Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
John Walton | AP
Great Britain's Justine Moore (left) competes against Russia's Liudmila Vasileva during the Paralympic women's individual Epee Category B Preliminary Pool B at the Excel Arena, London, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012.
Schalk van Zuydam | AP
An African penguin being washed by staff at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, SANCCOB, after it was found covered in oil on Robben Island near Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Around 55 penguins have been found covered in oil from a spillage by the Turkish stricken bulk carrier the Seli One. The birds are being cleaned and will be returned to the wild after recuperating.
Muhammed Muheisen | AP
A Syrian child, Amjad Al-Saleh, whose family fled their home in Marea 11 days ago, due to the Syrian government shelling at their house, is comforted by his mother as he suffers from food poisoning, as they take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near the Syrian town of Azaz, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Pete Souza | AP
In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia (left) and Sasha, watch first lady Michelle Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention on television from the Treaty Room of the White House Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
William Fernando Martinez | AP
A riot police officer with his masked stained with paint thrown by students watches a march by teachers and students protesting a wide range of issues regarding the government's educational policies in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Charles Krupa | AP
Andy Roddick reacts during his match with Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals of the 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in New York.
Ahmad Jamshid | AP
In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 photo, a boy looks at a statue at the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul. Right down to the power cuts that frequently plunge its artifacts into shadow, the National Museum of Afghanistan is a symbol of the country's recent hardships. Its building was shelled, looted and caught fire during the 1992s civil war. Taliban extremists later smashed many centuries- old statues.
Posted Sept. 05, 2012, at 10:22 p.m.