Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pictures from around the world

Saving a Humpback whale stranded on the coast of Brazil

A villager stands in front of Mount Merapi, near his motorcycle covered by ash at Kaliadem village in Sleman, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, October 27th

A Brazilian crosses the muddy bottom of the Rio Negro, a major tributary to the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, October 26, 2010. A severe drought has pushed river levels in Brazil's Amazon region to record lows, leaving isolated communities dependent on emergency aid and thousands of boats stranded on parched riverbeds.

I have traveled on the Rio Negro, a main tributary of the Amazon by dug out from Rio Coco in Ecuador, amazing river, sad to see it this dry.

Photo's courtesy of Reuters

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