The first in our series taking readers behind the scenes of Maryland places features Baltimore’s iconic Domino Sugars sign. Watch the sun set over Baltimore in a time lapse video, view the sign from angles only the birds — and a select few people — can see, and take in the city, for the first time, from one of its most famous backdrops.
President Obama visits Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Myanmar’s tallest man stands at 7 feet 5 inches tall, the rise of women boxers in Spain and more in today’s daily brief.
On his first official visit to South Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama met the family of ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela on Saturday. Obama had reportedly wished to meet with Mandela himself, but the anti-apartheid hero has been in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital due to a lung infection. Outside the hospital and across the country, South Africans have been praying, leaving messages and lighting candles for their ill former president.
Whether up in Hampden or downtown at Camden Yards, Baltimore residents were greeted on Friday by a particularly distinct rainbow. Might it have been a sign from Mother Nature about the return of same-sex marriage to California, or just an omen signaling an exciting Orioles win?
Okay, okay, it was probably just a climate-caused optical phenomenon. Still pretty cool. We’ve collected photographs from Baltimore Sun staff and Darkroom readers. Share yours using @baltimoresun on Twitter or Instagram, and it could be featured here!
Southern California dog groomer Catherine Opson has a creative approach to dog grooming.
The five-day Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts kicks off at Worthy Farm, Pilton near Glastonbury, England. This year, headline acts include Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Now attracting more than 175,000 people, the festival began in 1970 when several hundred patrons paid 1 GBP to watch T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan perform.
Under a relentless barrage of commands, most of them bellowed, some 1,200 members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2017 ran the gauntlet of Induction Day. It is the start of plebe summer — seven weeks of training that bear no relation to any customary notion of summer.
Family members, friends and fellow actors mourned actor James Gandolfini as a great craftsman at his funeral on Thursday, a week after the 51-year-old star of the HBO television show “The Sopranos” died of a heart attack while visiting Rome.
See photos from reenactments of the Battle of Gettysburg through the years.
June 27 Photo Brief: The hot toys for Christmas, keeping vigil for Nelson Mandela and a zoo birthday bash
A toy store in Britain displays all the hot toys for Christmas 2013, well-wishers keep vigil outside the hospital where Nelson Mandel is being treated, the Singapore zoo holds a 40th birthday bash and more in today’s daily brief.