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IN PICTURES: Photos taken around the world in one day (part two)

Presenting part two of a snapshot of this massive project, which has seen submissions of thousands of photographs from around the world, taken on 15 May 2012…

ADAY.ORG IS ONE of the biggest photo projects ever undertaken, and this is just a snapshot.

100,000 photos from 170 countries around the world, taken on 15 May 2012 have been submitted for inclusion in the archive, which will be the biggest of its kind.

Yesterday we brought you part one of a selection of the submissions, and now here’s the second installment…

IN PICTURES: Photos taken around the world in one day (part two)
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  • Madrid, Spain

    People banging on saucepans with spoons shout slogans during a gathering marking the one year anniversary of Spain's Indignados (Indignant) movement in Madrid's Puerta del Sol May 15, 2012. Dubbed "los indignados" (the indignant), the movement which spawned similar protests worldwide, has called for 96 hours of continuous protest to culminate at the Puerta del Sol square where the movement was founded a year ago in a renewed protest over government austerity measures, banks, politicians, economic recession, and the highest unemployment in the eurozone. Image: Juan Medina
  • New York, USA

    "Brent got a weed delivery". Image: Eric T. White
  • Homs, Syria

    In this Tuesday, May 15, 2012 photo, a Syrian rebel walks in Khaldiyeh neighborhood in Homs province, central Syria. The U.N. observer mission in Syria has been caught up in a burst of violence with a roadside bomb damaging its cars. The mission confirmed its vehicles were hit by a bomb shortly after they met with Syrian rebels on Tuesday, and said there were no injuries. Image: Fadi Zaidan
  • Blackpool, UK

    Two ladies are seen smoking outside their place of work early in the morning in Blackpool. Image: Eddie Keogh
  • Brazzaville, Congo

    Image: Khelly
  • Southeast Louisiana, United States

    Italian Cordovan Honeybees in "Faith"s hive gather at the entrance on the landing board. I have had the bees since early April and decided to see if they had produced any honey May 15th. To my surprise there was alot of honey to be gathered. I had lost two of my hives last fall due to robbing by wild bees during the drought, so I was please to see that these were doing alright". Image: Carrie Lee Schwartz
  • Budapest, Hungary

    In the canteen at lunch time. Image: ivan.karacsony
  • Bangladesh, India

    Jurain slum. Image: K. M. Asad
  • Dakar, Senegal

    "A child reads newspaper covers in my neighbourhood". Image: Sylvain Cherkaoui
  • London, UK

    Schoolchildren react during a hailstorm as Queen Elizabeth visits the "Wild London" exhibition. Image: SuzannePlunkett
  • Valparaíso, Chile

    Image: rensidciel
  • Colorado, United states

    "This is the workbench for building, repairing, adjusting, and maintaining bicycles to a professional standard. Not shown are other specialized tools, such as a wheel truing stand, wheel dishing tool, spoke threader, bearing presses, work stand, grinder, drill press, welder, and many small parts. Bicycles require more skill and knowledge to work with than many realize. But all the same, they are a wonderfully simple and sustainable device for fun and transportation. Bringing an old and abused bicycle back to life is very satisfying. It used to be that shiny racing equipment was the most exciting--but the older I get, the more I appreciate the pure utility of the wonderful invention of the bicycle, used for ordinary transportation. I work with some friends now to repair used bicycles to give to those who really need one". Image: E. Brodie
  • Douala, Cameroon

    Employees of a photo lab watch coverage of the French presidential election. Image: PHOTO HAPPY
  • Beijing, China

    Butchers sell fresh meats in competing stalls at a farmer's market in Beijing, China. Image: peikwen
  • Memphis, TN, USA

    Surgeons starting to close a hernia surgery. Image: Paula
  • Quezon City, Philippines

    "Niño, the youngest member of the family I documented for a photo essay, asked me if he can borrow my cellphone to check if he likes any of its games. He and his friends enjoyed a game patterned after billiards". Image: Richard Jacob Dy
  • Sparks, USA

    "My husband was burning some old documents because we don't have a shredder. My kids were both afraid and excited to watch the papers burn." Image: Ginger Snap Photography
  • Nairobi, Kenya

    "The researchers watching mandrill in the forest." Image: Tomoaki Nakano
  • Harare, Zimbabwe

    "My niece" Image: AyJay4Life
  • Stockholm, Sweden

    Valter Turesson (16) is installing a computer game while having breakfast. Diablo 3 was released just after midnight on 15 may. Image: roger
  • Ankara, Turkey

    "Elegant lady running for a shelter just before the heavy rain ruins her hair." Image: TubaKorhan
  • Meridian, United states

    "Picking the newspaper out of the driveway is a daily ritual at my home. Tuesday, May 15th was a significant date where I live because it was a Primary Election voting day. 2012 is the first year that Idaho voters would vote in a "Closed Primary" and it was a controversial change of state policy." Image: Jim Shane
  • Southampton, United kingdom

    "A young woman is breastfeeding her baby in the restaurant area of a busy home wares store. I am working with a midwife who coordinates breastfeeding support drop-in centres. We are building a collection of photographs of women breastfeeding in daily life for her to use in her work. We are hoping the photographs will help mothers new to breastfeeding to feel more confident about feeding their babies whenever and where ever they want. We are creating a network of mothers who volunteer to be in the photographs. I used May 15, 2012 to go out and meet a new group of women breastfeeding around their daily activities. The women have all signed consent forms for their photos to be used in public." Image: Paul Carter
  • New Delhi, India

    "1st of a series of 9 photos showing daily wage workers, mainly migrants from rural India, who perform manual labor at a wholesale spice market in Delhi, sleeping on the carts they use to move goods around. Thousands of people travel to cities to look for jobs as profitable employment and farm work shrink in rural India." Image: Saurabh Das
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Image: Marizilda Cruppe
  • Florida, USA

    "My father, Doug Kelbaugh, stretches out his back at my grandmother's home, Peggy Kelbaugh, in the retirement community of Naples, Florida, USA, on Tuesday, May 15, 2012." Image: Casey Kelbaugh

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