Sunday, May 15, 2011

Coolest Pix Of 2011 Week 19

From now on you’ll be seeing a Coolest Pix Of The Week feature every Friday here on TotallyCoolPix. It will be a mix of some of the best, most impressive and coolest news, cultural, sports and creative images we laid
our eyes on during the past week. If you want to know what event the picture 
belongs to please read the descriptions provided..
Buddhist monks attend an alms offering ceremony at Bangkok's shopping district May 8, 2011. Buddhist monks, numbering 12,600, according to organisers, attended the ceremony on Vesak Day, the annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. The event was organised to pay homage to the Lord Buddha and to give moral support to the Buddhist monks and novices from the troubled southern provinces of Thailand. This year marks 2600th anniversary of the Buddha's enlightenment. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Boys react during an attempt to set a new world record for the most number of boys taking part in a mass circumcision in Marikina City, Metro Manila May 7, 2011. 1,500 boys, aged 12 and up to are expected to participate in the 10-hour event, according to local officials. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
A protester wearing a mask of Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs performs a street drama with local and mainland Chinese university students playing Foxconn workers during a rally in Hong Kong May 7, 2011. A workers' concern group demonstrated on Saturday to protest against what they say are dire working conditions of workers from Foxconn and Apple. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Amaury Vassili of France performs his song Sognu during a rehearsal for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf May 7, 2011. The finals will be held on May 14 in Duesseldorf. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Devotees lie on a road as they worship Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, during the Sheetala Puja in Kolkata May 7, 2011. During the Puja, women fast for the whole day to pray for the betterment of their family and society. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Hearts' Eggert Jonsson (L) tackles Rangers' Nikica Jelavic, which earned him a straight red card and was sent off by referee Iain Brines, during their Scottish Premier league soccer match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland May 7, 2011. REUTERS/David Moir
An undated photograph shows Taiwanese coach Jimmy Wu seen with who he says is himself with Osama Bin Laden (R) dressed in their judo gi in Riyadh. Osama Bin Laden stood out from others not just for his height but for his serious conservative demeanour, according to Wu on May 7, 2011, who says the recently killed al-Qaeda leader was a student in his judo classes in Saudi Arabia in the early 1980s. Wu showed Reuters photographs of himself and a tall, thin, bearded, serious young man with a mop of black hair whom he said was Osama. Osama attended lessons two to three times a week but Wu never saw him again after 1984. REUTERS/Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Wu Cheng-min
Osama bin Laden is shown watching himself on television in this video frame grab released by the U.S. Pentagon May 7, 2011. Five videos were found in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan after U.S. Navy Seals stormed the compound and killed bin Laden. The compound in Pakistan where U.S. forces killed bin Laden was an active command and control center where the al Qaeda leader remained in strategic and operational control of the organization, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on May 7. REUTERS/Pentagon/Handout
 A man smokes a marijuana joint inside a box with a happy face cut out before The Global Marijuana March in Toronto, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
An artist welds a cage to trap himself in the corner of the outside wall of the embattled Tacheles art centre, to protest against a possible eviction, in Berlin, May 7, 2011. The artists who occupied the early 20th century department store shortly after Berlin's reunification are facing eviction as the property is put up for sale to investors. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
A girl peers through the wall of Raumlabor's Spacebuster in Manhattan, New York City, May 7, 2011. The Spacebuster, a giant bubble-like dome, is part of the Festival of Ideas for the New City. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his fourth goal against Sevilla during their Spanish First Division soccer match at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo
 Colombian pop star Shakira performs under heavy rain during her concert part of The Sun Comes Out World Tour in Bucharest May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Animal Kingdom (C) with jockey John Velazquez in the irons wins the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
Army and members of national security are deployed to the streets where a group of Muslims and Christians clashed in the heavily populated area of Imbaba in Cairo May 7, 2011. Five people were killed and more than 54 were wounded in the sectarian clash in Egypt on Saturday over a Christian woman who had allegedly converted to Islam, according to officials. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
AC Milan's soccer fans celebrate after the team won the Serie A title against AS Roma, in Duomo square, downtown Milan May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Paolo Bona
Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines connects with a body shot on Shane Mosley of the U.S. during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada May 7, 2011. Pacquiao retained the title by unanimous decision. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
South Korean Falun Gong practitioners meditate as they commemorate the anniversary of International Falun Gong Day, which falls on May 13, in Seoul May 8, 2011, as they stage a rally against China's crackdown on Falun Gong followers. Hundreds of South Korean members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement participated in the rally. Falun Gong was banned in China in 1999 after thousands of members gathered in central Beijing to protest around China's Communist Party headquarters. Over 3,300 Chinese Falun Gong practitioners have died in prison or due to abuse in the ten years of the crackdown, according to Falun Gong. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Farmers scuffle with police during a protest march at Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh May 8, 2011. Hundreds of farmers on Sunday protested over their land acquisition row for the ongoing construction of an expressway highway by the government, local media reported. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma
Anti-government protesters throw a boy in the air during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
A volunteer installs 1,000 casts of German, Russian and U.S. military helmets modelled as crawling turtles, which go on display at Trocadero, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris May 8, 2011. The art installation by French artist and sculpture Rachid Khimoune is intended to denounce global violence and coincides with the anniversary of the May 8, 1945 Armistice Day which marks the end of WWII. REUTERS/Piotr Snuss
Two Herens cows lock horns during the annual Battle of the Queens cow fight finals in Aproz, in the western Alpine canton of Valais May 8, 2011. Each year when taken to the alpine pastures, the cows test their strength and fight for the herd's leadership. The competition continues until a new queen has forced all the other cows to retreat. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
A Christian looks at a church set on fire during clashes between Muslims and Christians on Saturday in the heavily populated area of Imbaba in Cairo May 8, 2011. Egypt's prime minister called an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday after 10 people died in bloody clashes in a Cairo suburb over the conversion of a Christian woman to Islam. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany
A prisoner looks out of a window at a prison in Benghazi May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
 A view of the competition floor during the qualifying sessions of the World Table Tennis Championships in Rotterdam, May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos
A boat carrying Pope Benedict XVI (bottom R) is escorted by traditional boats in the Grand Canal during his pastoral visit in Venice May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Buddhists pray during a ceremony to commemorate the birth of Buddha, at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei May 8, 2011. Buddha's birthday falls on the eighth day of the fourth month of the Chinese lunar calendar and was marked in Taipei on Sunday with a statue bathing ceremony. REUTERS/Nicky Loh
Manchester United's Edwin Van Der Sar (2ndL) saves an attempt on goal from Chelsea's Saloman Kalou (2ndR) during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble
A plain clothes police officer holds a knife they say was found on a protester (C) they arrested during riots in central Tunis May 8, 2011. Tunisian police used tear gas on Sunday to break up a fourth day of anti-government protests by scores of youths in the centre of Tunis. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
A Sumatran tiger walks with its cub in the Bukit Tigapuluh forest on central Sumatra island in this image captured using camera traps on April 14, 2011, and released May 9, 2011. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has recorded images of 12 endangered Sumatran tigers, including a mother playing with cubs, in an Indonesian forest that it said is about to be cleared by loggers. Picture taken April 14, 2011. To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-ENVIRONMENT/TIGERS REUTERS/WWF Indonesia/Handout\
North Korean children wave to people on a Chinese tourist boat on the banks of Yalu River near the Chongsong county of North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, May 8, 2011. Picture taken May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jacky Chen \
Thousands of people arrive in Zocalo Square with the Metropolitan Cathedral in the background in Mexico City, May 8, 2011, as part of a campaign against violence. About 300 people started the march in Cuernavaca on May 5, to protest against high levels of crime in the country and were joined by many other campaigners. REUTERS/Henry Romero \
A woman drives wild geese to a pond at a farm in Linqi county, Shanxi province May 9, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily \
  A labourer sleeps inside an old vehicle kept on a sale at a scrap yard in Mumbai May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui \
Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir smiles as he talks to reporters from his cell before his trial at South Jakarta court May 9, 2011. Indonesia's state prosecutors sought life in jail for Abu Bakar Bashir for helping finance a paramilitary training camp, a Jakarta court heard on Monday. REUTERS/Beawiharta \
A visitor is seen inside the set-up Leviathan by Indian born, British based, artist Anish Kapoor for the Monumenta 2011 event in the Nave of the Grand Palais in Paris May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier \
A girl attends an anti-government rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa May 9, 2011. Yemeni forces fired at protesters blockading a government building on Monday, killing a shopkeeper and two protesters in a city that has seen some of the largest demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah, witnesses said. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah\
 Switzerland's goaltender Tobias Stephan fails to save a puck by Ryan Shannon of the U.S. during a qualification round Group F game at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Kosice, May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Arno Balzarini/Pool \
Smoke rises from the ship Athena, one of the largest fishing boats in the Faroe Islands, in the port of Runavik in the Faroe Islands May 9, 2011. The ship was undergoing refurbishment when it caught fire and the cause of the fire is under investigation, according to local authorities. REUTERS/Palma Jacobsen/Stringer \
Full face transplant patient Dallas Wiens (R) is seen with his four-year old daughter Scarlette in this undated handout image. The 25-year-old Texas man has received the first full face transplant done in the United States, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital said on May 9, 2011. More than 30 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists and residents worked for more than 15 hours to replace the nose, lips, facial skin, muscles of facial animation and nerves of Dallas Wiens, disfigured in an electrical accident in 2008. REUTERS/Courtesy of Lightchaser Photography/Handout \
People walk past the Bank of Greece in Athens May 9, 2011. Greece said it was talking with euro zone partners on ways to plug a 27 billion euro ($39 billion) funding hole next year as a new credit rating cut on Monday made its return to markets even more difficult. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis \
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett fights for a loose ball with Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (R) during the second half of Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Adam Hunger \
 Toronto Blue Jays batter Juan Rivera breaks his bat on a ground out against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto May 9, 2011. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese
A pair of conjoined twins is seen at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province, May 9, 2011. The twin sisters, who were born on May 5 weighing 4.05 kg (9 lbs), are still in critical condition due to the proximity of their heads causing breathing difficulties, local media reported. Picture taken May 9, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily
 A woman holds up her ink-stained finger after casting her vote outside a polling station during the sixth and final phase of voting in Lalgarh village in West Midnapore district in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal May 10, 2011. The results for the month-long staggered election of the state will be known on May 13. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
 A man sorts watermelons at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in Abbottabad May 10, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Evacuees from Kawauchi village, and government employees supporting this operation, wear protective suits as they return from a brief trip back to their homes inside the restricted zone of a 20 km radius from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at a gymnasium in Kawauchi village, about 22 km (14 miles) from the plant in Fukushima prefecture May 10, 2011. Kawauchi village residents who have been evacuated from the village near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were allowed to return home briefly on Tuesday to pick up personal belongings in the first government-led operation for the evacuees. Kawauchi village is one of the cities, towns and villages designated by the government in late April as a legally binding no-entry zone within a 20km radius of the plant. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Students of Shankar Dev Campus, which is affiliated to the Nepal Student Union (NSU), gather stones to throw at the police during a clash with them while staging a protest demanding the release of their fellow student Binendra Giri of Trichandra Campus in Kathmandu May 10, 2011. Giri has been held in police custody after an alleged intimidation in a tender bid. He has also inflicted injuries on Birendra Rawal, an All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) leader, on December 19, 2010 after a dispute over the admission of new students, according to local media. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
A girl prepares backstage for her audition for the television show China's Got Talent in downtown Shanghai May 10, 2011. China's version of the internationally popular television talent show will start its second season with more than 5,000 applicants and with an estimated audience of more than 35.5 million people. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
 Leopard Trek team riders cross the finish line after the fourth stage of Giro d'Italia from Quarto dei Mille to Livorno May 10, 2011. Some Giro d'Italia cyclists, sporting black armbands, took part in a stage of respect for Wouter Weylandt on Tuesday after the Belgian rider was killed in a crash the previous day. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala, May 10, 2011. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices. REUTERS/James Akena
Water from the swollen Mississippi River surrounds the Historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Company Depot in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 10, 2011. More residents were warned on Monday to get out of the way of the raging Mississippi River as it surged toward a near-record crest in its southern reaches, prompting authorities to try to divert some of the flood waters. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
Luxury yachts are moored in the port of Cannes before the start of the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 10, 2011. The Cannes film festival runs from May 11 to 22. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a DNC event at Austin City Limits Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, May 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
Yves Jetman Rossy is shown in flight over the Grand Canyon West in Arizona in this May 7, 2011 publicity photo released to Reuters May 10, 2011. Rossy rocketed across a portion of the western end of the canyon owned by the Hualapai Indian Reservation on Saturday morning, according a statement released three days later by backers from Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling. REUTERS/Andr Bernet/Breitling/Handout
Women wearing typical Sevillana outfits walk during the traditional Feria de Abril (April fair) in the Andalusian capital of Seville May 5, 2011. Picture taken May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo
Fishing boats damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami are collected in Soma, Fukushima prefecture, about 50km from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, May 11, 2011. Wednesday marks two-months since the quake and tsunami. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Jury member Uma Thurman poses during a photocall at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 11, 2011. The festival runs from May 11 to 22. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Ding Ning of China eyes the ball as she plays against Zhu Fang of Spain during their second round women's singles match at the World Table Tennis Championships in Rotterdam May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen
Riot policemen jump to avoid a petrol bomb during clashes with youths in central Athens May 11, 2011. Police fired teargas at dozens of youths hurling stones in central Athens on Wednesday as a strike against an EU/IMF prescribed austerity brought much of Greece to a halt during talks on the next slice of a bailout package. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
An Afghan man prays under a tree outside Kabul May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
A Google staffer stands off-stage before the keynote address at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their match at the Rome Masters tennis tournament May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
 Rescue workers survey the damage to a building in Lorca, after a rare earthquake rocked the town in southeastern Spain causing houses to collapse, damaging historic churches and public buildings and killing at least six people, May 11, 2011. Some reports said the magnitude 5.3 earthquake sent tremors through the region of Murcia and had affected a nursing home and the tower of a church. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla
Partizan Belgrade's team captain Mladen Krstajic holds the trophy after the victory over Vojvodina during their Serbian Cup Final soccer match in Belgrade, May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson speaks at a news conference after retiring from the NBA basketball team in Los Angeles, California, May 11, 2011. Jackson, 65, the most successful coach in NBA history, has called it a career after his 20th season as a head coach. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Barcelona's supporters celebrate after their team won the Spanish league title at Canaletas fountain at Ramblas in central Barcelona May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino
Saul Perez, 20, holds his newborn child as he participates in the Kangaroo Mother program at the National Maternity Hospital in San Salvador May 11, 2011. The Kangaroo Mother program is a technique used for the care of babies who were born premature and underweight. Doctors say the body- to-body contact helps to increase the baby's weight and fosters a better relationship between the newborn and his mother, for better growth development. In the National Maternity Hospital of El Salvador, 13,335 women gave birth in 2010 and 18% of children born prematurely, according to data from the Maternity Hospital of El Salvador. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez
The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), one of two flight recorders from the Rio-Paris Air France flight which crashed in 2009, is displayed for the media before a news conference at the BEA headquarters in Le Bourget, northern Paris, May 12, 2011. French air crash investigators said on Thursday it would take at least three days to extract information from recently retrieved flight recorders that could explain the Rio-Paris disaster almost two years ago. The investigators from France's BEA air accident inquiry agency showed media the skuffed cockpit voice and flight data recorders, recovered from the depths of the Atlantic nearly two weeks ago and shipped to France. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
 A police officer looks on as a helicopter carrying Spain's Defence Minister Carme Chacon and Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba prepares to land following a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked the ancient town of Lorca in southeastern Spain May 12, 2011. Hundreds of people queued for food on Thursday from emergency workers in Lorca, prevented from returning to their homes damaged by the unusually strong 5.3 magnitude earthquake that killed eight people on Wednesday. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
A child wears a scarf during a sandstorm in Harbin, Heilongjiang province May 12, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily
Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk leaves a courtroom after his the verdict in Munich on May 12, 2011. Convicted Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, will be released from jail despite his five-year sentence for helping to kill 27,900 Jews at the Nazi death camp Sobibor because of his advanced age, the court said. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men harvest wheat in a field near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Horon May 12, 2011. The harvested wheat will later be used to make the traditional unleavened bread eaten during the Jewish holiday of Passover. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
A worker uses a high pressure hose to clean the roof of Congress, in Brasilia May 12, 2011. Congress couldn't reach consensus on the new Forestry Law being debated, and delayed the voting until next week. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Ugandan riot policemen beat a supporter of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change during a procession to welcome their leader Kizza Besigye in the capital Kampala May 12, 2011. Ugandan police fired teargas on Thursday to disperse thousands of supporters of opposition leader Besigye while President Yoweri Museveni was being sworn in for a fourth term, Reuters witnesses said. REUTERS/James Akena
A student is arrested during a rally in downtown Santiago May 12, 2011. Thousands of students marched through the streets on Thursday to demand that Chile's government change the public state education system. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero
A firefighter is seen on the top of a truck while they try to put out a fire at a plastics factory in Santo Domingo May 12, 2011. A fire razed the factory, but there were no report of fatalities or injuries, local media reported. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Men injured by a suicide bomb attack in Charsadda are helped out from the back of a truck after arriving for treatment at the Lady Reading hospital in Peshawar May 13, 2011. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 69 people at a paramilitary force academy in northwest Pakistan on Friday, in what Pakistani Taliban militants said was retaliation for the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the country. REUTERS/K. Parvez
Paraguayan students release lanterns in the colours of the Paraguayan national flag at the Lopez Palace in Asuncion May 12, 2011. Paraguay celebrates its 200th year of independence on May 14. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
Uzbekistan's Ulyana Trofimova performs during the individual ball competition at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Kiev May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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