Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Shizuo Kambayashi | AP
A couple talks with each other as the sun sets at Enoshima beach in Fujisawa, near Tokyo on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.
Markus Schreiber | AP
A newborn Asian elephant calf Anachli with her mother, at the official presentation at the Zoo in Berlin on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Anachli was born on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
Aijaz Rahi | AP
Members of police wait with their trumpets to perform as a school girl sits on steps during a gathering on the occasion of 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, in Bangalore, India on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.
Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com | AP
A plane drops retardant to create a fire break at the Sunlight Waters housing development as the Taylor Bridge wildfire advances on the community on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 near Cle Elum, Wash. The extreme fire conditions across the West came to bear in a rural part of Washington state near CleElum when three separate blazes were sparked in just 90 minutes. Firefighters snuffed two quickly, but the third exploded across more than 40 square miles of grassland, timber and sagebrush on the east slope of the Cascades. It left authorities scrambling to evacuate hundreds of residents.
Carolyn Kaster | AP
President Barack Obama is seen reflected in a teleprompter on stage during a campaign event at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Dubuque, Iowa, during a three-day campaign bus tour through Iowa.
Kevin Frayer | AP
Indians fly hundreds of kites from their rooftops, a common activity while celebrating Independence Day, near the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. India marked its 1947 independence from British colonial rule Wednesday.
Posted Aug. 15, 2012, at 5:14 p.m.