All breaking news and outstanding events on July 17, 2011 in the world are excellently captured in the following impressive images.
Japan won the Women’s World Cup 2011 with a stunning, come-from-behind win on penalty kicks. The victory comes barely four months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the nation. It was the most gut-wrenching, most emotional and most dramatic final in the history of the Women's World Cup. It produced the most surprising, gloriously happiest and most deserving world champion women's soccer. For the first time, Japan stunningly won United States 3 - 1 on penalties after a 2 - 2 draw in extra time. On the stage, a simple message on a giant banner reads “To our friends around the world - thank you for your support”. The hidden message not only lies on support in the most thrilling finale to the three-week tournament but also for the hard time after 8.9 earthquake and devastating tsunami.
Japan's Mana Iwabuchis is seen during the Women's World Cup final soccer match in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori failed to catch the ball in the first score by US Alex Morgan that makes the game 1- 0
Hanagasa Matsuri's dancers are performing at the Tohoku Rokkon Festival in Yamagata prefecture
Beekeeper Lu Kongjiang is covered by bees when he attends the 'bee bearding' contest on July 16 in Shaoyang, Hunan Province of China
The Lokon volcano eruption near Tomohon, Indonesia is sending hundreds of rocks, ash and lava into the air
Firefighters make efforts to control a fire breaking inside the refinery facility at the PetroChina Dalian Petrochemical Company
A baby baboon makes a funny sign at the Cali Zoo, Colombia
Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is seen leaving the trial at a Kiev court. The woman was accused of abuse of power in connection with a contract about gas deliveries from Russia in early 2009
People watch the giant statue named “Forever Marilyn” by Seward Johnson in Chicago, Illinois which is inspired by Monroe's famous scene in the 1955 movie "Seven Year Itch"
The sun shines over Earth's horizon. The picture is taken from International Space Station by spacewalker Ron Garan
Japan won the Women’s World Cup 2011
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