Participants in the 13th annual International “No Pants Subway Ride” were out in force Sunday in more than 60 cities across the globe. Started in 2002 with only seven participants, the idea behind “No Pants” is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not acknowledge each other’s similar state of undress.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes several sporting events, the Orthodox Christians’ celebration of Christmas, the possible start of a hunger strike in India and the release of international trade numbers.
From fireworks to sea bathing to wishing spheres, here’s a look at New Year celebrations around the world and in Baltimore.
Krampus, a sort of anti-Claus, horned beast who stuffs bad children in his sack, brandishes birch branches, rattles chains and spirits away naughty kids to eat them, drown them or take them on a holiday tour of hell. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels in early December to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not.
Getty Images photographer Vittorio Zunino Celotto used his smartphone to capture images of Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region in Italy, what used to be a major political hub, the first Italian capital city in 1861 and home to the House of Savoy, Italy’s royal family. It is also home of FIAT Automobiles S.p.A. The images where digitally altered using his smartphone.
Taylor Swift gave the lingerie models a run for their money at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York’s Lexington Avenue Armory. The fashion show airs Dec. 10 on CBS.
First lady Michelle Obama officially opened the holiday season at the White House on Wednesday, importing Chicago talent to style the world’s most famous home into a winter wonderland.
Spiderman, Papa Smurf, Buzz Lightyear, Snoopy, Sonic the Hedgehog and SpongeBob SquarePants were among the most notable floats at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Construction work has been completed on Andy Scott’s Kelpies, the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures and one of the UKs tallest pieces of public art.