Outstanding News in Pictures: June 14, 2011

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Italy’s Simplon tunnel is damaged by a fire that occurred on a train carrying household goods made of steel and porcelain from Italy to Germany. Millions of pilgrims come to bath in the Ganges River in the belief that the ritual washes away their sin. All the outstanding news pieces are attracting attention of the world community.

 

Ibrahim Nabay, a street money changer or "Dollar Boy," conducts his trade on Siaka Stevens street in the heart of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. The man is among a group providing traders and companies currencies like dollars, pounds and euros that the central bank cannot supply.


Ibrahim Nabay, a street money changer or

Ibrahim Nabay


Armed guards are spotted walking near damaged cars at the house of Yemeni tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar in Sanaa through a shattered window

Armed guards are spotted walking near damaged cars at the house of Yemeni tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar in Sanaa through a shattered window

 

The “Big Baby” sculpture made by Ron Mueck has been displayed at Christie's in London. The sculpture is featured in the Masterpieces Exhibition that showcases a number of artwork pieces for sale over the next four weeks. The world’s famous artists including Michelangelo, Gainsborough, Goya, Stubbs, Monet, Picasso and Renoir are represented at the event.


The “Big Baby” sculpture made by Ron Mueck has been displayed at Christie's in London. The sculpture is featured in the Masterpieces Exhibition that showcases a number of artwork pieces for sale over the next four weeks. The world’s famous artists including Michelangelo, Gainsborough, Goya, Stubbs, Monet, Picasso and Renoir are represented at the event

The “Big Baby” sculpture

 

A Canadian soldier in Afghanistan walks through a field of marijuana plants during a patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. By the end of July, Canada will stop its combat role in Afghanistan after nearly 10-year fighting in this country.


A Canadian soldier in Afghanistan walks through a field of marijuana plants during a patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. By the end of July, Canada will stop its combat role in Afghanistan after nearly 10-year fighting in this country

A Canadian soldier in Afghanistan walks through a field of marijuana plants

 

An Indian man clings to chains suspended from a bridge as he bathes in rapidly flowing waters of the Ganges River in Haridwar, which is regarded as one of the holiest cities in the country by devout Hindus. Each year, millions of pilgrims come to bath in the Ganges River in the belief that the ritual washes away their sin.


An Indian man clings to chains suspended from a bridge as he bathes in rapidly flowing waters of the Ganges River in Haridwar, where is regarded as one of the holiest cities in the country by devout Hindus. Each year, millions of pilgrims come to bath in the Ganges River in the belief that the ritual washes away their sin

An Indian man clings to chains suspended from a bridge

 

On the opening day of the new academic year, Indian school children wait in line for their midday meal at a primary school in the outskirts of Hyderabad. English becomes the second language for the 2011-12 academic year in India because no more than 1% of the country's population uses English as a second language.


On the opening day of the new academic year, Indian school children wait in line for their midday meal at a primary school in the outskirts of Hyderabad. English become the second language for the 2011-12 academic year in India because no more than 1% of the country's population uses English as a second language

Indian school children wait in line for their midday meal

 

Khagendra Thapa Magar, the former world’s shortest living man behind Junrey Balawing with his height of 26.4 inches, visits Nepalese Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal in Kathmandu, asking the government to provide some basic facility to him.


Khagendra Thapa Magar, the former world’s shortest living man Khagendra Thapa Magar behind Junrey Balawing with his height of 26.4 inches, visits Nepalese Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal in Kathmandu, asking the government to provide some basic facility to him

Khagendra Thapa Magar

 

Men work inside the Italian part of the Simplon tunnel damaged by a fire that occurred on a train carrying household goods made of steel and porcelain from Italy to Germany. Fortunately, no one was hurt.


Men work inside the Italian part of the Simplon tunnel damaged by a fire that occurred on a train carrying household goods made of steel and porcelain from Italy to Germany. Fortunately, no one was hurt

Men work inside the Italian part of the Simplon tunnel

 

Teachers clear the silt caused by a flood in the campus of a primary school in Tongcheng county in central China's Hubei province. The death toll from heavy rains destroying central and southern China has risen to at least 94 with 78 people missing.


Teachers clear the silt caused by a flood in the campus of a primary school in Tongcheng county in central China's Hubei province. The death toll from heavy rains destroying central and southern China has risen to at least 94 with 78 people missing

Teachers are clearing the silt caused by the flood

 

Heavy rains destroying central and southern China is among outstanding news on June 14

 

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Mary Rose is currently a lecturer on society. In her free time, Mary is fond of joining social activities. Her goal is to provide up-to-date news and articles on society and culture.

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