The New York City Comic Con convention continued as thousands of costumed fans poured into the Jacob Javits Center again today. The four day event which runs October 9-12 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. [Warning: Contains some nudity]
Inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus. The circus is a lucrative career path and a rare opportunity for Cubans to make real money on the communist-led island.
(Photos by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)
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
An exhibition entitled “Defini Fini Infini, Travaux in situ” by French artist Daniel Buren is on display at the MaMo art center in Marseille. The MaMo contemporary art center is installed on the restored rooftop terrace of Le Corbusier’s 1947 Cite Radieuse (Radiant City) and created by French designer Ora-Ito. The exhibition will run until September 30, 2014. (Photos by Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters)
The first World Nomad Games began on Tuesday, September 9 with an opening ceremony at the hippodrome of Cholpon-Ata, about 270 kilometers outside the capital Bishkek. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan are taking part in the games.
Qin Riyang and Leng Yuting, both 26 years old, posed underwater for their wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of their wedding next year. Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because “its romantic and beautiful.”
Mr. Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago. Photos by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.
This photo essay was initially published in September 1949: “The fences on farms in the United States cost more than the farm buildings, it was stated a mere 20 years ago. A critic termed many of them useless and unsightly as well as expensive. Over the Maryland countryside, however, are to be found fences of many types that are not only utilitarian, but sightly to the point of picturesqueness. Some of the types are traditional in their parts of the state, though all hold nostalgic places in the hearts of many Marylanders. The photographs presented here picture characteristic or outstanding examples of some of them.”