Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
Jens Meyer | AP
People walk beside an illuminated model of the Eiffel Tower in the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) during the sunset in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The cultural park Miniworld presents about 100 original and true-to detail buildings and technical facilities at a 1:25 scale ranging on an area of 6.5 hectares. All buildings invite the visitors to take a walk through the last 3,500 years of building history, moving from the ancient world to present.
Alberto Saiz | AP
Revelers throw tomatoes during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Bunol's town hall estimated more than 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms Wednesday with 100 tons of tomatoes in the yearly food fight known as the 'Tomatina' now in its 64th year.
Niranjan Shrestha | AP
A protester of Nepal Youth Front, the student organization of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), displays a black flag outside the airport in Katmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, as Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai leaves for Iran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit. Bhattarai has been running a caretaker government since May, but the opposition parties want him to step down and for a new government with representation from all the major political parties to conduct elections scheduled for later this year.
Kim Kwang Hyon | AP
Students, soldiers, North Korean officials and diplomats applaud as North Korean youths march through Kim Il Sung Square holding torches and shouting "Hurrah!" in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The torchlight parade and fireworks marked the culmination of celebrations honoring Youth Day in North Korea. In this photo, the lights spell out the name of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the word "glory."
Eric Gay | AP
Research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. The storm stalled for several hours before resuming a slow trek inland, and forecasters said that was in keeping with its erratic history. The slow motion over land means Isaac could be a major soaker, dumping up to 20 inches of rain in some areas.
Manish Swarup | AP
An elderly Indian attends a protest to demand a universal old age pension in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The protesters demanded a pension amount of USD $36 per month as opposed to the government's proposal of USD $9 per month.
Posted Aug. 29, 2012, at 8:04 p.m.