Pictures of the Day: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Peter Dejong | AP
Professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine (right) of Saint Kitts and Nevis poses with cycling fan and bicycle constructor Didi Senft of Germany on the course of the road race of the Road World Championship Cycling near Valkenburg, southern Netherlands, Thursday Sept. 20, 2012.
Schalk van Zuydam | AP
African penguins gather to keep warm as others are fed sardines by staff at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds after they were recently found covered in oil on Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Sept 20, 2012. Some 200 penguins were found covered in oil after a spill by a stricken bulk carrier and are being cared for by the foundation as they recuperate, with food and medical care provided for until their possible release next Thursday.
Matilde Campodonico | AP
High waves crash over the sea wall on to an avenue during a heavy wind storm in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. A powerful storm blew across the southern cone of South America, breaking windows in several buildings in Uruguay's capital, toppling about a hundred trees and cutting off three highways due to flooding.
Nasser Nasser | AP
Two Egyptian policemen stand guard while Egyptian men gather by an artist working on a mural with faces depicting ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, on a newly whitewashed wall in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Under cover of darkness, a few municipality workers quietly began to paint over an icon of Egypt's revolution: a giant, elaborate public mural on the street that saw some of the most violent clashes between protesters and police over the past two years. Arabic reads "paint over the revolution, life standard, freedom, social justice."
Fernando Vergara | AP
A Nepenthes Sanguinea, a carnivorous plant commonly known as a pitcher plant, is displayed at the 11th annual Orchid Exposition in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Colombia is ranked as one of the top countries in the world for its diversity of orchids.
A.M. Ahad | AP
Bangladeshi firefighters and residents try to control a fire at the Begunbari slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. The cause of the fire, in which at least 500 shanties were gutted, was not known.
Posted Sept. 20, 2012, at 8:11 p.m.