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.
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
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
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
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
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
American sets of on record Cuba-to-Florida swim