Outstanding News in Pictures: August 4, 2011

The outstanding news on August 4, 2011 include the US President Barack Obama’s 50th birthday celebration, the creative idea of a zoo owner to getting financial aid for improving lion’s living conditions, and the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court exhibition centre in London.

Zoo owner and artist Aleksandr Pylyshenko decided to spend five weeks living with two African lions, Katya and Samson, in a cage. He aims at broadcasting his life during the time on the Internet to attract the public’s attention about the plight of wild animals in private Ukrainian zoos that don’t get enough funding as well as receiving financial aid for enhancing the lion’s living conditions.

Aleksandr Pylyshenko lies next to female African lion Katya inside a cage at a private zoo in the city of Vasilyevka, southeastern Ukraine on August 3, 2011

Aleksandr Pylyshenko paints a picture inside a cage with female African lion Katya

The 44th US President Barack Obama celebrates his 50th birthday on Thursday, August 4, 2011. He recently signed a bill to allow the United States to continue borrowing money

U.S. President Barack Obama pays for his lunch and that of an unidentified woman at Good Stuff Eatery in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington on August 3, 2011

Smoke emits from a four-alarm fire in an abandoned school building, the former Edison High School on August 3, 2911 in Philadelphia. Fortunately, firefighters took control the blaze just after two hours

The drought plus hot weather in Texas has led to drying out lakes

Whirling dervishes perform at the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall, founded in 1491 by the Ottomans in Istanbul, Turkey on the second day of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan on August 2, 2011

Police detain a protester as they try to dismantle a demonstration at the Puerta del Sol

Rows of beer pumps during the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court exhibition centre that takes place from August 2 to 6, 2011


US President Barack Obama’s 50th Birthday Celebration


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