Daily Events in Pictures: May 12, 2011

By | May 17, 2015

On Thursday (May 12, 2011), a series of events occurred around the world, some of which even received lots of serious attention. In addition to the 64th Cannes Film Festival, two massive earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 4.4 and 5.2 striking southern Spain killing 10 dead, an underwater boxing ring being performed by models in Philippines, Barcelona’s supporters cheering up at Canaletas fountain in Barcelona just after their team winning Spanish League title, dramatic games at the Table Tennis World Championships in Rotterdam are among hot events one day ago.

Let’s take a look at these events in pictures.

Models perform an underwater boxing ring in a fashion shoot by film director Mick Gleissner in the warm tropical seas off the coast of Cebu, Philippines

Ulrike Dieter, living in Falkensee, Germany expects her late son will always be with her, so she sends his ashes to a company named Algordanza, where the ashes are magically turned into a matchstick head-sized, blue-tinted stone after few months. This 0.7 carat gem can reach temperatures of 2,500 degrees Celsius and assert an immense pressure of 60,000 bar

Angelina Jolie poses during a photocall for the animated film “Kung Fu Panda 2″, which she lent her voice at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival


Cast members Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas pose during a beachfront photocall for “Puss In Boots” at the 64th Cannes Film Festival

Birds fly over the earthquake-damaged bell tower of the church in Lorca, Spain after two massive earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 4.4 and 5.2 struck southern Spain, killing 10 and injured dozens of others

A heavy rain leads to the baseball game’s delay between Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas

Barcelona’s supporters cheer up at Canaletas fountain on Las Ramblas in Barcelona just after their team becomes new Spanish League champions

German Formula One Driver Michael Schumacher poses with two people dressed as crash test dummies at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

Li Jiao of the Netherlands plays against Spain’s Shen Yanfei during their second round game at the Table Tennis World Championships in Rotterdam

The Queen Elizabeth II, who has become the second-longest reigning monarch in 1,000 years of British history, attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Visitors walk around Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” at Somerset House in London. The exhibition consisting of 12 bronze animal heads recreated from traditional Zodiac sculptures, is on view from May 12 to June 26



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