Pictures of the Day: Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012
Itsuo Inouye | AP
A California sea lion and a walrus kiss each other during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Eugene Garcia | AP
A wildfire looms above homes near Ruby's Diner on the Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Fire crews are battling a 3-acre brush fire in south Laguna Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Nyes Place, according to the Orange County Fire Department.
Hussein Malla | AP
Pope Benedict XVI addresses a speech in front of Lebanese honor guards during his departure ceremony at Rafik Hariri International airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI end his three-day visit to Lebanon after he celebrated an open-air mass for tens of thousands of pilgrims from across the Middle East, saying Christians must do their part to end the "grim trail of death and destruction" in the region.
Matthias Schrader | AP
A judge watches the leather ring held by two competitors with their middle fingers at the German Finger Wrestling Championships in in Warngau, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Competitors battled for the title in this traditional rural sport where the winner has to pull his opponent over the marked line on the table.
Jonathan Short | AP
A model wears a design from the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Gabe Hernandez | AP
Liliana Montenegro cries over the casket of her brother U.S. Army Warrant Officer Jose Luis Montenegro Jr. after his body arrived Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at McCreery Aviation in McAllen, Texas. Montenegro was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. and was serving his third tour of duty overseas when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan's Logar province. Nearly 2,000 American troops have been killed in the conflict since the 2001 invasion.
Posted Sept. 16, 2012, at 7:02 p.m.