Monday, August 22, 2011

Photos of the Day: 8-22-11

A boulder topped with a pink ribbon and covered in a spray-painted message: "Happy birthday, Isa" sits in the driveway of Isabelle Prevost in Acton Vale, Quebec. The 20-ton stone was left there as a gift by Dany Lariviere, Prevost's ex-husband and mayor of a nearby municipality, following lengthy divorce proceedings. Lariviere joked that his wife had always wanted a big rock (diamond) — and he quipped that this one is, in his words, between 18 and 24 "carat-tons".

Susanne Eman, 32, and her two sons, Brendin and Gabriel, do their weekly shopping trip at the local supermarket in Casa Grande, Arizona. She is trying to become the fattest woman ever. Already 50 stone (318 kg), she aims to reach a whopping 115 stone (732 kg) by guzzling more and more food every day.

The driver of this car tried to find her way out of a traffic jam - only to drive into a lane of freshly laid cement. The driver, believed to be a lawyer, was attempting to perform a U-turn when she made the embarrassing mishap in front of bemused construction workers. She then had to sit in the car while dozens of passing people took pictures of the Lexus GS in Houston, Texas.

Tribesmen work at the Mae Salong Flower Hills Resort in the Mae Salongnok District, Chiang Rai Province, in Thailand

Holidaymakers, most with swimming rings, crowd in a salty swimming pool, locally known as "China's Dead Sea'', as they wait for man-made waves coming to them during a hot summer day in Daying county in southwest China's Sichuan province.

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