The Toro Nagshi Floating Lantern Ceremony is a Japanese Buddhist ritual, in which lanterns representing the souls of the dead are floated out to sea. The ceremony is re-enacted each year at this time in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and other cities throughout the world in remembrance of the atomic bomb victims. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
cast member in the motion picture comedy/fantasy "The Odd Life of Timothy Green", attends the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on August 6, 2012. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Members of the Sikh community attend prayer services in Brookfield, Wisconsin on August 6, 2012. Police have identified Wade Michael Page as their suspect in the shooting. Page, a former Army veteran, was killed in a shootout with police. UPI/Frank Polich
Highlights from the 2012 Olympics in London include Women's all around gymnastics finals, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Judo finals, Men's and Women's Swimming, and Women's Beach Volleyball.
The Best of Day 5 at the 2012 Olympics includes highlights from Men's Gymnasitcs Finals, Men's Kayak Finals, Men's Fencing Finals, Mens Boxing, WOmen's Handball, Women's Basketball and Men's and Women's Swimming.
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