Face smashes, hair whips, three legs and funny faces: Here are some of the strangest pictures in the news from around the world this year.
On Dec. 17, 2014, Cuba released Alan Gross, a contractor from Potomac, Md., who had been imprisoned there for five years. The White House later announced plans to reestablish diplomatic relations with Havana.
Here’s a look at past Baltimore Sun coverage of relations between the United States and Cuba.
Heavy rain and high winds from a winter storm have caused rock and mudslides, loss of power, flooding, and heavy surf in California. The storm which has been going down the California coast has also brought much needed rain to areas that have been experiencing a drought, though.
Protests have broken out across the country after a New York grand jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner, after putting him in a chokehold on July 17, 2014.
First Lady Michelle Obama invited military families to the White House to first view this years holiday decorations. The theme for 2014 is “A Children’s Winter Wonderland.”
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.
First lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season.
Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol “O Christmas Tree.”
Ferguson became a flashpoint for often troubled U.S. race relations after officer Darren Wilson shot dead Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
The Ferguson area, and the Canfield Green Apartments near where Michael Brown was killed, has been struggling to return to normal since.
Paratroopers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, returned home from Afghanistan at Pope Army Airfield in Fort Bragg, North Carolina November 5, 2014.
Approximately 300 troops arrived home after being deployed since February 2014, according to the military. Reuters photographer Chris Keane was there to capture it.