Every Halloween in Baltimore, an illuminated parade of costume-clad revelers snakes through Patterson Park for the Great Halloween Lantern Parade. This year, the theme was “Cosmic Park.”
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One of the strongest storms Great Britain has seen in decades is expected to hit its southern half Monday. Nicknamed “Saint Jude” after the saint who is traditionally celebrated on the day the storm is expected to hit, the storm is expected to bring winds of about 80 miles per hour and heavy rain.
Firefighters in Australia continued their efforts Wednesday to contain massive wildfires raging across New South Wales. As the afternoon, around 60 blazes were still burning in the Blue Mountains, a suburban area of west of Sydney.
A typhoon wallops South Korea, the world’s largest book fair is set to begin in Germany, Diana Nyad attempts to swim for 48 consecutive hours and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 24 Photo Brief: Beaujolais grape harvest begins, landslides in Philippines, UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly continues in New York, monsoon rains cause landslides in the Philippines, refugees protest in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 13 Photo Brief: Anti-government protests in Turkey, Ganesha Chaturthi festival, scenes from Palestinian refugee camp
Turkish police fire tear gas at demonstrators, the Ganesha Chaturthi festival in India celebrates the birthday of Ganesh, war continues in Syria, and more in today’s brief.
Pope Francis led Catholics worldwide in a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, urging world leaders to remove their nations from a “spiral of sorrow and death.” In a five-hour prayer vigil in Vatican City, Francis reminded worshippers that “violence and war lead only to death.”
Meanwhile, demonstrations in Lebanon against a possible U.S. military intervention in Syria intensified. As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with European leaders to look for international support of U.S. action, protests in D.C., New York and Paris sprung up on Saturday.
Israeli police clash with Palestinians after Friday prayers in Jerusalem, models keep strutting their stuff at New York Fashion Week, protests against U.S. action in Syria continue and more in today’s daily brief.
Firefighters put out the Elk Complex wildfire in Idaho, a German museum shows its Bundesliga affiliation on a dinosaur statue, the Dutch royal family buries Prince Friso and more in today’s daily brief.
Two days after more than 500 people were killed in Egypt during a crackdown on supporters of ousted former president Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood protests turned into violent skirmishes that left around 50 dead in Cairo.
On a “Day of Rage” called by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, security forces threw tear gas at supporters and witnesses reported police firing at crowds.
WARNING: Graphic photos in this post depict violence, injuries and deaths.