Pictures of the Day: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Owen Humphries | AP
Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, Sunday July 22, 2012. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday July 27.
Anonymous | AP
This Saturday, July 21, 2012 image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Sunday, July 22, 2012, purports to show Syrian Brig. Gen. Abdul-Nasser Farzat, center front, from the Aleppo Academy for Military Engineering, and warrant officer Ziad Ahmad Khodr from Criminal Security, center back, announcing their defection to the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, Syria. In the video Farzat says, "I have joined the Free Syrian Army, the army of heroes that is defending the nation."
Christophe Ena | AP
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey cycles past the Arc de Triomphe during the 20th stage of the the Tour de France cycling race over 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012.
Alex Brandon | AP
The sun rises between flags placed at a memorial near the the Century 16 movie theater Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24.
Chris Carlson | AP
Ernie Els of South Africa kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club, Lytham St Annes, England Sunday, July 22, 2012.
Rahmat Gul | AP
Afghan boys read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the city of Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, July 22, 2011. Muslims from Morocco to Afghanistan are experiencing the toughest Ramadan in more than three decades with no food or drink, not even a sip of water, for 14 hours a day during the hottest time of the year.
Berit Roald | AP
People lay down flowers outside the cathedral in Oslo, Norway Sunday July 22, 2012, on the first anniversary of a bombing and shooting rampage in Oslo and on Utoya Island. Norway on Sunday paused to commemorate the 77 victims of a bomb and gun massacre that shocked the peaceful nation one year ago, a tragedy that the prime minister said had brought Norwegians together in defense of democracy and tolerance.
Posted July 22, 2012, at 4:59 p.m.