WEST ALLIS, WIS. — For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don’t choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing — through tattoos to help conceal their scars.
Domenico Agostinelli, 74, has a passion that has led him over the past 60 years to pick up and collect things of all types, from antique art to everyday objects of the past and present. His collection includes a 65-million-year-old dinosaur egg, meteor fragments, a car that once belonged to American mob boss Al Capone, a lock of hair of Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, toys, weapons, musical instruments of all kinds and much, much more.
Children from Warsaw kindergarten visit the Silverado manufacture of hand-blown Christmas ornaments in the town of Jozefow.
Silverado was established in 1995—building on glass making skills learned from the family patriarch, Jerzy Jaroszynki, who began a glass workshop in 1959. More
Reuters picture editors have chosen key images from 2014 and asked the photographer to tell the story behind the picture. This package, taken from news, sport and entertainment coverage, highlights some of the iconic, unusual and breathtaking imagery taken by Reuters photographers. The photographer’s story is in the caption of each image.
See images of works of art by Banksy around the world.
Artists from 16 countries prepared their work for the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition in Australia. Dozens of sculptures will line the coastal path between Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. The exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for 1.24 miles and will run from October 23 to November 9.
Cooper Joerg Schnepper prepares new beer barrels made of oak wood for the burning of the signature at the barrel factory Schmid in Munich, southern Germany. The barrel factory produces about 1,000 beer barrels with capacities of ten to 200 liters per year. For this year’s edition of the traditional Oktoberfest beer festival, which will be running from September 20 to October 5, 2014, the company has produced 50 new barrels for the different breweries of the city. The barrel factory is the only factory in Munich and Upper Bavaria that produces beer barrels in the old traditional craftsmanship and also delivers its products to Austria, Switzerland, Australia and the US. – Reuters
Cement slabs that used to make up the Berlin wall stand in a vacant lot in Teltow outside of Berlin. A construction company purchased parts of the wall and offers the possibility to paint them legally after applying for it. (Photos by John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)
Shoot for the stars this season with superhero-inspired elements. Throw on a pair of gloves. Rock a cape. Add some leather or a luxurious fur to the mix. And dust off those boots, whether knee-high or bootie. Your options are limitless. — John-John Williams IV