Pictures of the Day: Friday, August 17, 2012
Koji Sasahara | AP
Visitors watch "kingyo", or goldfish, swimming in a polyhedral aquarium on the opening day of the Art Aquarium Exhibition in Tokyo on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The annual exhibition produced by Hidetomo Kimura was the collaboration of Japan's old Edo period atmosphere, modern technology and the kingyo, the organizer said.
Ariel Schalit | AP
A demonstrator chants slogans in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, whose members face prison for a stunt against President Vladimir Putin, outside Russia's embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The three female band members have been in jail for more than five months because of an anti-Putin prank in Moscow's main cathedral. A judge is due to rule on their case Friday.
An Indonesian youth yawns among motorcyclists as they wait to travel to Sumatra Island, at Merak ferry port in Banten province, Indonesia on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. A mass exodus out of the capital and other major cities in the world's most populous Muslim country is under way as millions are heading to their home villages to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday on Aug. 19. The holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Doug McSchooler, ndianapolis Star | AP
Rider Hector Barbera of Spain hits the pavement after losing control of his bike in the 16th turn during MotoGP motorcycle practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.
Biswaranjan Rout | AP
In this picture taken Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, Ghasiram Kisan (center) gestures as villagers gather to see Buddu, a one-and-a-half-year-old sloth bear at Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, 220 miles from Bhubaneswar, India. The wild bear, which was rescued from the family by wildlife officials on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, wandered into the village while following a herd of goats and had lived with the family ever since.
Itsuo Inouye | AP
Yuto Ono, 3, sitting on his father's shoulders goes through a field of sunflowers at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.
Achmad Ibrahim | AP
Indonesian men participate in a greased pole climbing competition held as part of independence day celebration on Ancol beach in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Contestants race up to grab items ranging from buckets to bicycles hanging from the top of the poles as prize. Indonesia is celebrating its 67th anniversary of independence from the Netherlands.
Posted Aug. 17, 2012, at 9:09 p.m.