The day in pictures, February 17, 2011

Today the world celebrates the International Day of spontaneous kindness. But the inhabitants of the planet as if understood all wrong and gave a very negative day. Maybe it's a full moon.

Indian elephant in the suburbs of the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, scattered mud impatience. Animal awaits the celebration of the full moon.






Storks on the roof of a house in the Spanish village of Buniel.




Climber washing windows on a skyscraper in Jakarta, Indonesia.




Seating is on the territory of gold mine in Thailand. Development is an Australian company.




In Cairo, the Egyptian life has calmed down. Someone went back to reading newspapers, and someone to clean the shoes.




And in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh - lepota! No hassles. All is calm and quiet.



Tanzanian family carries the remains of his belongings from the suburbs of Dar es Salaam after explosions at military depots.



An Afghan policeman helps to extinguish a fire in a coal bin in Kabul.



Near the station of San Miguel in Argentina was a collision of two trains. There are victims.



Police in Bahrain Manama removes tents of protesters in the city center.



To not particularly bother, in turn lent tanks.



Libya also "infect" protests. That's just to overthrow the tyrant Gaddafi unlikely.



Self-propelled howitzers K-9 Army South Korea exercises near the demilitarized border with North Korea.



Perhaps the South Koreans panicked for no reason and blame a simple monument in Seoul?



On the Somali military base in Afgoye was a parade of new recruits of the terrorist group "Al Shabab».



Vietnamese Halong Bay sank the ship with tourists, near the island of Titov. There are victims.



One of the protesters in Minsk against the rigged presidential elections in Belarus in court. Basil Parfiankou considered one of the organizers of the demonstration.



Workers installed a giant billboard in Hong Kong in one of the buildings.



Kamnemetateli Yemeni anti-government protests continue.





Thousands of Filipino students and students staged a flashmob-kind protest against budget cuts education in the country.



Belgian students dressed in costumes of the two characters in neighboring regions at a demonstration in connection with the omission of Parliament. He has not been formed already 249 days.



And then create the inscription of the people in national colors - "one = one". It's not entirely clear, but it is beautiful.



In Bogota, the Colombian capital truck carriers block roads to protest against the abolition of the minimum tax on trucking.



U2 singer Bono has already forgotten what stage and microphone. Asks journalists: "Who is that?". The finger points to the President of South Africa - Jacob Zuma.



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has just met with Pope Benedict XVI. Nothing personal.



American figure skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White Championships Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei.



The first goal of the day in the first 15 matches of the Europa League Cup. Kazan "Ruby" lost at home to the Dutch "Twente" 0: 2.



In South Korea, met with representatives of the International Olympic Committee. Pyeongchang wants to host the Winter Olympic Games -2018.



The coach of «New York Yankees» Joe Girardi sat down to ... Well, just sat down :)



The opening ceremony of the World Cup Cricket in Bangladesh. Matches will also be held in India and Sri Lanka.



Swiss bank «Banque Cantonal Vaudoise» produced gold bars weighing 500 grams and one kilogram.



LG is at the 3GSM in Barcelona unveiled a new smartphone with support for 3D - LG Optimus 3D.



Today is the last official day of the exhibition.



Sri Lankan Buddhist lights incense sticks on the eve of the full moon in the temple of Kelaniya in Colombo.



In China, the Lantern Festival began.



Indonesian Jakarta said the first full moon of the year parade "Chap Goh Me».



Exhibition of works by Russian artist Alexander Deineka in the Roman Palace of the exposition.

The series of paintings "Strong eternal love" Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang is planned to be sold not less than $ 3,000,000 during the auction Sotheby Hong Kong.

Photo: AP, Getty Images, Reuters

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