Outstanding News in Pictures: August 2, 2011

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Let's take a look at outstanding news in pictures on August 2, 2011 that include the carnival-like celebration of Santo Domingo in Nicaragua, the protests in Cairo, Egypt, and the Bangalore-Guwahati express train crash in India.

The carnival-like celebration of Santo Domingo annually takes place in Nicaragua in the first ten days of August with processions, bullfights, parties and church services. Some of the faithful cover their bodies in a black lubricant, red paint or traditional clothes when a promise for a prayer or miracle they believe was performed or answered by Managua's patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman.


A girl, carrying a religious statue, takes part in Santo Domingo festivities in Managua, Nicaragua on Aug. 1

A girl, carrying a religious statue, takes part in Santo Domingo festivities in Managua, Nicaragua on Aug. 1


Actress Sissy Spacek (center) has become the 2,443rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre. She attends the honoring ceremony on August 1, 2011 with Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Marty Shelton and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler

Actress Sissy Spacek (center) has become the 2,443rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre. She attends the honoring ceremony on August 1, 2011 with Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Marty Shelton and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler


California National Guardsman Edwin Rodriguez is welcomed by his daughters and a nephew upon his return to Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California, from Iraq on August 1, 2011. The United States continue to withdraw its soldiers in Iraq

California National Guardsman Edwin Rodriguez is welcomed by his daughters and a nephew upon his return to Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California, from Iraq on August 1, 2011. The United States continue to withdraw its soldiers in Iraq


An elderly woman waits inside a food distribution center on August 1, 2011 after being registered as a refugee in Kenya’s Dadaab, a camp designed for 9000 people but now houses around 440,000 refugees. Most of the refugees come from war-ravaged Somalia

An elderly woman waits inside a food distribution center on August 1, 2011 after being registered as a refugee in Kenya’s Dadaab, a camp designed for 9000 people but now houses around 440,000 refugees. Most of the refugees come from war-ravaged Somalia


Egyptian military police personnel try to clear away a few hundred protesters, who remained camped at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, on August 1, 2011

Egyptian military police personnel try to clear away a few hundred protesters, who remained camped at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, on August 1, 2011


The Army personnel clear away protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo on August 1, 2011

The Army personnel clear away protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo on August 1, 2011


A visitor plays with her shadow inside the

A visitor plays with her shadow inside the "Luminarium" inflatable structure made by British designer Alan Parkinson in Lisbon on August 1, 2011. The sculpture helps people experience "a sense of wonder and the beauty of light and color"


A Sri Lankan aboriginal (Veddha) aims his bow and arrow during celebrations to mark World Indigenous People's day

A Sri Lankan aboriginal (Veddha) aims his bow and arrow during celebrations to mark World Indigenous People's day


Local people in Bagharpur, India stand at the scene of the Bangalore-Guwahati express train crash that left at least one dead and several others injured on July 31, 2011

Local people in Bagharpur, India stand at the scene of the Bangalore-Guwahati express train crash that left at least one dead and several others injured on July 31, 2011

 

Egyptian military police personnel clear out protesters at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square

 

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