33 Thursday, May 15, 2008
Yves Rossy, known as the “Fusion Man”, flies with a jet-powered single wing
over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland. Power-generating windmill turbines form a wind farm on Backbone Mountain near Thomas, West Virginia. A diagram shows a comparison of the sizes and strangely elliptical shapes of the orbits of the pulsar J1903+0327 and its apparently Sun-like companion star with the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. A U.S. soldier takes up position to secure the site of bomb attack in Baghdad’s Yarmouk district. A Chinese chess set is displayed as parents cry in front of the fresh grave of their son who died in a collapsed school at the township of Wufu in Mianzhu city, north of Chengdu, in Sichuan province.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom applauds during a rally outside City Hall in San Francisco after the California State Supreme Court rules in favor of the right for the same sex couple to wed. An unidentified man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and who refused to eat sleeps peacefully the day before passing away in a nursing home in the Netherlands. Competitive eater “Crazy Legs Conti” tries to eat his weight in popcorn as a stunt to promote a documentary film about himself in New York. Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Ted Stevens takes part in the committee’s hearing on markup of the 2008 supplemental appropriations bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. A woman faints after hearing that her daughter was killed when a school collapsed in the earthquake-hit Hanwang town of Mianzhu, Sichuan province.
Sharon Papo and her partner Amber Weiss apply for an appointment for a marriage license at the county clerks office in San Francisco. U.S. President George W. Bush applauds during the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem. Reckless pulsars – spinning searchlights in space – tear themselves apart because they whirled too fast. Motorists move slowly in a traffic jam on Interstates 90-94 through Chicago. Li Yi, 10, screams as her left let is amputated to rescue her from the ruins of a collapsed building at Miaoba primary school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, about 99 miles northeast of the epicenter at Wenchuan county, Sichuan province.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker reacts as she arrives for the German premiere of “Sex and the City: The Movie” at a cinema in Berlin. Billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn announces plans to launch a bid to replace the board of Yahoo, saying the Internet firm had “completely botched” merger talks with Microsoft. Hungarian skeet shooter Diana Igaly empties shell casings from her gun during a practice session in Budaors near Budapest. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama applauds as former Democratic challenger John Edwards is introduced, before Edwards endorsed Obama, at a rally with supporters in the Van Andel Arena, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Parents clean the hands of their child who died in the earthquake in Pingwu County, southwest China’s Sichuan province.
A giant soccer ball floats on Lake Leman in Geneva. Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton tells at the fundraiser at the Century Plaza Hotel near Los Angeles: “I’ve been declared dead so many times”. An updated photo provided by the Palm Bay Police Dept. shows Brian Crowder accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into woods that are among thousands of acres that have burned along Florida’s Atlantic coast, and setting several other fires to throw off officers who were pursuing him. Pedestrians wait to walk across a street near Times Square. A woman tries to lift the cover off a body, to identify the student who was killed by a collapsed school building, as it is temporarily kept on a playground in the earthquake-hit Hanwang town of Mianzhu, Sichuan province.
Oil prices surge nearly $2 a barrel as the dollar falls against the euro. New Zealand’s coxless four Hamish Bond, Eric Murray, James Dallinger and Carl Meyer pose for a picture before training at Lake Karapiro new Hamilton. Graphic shows companies with largest U.S. Internet audience. Lily Hayes of the Allston neighborhood of Boston works on her Powerbook as she sits on the street waiting in line, which stretched for blocks, prior to the grand opening of the city’s first Apple Store in Boston. Reuters photograph shows how a butterfly flies around the feet of dead students buried in the ruins of destroyed classrooms at the school in earthquake-hit Beichuan country, Sichuan province.