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A boy casts a shadow on the water contaminated with oil near the Arabian Sea shore in Mumbai. The oil spill from a damaged container ship that collided with another vessel in the Arabian sea has stopped after coast guard officials managed to plug the leak in its fuel tank, a top government official said Tuesday. A Kashmiri Muslim protester makes graffiti on a road as bystanders look on in Wathoora on the outskirts of Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims protested against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and offered special prayers for nearly 50 people who died in last two months of civil unrest. An injured flash flood survivor who was air lifted from Leh is brought to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu. In the Ladakh region where scores were killed on 6 Aug, 2010 flash floods, thousands of army and paramilitary soldiers continued clearing roads and removing the debris. Pakistani flood survivors jostle to get relief supplies provided by Pakistan army in Jaffarabad. President Asif Ali Zardari returned to flood-ravaged Pakistan, where he faced a storm of criticism for visiting Europe as his country was gripped by what his government called the nation's worst natural disaster. Chinese residents grieve amongst the rocks and debris after a mudslide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. Rescuers in three countries across Asia struggled to reach survivors from massive flooding that has afflicted millions of people, as the death toll climbed in the remote Chinese town where hundreds died and more than 1,100 were missing from landslides. The Dalai Lama acts to assert a point as he delivers a lecture at the Delhi University in New Delhi. 

New Zealand's Daryl Tuffey throws a ball at the wickets, attempting to dismiss Mahendra Singh Dhoni, during the first one day international match in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. India lost the match by 200 runs. Indonesian Muslim women perform an evening prayer called 'Tarawih', at the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta. New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit takes a ride as she launches a battery powered rickshaw in New Delhi. Mamta, 5, takes part in a street show in Allahabad. Mamta earns approximately Rupees 200-300 per day. A snow leopard cub investigates a camera lens before being snatched back by the hand of a keeper at the Oklahoma City Zoo in the USA. Indian labourers work at one of the venues of the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi. Corruption allegations and delays in construction of venues and infrastructure have dogged the Commonwealth Games, which will take place Oct. 3-14. Priyanka Chopra speaks to the media after being appointed UNICEF ambassador in New Delhi. A woman talks on a mobile phone as she cooks while Hindu pilgrims, known as Kanwarias, eat after bathing in the Ganga in Allahabad. People flee Muzaffargarh in Pakistan as authorities asked residents to vacate the city. The U.N., relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million, more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods.
Chinese residents search a partially collapsed building for survivors after mud slide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. A Chinese woman grieves over her loss while being comforted by another woman after a mudslide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. A resident carries clay bricks to construct a funeral pyre as he walks through destruction wrecked by a recent flood in village Phyang, about 30 kilometers from Leh. Chinese rescue workers create a makeshift path across the mud to a partially collapsed building after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. A Chinese man covered with a red blanket is pulled alive from a mudslide that swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. Tourists with face masks walk along  Red Square in a thick blanket of smog, in Moscow, Russia. While floods ravaged Pakistan, wildfires raged in and enveloped seven Russian regions, covering more than 300,000 acres for weeks, killing more than 50 and leaving 3,000 homeless, filling the air with toxic fumes in a plume that could be seen from outer space. While the worst-case scenario of the fires spreading to the radioactive waste and creating a nuclear nightmare was averted, Russia was left reeling with its agriculture left in shambles, damages estimated at around $15 billion and a severe food crisis.
Tara Vaitiere Hoyos, Miss Great Britain 2010, poses for a photo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  A hummingbird hawk-moth hovers as it feeds on flowers in eastern Cheyenne. The hummingbird hawk moth looks like a small hummingbird and has a long probiscus. The moth hovers while it feeds, and it makes a hummingbird-like noise as it rapidly flaps its wings.  A boy marks a wall with his palm impressions as he plays with oil near the Arabian Sea shore in Mumbai. The oil spill from a damaged container ship that collided with another vessel in the Arabian sea has stopped after coast guard officials managed to plug the leak in its fuel tank, a top government official said. 
Outbound cargo vessel MSC Chitra, which was damaged after a collision with stationary MV Khalijia-III on 7 Aug, 2010, is seen sinking in the sea off the Mumbai coast. There were no reports of fresh oil spill from the cargo ship, even as anti-pollution operations are still on to neutralise the oil effect. Soldiers with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) arrive at the scene of a militant attack in Kabul. Two suicide attackers struck a building rented by a private security company in Afghanistan's capital, detonating their explosive vests to kill two company drivers, police said. 
Afghan security force soldiers rush to the scene of a militant attack in Kabul. Two suicide attackers struck a building rented by a private security company in Afghanistan's capital, detonating their explosive vests to kill two company drivers, police said.

Indonesian Muslims perform an evening prayer called Tarawih at  the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta. 

Kashmiri Muslim protesters shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest rally at Khanmoh, about 30 kilometers south of Srinagar. Pakistani villagers, along with their cattle, wade through a flood water to safe area in Alipur near Sukkar. The United Nations, relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods. Sri Lankan stick fishermen attempt to catch fish in the late afternoon at Ahangama Bay, 25 kilometers south of Galle. An Afghan security man covers a body at the scene of a militant attack in Kabul. Two suicide attackers struck a building rented by a private security company in Afghanistan's capital Tuesday, detonating their explosive vests to kill two company drivers, police said. Kashmiri Muslim protesters pray in the middle of a road during an anti-India procession in Chadoora, about 25 kilometers south of Srinagar. 
Italian tourists voluntarily sort medicines and other materials collected from passengers leaving Leh for donating to relief camps set up for flood victims, inside the airport in Leh. A Chinese woman weeps near buildings damaged after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. New Orleans Saints football quarterback Drew Brees and President Barack Obama hold a personalised team jersey, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as he honored the 2009 NFL Super Bowl Football Champions. Chinese rescue workers prepare to search for survivors after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. Children stand near the Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage spot, where families affected by floods are staying in makeshift tents to take refuge from the possibility of another flash flood, in Leh. Army officers look on at a the site of destruction wrecked by a recent flood as they stand on a temporary steel bridge constructed to reconnect the main highway connecting Leh towards Kargil, at Phey, about 20 kilometers from Leh. Indus river overflows on the outskirts of Leh. Virender Sehwag looks back after playing a shot during the first cricket match against New Zealand, in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Host Sri Lanka  sati out the opening match. A flood victim lights oil lamps at a monastery in village Choglamsar, on the outskirts of Leh. Ashish Nehra shakes hands with New Zealand's Gareth Hopkins after their first cricket match in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Tuesday. India  lost by 200 runs. Praveen Kumar celebrate with teammate Suresh Raina, the wicket of New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill during their first cricket match in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Host Sri Lanka is sitting out the opening match. Laborers work on the roof of one of the venues of the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi. Corruption allegations and delays in construction of venues and infrastructure have dogged the Commonwealth Games, which will take place Oct. 3-14 in New Delhi. Local residents cover their faces as rescuers search for missing bodies in the mud following recent flooding in the village Choglamsar, on the outskirts of Leh.
Aug 10, 2010
A boy casts a shadow on the water contaminated with oil near the Arabian Sea shore in Mumbai. The oil spill from a damaged container ship that collided with another vessel in the Arabian sea has stopped after coast guard officials managed to plug the leak in its fuel tank, a top government official said Tuesday.

- AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
Aug 10, 2010
A Kashmiri Muslim protester makes graffiti on a road as bystanders look on in Wathoora on the outskirts of Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims protested against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and offered special prayers for nearly 50 people who died in last two months of civil unrest.

- AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Aug 10, 2010
An injured flash flood survivor who was air lifted from Leh is brought to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu. In the Ladakh region where scores were killed on 6 Aug, 2010 flash floods, thousands of army and paramilitary soldiers continued clearing roads and removing the debris.

- AP Photo/Channi Anand
Aug 10, 2010
Pakistani flood survivors jostle to get relief supplies provided by Pakistan army in Jaffarabad. President Asif Ali Zardari returned to flood-ravaged Pakistan, where he faced a storm of criticism for visiting Europe as his country was gripped by what his government called the nation's worst natural disaster.

- AP Photo/Fida Hussain
Aug 10, 2010
Chinese residents grieve amongst the rocks and debris after a mudslide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. Rescuers in three countries across Asia struggled to reach survivors from massive flooding that has afflicted millions of people, as the death toll climbed in the remote Chinese town where hundreds died and more than 1,100 were missing from landslides.

- AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Aug 10, 2010
The Dalai Lama acts to assert a point as he delivers a lecture at the Delhi University in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Saurabh Das
Aug 10, 2010
New Zealand's Daryl Tuffey throws a ball at the wickets, attempting to dismiss Mahendra Singh Dhoni, during the first one day international match in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. India lost the match by 200 runs.

- AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Aug 10, 2010
Indonesian Muslim women perform an evening prayer called 'Tarawih', at the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta.

- AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
Aug 10, 2010
New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit takes a ride as she launches a battery powered rickshaw in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Saurabh Das
Aug 10, 2010
Mamta, 5, takes part in a street show in Allahabad. Mamta earns approximately Rupees 200-300 per day.

- AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Aug 10, 2010
A snow leopard cub investigates a camera lens before being snatched back by the hand of a keeper at the Oklahoma City Zoo in the USA.

- AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
Aug 10, 2010
Indian labourers work at one of the venues of the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi. Corruption allegations and delays in construction of venues and infrastructure have dogged the Commonwealth Games, which will take place Oct. 3-14.

- AP Photo/Anupam Nath
Aug 10, 2010
Priyanka Chopra speaks to the media after being appointed UNICEF ambassador in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Anupam Nath
Aug 10, 2010
A woman talks on a mobile phone as she cooks while Hindu pilgrims, known as Kanwarias, eat after bathing in the Ganga in Allahabad.

- AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Aug 10, 2010
People flee Muzaffargarh in Pakistan as authorities asked residents to vacate the city. The U.N., relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million, more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods.

- AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary
Aug 10, 2010
Chinese residents search a partially collapsed building for survivors after mud slide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province.

- AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Aug 10, 2010
A Chinese woman grieves over her loss while being comforted by another woman after a mudslide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province.

- AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Aug 10, 2010
A resident carries clay bricks to construct a funeral pyre as he walks through destruction wrecked by a recent flood in village Phyang, about 30 kilometers from Leh.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Aug 10, 2010
Chinese rescue workers create a makeshift path across the mud to a partially collapsed building after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province.

- AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Aug 10, 2010
A Chinese man covered with a red blanket is pulled alive from a mudslide that swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province.

- AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Aug 10, 2010
Tourists with face masks walk along Red Square in a thick blanket of smog, in Moscow, Russia. While floods ravaged Pakistan, wildfires raged in and enveloped seven Russian regions, covering more than 300,000 acres for weeks, killing more than 50 and leaving 3,000 homeless, filling the air with toxic fumes in a plume that could be seen from outer space. While the worst-case scenario of the fires spreading to the radioactive waste and creating a nuclear nightmare was averted, Russia was left reeling with its agriculture left in shambles, damages estimated at around $15 billion and a severe food crisis.

- AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko
Aug 10, 2010
Tara Vaitiere Hoyos, Miss Great Britain 2010, poses for a photo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

- AP PHOTO/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP
Aug 10, 2010
A hummingbird hawk-moth hovers as it feeds on flowers in eastern Cheyenne. The hummingbird hawk moth looks like a small hummingbird and has a long probiscus. The moth hovers while it feeds, and it makes a hummingbird-like noise as it rapidly flaps its wings.

- AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith
Aug 10, 2010
A boy marks a wall with his palm impressions as he plays with oil near the Arabian Sea shore in Mumbai. The oil spill from a damaged container ship that collided with another vessel in the Arabian sea has stopped after coast guard officials managed to plug the leak in its fuel tank, a top government official said.

- AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
Aug 10, 2010
Outbound cargo vessel MSC Chitra, which was damaged after a collision with stationary MV Khalijia-III on 7 Aug, 2010, is seen sinking in the sea off the Mumbai coast. There were no reports of fresh oil spill from the cargo ship, even as anti-pollution operations are still on to neutralise the oil effect.

- PTI Photo/ Mitesh Bhuvad
Aug 10, 2010
Soldiers with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) arrive at the scene of a militant attack in Kabul. Two suicide attackers struck a building rented by a private security company in Afghanistan's capital, detonating their explosive vests to kill two company drivers, police said.

- AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq
Aug 10, 2010
Afghan security force soldiers rush to the scene of a militant attack in Kabul. Two suicide attackers struck a building rented by a private security company in Afghanistan's capital, detonating their explosive vests to kill two company drivers, police said.

- AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq
Aug 10, 2010
Indonesian Muslims perform an evening prayer called "Tarawih" at the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta.

- AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
Aug 10, 2010
Kashmiri Muslim protesters shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest rally at Khanmoh, about 30 kilometers south of Srinagar.

- AP Photo/Dar Yasin
Aug 10, 2010
Pakistani villagers, along with their cattle, wade through a flood water to safe area in Alipur near Sukkar. The United Nations, relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods.

- AP Photo/Shakil Adil
Aug 10, 2010
Sri Lankan stick fishermen attempt to catch fish in the late afternoon at Ahangama Bay, 25 kilometers south of Galle.

- AP Photo/Mark Baker
Aug 10, 2010
An Afghan security man covers a body at the scene of a militant attack in Kabul. Two suicide attackers struck a building rented by a private security company in Afghanistan's capital Tuesday, detonating their explosive vests to kill two company drivers, police said.

- AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq
Aug 10, 2010
Kashmiri Muslim protesters pray in the middle of a road during an anti-India procession in Chadoora, about 25 kilometers south of Srinagar.

- AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Aug 10, 2010
Italian tourists voluntarily sort medicines and other materials collected from passengers leaving Leh for donating to relief camps set up for flood victims, inside the airport in Leh.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Aug 10, 2010
A Chinese woman weeps near buildings damaged after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province.

- AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Aug 10, 2010
New Orleans Saints football quarterback Drew Brees and President Barack Obama hold a personalised team jersey, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as he honored the 2009 NFL Super Bowl Football Champions.

- AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
Aug 10, 2010
Chinese rescue workers prepare to search for survivors after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province.

- AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Aug 10, 2010
Children stand near the Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage spot, where families affected by floods are staying in makeshift tents to take refuge from the possibility of another flash flood, in Leh.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Aug 10, 2010
Army officers look on at a the site of destruction wrecked by a recent flood as they stand on a temporary steel bridge constructed to reconnect the main highway connecting Leh towards Kargil, at Phey, about 20 kilometers from Leh.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Aug 10, 2010
Indus river overflows on the outskirts of Leh.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Aug 10, 2010
Virender Sehwag looks back after playing a shot during the first cricket match against New Zealand, in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Host Sri Lanka sati out the opening match.

- AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Aug 10, 2010
A flood victim lights oil lamps at a monastery in village Choglamsar, on the outskirts of Leh.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Aug 10, 2010
Ashish Nehra shakes hands with New Zealand's Gareth Hopkins after their first cricket match in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Tuesday. India lost by 200 runs.

- AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Aug 10, 2010
Praveen Kumar celebrate with teammate Suresh Raina, the wicket of New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill during their first cricket match in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Host Sri Lanka is sitting out the opening match.

- AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Aug 10, 2010
Laborers work on the roof of one of the venues of the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi. Corruption allegations and delays in construction of venues and infrastructure have dogged the Commonwealth Games, which will take place Oct. 3-14 in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Anupam Nath
Aug 10, 2010
Local residents cover their faces as rescuers search for missing bodies in the mud following recent flooding in the village Choglamsar, on the outskirts of Leh.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
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Aug 10, 2010
A boy casts a shadow on the water contaminated with oil near the Arabian Sea shore in Mumbai. The oil spill from a damaged container ship that collided with another vessel in the Arabian sea has stopped after coast guard officials managed to plug the leak in its fuel tank, a top government official said Tuesday.

- AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
 
 
 

 
 
 
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