Pictures of the Day: Friday, August 3, 2012
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
A worker who didn't want to give his name hangs flags atop the gate of a temporary concert venue springing up in Portland's Eastern Promenade park Friday, August 3, 2012, in preparation for the Mumford and Sons "Gentlemen of the Road" tour stop Saturday. Buy Photo
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Workmen erect one of two stages in Portland's Eastern Promenade park Friday, August 3, 2012, in preparation for the Mumford and Sons "Gentlemen of the Road" tour stop Saturday. Buy Photo
Julio Cortez | AP
United States' Missy Franklin competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Franklin won the gold.
Cathleen Allison | AP
Family members of Colorado shooting victim Jonathan Blunk comfort his daughter, Hailey, 4, during a graveside service in Reno, Nev., Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Blunk, who served three tours in the Middle East from 2004 to 2009, died after shielding a friend and telling her to stay down when a heavily armed gunman burst into the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 people and wounding or injuring 58 others. James Holmes, 24, a former doctoral student in neuroscience, was charged with dozens of counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the July 20 attack.
Jerome Delay | AP
An internally displaced Congolese child walks amidst school benches on the outskirts of Goma, eastern Congo, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. The first case of cholera has emerged among thousands of people in an impromptu refugee camp in eastern Congo who fled fighting between a new rebel group and government forces backed by U.N. peacekeepers, Doctors Without Borders reported. Congo's army now controls only the city of Goma and the village of Kibumba, six miles outside Goma. Now the rebels hold all towns going north as far as Rutshuru and are threatening to besiege Goma. The U.N. Security Council on Thursday demanded that the M23 rebel group halt any advances toward Goma.
David Tulis | AP
Jim Fortier (left) and Mark Toomajian kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and others protesting outside the Decatur, Ga., Chick-fil-A restaurant Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Gay rights activists plan kiss demonstrations at Chick-fil-A stores Friday, just days after the company set a sales record when customers flocked to the restaurants to show support for the fast-food chain owner's opposition to gay marriage.
Posted Aug. 03, 2012, at 10:22 p.m.