Photos and text by Lloyd Fox
The Baltimore Sun
The prison in Garowe, Puntland state, in northeastern Somalia, facilitates the rehabilitation of convicted Somali pirates and suspected Al-Shabaab jihadists.
Venezuelans are rushing to spend their 100-bolivar notes after a surprise announcement that they will be taken out of circulation this week, AP reports. President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that his government would be pulling the bills to stop the “mafias” who smuggle contraband on the Colombian border.
At least 25 people are dead after a bomb went off at a Coptic church in central Cairo, according to Egyptian state TV and Associated Press Reports, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the minority Christians in recent memory.
Photos and text by Karl Merton Ferron
Marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, about 1,500 volunteers spent all day walking around the hills outside downtown Sharpsburg to put a common goal into action. After measuring grids to line each row, over 23,000 luminarias were placed in remembrance of the bloodiest single day in U.S. history. Adults helped children return to each bag and light every Antietam candle. Although some of the luminarias extinguished in the sustained wind, most remained lit, well into the night, commemorating the 28th annual Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Battlefield.
Eighty years ago, the King of England gave up his crown for a girl from Biddle Street.
Baltimoreans don’t need a plane ticket to find a traditional, French Bûche de Noël. At Bonjour bakery on Falls Road, Gerard Billebault and his sister Martine are busy preparing Yule log-shaped cakes in the same manner they learned from their Parisian father decades ago.
Across the county Wednesday, public ceremonies, private remembrances, and impromptu selfies marked the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that pushed the United States into World War II.