Muslim pilgrims take part in the “Jamarat” ritual in Mecca, Yom Kippur in Israel, Hindus celebrate the Durga and Bill Murray makes an appearance in Scotland. That, and more, in the day in pictures around the world.
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While the quality of the iPhone camera has gotten better with every new release, I have generally considered it a backup camera for situations when my trusted Nikon DSLR is unavailable. Last month, however, I went on a safari of sorts in my front yard with a set of macro lens attachments on my iPhone 5s made by Olloclip. Although the focal plane was very limiting, requiring the tiny critters to be about half-an-inch from the lens, I found that I was able to get unique angles that would be hard to achieve with a traditional camera.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles post season game. This week photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Kenneth K. Lam and Jerry Jackson photographed the Baltimore Orioles as they take on the Detroit Tigers in game one of the American League Division Series.
The day in pictures around the world.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Lloyd Fox and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they beat the Carolina Panthers, 38-10, at M&T Bank Stadium.
French adventurer and researcher Stephane Rousson prepares Aerosail, an innovative, efficient, and silent maritime vehicle, which uses only the wind as means of propulsion. Its unique principle of flight allows the user to pilot like a sailboat an airship linked by a cable to a stabilized keel, called the Seaglider. The cable acts as the mast and the airship as the sail. Rousson is planning his crossing for the end of October 2014. Text and photos courtesy of AFP/Getty.
The Maryland Zoo at Baltimore will open on Saturday “Penguin Coast,” its new home for the it’s African penguins. The zoo is home to one of the largest colonies of the birds in North America. The exhibit will allow the number of endangered birds to double from its current number of 50.
For 800 children in Morocco, damaged or burnt skin is genetic, irreparable, and needs to be replaced. Mohamed-El Kotbi, 17, and Driss Hamouti, 21, live with this tragic condition. Due to a disease called Xeroderma Pigmentosum – which medical professionals generally shorthand to XP – they are prone to blistering and burning of their skin and eyes upon the slightest sun exposure