Outstanding News in Pictures: August 16, 2011

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Most impressive news during the last 24 hours include drought and violence rage in Somalia's largest city, Chinese hungry ghost festival, Deopokhari festival and 34th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.


In the Chinese tradition, the seventh month of the lunar year is considered the Ghost Month. Chinese always believe that the gates of hell are opened during the month and the dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. During this festival, prayers are offered to the dead and offerings of food and paper-made models of items such as televisions, refrigerators and sport cars are burnt to appease the wandering spirits.


Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival

Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival


Somalis residents must leave their home villages by famine and drought for a feeding center in Mogadishu, Somalia

Somalis residents must leave their home villages by famine and drought for a feeding center in Mogadishu, Somalia


On Tuesday 16, a cable car containing tourists was stranded between the Jochpass and Stand above Engelberg, Switzerland because of a malfunction of an emergency brake. Rescuers helped about half of the tourists abseil the ground while the other half were able to ride back to the Valley Station after the technical problem was fixed.


The scene of the stranded cable car the Jochpass and Stand above Engelberg, Switzerland

The scene of the stranded cable car the Jochpass and Stand above Engelberg, Switzerland

 

Yesterday marked the 34th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.


In picture, Charlotte Stone wiped tears as the song

In picture, Charlotte Stone wiped tears as the song "Can't Help Falling In Love" was played during a candlelight vigil


The picture of Deopokhari festival in Khokana, Nepal was held to appease a demon in the pond. In picture, people were taking a competition to grab a goat which was thrown into a pond

The picture of Deopokhari festival in Khokana, Nepal was held to appease a demon in the pond. In picture, people were taking a competition to grab a goat which was thrown into a pond


The Red Arrows were flying over Whitby Abbey on the final day of the Whitby Regatta in North Yorkshire

The Red Arrows were flying over Whitby Abbey on the final day of the Whitby Regatta in North Yorkshire


US Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry looked happy to get a corn dog from a vendor at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines

US Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry looked happy to get a corn dog from a vendor at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines


Protesters with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles hanged up a sign which demonstrated the number of people who are deported by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement each year

Protesters with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles hung up a sign which demonstrated the number of people who are deported by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement each year

 

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