Images of the ‘blood moon’ during a total lunar eclipse are pictured around the world.
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Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note Tuesday, with Mayor Martin Walsh and Cardinal Sean O’Malley visiting wreaths left at the spots where the two bombs went off.
Images from the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, where at least 12 people were killed and 2,000 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that devastated parts of the city. Authorities evacuated thousands and sent in aircraft to battle the blaze.
At the traditional Easter market at the Old Town Square in Prague, rabbits ran through an obstacle course as part of Holy Week celebrations on April 14, 2014.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Sunday, April 6 through April 13.
A sure sign of springtime in Washington D.C. is when the cherry blossom trees come into full bloom along the Tidal Basin.
A sea of pink stretches from national monument to national monument. The 3,000 cherry trees were a gift from Japan in 1912 as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
Now each year the blooming of the trees is marked with a Cherry Blossom Festival. The celebration grew from humble beginnings to a great spring festival drawing thousands of visitors from around the world.
The Baltimore Lutheran girls lacrosse team, which struggled last season and earned only a 1-9 record, has seen major improvements this year under the team’s new coach, former pro John Tucker.
Players say Coach Tucker, a former professional lacrosse player and coach for several Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League teams, has stressed fundamentals to put the team back in winning form.
Batkid got a hero’s welcome in San Francisco where he threw the first pitch at the Giant’s opening day game. The pint-sized Miles Scott helped save Gotham City by the Bay last November, after all.
Queen Elizabeth II’s speech honored the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins at a State Banquet at Windsor Castle. This is the first time an Irish president has been welcomed to Britain since the republic became independent. A former IRA commander, Martin Guinness, also attended the banquet. The Queen said during her speech that Britain and Ireland shall “no longer allow our past to ensnare our future”.