Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Wong Maye-E | AP
A boy plays in a water feature at the Marina Barrage, a reservoir in the heart of the city-state's business district on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Singapore.
Thanassis Stavrakis | AP
Aircrafts fly over the western Greek port city of Patras as the bridge of Rio-Antirion bridge is seen in the background during a wildfire on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Greek authorities declared a state of emergency near the country's third-largest city Wednesday due to raging wildfires, but officials said no inhabited areas were under immediate threat.
Denis Farrell | AP
Children listen to the history of former president Nelson Mandela at the Melville Primary School as they join in celebrations of Mandela's 94th birthday in Johannesburg on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. People in the country were encouraged to sing "Happy Birthday" for Mandela, affectionately known as "Madiba."
Paulo Duarte | AP
A Portuguese teacher signs an open letter to Portugal's Prime Minister and the Education Minister while attending a night vigil in support of public education, protesting against cuts in education and teacher cutbacks Wednesday, July 18 2012, in Porto, Portugal. Foreign lenders granted Portugal a euro 78 billion ($97 billion) financial rescue last year to spare the country from looming bankruptcy. In return for the money, Portugal has to drive down its deficit to 3 percent of gross domestic product next year. It was 9.8 percent in 2010.
Ahikam Seri | AP
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Elyashiv, revered by Jews worldwide as the top rabbinic authority of this generation for his scholarship and rulings on complex elements of Jewish law, died Wednesday, hospital officials said. He was 102.
Christophe Ena | AP
Stage winner and new best climber Thomas Voeckler of France avoids being sprayed with water by a spectator as he climbs Peyresourde pass during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122.4 miles with start in Pau and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Posted July 18, 2012, at 7:24 p.m.