Weekly Impressive Images: August 15, 2011

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Barack Obama respected Afghanistan Helicopter crash victims, powerful image of riots in London, the pitiful scene of a hungry child in Africa and Chilean’s education reform are some of the most outstanding events reflected through impressive images during the previous seven days.


On Tuesday August 9, U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base with the aim of attending the return of the 30 bodies of U.S. servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. It was the deadliest day in the history of the decade-long war. On that day, Obama’s motorcade left the White House at 11:32 a.m., and arrived at Ft. McNair at 11:45 a.m. After five minutes, four helicopters carrying the president, staff and reporters left and landed at Dover Air Force Base at 12:30 p.m. Obama met with families along with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Admiral William McRaven, who oversees the U.S. Special Operations forces.

 

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Barack Obama visited Dover Air Force Base and had a private meeting with relatives of 30 U.S. soldiers who died in helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 9


This is the scene of a burning building as rioters gathered in Croydon, south London, on August 8, 2011

This is the scene of a burning building as rioters gathered in Croydon, south London on August 8, 2011

 

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3-year-old Lokor Logitel was crying due to famine in Naduat center, northwest of Kenya's Nairobi


On 11 August, a family trying to comfort a young man mourning his brother, a police who were killed in Pakistan bombings in which four policemen and a child killed, and 14 wounded

On 11 August, a family  is trying to comfort a young man mourning his brother, a police who was killed in Pakistan bombings in which four policemen and a child killed, and 14 wounded


On August 9, thousands of people gathered on Chile's capital streets to stage a demonstration for demanding education reform. Masked demonstrators burned cars and barricades, looted storefronts and threw furniture at police in Santiago. Some others attacked an apartment building, throwing rocks and breaking windows. To deal with this problem, riot police used tear gas and tanks with water cannons to push them back. According to the report, at least 273 protesters were detained and 23 police officers were wounded.

 

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Masked demonstrators standing near a burning barricade during a protest for demanding education reform in Santiago, Chile on Tuesday, August 9, 2011Masked demonstrators standing near a burning barricade during a protest for demanding education reform in Santiago, Chile on Tuesday, August 9, 2011


American swimming athlete Diana Nyad, 61, plunged into the Florida Straits in Havana, marking the beginning of the 168-kilometer journey from Cuba to the U.S.

American swimming athlete Diana Nyad, 61, plunged into the Florida Straits in Havana, marking the beginning of the 168-kilometer journey from Cuba to the U.S.


The scene of China's highest chimney stack standing at 210m (689ft) tall demolished at Jia Ling Power Plant in Sichuan Province

The scene of China's highest chimney stack standing at 210m (689ft) tall demolished at Jia Ling Power Plant in Sichuan Province

 

Barack Obama Pay Tributes to Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Victims

 

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