Acrobats with paint brushes. High riders. Steel painters. Window washers. Scaffolding climbers. No matter what you call them, these brave souls have challenged our photographers to create interesting angle-filled images over the years.
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Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, at least 672 people have died from the worst outbreak yet of the hemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organization said, placing great strain on the health systems of some of Africa’s poorest countries. Sierra Leone now has the highest number of Ebola cases, surpassing neighboring Guinea where the outbreak originated in February. Highly contagious, especially in the late stages, its symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea as well as internal and external bleeding.
Fluid Movement, a Baltimore-based performance art group, put on a water ballet at Druid Hill Park on July 24, 2014 in honor of the Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial. “Star Spangled Swimmer: A War of 1812 Water Ballet” sold out its first night and drew a large crowd the following night.
A super VW rally in France, family members of the dead visit MH17 crash site and the Commonwealth Games in Scotland | July 26
The day in photos around the world.
Assateague Island National Seashore is home to about 101 wild ponies. The herd in the northern area of Assateague can be seen around the island, from parking lots to the beach to the salt marshes. On hot afternoons they often wander to the beach, where there’s always a warm breeze that acts, along with their fluffy tails, like a fly swatter.
Our latest installment of the Howard County Times’ series, Sports Breakdown features River Hill soccer goalie Tomas Potts, who brought along some of his teammates and county rivals to teach how to defend against breakaways. Then, he and sports editor Brent Kennedy defend the goal in a breakaway shootout.
Today in pictures around the world.
The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday.
The rusting prow of the once-gleaming white luxury liner was due to emerge fully from the water for the first time on Sunday, and the ship should be ready to tow on Monday, but the departure has been pushed back a day due to forecasts of rough seas. Photos and text by Reuters.
Adam Lambert took over leading singing duties as he joined up with Queen to rock Merriweather Post Pavilion Sunday night.