More than 5,000 Los Angeles kids, teachers and volunteers form a massive kid-designed shark and shield that reads “Defend the Sea” from everyday plastic trash as part of the 19th annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up sponsored by the Malibu Foundation, City of Los Angeles and the California Coastal Commission June 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The kids are alerting the world about the need to protect the ocean from everyday trash and plastic litter that flow down streets, killing marine life and polluting food resources. (Lou Dematteis/Spectral Q) Click image to zoom.
North Korean women perform in a mass synchronized swimming show in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the birthday of the late leader Kim Jong Il who would have turned 70 on Thursday. The women performed, as a grand finale, the song “We Will Defend General Kim Jong Un at the Risk of Our Lives”. (David Guttenfelder/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.