What you are looking at is a crescent moon, with Venus and Jupiter nearby, positioned just right.
Taken in Kathmandu:
And Hong Kong:
Picture: Chris Lee
And Port Hedland, Western Australia:
Sorry America, you missed out, which is kind of ironic considering it has been announced that the USA has been in recession for a year (according to a panel of economists who use their own criteria).
Picture: Matt Hecht
Oh well, at least they're not in Latvia, where it is illegal to "distribute untrue data or news about the conditions of the finance system of the Republic of Latvia". It seems the definition of "untrue" is proving to be a bit problematic...