Sochi, Russia hosts the 2014 Paralympic Games from March 7-16. 547 athletes from 45 countries will take part in the games which opened with ceremony full of performances, a parade of athletes, fireworks, and the lighting of the Olympic flame.
A garbage strike in Rio de Janeiro after Carnival left trash piled high and a stink filling the air.
The first clue that magic is afoot on North Howard Street is the collection of oversized alabaster clown masks that smile enigmatically through the dusty display windows of A.T. Jones & Sons, Inc. Enter the costume shop, and you face more sentries: a row of medieval suits of armor line the wall. A few are Victorian antiques, but most of the armor was fabricated from fiberglass. You can’t tell the old from the new, and that is the point.
Every Wednesday afternoon, Doug Varrieur steps into his backyard in the Florida Keys, aims his .380 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol and fires shots that ricochet through city halls around the state. Varrieur, 57, discovered a little-noticed part of Florida law which prohibits local governments from restricting gun rights in any way, and in December he set up a personal gun range on his property in a residential subdivision. Reuters photographer Andrew Innerarity visited the backyard gun range, as seen below.
The world’s largest dog show continues Friday, a mural in Hong Kong has returned to its former home, and a protest in Lisbon includes off-duty colleagues of the officers containing it.
Images of pro-Russia demonstrators during the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. Text and photos by Reuters
A fire broke out at garment factory in the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting with EU foreign ministers on the crisis in the Ukraine, newly elected Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons and more in today’s photo brief.
March 5 Daily Brief: Worlds oldest woman celebrates 116, National People’s Congress in China, small-clawed otters, Oscar Pistorius trial, Ukraine, Venezuela protests
Worlds oldest woman celebrates 116, National People’s Congress in China, small-clawed otters, Oscar Pistorius trial, Ukraine, Venezuela protests and more in today’s daily brief.
The endless winter has ‘frozen’ over Niagara Falls in record-breaking sub-zero temperatures. Every evening beginning at dusk, the Falls are lit with rainbow-colored lights. Take a look at the colorful winter wonderland captured by Reuters photographer Mark Blinch.
Revelers parade through the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans despite rain to celebrate the last night of gluttonous celebration before the ritual fasting begins on the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday.