.

Sept. 29, 2012. Members of the Orange Order parade through Belfast city centre.

Sept. 30, 2012. Europe's Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Sunday at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.Oct. 1, 2012. The facade of city hall in Stralsund, Germany.

Oct. 2, 2012. Riot police chase Bahraini anti-government protesters throwing stones and petrol bombs on a tear gas engulfed street on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, Bahrain.

Oct. 3, 2012. A forest fire in Pará, in northern Brazil.

Oct. 4, 2012. A Palestinian Hamas militant stands guard during a rally to mark the 25th anniversary of movement's founding in Gaza City.

Oct. 5, 2012. A member of the ''New Mexico Sunrise'' crew lets a child touch the balloon as it starts to inflate at Bellehaven Elmn. school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kciked off with the Balloons Aloft program, during which balloonists all over the city inflate and take off from elementary schools.Oct. 6, 2012. A Greek presidential guard marches past the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the parliament in Athens, Greece.Oct. 7, 2012. Models display creations by Rajesh Pratap Singh during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India.Oct. 8, 2012. Republican presidential nominee and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally in a downpour in Newport News, Va.

Oct. 9, 2012. Afghan police officers line up to wash their hands before breakfast at the police academy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Oct. 10, 2012. A Red Deer stag roars in the early morning mist in Richmond Park in London, U.K.Oct. 11, 2012. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.), left, and Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), wait with moderator Mitch Fox for the lights to come back up after a power failure in the middle of their televised senate debate, in Las Vegas, Nev.Oct. 12, 2012. A reveller holding a rainbow flag is silhouetted during the opening ceremony of the first South Asia Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Sports Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.Oct. 13, 2012. Amateur competitors wait for the start of the 2.4 mile swim portion of the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.Oct. 14, 2012. Members of the Palestinian Fatafta family pick olives in their orchard during harvest season in West Bank village of Idna, near Hebron.Oct. 15, 2012. A participant performs a re-enactment of the rise of the Chinese Communist Red Army in a theatrical production in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi Province, China. Jinggangshan is deemed as the birthplace of the Chinese Red Army, which saw Mao Zedong's ascent to power as a revolutionary.Oct. 16, 2012. A girl looks on as a member of the BOPE elite troops patrol an alley of Jacarezinho shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Oct. 17, 2012. A laborer walks by an idol of goddess Durga at a workshop in Kumartuli, a pottery colony that supplies idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in Kolkata, India.Oct. 18, 2012. Daniel Stephensof Nero performs on stage at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester, U.K.Oct. 19, 2012. A man looks at bones and skulls as he visits an ossuary with the remains of more than 50,000 people under the Church of St. James in Brno, Czech Republic.Oct. 20, 2012. A long exposure image shows a meteor streaking across the night sky over the chapel of St. John Summer near Potsurnentsi, Bulgaria. The meteor display, known as the Orionids shower, is a result of the Earth's orbit passing through debris from Halley's Comet.

Oct. 21, 2012. Muslim pilgrims pray at the top of Noor Mountain, near where the Hiraa cave is located on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.Oct. 22, 2012. People observe police escorting forensic service personnel carrying the bodies of five men from a crime scene in Juarez, Mexico. The men were executed inside of a house by gunmen, according to police.Oct. 23, 2012. Nepalese children play on a bamboo swing at sunrise during the ninth day of the 15-day-long Dashain festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Oct. 24, 2012. Fire crackers are set-off before effigies of the 10-headed demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and his brother Kumbhakaran during the festival of Dussehra in Srinagar, India. The effigies are burnt on Dussehra, the Hindu festival that commemorates the triumph of Hindu god Rama over the Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

Oct. 25, 2012. Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Oct. 26, 2012. San Francisco Giants players and coaches warm up before Game 3 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Mich.Oct. 27, 2012. Boys try to coax a reluctant ram into the Atlantic Ocean at dawn, as residents wash their sacrificial sheep in preparation for the Eid al-Adha feast, in Dakar, Senegal.Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base for a trip to Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 29, 2012. A rebel fighter belonging to the Qatebee Sokor Al-Islam group runs for cover as a Syrian army tank shells the rebel position during clashes in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria.Oct. 30, 2012. A replica of a Chinese Jian-10 fighter jet is seen outside the Aviation Industry Corporation of China headquarters building in Beijing, China.

Oct. 31, 2012. A Pakistani boy watches his friends play cricket at sunset on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.Nov. 1, 2012. People visit the Nueva Esperanza cemetery during Day of the Dead celebrations in Villa Maria, Lima.

Nov. 2, 2012. A rider offers his horse some water during the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, Calif.Nov. 3, 2012. Boca Juniors' fans watch an Argentine league soccer match from the top of the Alberto J. Armando Stadium, also known as the Bombonera, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Nov. 4, 2012. Pakistani boys, who collect recycled items for a living, walk home at sunset after a day of work on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.Nov. 5, 2012. Morning commuters from Staten Island arrived at the South Ferry terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Long lines at bus stops, impossibly packed trains and padlocked platforms attested to the difficulties of the first Monday commute with a public transit system still hobbled from Hurricane Sandy.Nov. 6, 2012. Gilbert Zermeno holds his ballot as he prepares to drop it into a ballot box at Kenilworth School during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Ariz.Nov. 7, 2012. A boy plays over a damaged hut at sunset at Marina beach in Chennai, India.Nov. 8, 2012. People enjoy an installation of the Argentinian artist and architect Tomas Saraceno, in Milan, Italy. 'On Space Time Foam' is a multilayered aerial installation featuring surfaces of clear film suspended the air for visitors to walk, crawl, and lie in.Nov. 9, 2012. Children play on the bank of the Yangon river on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.

Nov. 10, 2012. Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza strip. Israeli tank shells killed at least four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip after an apparent attack on an Israeli army patrol in the border area, Palestinian medics and local witnesses said.Nov. 11, 2012. San Diego State guard Chase Tapley, center, sets to shoot as Syracuse defends during the second half of a NCAA college basketball game on the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego, Calif. Syracuse won 62-49.Nov. 12, 2012. Residents point to burned homes after returning to their neighborhood in Breezy Point, N.Y., which was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy.Nov. 13, 2012. An onca pintada jaguar sits in the Jardim Zoo in Brasilia, Brazil.Nov. 14, 2012. Demonstrators clash with riot policemen during a protest against austerity measures in Rome.Nov. 15, 2012. A Palestinian stone-thrower runs from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes against Israel's military operation in Gaza, outside the Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah.Nov. 16, 2012. People watch fireworks from inside their rooms in the Wyndham Hotel along Point State Park during Light Up Night in Pittsburgh, Pa.Nov. 17, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland en route to Bangkok, the first leg of his three-nation Asia tour.Nov. 18, 2012. Israeli soldiers prepare tanks near the border of the central Gaza Strip.Nov. 19, 2012. Guatemalan agents of the National Civil Police stand guard outside of a high security jail near Guatemala City, Guatemala.Nov. 20, 2012. Israeli soldiers inspect a belt of bullets at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border for use in a potential ground operation in the Gaza Strip.Nov. 21, 2012. Army and police officers examine the wreckage of a transport plane after it crashed in Sanaa, Yemen, killing ten of its crew members, an airport official said.Nov. 22, 2012. Indian herders and their camels gather at the annual Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.Nov. 23, 2012. Palestinians are seen during Friday prayers at The Great Mosque of Gaza in the Gaza Strip the day after a ceasefire was brokered between Israel and Hamas.Nov. 24, 2012. A Rohingya family constructs a new house at an IDP camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar.Nov. 25, 2012. A woman walks past a wall in Rome, Italy displaying 107 figures with the names of the women who have been killed by men in Italy during the year as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Nov. 26, 2012. Vultures fly over graves in a municipal cemetery with the "Volcan de Agua" volcano in the background in Guatemala City, Guatemala.Nov. 27, 2012. A soldier stands guard behind the main gate of the Bayi Building during a meeting between US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie in Beijing.Nov. 28, 2012. A Palestinian woman gestures during a Koran lesson at a makeshift mosque in the northern Gaza Strip.Nov. 29, 2012. Palestinians take part in a rally in Gaza City in support of the efforts of President Mahmoud Abbas to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the U.N.Nov. 30, 2012. The power stations of the Selby, U.K. send smoke into the sky as a man carries a sack of feed for pheasants across the flood plains of Ryther and Cawood at sunrise, with floodwaters making the daily task more difficult.Dec. 1, 2012. History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers take part in a re-enactment of Napoleon's 1805 Battle of Austerlitz near the South Moravian city of Slavkov.Dec. 2, 2012. A Palestinian man emerges from a smuggling tunnel, which connects the Gaza Strip and Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Reports state that the network of secret tunnels that connect Egypt to the Gaza Strip is being rebuilt after it was destroyed during the eight-day offensive by Israel against alleged Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, which came to an end with a ceasefire agreement on Nov. 21, 2012.Dec. 3, 2012. The French Alps are seen at sunrise from Geneva under heavy clouds.Dec. 4, 2012. Indian labourers thresh rice in a field at Milanmore village on the outskirts of Siliguri, India.Dec. 5, 2012. A Muslim Brotherhood supporter chants slogans after a clash with anti-Morsi protesters near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt.Dec. 6, 2012. Migratory birds fly above men rowing a boat on the Yamuna river in the old quarters of New Delhi, India.Dec. 7, 2012. A nun sings to the image of the Immaculate Conception as part of La Griteria, a traditional festivity honoring the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception, in Managua, Nicaragua.Dec. 8, 2012. Syrian refugees are seen reflected in the Orontes river as they cross from Syria to Turkey near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey.Dec. 9, 2012. Afghanistan border police march during an exercise at a police academy outside Herat, Afghanistan. The cadets have to complete an 8 week course before graduating.Dec. 10, 2012. The Christ the Redeemer statue casts a shadow on passing clouds atop Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Dec. 11, 2012. The sun rises in the coastal town of Cateel in Davao Oriental, southern Philippines, which was devastated during Typhoon Bopha.Dec. 12, 2012. Indian labourers warm themselves around a bonfire in a rice paddy during a cold morning on the outskirts of Jammu in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.Dec. 13, 2012. Indian army soldiers perform Mallakhamb, traditional Indian gymnastics, on a vertical wooden pole during a rehearsal for Victory Day celebrations in Mumbai, India.Dec. 14, 2012. Attendees at the lighting ceremony for the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City State.Dec. 15, 2012. A Connecticut State Police officer guards the street leading to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. following a shooting on Dec. 14 that left 28 people, including 20 children dead.Dec. 16, 2012. Two women paddle on stand-up paddle boards at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Dec. 17, 2012. Twenty-four hours after a shooting that killed 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. residents pin a banner to a fence that reads, "Pray for Newtown."Dec. 18, 2012. Christmas trees for sale at sunset on the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice, France.Dec. 19, 2012. A woman's silhouette is seen through Christmas lights at Usaquen Park during annual Christmas celebrations in Bogota, Colombia.Dec. 20, 2012. A youth passes through morning fog on the outskirts of Jammu, India.Dec. 21, 2012. People in Aztec costumes dance during a ceremony for the new Sun, near the Teotihuacan archaeological site, state of Mexico,

حتماً سنبدأ بالصورة الاشهر في عام 2012 إنها القفزة الاشهر في التاريخ إنها قفزة فيليكس من على ارتفاع يتجاوز الـ 39 كلم والبقية حتماً تعرفونها

الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين يدخل قاعة قصر الكرملين خلال حفل تنصيبة في ولايتة الثالثة في تبادل الكراسي بينه وبين مدفيديف الذي انتقل من رئيس روسيا الى رئيس مجلس الوزراء ! لتستمر روسيا بفسادها ليس بعيد عن اسلوب الحكم في الوطن العربي

المصريون الاحرار يحتفلون بالانتصار التاريخي بانتخاب مرسي رئيساً لمصر كاول رئيس من زمن الفراعنة يختاره الشعب المصري

مزارع يظهر من بعيد وهو يحمل متاعة على جنبه متوجهاً الى كوخه الصغير حيث تنتظره عائلته في طبيعة ليست جميله فقط بل حكاية من الجمال

اطفال فلسطينيون يلعبون كرة القدم امام جدار الفصل العنصري الصهيوني ! في محاولة منهم للعيش بعيداً عن ظلم من هم خلف الجدار

الرئيس اوباما يحتفل بولايته الثانية اثناء خطاب النصر الذي القاه ، ليعود ويحكم العالم من جديد

فتيات يلعبن باوراق الخريف على احد الانهار في سيبيريا في لحظات نادره لانه لن يبقى كثيراً فالشتاء مستمر هناك

يوم الانتصار العظيم للاسبان على ايطاليا برباعية ليحققوا بطولة اوروبا 2012

اعظم وقفة سيقفها الانسان في حياته هي وقفة يوم عرفة ! فبالرغم من كل هذه الحشود الهااائلة إلا إن الله يراك ويعلم ماتدعوا به في قلبك ! الحمدلله على تشريفك لنا يا الله بان اخترتنا عبيد لك

صبي هندي يستلقي في الهواء الطلق باحد الاسواق في نيو دلهي ليبيع عنزته التي تقضي اوقاتها الاخيره نائمة في حضنه

افضل الصور لعام 2012

جزيرة بورا بورا من الفضاء

نحلة تطير بعد ان غرست شكوتها في جلد ضحية لتكون بعد ذلك هي الضحية الحقيقية بوفاتها لان الحبل بين الشوكة والنحلة
هو جزء من احشاء النحلة الذي بخروجه يتسبب بموتها

فرس البحر يتفقد ساعة غطاس

كهف جليدي في روسيا

محاربين الكونغ فو ويظهر التنظيم الدقيق لهم

فن الرسم على البنايات في بولندا

جبل رينية يلقي بظلاله على السٌحب في منظر مٌهيب

حديقة فوهة البركان في إيرلندا

جسر القمر في حديقة دايهو في تايبيه

منظر من الاعلى لكمية كبيرة من الاسماك تنتقل عبر المحيط

منظر رائع لقرية جسادالور في جزر الفارو

منظر جميل جداً لاحدى المرتفعات وقت الغروب

جسر كابيلانو في فانكوفر

تأمل الرهبان داخل شلالات بونجيور

صورة تذكارية غريبة على جسر بروكلن عام 1914

لحظة غروب

صورة لاكبر تجمع زوارق في العالم

جذور شجرة تتشكل على الرصيف

شجرة ذات ارتفاع كبير في غابة شجر المظلات

نقطة إلتقاء الانهار في جنيف بسويسرا 

الصور الـ 10 الاكثر حٌزناً وألم في عام 2012

طبيب يعرض رصاصة ازيلت من جسد فتاة سورية اطلقها عليها شبيحة الاسد

طفله هنديه فقيرة جدا تعاني ويلات الفقر والمرض والجوع معاً في عالم مليئ باصحاب المليارات الذين يصرفونها على شراء الكلاب والابل !!

شاب فلسطيني يضع راسه على الحائط مجهشاً بالبكاء بعد وصول جثمان قريبه الذي قتلته غارة اسرائيلية

ثلاثة اطفال هم ماتبقى من اسره افغانية فقدت الاب والام بسبب انفجار في ولاية هلمند

مجموعة من السوريين يقفون في طابور ليس لشراء جهاز ايفون 5 بل لشراء رغيف الخبز ! في اجواء ممطرة وباردة

هذه صورة الوغد الارهابي اندرس بيرنغ وهو في محكمة اوسلوا لمحاكمته لقتله 8 اشخاص في تفجير مقر الحكومة في اوسلو ثم ذبحه بدم بارد 69 شخص في معسكر صيفي للشباب ( والجدير بالذكر ان الاعلام الغربي عجز عن وصفه بالارهابي بينما الذين يهربون الحليب في فلسطين هم الارهابيون )

اختلطت الدموع بالدماء على خد هذا الصبي السوري بعد قذيفة تلقاها منزلهم من قوات الزعيم هتلر ! اقصد بشار

الشرطة الاسرائيلية ترش رذاذ الفلفل على شاب فلسطيني بعد احتجازه بالرغم من الاصابة البليغة الموجودة على راسه ! فعلاً جبناء

مجموعة من السجناء المكبلين في واحد من سجون جنوب السودان المكتظ بالمساجين والذي تنعدم فيه الرعاية الصحية والصرف الصحي والغذاء الكافي والتغذية النظيفة وووو كل شي لا ادري كيف استطاعوا البقاء على قيد الحياه هناك !

شاب باكستاني يعمل في وظيفة تفكيك السفن الشاقه جداً من اجل لقمة العيش الصعبه هناك ! ويحتاج 50 عامل فقط ثلاثة اشهر لتفكيك سفينة بهذا الحجم بالكامل ! هل تعتقد بأن وظيفتك متعبة ؟

احتفالات العام الميلادي 2012 : برج تايبية 101

نتحدث هنا عن الابداع الذي حدث مع بداية اول ثانية في هذا العام 2012 فمن الاحتفالات في سيدني مرورا مرورا بدبي الى لندن وختاما في امريكا
لكن مع حدث في برج تايبية 101 في تايون كان الاروع واكثر إبداعاً ،،، شاهد المقطع وسيعجبك ذلك

رصدت عدسات المصورين حول العالم لقطات على مدار العام تعبر عن أهم الأحداث التي أثرت في العالم ... وكما يقال أن الصورة أبلغ تعبيرًا من الكلمات نقدم لكم عدد من الصور لبعض أهم الأحداث خلال عام 2012 على مستوى العالم التقطت بواسطة أبرز مصوري وكالة رويترز...

كندا : اضواء الشمال او ''الشفق القطبي'' بمقاطعة يوكون الكندية.

اسبانيا : اسبان يتابعون مباراة فريقهم خلال نهائي كأس الامم الاوروبية لكرة القدم. والتي تمكن فيها المنتخب الاسباني من التغلب على غريمه الايطالي ليفوز بالكأس.

لندن : العداء الجاميكي اوسين بولت في لحظة فوزه بالميدالية الذهبية في سباق المئة متر في اولمبياد لندن 2012. فاز بولت بـ 6 ميداليات ذهبية خلال أولمبياد لندن واولمبياد بكين وهو لم يكمل عامه السابع والعشرين.

لندن : قوارب وسفن بنهر التيمز بلندن ضمن فعاليات اليوبيل الماسي لجلوس الملكة اليزابيث الثانية على عرش المملكة المتحدة. وعبرت الملكة عن تأثرها الشديد بالاحتفالات.

كندا : تشارلز، أمير ويلز ولي عهد بريطانيا، مع زوجته دوقة كورنول خلال زيارتهما لكندا في أول جولة لهما حول العالم بمناسبة الاحتفالات باليوبيل الماسي لجلوس الملكة اليزابيث الثانية على العرش.

جنوب أفريقيا : أعلن رئيس جنوب أفريقيا، جاكوب زوما، اسبوع حداد على ضحايا الاشتباكات بين قوات الشرطة والعمال بمنجم البلاتين بشمال غربي جوهانسبورج، خلال اضرابهم. واسفر الحادث عن مقتل ثلاثة واربعين شخصاً.

اليونان : في اليونان، فشل انطونيس ساماراس ـ من يمين الوسط ـ في تشكيل الحكومة الائتلافية بعد الانتخابات التي جرت في مايو/آيار. لكن بعد التصويت في شهر يونيو/حزيران، تولت حكومة ائتلافية بقيادة الحزب السلطة.

ايطاليا : سفينة ''كوستا كونكورديا'' التي تحطمت على الساحل الإيطالي ، مما أسفر عن غرق ثلاثة وثلاثين شخصاً.

بورما : عقب الافراج عن سان سو كي في عام 2010 بعد وضعها رهن الإقامة الجبرية لمدة عشر سنوات بسبب محاولاتها نشر الديمقراطية في بورما ، ترشحت سان لعضوية البرلمان في انتخابات فرعية.

هندوراس : فتاة تلهو في حاوية بتيجوسيجالبا، عاصمة هندوراس. طبقاً للامم المتحدة، يوجد بهندوراس أعلى معدلات جرائم قتل في العالم. تعليقاً على هذا، قال رئيس هندوراس: ''مشلكتنا تكمن في موقعنا الذي يقع بين الشمال والجنوب'' في إشارة إلى تهريب الكوكايين من امريكا الجنوبية إلى الولايات المتحدة الامريكية في الشمال.

الولايات المتحدة : أطلال مدينة ترفيهية على الساحل الشرقي المطل على المحيط الاطلسي بالولايات المتحدة بعد أن دمرها إعصار ساندي الذي أسفر عن مقتل أكثر من تسعين شخصاً.

الولايات المتحدة : في يناير/كانون الثاني، احتشدت مجموعة من الفنانين الاستعراضيين تحت غطاء أسود اللون ضمن مشاركتهم في احتجاجات نظمتها ''احتلوا غرب وول ستريت'' ( Occupy Wall Street West) في ولاية كاليفورنيا. وتشتهر الحركة بمعارضتها القوية للرأسمالية.

الولايات المتحدة : خلال مؤتمر لمجموعة الثماني في كامب دايفيد بالولايات المتحدة، احتفل ديفيد كاميرون، رئيس وزراء بريطانيا، بفوز نادي تشلسي الانجليزي على منافسه الالماني بايرن ميونخ في نهائي دوري أبطال اوروبا وبجانبه المستشارة الالمانية انجلا ميركل، والرئيس الامريكي باراك أوباما، ورئيس المفوضية الأوروبية خوسيه مانويل دوراو.

الصومال : ضابط شرطة صومالي يقبض على فرد من ''حركة شباب المجاهدين'' في العاصمة الصومالية مقديشيو. وتتهم الحركة بالارتباط بتنظيم القاعدة. ومازالت الحركة تسيطر على العديد من المناطق الريفية بالصومال.

أفغانستان : زاد معدل الهجمات على قوات حلف شمال الاطلسي في أفغانستان خلال عام 2012 من قبل افراد من الجيش الافغاني. الصورة تظهر جندياً أمريكياً خلال تفجير خبراء المفرقعات الأمريكيين لغما عثر عليه في ولاية قندهار.

السودان : في إبريل/نيسان، اعلنت جمهورية السودان حالة الطواريء على حدودها مع دولة جنوب السودان بعد مصادمات بين الجانبين أثر سيطرة القوات الجنوبية على منطقة هيجليج النفطية لمدة عشرة أيام.

الكويت : العاب نارية استمرت لمدة ساعة كاملة بمدينة الكويت العاصمة ضمن الاحتفال بـ''يوم الدستور''.

سوريا : الأزمة السورية أسفرت عن مقتل الالآف ورحيل مئات الالآف إلى الدول المجاورة هرباً من الصراع. الصورة لبعض مقاتلي الجيش السوري الحر المعارض وهم يتابعون، من منزل في مدينة حلب، ما يحدث في أحد شوارع المدينة.

غزة : في نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني، شنت إسرائيل هجوماً على غزة قالت إنه استهدف مسلحي حماس بعد تصاعد الازمة بين الجانبين. اسفر الهجوم عن مقتل 158 فلسطينياً وستة اسرائيليين. وقالت حماس إن إسرائيل استهدفت مدنيين خلال الهجوم.

مصر : في مصر أيضا، فاز مرشح الأخوان المسلمين محمد مرسي بالانتخابات الرئاسية في جولة فاصلة واجه فيها الفريق أحمد شفيق، آخر رئيس وزراء في عهد مبارك.

نظرة على اهم احداث عام 2012

كان عام 2012 مليئاً بالاحداث، منها خطة اقتصادية لانقاذ اليونان من ازمتها وتولي كيم جونغ اون السلطة في كوريا الشمالية والحكم بسجن الرئيس المصري السابق حسني مبارك، بالاضافة الى الالعاب الاولمبية في لندن وتوتر الاوضاع في سوريا والبحرين ومنح حق اللجوء لمؤسس موقع ويكليكس والكثير من الاحداث العالمية.

رياضيون غيّبهم الموت في عام 2012

أسطورة التدريب، المصري محمود الجوهري

نجم الزمالك السابق يكن حسين

لاعب فريق فريق ليفورنو الإيطالي بييرماريو موروسيني

ميكي روكي مدافع نادي ريال بيتيس الاسباني

لاعب الفجيرة الإماراتي عبد الله جمعة بلال

لاعب نادي النجمة البحريني محمد نور الدين

لاعب فريق شتاباك النرويجي تور ماريوس جرومشتاد

محمد السياجي الرئيس السابق للاتحاد المصرى لكرة القدم

وفاة 72 من مشجعي ألتراس أهلاوي بأحداث مجزرة بورسعيد

وفاة عزمي عطية لاعب المنصورة المصري

أفضل صورة في عام 2012
أختيرت صورة الدّولي الاسباني فيرناندو توريس رفقة ابنته بعد نهاية مباراة نهائي الأورو 2012، وهما يرتديان قميص المنتخب الاسباني الأفضل في عام 2012، وهذا نظرا لمحتواها العاطفي الكبير بين الوالد وابنته.

اصابات نجوم كرة القدم في عام 2012

إصابة قائد فريق برشلونة كارلوس بويول بخلع في المرفق في لقاء الذهاب مع فريق بنفيكا بدور المجموعات بدوري أبطال أوروبا 2012-2013 

إصابة نجم ريال مدريد كريستيانو رونالدو بعينه أمام ليفانتي بلقاء الذهاب بالدوري الاسباني 2012-2013

أعجوبة موامبا عندما صارع فابريس موامبا من أجل البقاء على قيد الحياة في ملعب وايت هارت لين أمام جمهور غصّت به المدرجات. وسرعان ما تبيّن أن موامبا تعرّض لتوقف قلبي مفاجئ

إصابة مدافع نادي مانشستر سيتي ميكا ريتشاردز في لقاء فريقه أمام سوانزي سيتي بالدوري الانجليزي الممتاز 2012-2013

إصابة النجم الأرجنتيني ليونيل ميسي في لقاء الإياب أمام بنفيكا بدور المجموعات بدوري أبطال أوروبا 2012-2013

نقل جيرارد بيكيه مدافع برشلونة إلى المستشفى كإجراء وقائي بعد أن أصيب بارتجاج في المخ خلال مباراة فريقه أمام تشيلسي في إياب نصف نهائي دوري أبطال أوروبا

إصابة النجم الأرجنتيني ليونيل ميسي في لقاء الإياب أمام بنفيكا بدور المجموعات بدوري أبطال أوروبا 2012-2013

إصابة النجم الأرجنتيني ليونيل ميسي في لقاء الإياب أمام بنفيكا بدور المجموعات بدوري أبطال أوروبا 2012-2013

إصابة مدافع مانشستر يونايتد ريو فيرديناند بالعين جراء قذف إحد جماهير مانشستر سيتي لقطعة من النقود في وجه المدافع الانجليزي في لقاء الفريقين بالبريميرليغ لموسم 2012-2013.

إصابة مدافع بايرن ميونيخ هولغر بادشتوبر بقطع في الرباط الصليبي بالركبة اليمنى خلال مباراة بايرن مع بوروسيا دورتموند بالدوري الألماني

إصابة مهاجم يوفنتوس نيكلاس بندتنر بعد الاصابة بالساق في لقاء فريقه أمام كالياري بكأس إيطاليا 2012-2013

2012.. عام أعلنت فيه الاوليمبياد "إسلامها" رغم أنف علياء المهدي

لم يكن عام 2012 عاديا بالنسبة للرياضيات المسلمات المحجبات بعد قرار يعتبر الافضل في تاريخ اللجنة الاوليمبية الدولية علي الاطلاق.

ورغم الفشل العربي علي المستوي النسائي في الأوليمبياد، و التي لم تفلح فيها اي لاعبيه عربية في الحصول علي ميدلية ، بإستثناء البحرينية مريم جمال التي نالت برونزية 1500 متر عدو، إلا أن النجاح الذي تحقق كان أكبر من حصد الميداليات .

كانت اللجنة الاوليمبية الدولية برئاسة جاك روج قد اتخذت قرارا بالسماح للرياضيات المسلمات بالمشاركة في اوليمبياد لندن 2012 مرتديات حجابهن الاسلامي، وهو ما سمح لعدد كبير منهن للمشاركة في الحدث الاهم علي المستوي الرياضي.

وشاركت لاعبة الجودو السعودية وجدان شهرخاني في أوليمبياد لندن علي خلفية هذا القرار وكان الحدث تاريخيا علي كل الاصعدة.

الغريب، هو تظاهر 4 سيدات اوكرانيات يتبعن منظمة "Femen" التي انضمت لها المصرية علياء المهدي مؤخرا، قبل انطلاق الدورة الاوليمبية بالقرب من مبني البلدية بلندن اعتراضا علي القرار الذي اسمته "أسلمة الاوليمبياد

2012: The Year in Photos

2012 was an eventful year, from big events like the London Summer Olympics and the U.S. presidential race, to regional conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to smaller issues closer to home. Reverberations from last year's transformative Arab Spring still heavily affect Syria and Egypt; and the slow recovery from the recent global economic crisis brought bitter austerity measures to parts of Europe, leading to widespread protests. Collected here is Part 1 of a three-part photo summary of the last year, covering its first four months

The Costa Concordia, seen on January 14, 2012, after the cruise ship ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio. 32 passengers and crew members were killed after the Italian ship with some 4,200 people on board ran aground. The Costa Concordia was on a trip around the Mediterranean when it apparently hit a reef near the island of Giglio on Friday, only a few hours into its voyage, as passengers were sitting down for dinner. Captain Francesco Schettino, who reportedly abandoned the ship shortly after it sank, lost his job and still potentially faces manslaughter charges

A man rides a horse through a bonfire on January 16, 2012 in the small village of San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. In honor of San Anton, the patron saint of animals, horses are ridden through the bonfires on the night before the official day of honoring animals in Spain.(Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) # 

Principal Artist at The Australian Ballet Amber Scott (right) and Bangarra Dance Theatre artist Patrick Thaiday, during a photo shoot on top of the Sydney Opera House to celebrate the ballet company's 50th anniversary on January 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.(Jess Bialek/The Australian Ballet via Getty Images) # 

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, stands on a counter during a campaign stop at the Bean Towne Coffee House on January 8, 2012 in Hampstead, New Hampshire, (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) # 

The sun shining through a fabric barrier gives a rippled effect to a horses coat at Plumpton racecourse in Plumpton, England, on January 2, 2012. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) # 

A leopard attacks and wounds Pintu Dey, an Indian laborer in a residential neighborhood of Silphukhuri area in Guwahati, India, on January 7, 2012. Three people were seriously injured in the leopard attack before the cat was tranquilized and taken to Assam state zoo. Pintu Dey, in his 40s, recovered completely, the leopard was reportedly tranquilized and released into a wildlife sanctuary.(AFP/Getty Images) # 

Roger Federer plays a backhand in his quarter-final match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina at the Australian Open in Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, on January 24, 2012. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) # 

Members of United Kennel Club Japan (UKC Japan) care for pets which were rescued from inside the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, at the group's pet shelter in Samukawa town, Kanagawa prefecture, on January 25, 2012. Dogs and cats that were abandoned in the Fukushima exclusion zone after the 2011 nuclear crisis had to survive high radiation and a lack of food, and were struggling with the region's freezing winter weather. A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami on March 11, 2011 triggered the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years and forced residents around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to flee, with many of them having to leave behind their pets. (Reuters/Issei Kato) # 

The dead body of a gunman, inside a car behind a bullet-riddled windshield in Jungapeo in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, on January 19, 2012. In a shootout between gunmen and soldiers, two gunmen were killed while other three managed to escape, according to local media. Although the extreme levels of violence in Mexico's drug war appear to have slowed in 2012, grisly murders are still a common occurrence.(Reuters/Leovigildo Gonzalez) # 

Overcrowded trains prepare to leave for the city after the final prayer ceremony of Bishwa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January 15, 2012. Thousands of Muslims joined the Akheri Munajat, the final supplication as the first phase of the Muslims congregation concluded by seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind on Sunday, according to local media. (Reuters/Andrew Biraj) # 

Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer gestures during an intense conversation with President Barack Obama after he arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, on January 25, 2012, in Mesa, Arizona. Asked moments later what the conversation was about, Brewer said: "He was a little disturbed about my book." Brewer recently published a book, "Scorpions for Breakfast," something of a memoir of her years growing up and defends her signing of Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants, which Obama opposes. Obama was objecting to Brewer's description of a meeting he and Brewer had at the White House, where she described Obama as lecturing her.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) # 

A Dutch resident stands in his house as high floodwaters reach up to his window, in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on January 5, 2012. Gale force winds reaching up to 110 kph (about 70 mph) as well as heavy rains hit along the Dutch coast. About a quarter of the country sits below sea level. (Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, silhouetted against the setting sun as she arrives to deliver a speech during an election campaign rally in Thongwa village some 50 km (31 mi) from Yangon, Myanmar, on February 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) # 

A man injured in a bomb blast puts on a shoe before being taken to the hospital in the Khyber region, near Peshawar, Pakistan, on January 10, 2012. A bomb targeting a tribal militia opposed to the Pakistani Taliban exploded in a market close to the Afghan border, killing dozens of people in the deadliest blast in the country in several months, officials said. (AP Photo/Qazi Rauf) # 

Lampposts are covered in ice in the Adriatic coastal town of Senj, Croatia, on February 7, 2012. Europeans across the continent battled weeks of extreme winter weather, with thousands trapped by snow in remote, mountain villages in the Balkans.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic) # 

Actress Angelina Jolie strikes a pose for photographers as she arrives before the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on February 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) # 

A black rhino is transported by helicopter in South Africa. The seventh black rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project was released after an epic trip across the country. Nineteen of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province. (AP Photo/Green Renaissance-World Wildlife Fund) # 

A physically disabled woman in her wheelchair clashes with riot police in the center of La Paz, Bolivia, on February 23, 2012. Hundreds of physically disabled people arrived in La Paz after completing a protest march of some 1,600 km (994 mi) over a hundred days to demand that Bolivia's government offer support in the form of 3000 bolivianos ($434) payment to each physically disabled Bolivian, according to local media. (Reuters/David Mercado) # 

Julian, a two-month old pet monkey, bites the ear of Kan, a transvestite performer, backstage at the Tiffany's Show in Pattaya, 150 km (93 miles) east of Bangkok, Thailand, on February 10, 2012. The first Tiffany's Show was performed as a one-man show for friends on New Year's Eve in 1974. It has since become a world famous transvestite cabaret with dozens of artists performing every night.(Reuters/Damir Sagolj) # 

A surfer practices prior to competition during the 2012 Australian Surfing Open on February 16, 2012 in Manly, Australia.(Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) # 

Afghan Border Police with 4th Tolai, 2nd Kandak, Helmand ABP, and U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, board a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter near Combat Outpost Torbert before the start of Operation Shahem Tofan (Eagle Storm), in Afghanistan, on February 10, 2012. After arriving in the Registan Desert on helicopters and an armored convoy, ABP and the Weapons Marines scoured dusty highways for smugglers and insurgents moving across the eastern desert into Helmand province.(USMC/Cpl. Reece Lodder) # 

A riot policeman is engulfed by flames during clashes with protestors in Athens on February 12, 2012. Greek police used tear gas on petrol bomb-throwing protesters outside parliament where lawmakers were debating a new austerity plan aimed at staving off bankruptcy.(Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) # 

A refugee boy from Myanmar stands in ruins of the Um-Piam refugee camp after a fire engulfed a big part of it near Mae Sot, on February 24, 2012. According to local officials, around 5,000 people lost their homes in Um-Piam, the second largest refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border which houses more than 17,600 refugees. The refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border house more than 140,000 people from Myanmar who fled the country due to economic hardship, abuses and discrimination, and fighting between the army and ethnic armed groups. Many have been living in the camps for decades. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj) # 

Susan Clark of Santa Monica, California, who opposes health care reform, stands with a red hand painted over her mouth to represent what she said is socialism taking away her choices and rights, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2012, on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) # 

Police and soldiers, bottom, and journalists, top, take cover during clashes after a deadly prison fire in Comayagua, Honduras, north of the capital, Tegucigalpa, on February 15, 2012. At least 360 inmates and visitors were killed in the fire, according to authorities.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio) # 

A farmer carries cucumbers from his field to sell in the markets in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on March 22, 2012.(Reuters/Jitendra Prakash) # 

Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in East Limestone, Alabama, on March 2, 2012. Several tornadoes hit the area, causing major damage in Limestone and Madison counties. (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.) # 

A man walks inside of the crumbling oval skeleton of the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party on mount Buzludzha in central Bulgaria on March 14, 2012. Over two decades after the toppling of the regime they glorified, the megalomaniac monuments of the communist era are still standing, setting a quandary for Bulgarian authorities, who can neither maintain nor dismantle them.(Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Huang Sufang reacts as she sees a part of her house being taken down by demolition workers at Yangji village in central Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China, on March 21, 2012. Huang, who is a resident of Yangji village, clashed with demolition workers as they mistakenly took down a part of her home, which was not included in the demolition project, local media reported. (Reuters/Stringer) # 

A molotov cocktail, thrown during a clash between student protesters and the government against plans to raise fuel prices in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 27, 2012. Protesters rallied across Indonesia against a government proposal to increase fuel prices by a third as parliament prepared to vote on a divisive subsidy that cost Southeast Asia's largest economy some $18 billion last year.(Reuters/Beawiharta) # 

Members of the Maasai Warriors cricket team take part in a practice session on the beach in Mombasa, on March 6, 2012. The group of young Maasai warriors from the Laikipia region formed a cricket team with big hopes: to promote healthy living, to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and women's issues. On the right is team captain Nissan Jonathan Ole Meshami. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images) # 

A dog runs through the path lined by faithful as they wait for the the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Guanajuato, Mexico, on March 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) # 

Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, tears in his eyes, addresses a massive rally of supporters at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, on March 4, 2012. President Dmitry Medvedev stands behind him. Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, which the opposition and independent observers say was marred by widespread violations.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) # 

A portrait of a Free Syrian Army rebel mounted on his steed in Al-Shatouria village near the Turkish border in northwestern Syria, on March 16, 2012, a year after a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's regime erupted. (Giorgos Moutafis/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries after the Syrian Army shelled her house in Idlib north Syria, on March 10, 2012. Aida's husband and and two children were killed after their home was shelled. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) # 

A Tibetan man screams as he runs engulfed in flames after self-immolating at a protest in New Delhi, India, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the country, on March 26, 2012. The Tibetan activist lit himself on fire at the gathering and was rushed to hospital with unknown injuries, reports said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) # 

Having last traveled to low Earth orbit in March 2011, NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery took to the skies one last time yesterday, piggybacking on a modified Boeing 747. The shuttle left Florida and landed just outside of Washington, DC, where it joined the collection at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Here, Discovery flies over the Washington, DC skyline on April 17, 2012.(Reuters/Robert Markowitz/NASA) # 

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik gestures as he arrives for his terrorism and murder trial in a courtroom in Oslo, on April 16, 2012. Breivik, who massacred 77 people last summer, lifted his arm in what he has called a rightist salute as his trial began. Breivik, 33, admitted setting off a car bomb that killed eight people at government headquarters in Oslo last July, then massacring 69 in a shooting spree at an island summer camp for Labour Party youths. He was later found guilty, and sentenced to preventive detention, a special form of prison sentence, with a term of 21 years and a minimum of 10 years, with the possibility of extension for as long as he is deemed a danger to society. (Reuters/Heiko Junge) # 

Snoop Dogg performs with a holographic image of Tupac Shakur during the closing act of the first weekend of Coachella 2012 in Indio, California, on April 15, 2012. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella) # 

US President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 18, 2012. (Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images) # 

A snow-covered tree, after a snowfall at Ritan Park in central Beijing, China, on March 18, 2012. (Reuters/Jason Lee) # 

Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek (right) pours beer over his coach Juergen Klopp after winning the German Championship following their German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, on April 21, 2012.(Reuters/Ina Fassbender) # 

A larger-than-life image of North Korea's new commander in chief, Kim Jong Un is displayed on a giant screen during a concert on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 24, 2012.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) # 

Young men attend a punk show during the water festival at a music bar in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 11, 2012. Myanmar celebrates the New Year Water Festival of Thingyan during the month of Tagu, which usually falls around mid-April. (Reuters/Minzayar) # 

A bear that wandered into the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, dorm complex Williams Village falls from a tree after being tranquilized by Colorado wildlife officials, on April 26, 2012. Colorado University police spokesman Ryan Huff said the bear was likely 1-3 years old and weighed somewhere between 150-200 pounds

2012 was an eventful year, from big events like the London Summer Olympics and the U.S. presidential race, to regional conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to smaller issues closer to home. Reverberations from last year's transformative Arab Spring still heavily affect Syria and Egypt; and the slow recovery from the recent global economic crisis brought bitter austerity measures to parts of Europe, leading to widespread protests. Collected here is Part 2 of a three-part photo summary of the last year, covering May through August

U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, on Thursday, August 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) 

Star trails, city lights, and lightning strikes appear in this composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer (and photographer) Don Pettit: "My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then 'stack' them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure." A total of 18 images photographed by the astronaut-monitored stationary camera were combined to create this composite. (NASA/Don Pettit) # 

Homes crowd the Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, photographed on May 22, 2012. Local officials and human rights groups are working to give legal title to tens of thousands of residents of shantytowns like Rocinha, a process that increases their wealth and gives them greater access to credit, as well as peace of mind. The programs so far are just a start at tackling a widespread problem: A third of the people in Rio state, nearly 5 million people, don't have title to their homes, an uncertainty shared by most of the approximately 1 billion people who living in slums globally. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) # 

Half of a clock face on Modenesi's Towers of Finale Emilia, destroyed following a Magnitude 6.0 earthquake on May 20, 2012 in Ferrara, Italy. (Roberto Serra/Iguana Press/Getty Images) # 

Actor Bill Murray poses at the "Moonrise Kingdom" photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on May 16, 2012. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) # 

A Yawalapiti boy dips his head into the Xingu River in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, on May 9, 2012. In August the Yawalapiti tribe held the Quarup, a ritual held over several days to honor in death a person of great importance to them. This year the Quarup honored two people - a Yawalapiti Indian who they consider a great leader, and Darcy Ribeiro, a well-known author, anthropologist and politician known for focusing on the relationship between native peoples and education in Brazil. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino) # 

Wrangler Nate Cummins takes the opportunity to ride by moonlight, the night before the "Super Moon" during Montana Horses' final horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana, on May 4, 2012. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) # 

A boy stands with his bicycle at a distance as he watches a remote controlled vehicle working to detect improvised explosive devices on a road near Forward Operating Base Mizan in Afghanistan's Zabul Province, on May 24, 2012. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne) # 

A police lieutenant swings his baton at an Occupy Wall Street activist on May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) # 

A girl walks on a disused railway track, through what is known locally as the "Tunnel of Love", in the small town of Kleven, some 350km (217 mi) from Kiev, Ukraine, on May 13, 2012. (Reuters/Gleb Granich) # 

Venus moves across the Sun in this image captured by Japan's satellite Hinode, on June 6, 2012. On that day, Venus passed directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won't occur again until 2117. (Reuters/JAXA) # 

Unidentified people beat Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of the Gay-Forum of Ukraine public organization, in Kiev, on May 20, 2012. Sheremet was attacked after meeting with members of the media to inform them that a scheduled gay parade was cancelled. The attackers ran off when they realized members of the media were documenting the attack. (Reuters/Anatolii Stepanov) # 

Seasonal fog is illuminated by the lights of Cape Town harbor as the city prepares for the start of winter in the southern hemisphere, on May 8, 2012. (Reuters/Mike Hutchings) # 

A mother holds her malnourished child at a therapeutic feeding center at al-Sabyeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 28, 2012.(Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi) # 

Revelers on the Mall in London watch Britain Queen Elizabeth II appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony as part of a four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II accession to the throne, on June 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) # 

The Orvillecopter by Dutch artist Bart Jansen (right) flies in central Amsterdam as part of the KunstRAI art festival, on June 3, 2012. Jansen said the Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project which pays tribute to his cat Orville, by making it fly after it was killed by a car. He built the Orvillecopter together with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman (left) . (Reuters/Cris Toala Olivares) # 

An ethnic Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he walks in front of houses that were burned during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe, Myanmar, on June 10, 2012. Northwest Myanmar was tense after sectarian violence engulfed its largest city, with Reuters witnessing rival mobs of Muslims and Buddhists torching houses and police firing into the air to disperse crowds. (Reuters/Staff) # 

The space shuttle Enterprise is towed past the World Trade Center's Freedom Tower, on its way to permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, on June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) # 

Fire from the Waldo Canyon wildfire burns as it moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler) # 

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries an RPG launcher during clashes with Syrian troops near Idlib, Syria, on June 15, 2012.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) # 

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 city of Dandong, on June 6, 2012. (Reuters/Jacky Chen) # 

Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, waves during a departure ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province, on June 16, 2012. China sent its first woman taikonaut into outer space, prompting a surge of national pride as the rising power takes its latest step towards putting a space station in orbit within the decade. Liu, a 33-year-old fighter pilot, joined two other taikonauts aboard the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft when it lifted off from a remote Gobi Desert launch site. (Reuters/Jason Lee) # 

A placard depicting Muhammad Ali, left by street artists next to sleeping men in Cidadela Park during the second day of the San Fermin running of the bulls on July 8, 2012. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) # 

Fellow workers, a firefighter and doctors work together to cut steel bars which pierced through a worker's body during an operation at a hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, June 12, 2012. The worker was pierced by seven steel bars during his work at a bridge construction site, local media reported. (Reuters/China Daily) # 

Kailyn Vigil, the second cousin of Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting victim Micayla Medek, cries as the door to the hearse is closed following Medek's funeral in Denver, on July 26, 2012. Micayla Medek was one of 12 people killed when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater last Friday. Police identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) # 

Women, wearing nylon masks, rest on the shore during their visit to a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, on July 6, 2012. The masks, which were invented by a woman about seven years ago, are used to block the sun's rays. The mask is now in mass production and on sale at local swimwear stores. (Reuters/Aly Song) # 

During a break from the campaign, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, at right next to his wife Ann, drives his boat out of his vacation home with his grandchildren seated on the bow on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on July 5, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) # 

Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, on July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/LOCOG, Lewis Whyld) # 

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games, on August 3, 2012.(Reuters/Luke MacGregor) # 

Actors portraying the Queen of England and James Bond arrive via parachute after jumping from a helicopter during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, on July 27, 2012. (Reuters/Murad Sezer) # 

United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Center in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, on July 31, 2012. Over the course of this year's Olympics, Phelps won 4 gold and 2 silver medals, and became the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a career total of 22 medals. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) # 

Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 100-meter final in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, on August 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) # 

McKayla Maroney of the U.S., with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games, on August 5, 2012. (Reuters/Brian Snyder) # 

Riders take a jump in the men's BMX quarter-final run at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park, on August 9, 2012.(Reuters/Stefano Rellandini) # 

Great Britain's Alan Campbell cries on the podium with his bronze medal won for the men's single sculls final A of the rowing event at Eton Dorney Rowing Center in Eton, west of London, on August 3, 2012. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images) # 

The petals of the Olympic Cauldron are lowered during the Closing Ceremony, on August 12, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner) # 

A boat is surrounded by Japan Cost Guard's patrol boats after some activists descended from the boat onto Uotsuri Island, one of several disputed islands (Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese), in the East China Sea, on August 15, 2012. Regional tensions flared on the emotional anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender as activists from China and South Korea usedthe occasion to press rival territorial claims, prompting 14 arrests by Japanese authorities. The 14 people had traveled by boat from Hong Kong to the disputed islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan. (AP Photo/Yomiuri Shimbun, Masataka Morita) # 

A man carries puppies back inside their house as other dogs stay on the roof at a flooded area in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, on August 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) # 

A light shines behind President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on August 13, 2012, during a three day campaign bus tour through Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) # 

An image from a video screen from NASA TV shows members of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team celebrating inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory after receiving the first few images from the Curiosity rover (seen at top left), in Pasadena, California, on August 5, 2012. Mission controllers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory said they received signals relayed by a Martian orbiter confirming that the rover had survived a make-or-break descent and landing attempt to touch down as planned inside a vast impact crater. (Reuters/Courtesy NASA TV/Handout) # 

American tourist Ella uses an iPad while riding a Wi-Fi-outfitted donkey led by her brother Aaron, in Kfar Kedem, a biblical reenactment park in the village of Hoshaya in the Galilee, Israel, on August 22, 2012. Visitors riding donkeys through the Old Testament landscape can now also surf the web while being transported across the land of the Bible. Organizers are hoping to connect the younger generation to ancient Galillee life while allowing them to like, share, tweet and snap it instantly to their friends. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) # 

Policemen keep watch over striking miners after they were shot outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, on August 16, 2012. South African police opened fire on thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, leaving many bloodied corpses lying on the ground. Police had set up barricades of barbed wire, but were outflanked by an estimated 3,000 miners massed on a rocky outcrop near the mine. A total of 34 miners were killed that day, another 78 wounded. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko) # 

Actor Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair and questions it as if it is President Obama, as he endorses Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the final session of the Republican National Convention, on August 30, 2012. (Reuters/Eric Thayer) # 

A squirrel, trapped in a manhole cover in Isenhagen, Germany, on August 5, 2012. After they were called by neighbors, police managed to free the animal by using olive oil. (AP Photo/Police Hanover) # 

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the female punk band Pussy Riot, raises a fist before a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, on August 8, 2012. On Friday, August 17, Tolokonnikova and two other members of the band were convicted of criminal hooliganism and acts of religious hatred for staging a "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral last February

President Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle, after she introduces him at a campaign event at the Village of East Davenport in Davenport, Iowa, on August 15, 2012. In November, this image was attached to a short message sent by Barack Obama's Twitter account, after his re-election became certain, saying simply "Four more years." The image quickly became the most re-tweeted photo in Twitter's history.(Scout Tufankjian/Obama for America) 

A swimmer warms up in the Aquatic Center during a swimming training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics in London, on August 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) # 

People run for cover as smoke rises from the site of a fire at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 km (310 mi) southwest of Chennai, India, on September 5, 2012. Police in southern India said they arrested six employees of the fireworks factory for a massive blaze that killed 40 workers and injured 60 others. (AP Photo) # 

US President Barack Obama is picked up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, on September 9, 2012, during the second day of a 2-day bus tour across Florida.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Three-year-old actor Christian Haupt throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball game against the San Diego Padres, on September 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) # 

Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo September 11, 2012. Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) # 

A man reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi burns, after an attack on September 11, 2012. Four American staff members were killed, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. The attack was initially characterized as being part of widespread protests against an anti-Islam movie, but was later identified as a terrorist attack by militants related to Al-Qaeda. (Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori) # 

Britain's David Anthony celebrates after scoring a goal during their Wheelchair Rugby match against the U.S. during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, on September 5, 2012. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth) # 

Soldiers perform a haka at the Military Commemorative Service for LCPL Durrer and LCPL Malone at Burnam Military Camp in Christchurch, New Zealand, on August 11, 2012. The two were killed in a gun battle in Afghanistan over the previous weekend. The soldiers are performing their unit haka, acknowledging the lives and feats of their fallen comrades. The powerful, moving ceremony can also be seenhere, in a video from the New Zealand Defence Force. (Martin Hunter/Getty Images) # 

Protesters stand behind barman Alberto Casillas as riot police surround the bar during a demonstration organized by Spain's "indignant" protesters to decry an economic crisis they say has "kidnapped" democracy in Madrid, Spain, on September 25, 2012. Casillas stood up to the police, protecting the protesters who sought refuge in his bar. Thousands of demonstrators had rallied near parliament in Madrid in anger at the government's handling of the economic crisis. (Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 13, 2012. Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama spent significant time competing in Virginia, one of the primary battleground states.(Win McNamee/Getty Images) # 

Surfers attempt to break the Guinness world record for the largest amount of surfers on a wave at one time, in Muizenberg on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, on September 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) # 

A police officer stands in a mock gallows outside the Finance Ministry during a protest against budget cuts in Athens, Greece, on September 6, 2012. Nearly 2,000 policemen, coast guards and firefighters protested against planned salary cuts. The measures reportedly include a 3.5-billion-euro slash to pensions, health cuts worth 1.47 billion euros and a 517-million-euro cut to defense.(Kostas Tsironis/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) # 

A Syrian man holds his robe while walking in the partially destroyed Salaheddin neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, under the control of the Syrian army, on September 3, 2012. Syrian troops backed by artillery and warplanes fought rebels on multiple fronts on September 5 as peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi described the death toll as "staggering" and destruction "catastrophic." (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images) # 

EBU (European) Heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria connects with a punch thrown at Alexander Ustinov of Belarus, during the fight for Pulev's heavyweight title and IBF eliminator for the top spot in the rankings in Hamburg, Germany, on September 29, 2012. Pulev knocked out Ustinov in the eleventh round. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer) # 

A red deer stag looks for food in a bracken thicket after sunrise in Richmond Park in London, England, on October 27, 2012. Richmond Park is the largest of the capital's Royal Parks and home to 630 red and fallow deer. (Dan Istitene/Getty Images) # 

Astronaut Andre Kuipers watches a bubble in a drop of water as he enjoys his last days of weightlessness aboard the International Space Station, on June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA, Andre Kuipers) # 

A woman experiences the "Rain Room" art installation by "Random International" in The Curve at the Barbican Center in London, England, on October 3, 2012. The "Rain Room" is a 100 square meter field of falling water which visitors are invited to walk into with sensors detecting where visitors are standing. The installation runs until March 3, 2013. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) # 

A Pakistani student holds a picture of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who, on October 9, 2012, was shot by a member of the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women. This photo was taken during a tribute to Malala at the Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. After an airlift to the United Kingdom for treatment, Malala remains in intensive rehabilitation. In October, a spokesman for the Taliban reiterated a threat to kill Malala, should she survive this attempt. The young activist has become an international symbol now, drawing support from across the globe, including calls for her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) # 

A crowd watches an F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft of the Swiss Air Force performing a flight demonstration over Axalp in the Bernese Oberland, on October 11, 2012. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) # 

A man, who was accused of theft, is tied up and beaten by villagers of Tactic, in Alta Verapaz region, of Guatemala, on September 13, 2012. The local community tied up and beat four men who were accused of theft in the aftermath of a school killing, which had occurred the day before. The man, who had entered a classroom and killed two children, ages 8 and 13, with a machete, was lynched and burnt alive by a mob, local media reported. (Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez) # 

On Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover, newly landed on the red planet, used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture a set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait, on October 31, 2012. The mosaic shows the rover at "Rocknest," the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place. Four scoop scars can be seen in the regolith in front of the rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems) # 

Glasgow scrum half Henry Pyrgos (center) sets up an attack during the Heineken Cup round 2 rugby match between Glasgow Warriors and Ulster at Scotstoun Stadium on October 19, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Stu Forster/Getty Images) # 

A mourner cries as people gather to wait for the arrival of the remains of the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh early October 17, 2012. Sihanouk, once an absolute ruler who freed Cambodia from colonialism before becoming a tragic pawn through decades of turmoil, died on October 15 in a Beijing hospital. He was 89. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj) # 

South Korean singer Psy performs during his concert in central Seoul, on October 2, 2012. Psy jumped to the top of the worldwide pop charts with his quirky catchy dance track "Gangnam Style", an Internet phenomenon that has clocked up nearly 900 million views on YouTube. (Reuters/Kim Hong-ji) # 

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps from a capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on Sunday, October 14, 2012. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever -- a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos) # 

A Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, on October 3, 2012. Three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in a government-controlled area of the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, leveling buildings and trapping survivors under the rubble, state TV said. More than 120 people were injured, the government said. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) # 

Traymond Harris, left, and Ryan Hudge play basketball as the shuttle Endeavour passes by on Crenshaw Avenue on October 13, 2012 in Inglewood, California. Endeavour was on its last mission -- a 12-mile creep through city streets, past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Its final destination was the California Science Center in South Los Angeles where it was put on display. (Wally Skalij/Getty Images) # 

Superstorm Sandy left a swath of destruction at the end of October, causing at least 250 deaths in seven countries, and $65.6 billion in damages. Here, Seawater pours into the Ground Zero construction site in New York, as Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012.(AP Photo/ John Minchillo) # 

An image of New York City's blackout, caused by Sandy's high winds and flooding, taken from a rooftop in Chelsea, on October 29, 2012.(© Eric Chang [@EricStrange]) # 

An aerial view shows a house pushed into marshland almost a month after the Oakwood neighborhood in the Staten Island borough of New York was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy, on November 28, 2012. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) # 

The remains of the Star Jet roller coaster, formerly part of the Casino Pier amusement park, stranded in the ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on November 11, 2012. (Reuters/Eric Thayer) # 

A soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings) stands to attention as his regiment receives their Afghanistan Operational Service Medal at Picton Barracks in Bulford, England, on November 1, 2012. The parade was the first in a series of events marking the end of their successful six-month deployment to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Helmand. The parade comes during the same week that two more British soldiers were shot dead at a checkpoint in Afghanistan by a man wearing a local police uniform.(Matt Cardy/Getty Images) # 

Near totality is seen during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove, Australia, on November 14, 2012. Thousands of eclipse-watchers gathered in part of North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade. (Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) # 

Late on election night, after the ballots were counted and the outcome became clear, US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, delivered a brief concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 7, 2012. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Jon "Captain America" Angell salutes as Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney concedes the election to Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Minnesota Republican election headquarters, on November 6, 2012, in Bloomington, Minnesota.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid) # 

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are showered with confetti after his acceptance speech in Chicago, on November 7, 2012. (Reuters/Philip Andrews) # 

People celebrate after hearing that President Barack Obama was predicted to win the election in Burlington, Vermont, on November 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) # 

A man and woman swim in flooded Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) in Venice, Italy, on November 11, 2012. High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross Piazza San Marco and other areas under water. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini) # 

A bomb is pictured in mid-drop, part of an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, on November 21, 2012. For a week in mid-November, Gaza militants intensified rocket fire into Israel and Israeli forces struck hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip in the latest flare-up of violence in the region. A ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was mediated by Egypt, and has held so far. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) # 

Thousands of Congolese flee the town of Sake, 26km west of Goma, following fresh fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo town on November 22, 2012. A rebel group called the March 23 Movement (M23), was able to seize the city of Goma and several other smaller towns for a time, but have pulled back from the larger city now. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images) # 

A car stops beside a house in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province, November 22, 2012. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They said that compensation offered was not enough to cover rebuilding costs, according to local media. Days later, the couple accepted a modestly higher offer, and the structure was quickly demolished.(Reuters/China Daily) # 

Anti-Mursi protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on November 27, 2012. Opponents of President Mohamed Mursi clashed with Egyptian police on Tuesday as thousands of protesters stepped up pressure on the recently-elected Islamist to scrap a decree they say threatens the nation with a new era of autocracy. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) # 

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked down on Saturn's north pole and spotted roiling storm clouds and a swirling vortex at the center of Saturn's famed northern polar hexagon. This image was taken on November 27, 2012
The conflict in Syria escalated as the pressure to oust President Bashar al-Assad intensified
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his sniper rifle from a house in Aleppo August 14, 2012
Administrative segregation prisoners take part in a group therapy session at San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California, June 8, 2012. San Quentin prison is California's oldest correctional facility and houses the state's only gas chamber
A woman pushes her Fiat 500 car as her dog sits inside, in a neighborhood of Rome March 23, 2012
A woman in traditional Korean costume watches as a student leaves a swimming pool of Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang April 11, 2012
A bench engraved with the name of the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship (seen at rear) is seen washed up on the shore of Giglio island, January 20, 2012
Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village January 19, 2012. Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001, according to Epi Sopian the head of Sanghiang Tanjung village
Indigenous people point their bows and arrows at a police helicopter flying over the occupied barrier of the Belo Monte Dam's construction site in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in northern Brazil June 15, 2012. The area was occupied by around 300 activists, indigenous people, fishermen and coastal community members affected by the project as they protested against the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric power plant, according to the activists
A wrestler rubs his hands with mud to prevent slipping due to sweat, during a traditional mud wrestling (Kushti) bout at the Akhaara centre in Kolhapur, about 400 kms (250 miles) south of Mumbai, February 14, 2012. Fewer people are taking up Kushti, according to the sport's coaches, as young athletes turn instead to mat wrestling to gain access to top international sports competitions.
The children of the Amor Divino family, (L-R) Dhones, Izabely and Samille, sit on their couch after their parents dressed them for a weekly physical therapy session, in the Brasilandia favela of Sao Paulo, before sunrise March 23, 2012. All three children suffer from a disease called Pelizaeus-Merzbacher, a rare genetic nervous disorder which affects coordination and intellect. Brazil's social security system INSS granted the family monetary assistance only for one of the three children, leaving the others to depend on the income from their father's job in a bakery
Seventeen-year-old prostitute Hashi, embraces a Babu, her "husband", inside her small room at Kandapara brothel in Tangail, a northeastern city of Bangladesh, March 4, 2012. Many young and inexperienced prostitutes have "lovers" or "husbands" who normally live outside the brothel occasionally taking money and sex from them in exchange for security in this male dominated society. She earns about 800-1000 taka daily ($9.75 - $12.19) servicing around 15-20 customers every day. Hashi is one of hundreds of mostly teenage sex workers living in a painful life of exploitation in Kandapara slum's brothel who take Oradexon, a steroid used by farmers to fatten their cattle, in order to gain weight and appear "healthier" and more attractive to clients
Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai August 10, 2012. Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Hindu god Krishna, is being celebrated across the country
Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs to win the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 9, 2012
Residents paddle their makeshift boat to safety as fire engulfs houses at a slum community in Manila May 11, 2012. At least 1000 houses were razed in the fire, leaving 5000 families homeless, local media reported
Fans of France kiss before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Ukraine at Donbass Arena in Donetsk June 15, 2012
A woman eats clam chowder as media and supporters surround Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum at a campaign event at a restaurant in Florence, South Carolina, January 15, 2012
Women, wearing nylon masks, rest on the shore during their visit to a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province July 6, 2012. The mask, which was invented by a woman about seven years ago, is used to block the sun's rays. The mask is under mass production and is on sale at local swimwear stores
Syrians jump over barbed wire as they flee from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 9, 2012
Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man, who was suspected of working for Israel, in Gaza City November 20, 2012. Palestinian gunmen shot dead six alleged collaborators in the Gaza Strip who "were caught red-handed", according to a security source quoted by the Hamas Aqsa radio
U.S. soldier Nicholas Dickhut from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne points his rifle at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 26, 2012
Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial, near Srebrenica July 10, 2012. The bodies of 520 recently identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre were buried on July 11, the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves, in Europe's worst massacre since World War Two
The sun reflects off the club as Tiger Woods hits off on the seventh tee during the final round of the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland July 1, 2012.
An ethnic Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he walks in front of houses that were burnt during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe June 10, 2012. Northwest Myanmar was tense after sectarian violence engulfed its largest city, with Reuters witnessing rival mobs of Muslims and Buddhists torching houses and police firing into the air to disperse crowds.
Local residents meet during sunset, with the Metallurgical Plant seen in the background, in the Southern Urals city of Magnitogorsk, July 13, 2012

Men use ropes to try and right a supply truck overloaded with wheat straw, used as animal feed, along a road in Dargai, in the Malakand district, about 165 km (100 miles) northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad, April 13, 2012.

The remnants of a roller coaster sit in the surf three days after Hurricane Sandy came ashore in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 1, 2012. Click here for a related gallery

Wakana Kumagai, 7, visits the spot where her house, which was washed away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, used to stand in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture March 11, 2012, to mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis. Kumagai's father Kazuyuki called his wife Yoshiko just after the March 11, 2011 earthquake to tell her to take the children to Omagari elementary school which was serving as a shelter. He was found near the shelter four days after the tsunami, Yoshiko said. 

Khilnath Phuyal (R), husband of deceased Tara Sharma Phuyal, is comforted by a family member at Maternity Hospital in Kathmandu, August 21, 2012. Phuyal, 28, died after giving birth to a baby girl, according to family members and supporters of Phuyal who protested outside the hospital. Nepal in 2010 had a maternal mortality rate of 170 in 100,000 live births, according to data from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals project.

First-grader Henry Terifay and his sister, fourth-grader Kelly Terifay, wait outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 

Dressed as a princess, Jennifer Knoepfel stands in the pits waiting for the next race during the Saturday night stock car races at Agassiz Speedway in Agassiz, British Columbia July 7, 2012. Jennifer wore the long gown and tiara as part of her duties presenting the trophies to the winners of the night's competition.

(L-R) Fellow workers, a firefighter and doctors work together to cut steel bars which were pierced through a worker's body during an operation at a hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, June 12, 2012. The worker was pierced by seven steel bars during his duty at a bridge construction site, local media reported. 

Fencer Alexander Massialas poses for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas, Texas May 13, 2012. Click here for a related gallery

A Yawalapiti boy dips his head into the Xingu River in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 9, 2012. In August the Yawalapiti tribe held the Quarup, which is a ritual held over several days to honor in death a person of great importance to them. This year the Quarup honored two people - a Yawalapiti Indian who they consider a great leader, and Darcy Ribeiro, a well-known author, anthropologist and politician known for focusing on the relationship between native peoples and education in Brazil.

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012.

Manolis Ouranos, a 30 year-old cook, poses for a picture in the Mavros Gatos (Black Cat) tavern in Psiri neighborhood in central Athens May 23, 2012. Manolis studied at Athens Technology University (TEI) for four years where he received a degree in civil engineering. He hoped to find a permanent job in public sector infrastructure but has been working as a cook for four months instead. He now takes cooking lessons which he funds with his salary as a cook.

Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester during clashes on Land Day after Friday prayers outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City March 30, 2012. Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian stone-throwers as annual Land Day rallies turned violent.

A woman weeps after learning that a neighbor presumed missing is okay while cleaning out her home in a neighborhood heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York, November 1, 2012. 

Image 37 of 98: EDUARDO MUNOZ, United States 

“After working during the day to document the impact of superstorm Sandy on folks from Manhattan, we decided to go early in the morning to try and catch a good skyline photo of Manhattan as soon as the storm left the area, weather conditions permitting. It was impossible to sleep that night, not because of the assignment itself but because the winds strongly hit the roof of my small room throughout the night. 

At 6am I decided to go out. I went with my colleague Kena to the Hudson River waterfront walkway where you can see the huge Financial Center in Manhattan. That morning, you could feel the passing of something really huge in the Big Apple, something that the media had dubbed "FRANKENSTORM".” 

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, lens 24 mm, f1.4, 1/500, ISO 1600 

Caption: The skyline of lower Manhattan, as seen from Exchange Place, is mostly in darkness except for the Goldman Sachs building after a preventive power outage caused by giant storm Sandy, in New York October 30, 2012. 

A woman holds her malnourished child at a therapeutic feeding center at al-Sabyeen hospital in Sanaa May 28, 2012.

A Sudanese migrant sleeps under a slide as an Israeli girl slides down it at Levinsky park in South Tel Aviv June 16, 2012. About 60,000 Africans have crossed into Israel across its porous border with Egypt in recent years. Israel says the vast majority are job seekers, disputing arguments by humanitarian agencies that they should be considered for asylum.

A temple stands amid the waters of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu August 19, 2012.

A Free Syrian Army fighter screams in pain after he was injured in a leg by shrapnel from a shell fired from a Syrian Army tank in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 7, 2012. 

An indigenous man stands in a subway train as he makes his way to the People's Summit at Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice in Rio de Janeiro June 20, 2012.

Staff members reflected off the window of the room where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney works before a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio October 26, 2012.

A man walks down Shore Front Parkway surrounded by debris pushed onto the streets by hurricane Sandy in the Queens borough region of the Rockaways in New York, November 6, 2012.

U.S. Army soldiers react after their comrade was wounded at patrol by an improvised explosive device (IED) in southern Afghanistan June 12, 2012.

A wounded Syrian man lies on a boat as he is transferred to Turkey over the Orontes River on the Turkish-Syrian border near the village of Hacipasa in Hatay province October 10, 2012. Scores of Syrian civilians, many of them women with screaming children clinging to their necks, crossed Orontes, a narrow river marking the border with Turkey as they fled the fighting in Azmarin and surrounding villages. Residents from the Turkish village of Hacipasa, nestled among olive groves, helped pull them across in small metal boats. 

A Palestinian man checks his damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. 

A puppy stands by remains of a dog local residents said was its mother, days after it was killed in an area burnt in violence at East Pikesake ward in Kyaukphyu November 6, 2012.

Israelis react and run for cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. 

Four-year-old Milagros peers at her mother Valeria Cigara (far inside the cell), 28, who is currently in prison awaiting trial for robbery, in Magdalena August 19, 2012. Cigara, who is in jail awaiting trial for a fourth case of robbery, admits that she suffers from drug addiction and has requested treatment from the prison system. Cigara was pregnant with Milagros during her first jail term in 2007 and gave birth to and raised her daughter in the prison until she was two. Argentine law allows women prisoners to raise their infant children in jail until the age of four, after which they must leave to live with family or in a state home. 

People travel on an outdoor public escalator at Commune 13 in Medellin January 12, 2012. A huge 384 meters (1,260 ft) long outdoor escalator, divided into six sections, has been erected in one of the poorest districts of Colombia's second largest city to help the 12,000 residents there get around.

A woman hits a man with a stick after he is accused of theft along with three other men at Tactic, in the Alta Verapaz region, about 189 km (117 miles) from Guatemala City, September 13, 2012. The local community tied up and beat four men who were accused of theft in the aftermath of a school killing. The man, who had entered a classroom and killed two children, ages 8 and 13, with a machete, was lynched and burnt alive by a mob, local media reported.

A naked protester runs past the parliament in Syntagma Square in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012.

A car stops beside a house in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province, November 22, 2012. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs, according to local media. Their house is the only building left standing on a road which is paved through their village.

An army tank fires during a firefight against militants linked to al Qaeda near the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar May 30, 2012.

A child looks on as she observes the Bisket festival at the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu April 13, 2012. The nine-day festival takes place over the Nepalese New Year, during which the devotees try to pull the chariot to their respective locations and the winners are believed to be blessed for the coming year with good fortune. 

A teleprompter obscures U.S. President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio August 21, 2012.

A man takes a photo as Space Shuttle Endeavour travels to the California Science Center in Inglewood, Los Angeles October 13, 2012.

A policeman (R) fires at protesting miners outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012. South African police opened fire against thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, leaving several bloodied corpses lying on the ground. 

A young man dressed as a punk with pictures of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on his shirt, attends a punk show during the water festival at a music bar in Yangon April 11, 2012. Myanmar celebrates the New Year Water Festival of Thingyan during the month of Tagu, which usually falls around mid-April.

Yuri Kudryavtsev, 18, student of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college, does leg-splits while reading a book in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, October 4, 2012. Kudryavtsev, accompanied by his fellow student, Marina Volkova, 16, prepared before taking part in a professional one-week-long ballet contest, dedicated to the 85th anniversary of a well-known Russian choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, along with actors from opera and ballet theatres and graduates of choreographic colleges from different Russian cities. Kudryavtsev and Volkova are winners of the 2011 Grand Prix of the St.-Petersburg's Mikhailovsky Theatre all-Russian ballet schools competition.

A Hindu devotee with his neck pierced with a knife attends the "Chadak" ritual at Krishanadevpur village, north of Kolkata April 13, 2012. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attend the ritual, held to worship the Hindu deity of destruction Lord Shiva, on the last day of the Bengali calendar year. The photographer was unable to check the veracity of the action of this devotee.

Reuters photographer Joseba Etxaburu is knocked down by a wild cow during festivities in the bullring following the sixth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 12, 2012. Etxaburu suffered some scratches on his right elbow but was able to continue shooting afterwards. 

A firefighting helicopter fills a bucket of water in heavy smoke as the North Merna wildfire burns in the Bridger National Forest west of the town of Pinedale in Sublette County, Wyoming September 16, 2012.

A protester reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames September 11, 2012.

Audience members watch a model during the J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week, September 12, 2012.

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky, a supporter of jailed members of female punk band "Pussy Riot", looks on with his mouth sewed up as he protests outside the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, July 23, 2012.

Unidentified people beat Svyatoslav Sheremet (L, bottom), head of Gay-Forum of Ukraine public organization, in Kiev, May 20, 2012. Sheremet was attacked after meeting with members of the media to inform them that a scheduled gay parade was cancelled. The attackers ran off when they realized members of the media were documenting the attack.

A Jewish boy lifts his hand to prevent a Palestinian from taking his picture near a police barrier cordoning off a building the day after Israeli police evicted Jewish settlers who occupied it in the West Bank city of Hebron April 5, 2012.

Actor Tom Cruise carries his daughter Suri past a group of photographers as they make their way from a hotel in New York, July 17, 2012.

Bavarian farmers transport their cows on a boat over the picturesque Lake Koenigssee at dusk October 3, 2012. Before the winter season approaches the farmers have to drive their cattle down from their Alpine meadows to a narrow valley that can only be reached by boat.

An Afghan man takes a shortcut by climbing a wall, at a hilltop in Kabul May 11, 2012.

Marietta Perkins prays during a vigil for victims behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado July 20, 2012.

A woman runs along a road during an air strike by the Sudanese air force in Rubkona near Bentiu April 23, 2012. Sudanese warplanes carried out air strikes on South Sudan, killing three people near the southern oil town of Bentiu, residents and military officials said, three days after South Sudan pulled out of a disputed oil field.

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 city of Dandong June 6, 2012.

Delegates sit at the stage before the opening ceremony of 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 8, 2012. 

Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. competes in the balance beam during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

A physically disabled woman on her wheelchair clashes with riot police in the centre of La Paz, February 23, 2012. Hundreds of physically disabled people arrived in La Paz after completing a protest march of some 1600 km (994 miles) over a hundred days to demand that Bolivia's government offer support in the form of 3000 bolivianos ($434) payment to each physically disabled Bolivian, according to local media.

Members of "Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi," a group consisting of official and police guards, try to ride a military police vehicle after a funeral for soldiers who were killed during an attack at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel by unknown gunmen, at the tomb of the late President Anwar al-Sadat and the Unknown Soldier monument in Cairo August 7, 2012.

Residents push lawn mowers on a street in Nanjie village of Luohe city in China's central Henan province September 24, 2012. Nanjie village, with more than 3,100 residents, is touted to be one of the remaining models of communist China, where the principles of morality and collectivism of the late Chairman Mao still strictly guide the people's daily lives. Aside from free housing, healthcare, food rations and education, locals working in the village's factories receive an average salary of 2500 yuan, about 400 dollars. The village's return to communism came at the same time as the rest of the country opened up to the capitalist market in the mid 1980s. Mao is still highly revered in Nanjie, enjoying a god-like status.

Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat Cocoa take a taxi ride in New York, April 7, 2012. Cocoa is a 3-year-old Alpine Pygmy mixed goat who lives with its owner Fakroddin in Summit, New Jersey. They frequently take trips into Manhattan to enjoy the city. Fakroddin raised Cocoa since she was 2 months old and treats her like a human. "She doesn't like goats, she doesn't like farms, she likes the people and the city." Fakroddin said. 

Parker Roos, who suffers from Fragile X, rolls around on the floor after getting into an argument with his sister as his mother Holly looks on at their home in Canton, Illinois, April 4, 2012. Fragile X is the most common known genetic cause of autism. Both of Holly Roos' children have Fragile X. Parker has the most severe symptoms, compared to his sister Allison but they play together like normal brothers and sisters, enjoy the same cartoons on television, and even play the drums and video games together. Both are enrolled in a clinical trial of a drug to help treat Fragile X. 

A woman uses a shaft of sunlight to see her ballot as she votes in a polling site built to service residents of the Queens borough neighborhoods of Breezy Point and the Rockaways, whose original site was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, during the U.S. presidential election in New York, November 6, 2012. 

Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident and legal advocate who recently sought asylum in the United States, is lit by a studio light during an interview in New York May 24, 2012.

Paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry board a waiting CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they begin a helicopter assault mission at Combat Outpost Herrera in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province July 15, 2012.

A police officer pretends to hang himself in front of the parliament during a rally in Athens September 6, 2012. About 4,000 Greek police, coastguards and firemen protested in Athens on Thursday, staging faked suicides on gallows they placed outside the finance ministry and parliament to symbolise the pain of budget cuts.

Huang Sufang reacts as she sees a part of her house being taken down by demolition workers at Yangji village in central Guangzhou city, Guangdong province March 21, 2012. Huang, who is a resident of Yangji village, clashes with demolition workers as they mistakenly take down a part of her home, which is not included in the demolition project, local media reported.

Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo September 11, 2012. Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad.

Poland's Lukasz Mamczarz starts his run up during the men's high jump F42 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London September 3, 2012.

Festival goers are pictured during the Hackney Weekend festival at Hackney Marshes in east London June 24, 2012.

Greek parliament employees raise a mast after they replaced torn-off Greek flag with a new one atop the parliament in Athens Syntagma (Constitution) square April 18, 2012.

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighborhood of central Aleppo August 7, 2012. 

Deontae Mobley looks in the mirror after having his hair cut by his father, "Haircut" Joe Mobley, in the neighborhood of Goldsboro, once an incorporated all-black city during the segregation era that has been absorbed by the town of Sanford, Florida April 3, 2012. Sanford is the Florida town where George Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood watch volunteer, fatally shot Trayvon Martin, 17, on the night of February 26, saying he had acted in self defense.

A crow sits on a human corpse in the river Ganges in the eastern Indian city of Patna, in Bihar state, January 22, 2012. When India launched reforms to open up its state-stifled economy 20 years ago, many states surged ahead, leaving behind the 3.5 percent "Hindu rate of growth" that had plagued the decades after the country's independence from Britain in 1947, and with it Bihar.

Confetti obscures the stage as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012.

Hassan Mekki, a 32-year-old Sudanese migrant, shows scars on his back in Athens December 5, 2012. 

 Juan Carlos Castano, 43, turns on the TV in his emptied-out bedroom as he waits for the judicial commission to carry out his eviction in Madrid September 28, 2012. Castano, a Spanish national who came from his native Colombia to Spain in 2000, stopped making mortgage payments after becoming unemployed in late 2009. Spain announced a detailed timetable for economic reforms and a tough 2013 budget based primarily on spending cuts in what many see as an effort to pre-empt the likely terms of any international bailout. A quarter of all Spanish workers are unemployed and tens of thousands have been evicted from their homes since a housing bubble burst in 2008 and plummeting consumer and business sentiment tipped the country into a four-year economic slump.

A view of the Yawalapiti village is seen before the start of this year's 'quarup,' a ritual held over several days to honor in death a person of great importance to them, in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, August 12, 2012. This year the Yawalapiti tribe honored two people - a Yawalapiti Indian who they consider a great leader, and Darcy Ribeiro, a well-known author, anthropologist and politician known for focusing on the relationship between native peoples and education in Brazil.

وتبقى هناك صور اكثر جمالاً واكثر فرح و سعاده مما شاهدتموه لكنها في قلوبكم ، كما إن السعادة تختلف باختلاف الأعمار . ففي الطفولة هي اللعب وفي العشرينات هي الحب , وفي الأربعينات هي الطموح , وفي الستينات هي المجد , فالحياة منتظمة لدرجة أنك لا تجد شخصاً يسعى دائماً وراء نوع واحد منالسعادة حتى مماتـه . ولا تنسى صديقي بأنك لست مسؤولاً عن اسعاد الاخرين بقدر مسؤوليتك عن اسعاد نفسك اولاً 

 تم الجمع والحصر للتقرير الكامل بواسطة : كابتن طيار : طارق العجمى
Full Report Collected And Edited By: Pilot : Tarek Elagamy