News In Photos: Dn Choi, Hot Sauce Boy And Famine In Africa
THE News in Photos What you might have missed on the mainstream news:
In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, a Libyan hangs a banner in Martyr Square to remind rebel fighters not to shoot in the air while celebrating in Tripoli, Libya. Gadhafi's wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria on Monday, firm evidence that the longtime leader has lost his grip on the country. (AP Photo/Giulio Petrocco)
A Libyan hangs a banner in Martyr Square to remind rebel fighters not to shoot in the air while celebrating in Tripoli, Libya. Gadhafi’s wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria on Monday, firm evidence that the longtime leader has lost his grip on the country.
Former Army Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay Iraq war veteran who protested the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy by handcuffing himself to a White House fence, speaks to the media with his lawyer, Robert Feldman, after the start of his trial in Washington. Choi is charged with failing to obey a police officer’s order to leave the grounds. He and 12 others chained themselves to the White House fence in November 2010 during a protest.
Somali woman from southern Somalia holds her malnourished child at an old building in Mogadishu. The United Nations says famine will probably spread to all of southern Somalia within a month and force tens of thousands more people to flee into the capital of Mogadishu.
Several varieties of marijuana are shown in the apothecary at the Human Collective in Portland, Ore. Don Morse, a director of the Portland-area cannabis club Human Collective, says the threat of law enforcement using membership fees to shut down clubs threatens his clubÂs existence. Morse says the club charges $1 per day for members, and uses the money for expenses unrelated to marijuana, like paying the light bill and making lease payments.
Turkana women carry home water taken from a borehole in a dry riverbed in northern Turkana, Kenya. The U.N. says tens of thousands of people already have died in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti due to famine and has warned that the famine hasn’t peaked. More than 12 million people in the region need food aid, according to the U.N.
70-year-old Roger Allsopp leaves Shakespeare Beach in Dover, Kent, as he sets out on his challenge to become to oldest person to swim the English Channel.
Germany’s Robert Harting celebrates after winning the gold in the Men’s Discus Throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Prosecutor Cynthia Franklin, left, speaks during the sentencing of Jessica Beagley during Beagley’s sentencing hearing for misdemeanor child abuse in Anchorage, Alaska. Also pictured is defense attorney William Ingaldson, second from left, and Beagley’s husband, Gary. Beagley, who was convicted of punishing her adopted Russian son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth, was spared immediate jail time on Monday.
Residents stand in line outside a grocery store in Rochester, Vt. The town has been completely cut off since Tropical Storm Irene hit.