Every weekend, Iran’s Dizin Ski Resort, some 45 miles north of the capital Tehran, draws hundreds of skiers from the capital and other towns.
Epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day or Theophany, is a Christian celebration of the biblical manifestation of Christ to the world.
Festivities vary widely and often centers around blessings, baptismal rites, gift-giving, nativity scenes and parades.
The La Vijanera masquerade, of pre-Roman origin, took place in the small village of Silio, northern Spain, on Sunday. It is the first carnival of the year in Europe symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and involving the participation of crowds of residents wearing different masks, animal skins and brightly colored clothing. The festival has its own complex function and symbolism in becoming the living example of the survival of archaic cults to nature.
The 66-million-year-old skeleton, named Tristan, is among the best-preserved large dinosaur remains ever found. It will be on exhibition at the Berlin natural history museum for the next three years.
In 1986, Edwin Remsberg, a former Baltimore Sun photographer, was assigned to photograph the Holly Run to Tangier Island, Va. — a small island in the Chesapeake Bay, only accessible by boat or plane, a little more than one square mile, with a population of just over 700.
Now here I was, Edwin’s former intern, doing the same assignment 29 years later with him as my pilot. (Read on below)
It’s time to head home for the holidays. A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA.
The summer travel season is winding down at Denali National Park and Preserve, a time of year that sees the vast majority of visitors to this largely wild place.
President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.
From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a river of white and blue flowing down through the mountains toward lower terrain. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The 2-mile-long chock of solid ice has been retreating at a faster and faster pace in recent years — more than 800 feet since 2008, satellite tracking shows.
“This is as good of a signpost of what we’re dealing with when it comes to climate change as just about anything,” Obama said with the iconic glacier at his back.