Scenes from around the Empire State Building after a shooting in New York City on August 24, 2012. The gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, 53 was laid off about a year ago and went to his former workplace Friday morning and shot a co-worker in the face, killing him, before a shootout broke out between him and New York police officers near the Empire State Building. A total of nine people were injured.
Boats compete in race one in the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco Bay on August 23, 2012. Eleven 45-foot catamarans representing eight teams are competing in the sailing series as a prelude to next year's America's Cup to be held in San Francisco. UPI/Terry Schmitt
Visitors watch videos on a monumental installation by Israeli designer Ron Arad, called 720°—an immersive experience that presents 360-degree screenings of film and video art at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, August 16, 2012. The installation is made of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from a height of 26 feet (8 meters) to form a perfect circle. 720° will allow visitors to experience projections both inside the installation’s interior and also from various vantage points across the museum grounds. UPI/Debbie Hill
Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (C) pays a visit to a village that was damaged by an earthquake in northwestern Iran, August 16, 2012. A strong earthquake struck the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan, killing 306 people and injuring more than 4,000 people on August 11. UPI/Leader.Ir/HO
Stars like Morgan Freeman and Meryl Streep participate in the taping of CBS's Teacher's Rock special live concert at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on August 14, 2012. The one hour special is scheduled for broadcast on Friday, August 17. UPI/Jim Ruymen
International Left-Handers Day began in 1992 to raise awareness of the difficulties that left-handed people face in a right-handed majority world. But despite these challenges, many southpaws have been doing just fine for themselves. From music to politics, here's a collection of some of the world's most famous left-handers.
Mitt Romney introduced U.S. Rep Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate for the GOP ticket in the 2012 presidential election in front of the decommissioned warship USS Wisconsin on August 11, 2012. The decision to add Ryan shook up an exceedingly nasty, petty race, turning it toward policy.
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