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Day in Photos: Aug. 16, 2012

In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Wednesday, a Syrian man reacts after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, SNN)
This combination of 2012 file photos shows, from left, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain on June 13, Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber on April 21, and Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Seattle's Hernandez threw a perfect game, the Mariners' first ever and the 23rd in baseball history, against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. It was the third perfect game in baseball this season - a first. (AP Photos/File)
Flowers left by fans decorate the grave of Elvis Presley at Graceland, Presley's Memphis, Tenn. home. Fans from around the world are at Graceland to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Presley's death. Presley died Aug. 16, 1977. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Bodies of striking miners lay on the ground after police opened fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg. South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. (AP Photo)
Students from Pashupatinath Veda Vidya Ashram, a school on Hindu religious teaching, look out from a window of their class in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A combine harvests corn in a field near Coy, Ark.. Federal weather forecasters say drought conditions appear to be leveling off, although it is likely to continue at least through November. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside Ukraine's High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases in Kyiv, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London. Assange entered the embassy in June in an attempt to gain political asylum to prevent him from being extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced Thursday that he had granted political asylum to Assange, on the grounds he faces a serious threat of unjust prosecution at the hands of U.S. officials, a nod to the fears expressed by Assange and others that the Swedish sex case is merely the opening gambit in a Washington-orchestrated plot to make him stand trial in the United States. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
An anti-Japan protester tears Japanese Rising Sun Flag during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong as they demand Japanese government to release Chinese activists arrested in Japan after landing on Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan is considering deporting 14 Chinese activists arrested for landing without authorization on disputed islands in the East China Sea, as harsh criticisms and repeated demands for their release erupted Thursday in China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Monsoon clouds hover over India Gate monument as a person waves, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
An Acehnese woman browses for a Muslim head scarf at a market in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
A girl is helped by a firefighter to hose during a firefighting drill in Tokyo . (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Yao Ming, China's top basketball star, follows Kenya Wildlife Rangers to lay a wreath on the memorial site of the Kenya Wildlife Rangers killed during fighting with poachers in Nairobi. Ming is visiting Kenya on his first-ever visit to Africa to film a documentary aimed at reducing poaching attacks against elephants and rhinos. The two animals are coming under increasing attacks by poachers who sell rhino horns and elephant tusks to buyers in Asia who acquire the animal products as a sign of affluence. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Wednesday, a Syrian man reacts after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, SNN) -
This combination of 2012 file photos shows, from left, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain on June 13, Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber on April 21, and Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Seattle's Hernandez threw a perfect game, the Mariners' first ever and the 23rd in baseball history, against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. It was the third perfect game in baseball this season - a first. (AP Photos/File) -
Flowers left by fans decorate the grave of Elvis Presley at Graceland, Presley's Memphis, Tenn. home. Fans from around the world are at Graceland to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Presley's death. Presley died Aug. 16, 1977. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) -
Bodies of striking miners lay on the ground after police opened fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg. South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. (AP Photo) -
Students from Pashupatinath Veda Vidya Ashram, a school on Hindu religious teaching, look out from a window of their class in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) -
A combine harvests corn in a field near Coy, Ark.. Federal weather forecasters say drought conditions appear to be leveling off, although it is likely to continue at least through November. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) -
Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside Ukraine's High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases in Kyiv, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov) -
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London. Assange entered the embassy in June in an attempt to gain political asylum to prevent him from being extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced Thursday that he had granted political asylum to Assange, on the grounds he faces a serious threat of unjust prosecution at the hands of U.S. officials, a nod to the fears expressed by Assange and others that the Swedish sex case is merely the opening gambit in a Washington-orchestrated plot to make him stand trial in the United States. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) -
An anti-Japan protester tears Japanese Rising Sun Flag during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong as they demand Japanese government to release Chinese activists arrested in Japan after landing on Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan is considering deporting 14 Chinese activists arrested for landing without authorization on disputed islands in the East China Sea, as harsh criticisms and repeated demands for their release erupted Thursday in China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) -
Monsoon clouds hover over India Gate monument as a person waves, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) -
An Acehnese woman browses for a Muslim head scarf at a market in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda) -
A girl is helped by a firefighter to hose during a firefighting drill in Tokyo . (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) -
Yao Ming, China's top basketball star, follows Kenya Wildlife Rangers to lay a wreath on the memorial site of the Kenya Wildlife Rangers killed during fighting with poachers in Nairobi. Ming is visiting Kenya on his first-ever visit to Africa to film a documentary aimed at reducing poaching attacks against elephants and rhinos. The two animals are coming under increasing attacks by poachers who sell rhino horns and elephant tusks to buyers in Asia who acquire the animal products as a sign of affluence. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) - CP

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