Pictures of the day: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
Esteban Felix | AP
A promesante or promiser, dressed as a devil with his body coated in a mix of grease and motor oil, stands on a cemetery wall to get a better view of a procession during Santo Domingo festivities in Managua, Nicaragua on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Some of the faithful annually coat their bodies in a black lubricant as a promise for a prayer or miracle they believe was performed or answered by Managuas patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman. The first 10 days of August are reserved for the carnival-like celebration to honor the patron saint with processions, bullfights, parties and church services.
Dmitry Lovetsky | AP
The United States' Seth Kelsey looks on during his match against Estonia's Nikolai Novosjolov in the men's individual epee fencing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.
Pat Roque | AP
A man holding a pole stay on the mound of garbage washed ashore by big waves as others look for recyclable materials Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 along Roxas Blvd. in Manila, Philippines. The slow-moving Typhoon Saola killed at least 12 people and displaced 154,000 in the Philippines.
Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP
Canada's Marie-Pier Beaudet aims for the target during an elimination round of the individual archery competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.
Gero Breloer | AP
Mime artists Maciek (right) and Viola painted in gold and silver take a break in the shade, near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. The Polish street artists used to perform in front of the landmark.
Gero Breloer | AP
Spanish acrobat David Pereira is silhouetted as he performs on the roof terrace of a hotel with the 368 meters high television tower in the background during a photo call in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Pereira and other artists presented parts of the new show "Made in Berlin" of the Wintergarten Berlin Variety, which will premiere Aug. 9, 2012.
Luis Romero | AP
A man who is known by his nickname "Flama," or "Flame," performs with fire during a parade marking the start of celebrations in honor of the capital's patron Saint, Divino Salvador del Mundo, or Divine Savior of the World, in San Salvador, El Salvador on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. The statue of the saint, which sits in the Sacred Heart Basilica, will be paraded through the streets to the Cathedral and back on Monday, Aug. 6, the patron saint's day.
Posted Aug. 01, 2012, at 7:23 p.m.