Locals light candles at the “Jardines de la Aurora” cemetery in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on December 7, 2016, during the celebration of the Day of the Candles — one of the most important religious holidays in Colombia which marks the beginning of the Christmas holidays.
Photos and text by Karl Merton Ferron
Marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, about 1,500 volunteers spent all day walking around the hills outside downtown Sharpsburg to put a common goal into action. After measuring grids to line each row, over 23,000 luminarias were placed in remembrance of the bloodiest single day in U.S. history. Adults helped children return to each bag and light every Antietam candle. Although some of the luminarias extinguished in the sustained wind, most remained lit, well into the night, commemorating the 28th annual Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Battlefield.
John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95, the Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs said on December 8, 2016.
Eighty years ago, the King of England gave up his crown for a girl from Biddle Street.
Baltimoreans don’t need a plane ticket to find a traditional, French Bûche de Noël. At Bonjour bakery on Falls Road, Gerard Billebault and his sister Martine are busy preparing Yule log-shaped cakes in the same manner they learned from their Parisian father decades ago.
Across the county Wednesday, public ceremonies, private remembrances, and impromptu selfies marked the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that pushed the United States into World War II.
The 117th Army-Navy football game will be played Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in Baltimore. Two years ago, heading into the 115th edition of the rivalry, which was hosted at M&T Bank Stadium, we looked back at previous Army-Navy games played in Baltimore. Look through photos and Sun coverage of those games, which were played in 1924, 1944, 2000, 2007 and 2014.
Photos from the “Senor de los Milagros” festival at the Acho bullring in Lima on December 4, 2016.