Day In Pictures 8-31-11

Kyrgyz men carry flags as they take part in a military parade devoted to the celebration of Kyrgyzstan's Independence Day, in Bishkek, on August 31, 2011. Kyrgyzstan's president expressed hope the ex-Soviet state was heading to prosperity as it marked a tumultuous 20 years of independence... VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images