Up to 30 people were feared to have died after an Italian mountain Hotel Rigopiano was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country. Italy’s Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a six-feet high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers to the site.
Revelers dressed as demons called “Dimonis” take part in a “Correfoc” or “run with fire” party during traditional celebrations in honor of Saint Anthony in Muro village in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain. Mixing pagan and religious traditions from medieval times, the fire and demon festivals are held in towns across the island of Mallorca each Jan. 16-17 to celebrate the day of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals.
The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum in Gettysburg, Pa. closed in November. The shuttered museum that featured wax figures of all 44 U.S. presidents and their first ladies displayed the figures before auctioning them off on Jan. 14, 2017.
A look back at the Ringling Bros. circus, which first came to Baltimore in 1898.
Whether it was visiting a classroom in Baltimore, attending a bill-signing ceremony in Annapolis or watching an Army-Navy football game at M&T Bank Stadium, Barack and Michelle Obama found plenty of occasions to visit Maryland over the past eight years.
Before the Obamas leave The White House next week, The Sun took a look back at the President and First Lady’s many trips to Charm City and its surrounding areas.
Voodoo was officially declared a religion in Benin in 1996.Benin’s Voodoo Festival is held every year and is the West African country’s most vibrant and colorful event. It attracts thousands of devotees and tourists for a day filled with ritual dances and gin drinking.