At the Budapest Air Show, pilots attempt to fly under the oldest Hungarian bridge, the ‘Chain Bridge’, and over the Danube River during their Guinness record attempt.
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Animal Defenders International organized the largest airlift of lions ever this week, flying 33 former circus lions from Peru and Colombia to a sanctuary in South Africa. The lions will spend their golden years at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater, South Africa.
A year after Baltimore saw large-scale protests and a period of rioting, looting and arson following the death of Freddie Gray, there are signs the city has returned to normal. The CVS Pharmacy at the corner of North and Pennsylvania avenues, considered the epicenter of the violence last April 27, has been rebuilt and reopened. The Mary Harvin Senior Center, which was under construction and set ablaze that same night, also was rebuilt and recently celebrated its grand opening.
Crowds at Oriole Park at Camden Yards have returned to greet a new baseball season, though it will be hard to forget the day last year when the home team – due to security concerns the week of the riots – played a game with no fans in attendance.
Still, there are still visual reminders of the violent events of last year, when thousands protested Gray’s death from injuries sustained while in police custody. Some stores, including a DTLR clothing store on Pennsylvania Avenue, which was damaged during the riots, have not reopened. And barricades still remain at the ready in front of the Western District Police station, the district in which Gray was arrested and the area where many of the protests and marches took place.
The Kenya Wildlife Service has stacked 105 tons of ivory consisting of 16,000 tusks, and 1 ton of rhino horn, from stockpiles around the country, in preparation for it to be torched Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos.
A Church in Hawaii is taking an unconventional approach to solving the problem of homelessness on the islands: they’ve purchased igloos made in Alaska to shelter families. Though an igloo in paradise may seem like an odd fit, the white fiberglass exterior reflects the sun’s rays, providing shade on the inside.
When the call went out one year ago that unrest was breaking out in parts of Baltimore, photographers from The Baltimore Sun swiftly answered, moving themselves into the center of the action. The photographers blended into some of the most intense moments of April 27, 2015, whether between the opposing groups of police and protesters, or near the looters and arsonists. The arrest, following death and resulting funeral for Freddie Gray, sparked something in Baltimore not seen in decades. Here’s a collection of indelible images captured that day by Sun photographers.
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Today marks one of the most memorable Election Days in Maryland history, and to celebrate, we’re looking at photos from election days of yore in Baltimore. Most of the photos pictures are from the 1950s, a highly segregated time in the city’s history — and an era when The Sun’s coverage focused on white citizens.
Crowds turned out with Mexican flags (and one sombrero) to greet the arrival of the Mexican Navy’s training ship the Cuauhtémoc to Batlimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, April 23, 2016. For Mexican-American families, it was an occasion to share some cultural pride with their children who have grown up in the U.S. Let it be said, the Mexican Navy knows how to make an entrance: the ship arrived right on time, with music playing and marineros standing in formation on the ballusts, defying gravity, and making acrophobic observers a bit anxious. The ship came from Cuba and will be stationed in the harbor until April 27, when she will set sail for New England and then Europe.
Trees, shrubs and flowers are blooming at Cylburn Arboretum. Spring colors welcome visitors to the largest public garden in Baltimore City.