A Romanian village is covered by water tainted with cyanide and other chemicals. The polluted lake was created in the 1970s by chemicals resulting from copper extraction by a state-owned copper mine. Thousands of anti-gold mine protesters have used the lake as an example and the government has rejected a bill for Canada’s Gabriel Resources to set up Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine.
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Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers attend dozens of graduations each year in Howard, Harford, Baltimore counties and more to capture the moment students have been waiting for for four years (or longer). Here’s some of the best shots taken in recent weeks by our staff photographers and freelancers.
Graffiti, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, is found on the streets of Brazil.
The spring 2014 high school sports season wrapped up this past weekend. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.
President Barack Obama paid tribute on Monday to fallen U.S. military men and women during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that highlighted a veterans’ care scandal that has engulfed his presidency in recent weeks.
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, May 17 through Thursday, May 22.
Commissioning day at the United States Naval Academy is steeped in history and tradition. The class of 2014 paraded into the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium and a few hours later 1,068 Navy and Marine Corps officers were commissioned into the armed services. Around 30,000 family members and friends attended as their young men and women receive their diplomas and they rejoiced in the own unique ways.
A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War (WWI). - Reuters