The Amsterdam Light Festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. 22, 2017. The artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time.
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Gatlinburg officials say several areas are being evacuated as a result of fires in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
GOMA, Congo (AP) — More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence.
And more than 26 million orphans live in West and Central Africa, where Congo is located — the second highest number in the world behind South Asia, according to the United Nations.
These children have grown up amid conflict fueled by ethnic strife and the fight over Congo’s valuable minerals. The violence and displacement are eroding the tradition of families caring for their own. (Read more here).
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as “French Spiderman”, scales the 475 feet of the Agbar tower in Barcelona, Spain.
Pictures from the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
5,250 illegal weapons were burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, on Nov. 15, 2016. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others.