Wednesday, March 9, 2011

19 Amazing Events In Pictures...

A girl participates in the Red Cross Children's Carnival competition at Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad

The space shuttle Discovery is seen with Earth in the background as the shuttle approaches the International Space Station for docking

A baby gorilla seems to be telling her parents "I wanna be like you hoo hoo", by beating her chest just like her dad. Alice the tiny gorilla baby stands on her hind legs mimicking her father, while being watched by proud parents JJ and Fredirika. The moment was caught on camera by Ron Magill at Zoo Miami.

The traditional Columbine descends from Saint Mark's tower bell on an iron cable during the Venetian Carnival

People dressed in carnival costumes pose along the Grand Canal during the annual Venice Carnival.

A man was spotted holding the paw of his dog as the pair crossed a busy road in Nanning, capital of southern China's Guangxi Province. As they approached the road the dog was walking on all fours but when its owner paused at the kerb it stood up on its back legs and offered its paw.

A dog dressed in costume parades through the French Quarter during the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans

A Chihuahua licks a Siberian Husky during the Second National Canine Championship in Santo Domingo de Heredia on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica

Tokyo Sky Tree, which is under construction, tops the 600-metre (1,969-feet) mark in Tokyo. Already the tallest stand-alone communications tower in the world, Tokyo Sky Tree will stand 634 metres (2,080 feet) high upon completion.

Two archaeologists recover a cannon that scientists believe may have belonged to British pirate, Captain Henry Morgan, at the mouth of the Rio Chagres off Colon, Panama. A team of archaeologists recovered six iron guns near the site where according to historical records, Morgan's flagship, the Satisfaction, ran aground in 1671.

A group of Victorian ghosts are first in line as tickets for the London Dungeon's Vengeance - the UKs first 5D Laser Ride, which is set to open on 28th May - go on sale. Set in Victorian times, Vengeance at the London Dungeon will be a first for the UK and only the third 5D ride anywhere in the world. The ride combines high definition 3D film with fully immersive 4D special effects and the fifth dimension of rider interactivity in a fast paced laser shoot-out.

An Egyptian goose attacks its reflection in Anish Kapoor's sculpture "Sky Mirror 2006" in Hyde Park in London

James Franco and Anne Hathaway on stage during the 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood

People ride the waves at Agua Dulce, one of the most popular beaches on Lima's Green Coast

Children react to a wave washing in as they are buried up to their necks in the sand at Agua Dulce beach (Sweet Water) in Lima, Peru

The Phillie Phanatic tosses a bucket of water over a member of the grounds crew during a MLB spring training game between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida

The Hollywood Sign is backdropped by the snow-covered peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Los Angeles basin, following days of rain, snow and abnormally cold temperatures

People walk on a destroyed road after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz, Bolivia. Heavy rains triggered landslides in the area, leaving two people dead, dozens injured and destroying hundreds of houses.

One of the Chilean miners undergoes a baptism ritual in the Jordan River in northern Israel