Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sang Tan | AP
Backdropped by Tower Bridge, hundreds of students from more than 100 nationalities toss their mortar boards into the air in a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people throwing mortar boards simultaneously outside City Hall in London as part of World Record London to mark the news that more international students than ever are now studying in London. 295 students took part and set a new Guinness World Record on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
Evan Vucci | AP
Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison, of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest contestant in the history of the National Spelling Bee, reaches for the microphone during the second round on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md.
Ann Heisenfelt | AP
Army chaplain Col. Dennis Goodwin (left) leads a prayer over a transfer case containing the remains of Chief Warrant Officer 5 John C. Pratt during a dignified transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. According to the Department of Defense, Pratt, of Springfield, Va., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
A Hindu devotee prays to a cow at the Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival, in Allahabad, India on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered as the most sacred and the holiest river. The water of the Ganges is worshiped in sealed containers in every home, sprinkled as a benediction of peace.
Manu Fernandez | AP
A passenger walk among rubbish and paper during a strike by the cleaning staff against budget cuts at Barcelona's airport in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
Gareth Fuller | AP
This image released by LOCOG shows Joanne Gregory travelling across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct with the Olympic Flame during the Torch Relay leg between Wrexham and Trevor on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
Posted May 30, 2012, at 7:26 p.m.