Pictures of the Day: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Wally Santana | AP
Dancers in Taiwan's Paper Windmill Cultural Foundation perform during a dress rehearsal of Paper Windmill Fantasia in Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 ahead of their performances in Beijing, China, July 20-22. With integration of familiar nursery rhymes, passionate dance, literary meaning and sophisticated art forms, this drama claims an unprecedented performance demonstrating the unique innovations of the modern theater in Taiwan.
Gero Breloer | AP
Two Grey Crowned Cranes look at each other in their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Andres Gutierrez | AP
People carry their personal belongings as they leave their village threaded by a forest fire in Vilaflor in Tenerife, Spain, on Tuesday July 17, 2012. Two forest fires are raging out of control on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma in Spain's Canary islands archipelago near the eastern coast of Africa. Authorities say the fires threaten natural parks but are not close to parts of the islands most frequented by tourists.
Wong Maye-E | AP
South Korean girl pop group 4minute member, Nam Ji-Hyun, takes part during a meet-and-greet session at a local mall in Singapore on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Charlie Neibergall | AP
Dan Morrissey leans on a tree near Meyers Lake where his daughter Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, disappeared last Friday, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa. The girls' bikes were found Friday afternoon near a bike trail at the edge of the lake.
Rajanish Kakade | AP
An Indian worker prepares idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh at a workshop in Mumbai, India on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The idols will be immersed in the Arabian Sea at the end of a festival.
Mahesh Kumar A | AP
An Indian family on a motorcycle protect themselves with an umbrella from a heavy monsoon shower in Hyderabad, India on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.
Posted July 17, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.