Outstanding News in Picture: 8 August 2011

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All breaking news and outstanding events on August 8, 2011 in the world are excellently captured in the following impressive images.


Sixty-one-year-old US swimmer Diana Nyad has amazingly started her challenge of swimming between Havana, Cuba and Florida which is almost 103 miles in total in a period of three days. Diana Nyad begins the adventure with a team of 40 people who will assist her in the 60-hour journey. From Cuba to Florida, she will swim continuously without touching a boat or land. Each hour and a half she will stop for water an electrolyte drink and a banana with peanut butter. The swimmer expects to set record for the longest ocean swim at 163 kilometres.

 

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US swimmer Diana Nyad


Divers check photos by Austrian Andreas Franke displayed along the Hoyt S. Vandenberg artificial reef at 90 feet deep in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Divers check photos by Austrian Andreas Franke displayed along the Hoyt S. Vandenberg artificial reef at 90 feet deep in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary


27-year-old Uighur Saimaiti Aishan, who also known as “Prince of the Tightrope”, performs the tightrope-walking acrobat between a 15-meter-long tightrope connected between two hot air balloons

27-year-old Uighur Saimaiti Aishan, who also known as “Prince of the Tightrope”, performs the tightrope-walking acrobat between a 15-meter-long tightrope connected between two hot air balloons


Participants enjoy KaZantip festival in the Crimean village of Popovka. The festival has been held since 1991

Participants enjoy KaZantip festival in the Crimean village of Popovka. The festival has been held since 1991


Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Nani celebrates the winning score in match against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London as a part of FA Community Shield

Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Nani celebrates the winning score in match against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London as a part of FA Community Shield


Members of Ohio community spend time mourning shooting victims in a vigil at Copley Community Park in Copley Township, Ohio. A man killed eight people and later was shot by police

Members of Ohio community spend time mourning shooting victims in a vigil at Copley Community Park in Copley Township, Ohio. A man killed eight people and later was shot by police


Pigeons are flying before typhoon Muifa hits the coastal area of Shanghai. The storm is heading into the Yellow Sea in Shandong province

Pigeons are flying before typhoon Muifa hits the coastal area of Shanghai. The storm is heading into the Yellow Sea in Shandong province


Firemen hose the burning buildings during a riot in Tottenham, north London. Rioters threw petrol bombs onto police, buildings and a double-decker bus

Firemen hose the burning buildings during a riot in Tottenham, north London. Rioters threw petrol bombs onto police, buildings and a double-decker bus


A man is seen sitting in a police van during the riot in Brixton

A man is seen sitting in a police van during the riot in Brixton


Rescues from the Sea World and the Queensland Department of Parks and Wildlife help a humpback calf to go back into sea in Gold Coast, Australia

Rescues from the Sea World and the Queensland Department of Parks and Wildlife help a humpback calf to go back into sea in Gold Coast, Australia

 

American sets of on record Cuba-to-Florida swim

 

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