Friday, August 14, 2009


    Coliseum Protest

    August 14: Emergency services at the scene, as security guards hold a banner reading "No Job Insecurity" after climbing the Coliseum to protest planned layoffs at their company, in Rome. Ambulances and a fire brigade crane arrived at the scene Friday evening. Police cordoned off the area. Below the ancient arena, some 50 other security guards backed the protest with cheers. The protesters unfurled a banner that read "No to Job Insecurity" and received a megaphone and supplies attached to a rope by their colleagues. (Photo: AP)


    August 14: A U.S. Marine with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 2nd MEB, 2nd MEF, runs across a rooftop for more ammunition, during a fire fight against Taliban in the village of Dahaneh, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. (Photo: AP)


    August 14: Students take part in a protest against unemployment in Sao Paulo. Protesters also claimed for a land reform. (Photo: AP)


    August 14: Mexico's first lady Margarita Zavala, left, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, second from left, Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, second from right, and Uruguay's first lady Maria Auxiliadora Delgado applaud as child, wearing traditional clothes, performs at a school in Montevideo. Calderon is on a two-day official visit to Uruguay. (Photo: AP)


    August 14: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, right, and Premier Vladimir Putin meet at the Bocharov Ruchei presidential residence at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Medvedev's golden retriever Aldo sits at right. (Photo: AP)


    August 14: Canada's Mark Oldershaw races to victory in the semifinal of the men's 1000 meter event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. (Photo: AP)
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