Outstanding News in Pictures: August 5, 2011

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The outstanding news in pictures on August 5, 2011 include the alarming case of child marriage in India, the sunken passenger cargo ship in central Philippines and the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music fest in Germany.

According to Indian law, the legal marriage age is 18, but child marriages in the country are very common, especially in poor, rural regions. Around 47 percent of women aged between 20 and 24 were got married before 18. In fact, child marriages are stealing the innocence of millions of girls worldwide and bringing them into poverty, poor health and ignorance.


Child bride Krishna (right), 12, laughs with her husband Kishan Gopal, 14, at her house in a village near Baran, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan on August 4, 2011

Child bride Krishna (right), 12, laughs with her husband Kishan Gopal, 14, at her house in a village near Baran, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan on August 4, 2011


Heavy metal music fans take a group bath before the first main performance on the first day of the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music fest, which attracts approximately 75,000 heavy metal fans around the world, on August 4, 2011 in Wacken, Germany

Heavy metal music fans take a group bath before the first main performance on the first day of the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music fest, which attracts approximately 75,000 heavy metal fans around the world on August 4, 2011 in Wacken, Germany


Indonesian women pray on the fourth day of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque

Indonesian women pray on the fourth day of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque


An aerial photo taken on August 2 captures the sunken passenger cargo ship named M/V Asia Malaysia at the seas of Panay and Negros islands, central Philippines. Fortunately, all 147 passengers and screw were rescued

An aerial photo taken on August 2 captures the sunken passenger cargo ship named M/V Asia Malaysia at the seas of Panay and Negros islands, central Philippines. Fortunately, all 147 passengers and screw were rescued


A child stands in front of her home at a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, on Thursday, Aug 4. About 440,000 refugees, almost all come from war-ravaged Somalia, are gathering in Dadaab

A child stands in front of her home at a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya on Thursday, Aug 4. About 440,000 refugees, almost all come from war-ravaged Somalia, are gathering in Dadaab


About five fuel tankers carrying fuel for NATO and the US forces in Afghanistan caught fire at the depot on the outskirts of Kabul, August 4, 2011. No casualties were reported

About five fuel tankers carrying fuel for NATO and the US forces in Afghanistan caught fire at the depot on the outskirts of Kabul, August 4, 2011. No casualties were reported


A crew member of a sinking ship carrying 60,000 tons of coal from Indonesia to India is being rescued by an Indian Navy helicopter off the coast of Mumbai, India, on Aug. 4, 2011

A crew member of a sinking ship carrying 60,000 tons of coal from Indonesia to India is being rescued by an Indian Navy helicopter off the coast of Mumbai, India on Aug. 4, 2011


People watch riders performing on their motorcycles during a freestyle motocross event named FMX Jam

People watch riders performing on their motorcycles during a freestyle motocross event named FMX Jam

 

Child Marriages in India

 

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