Tuesday, August 23, 2011

20 Amazing Events In Pictures - July 2011

Arklu have released the Princess Catherine Wedding Doll and Prince William Doll, dressed and accessorised by British designers. The dolls will be on sale at www.arklu.com and all major toy retailers. The Arklu website says: "The instantly recognisable and, some might say, delightfully kitsch wedding dolls pay homage to the stunning best-of-British outfits that so impressed the world when HRH Prince William of Wales married Catherine "Kate" Middleton on April 29, 2011. For every Princess Catherine Wedding Doll or Royal Wedding Dolls set sold, Arklu Ltd will donate 1 to the RNLI to reflect the fact that the Royal Couple's first joint official public engagement was the launch of a lifeboat at the RNLI base at Trearddur Bay, in Anglesey, North Wales."

Children play on a giant shoe car on display at mall in Jinan, Shandong Province, China

Derek Williams puts Elvis the llama and Maddie the dog through their paces in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. After noticing his pet llama was taking an interest in the training he was doing with dogs, Derek transformed Elvis into his next star performer.

A ginger cat nuzzles with a deer at Odessa Zoo, Ukraine. Photographer Vitaly Ktachsays: "I saw them when walking in the zoo with my camera and could not resist stopping to take pictures. The affectionate behaviour of the cat towards the young deer had myself and other visitors watching in disbelief. Evidently real love doesn't know taboo. These animals don't care about the opinion of others."

A python examines a rabbit in Leipzig, eastern Germany, during a photocall to promote the "Hund & Heimtier" pet fair

Pet bird Xiao Nuo pecks at the flash while perched on the lens of a camera during an interview by local media with its owner in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. The bird is attracted to cameras and will approach and investigate any cameras it sees, according to the owner.

Siberian tiger Genghis takes as closer look at a snowman made by staff at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, after eight tonnes of snow was delivered to their Amur Tigers enclosure by SNO!zone in Glasgow

Local residents run away from waves by a tidal bore surging past a barrier onto a road on the bank of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China

The International Space Station is seen orbiting the earth over Woolton in Liverpool, Merseyside

Lightning strikes and a rainbow appears as French skipper Jeremie Beyou sails his monohull on his way to win the Solitaire du Figaro solo sailing race third stage, off the French western coast

US President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall style meeting at the Coutnry Corner in Alpha, Illinois, on the final day of his three-day bus tour in the Midwest

A boy jumps into the water while cooling off on a hot day in Thay village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam

Gus Kenworthy of the US competes in the Free Ski Slopestyle Mens Final during day six of the Winter Games NZ at Snow Park in Wanaka, New Zealand

Russian Air Force Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) and Strizhi (Swifts) display teams perform together during a demonstration flight at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Show at Zhukovsky airport

An opposition supporter runs as riot police use coloured water to disperse them in Kireka, on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala

Indonesian men participate in a greased pole climbing competition held as part of independence day celebrations on Ancol beach in Jakarta. Contestants race up the poles to grab items ranging from buckets to bicycles. Indonesia is celebrating its 66th anniversary of independence from the Netherlands.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall interacts with a child while on a visit with her husband Prince Charles to the Tottenham Green Leisure Centre in London. Prince Charles and his wife visited the riot-areas of Tottenham, Hackney, Lambeth and Croydon.

Sumo wrestlers prepare for a meal after training during a summer camp at their freshly rebuilt building in Soma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. he wrestlers, eager to give back to the community that has hosted their summer training for 20 years, have returned to the Japanese port district that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Children from southern Somalia play on tree branches near a destroyed building in Mogadishu

In this photo taken on a government-organised tour, people cheer as they listen to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi speak to the crowd over the phone at Green Square in Tripoli

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