The outstanding news on August 2, 2011 include the exhibition “Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous” at Salisbury Cathedral, the twin deathly political violations in eastern Indonesia and the mood-meter gauging the number of happy and sad emoticons at the corner of Grand Street and West Broadway in New York City.
An exhibition called “Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous” at Salisbury Cathedral shows over 20 contemporary sculptures with different scales being placed at vacant plinths of the iconic 13th century building. It features the biggest single group of polychrome sculpture since the Reformation and runs until the end of October.
Sean Henry’s sculpture Man with Cup (2008) is exhibited on the West Front of Salisbury Cathedral on August 2, 2011 in Salisbury, United Kingdom
Carlos Antonio Carias Lopez, who was charged of the massacre of 252 farmers in the Dos Erres village, Guatemala in 1982, gestures after being sentenced to 6,060 years in prison on Tuesday, August 02 in Guatemala City
Three Canada geese swim along a stretch of the Regent’s Canal amidst green algae on August 2 in London, England. It is suggested that the toxic algae has widespread, following a sudden spell of hot weather
The south reflecting pool at the National September 11 Memorial at ground zero in New York is spotted on August 2, 2011. The memorial is planned to open in time for the tenth anniversary of the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
A billboard for JELL-O is placed at the corner of Grand Street and West Broadway on August 2 in New York City. It acts as a mood-meter by analyzing Twitter to gauge the number of happy and sad emoticons used at any given moment, which results in changing between a smile and a frown of this billboard’s face
The packaged bales of 15,000 pounds of cocaine, which was unloaded at Base Support Unit Miami on August 2, 2011, is being counted by a crew member from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak
The 12-foot-tall “Giant Mermaid” sculpture by artist Oliver Voss is placed at the inner Alster in Hamburg by workers on August 2, 2011, and planned to float for ten days
A man lies dead after supporters of two rival groups in Indonesia’s upcoming local elections clashed at Ilaga in Puncak, West Papua on July 31, 2011. The twin political violations in eastern Indonesia’s province, reportedly caused the death toll of 21
National September 11 Memorial in New York City
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