Outstanding News in Pictures: September 2, 2011

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Over 60 percent of the blue mailboxes being removed by the U.S. Postal Service due to considerably declining use, or student couples taking part in the World Kiss Marathon for Education in Chile is among the outstanding news in pictures on September 2, 2011.

Over 60 percent of the blue mailboxes have been removed by the U.S. Postal Service due to considerably decreasing use. It is estimated that more and more people are sending invitation or personal letters, and paying bills online. According to Sue Brennan, a U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman, the amount of mail dropped into mailboxes has declined 35 percent since 2006.


US Postal Service mailboxes are seen awaiting disposal in San Jose, California on September 2, 2011

US Postal Service mailboxes are seen awaiting disposal in San Jose, California on September 2, 2011


Hundreds of people, mainly members of the Syrian community, protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Bucharest, Romania, on September 2, 2011

Hundreds of people, mainly members of the Syrian community, protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Bucharest, Romania on September 2, 2011


Rafael Nadal of Spain competes with Nicolas Mahut of France during Day Five of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2011

Rafael Nadal of Spain competes with Nicolas Mahut of France during Day Five of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2011


U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment work out at Observation Post Mustang 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 2, 2011

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment work out at Observation Post Mustang 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 2, 2011


A pack of cyclists ride compete during the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race in northwestern Spain, on September 2, 2011

A pack of cyclists ride compete during the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race in northwestern Spain on September 2, 2011


The Salvador Dali exhibition with a lips sofa (foreground) in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow on September 2, 2011

The Salvador Dali exhibition with a lips sofa (foreground) in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow on September 2, 2011


Student couples join the World Kiss Marathon for Education at a square in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 2, 2011. The event aims at asking better education opportunities in the country

Couples, almost students, join the World Kiss Marathon for Education at a square in Santiago, Chile on Sept. 2, 2011. The event aims at asking better education opportunities in the country


Protesters fight against riot police to keep their positions during a rally opposing the construction of a new naval base in Seogwipo on Jeju island, South Korean, on September 2, 2011

Protesters fight against riot police to keep their positions during a rally opposing the construction of a new naval base in Seogwipo on Jeju island, South Korean on September 2, 2011


A participant at the La Recuerda festival in Nejapa, El Salvador throws fireballs at his opponents to commemorate the 1658 eruption of the San Salvador volcano that ruined the town

A participant at the La Recuerda festival in Nejapa, El Salvador throws fireballs at his opponents to commemorate the 1658 eruption of the San Salvador volcano that ruined the town


A surfer faces a high wave at the Wedge California in Newport Beach, US. Waves measure up to 20 feet pounded the beach

A surfer faces a high wave at the Wedge California in Newport Beach, US. Waves measure up to 20 feet pounded the beach

 

Rafael Nadal at the US Open 2011

 

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