The Ferrari hybrid known as LaFerrari made it’s debut in Geneva and recently was unveiled in Paris. The name has been controversial with automotive aficionados, who see the label as a break from the rich past of the great Italian car maker. The LaFerrari production will be limited to 499 copies, which will make it quite the collectors item for the rich and famous.
In the early days of space flight, the pictures harvested by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) were blurry gray images that resembled a bad weather map. With the advent of new technology and better platforms to photograph from, such as the space shuttle and International Space Station, NASA is able to provide us with an amazing viewpoint of Earth.
In honor of Earth Day, view memorizing photos of the blue planet from space.
The London Marathon began with a moment of silence for the victims in the Boston Marathon bombings. Many displayed ribbons of support or signs with sayings like “Run for Boston” or “4.15.13,” the date of the Boston race. About 35,000 runners took part in the race with thousands of spectators watching on. Race organizers say the police presence was boosted by 40 percent as a precaution, according to Reuters. Several dollars will be donated to The One Fund Boston for each London Marathon finisher.
Maryland’s own Tatyana McFadden was the first across the line in the women’s wheelchair division, just six days after coming in first in the Boston Marathon. Her official time is listed as 01:46:02, a record mark. McFadden has said that she hopes to win the Boston, London, New York and Chicago marathons in the same year.
As tensions continue to brew with North Korea at the forefront threatening war as well as a possible missile launch, the U.S. and South Korea are taking measures to step up precautions, according to reports. A look at North and South Korea in recent days.
An inside look at guns in Canada: Andy Clark of Reuters takes you to the DVC Indoor Shooting Centre in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia — the only indoor shooting centre in the province that rents firearms to the public without a license and the Vancouver Gun Club — a shotgun-only club that has a regular membership of about 400 and sells an estimated 1,100 day passes each year.
“In politics if you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” — Margaret Thatcher
Britain’s only woman prime minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday following a stroke, according to a family spokesman. She was 87. View photos of Britain’s “Iron Lady” through the years.
The 166th running of the Grand National Steeplechase was held on Saturday in Liverpool, England. The world’s most famous jumping race, the Grand National features 40 horses and riders jumping 30 fences over a distance of almost four and a half miles. For spectators, the race is an excuse for some outlandish race day fashions and a chance to earn some major quid. Essentially, think of the Grand National as Britain’s Preakness or Kentucky Derby – with whatever that entails.
The week week before Easter, the day when Christians commemorate Jesus’ resurrection, is celebrated as Holy Week in the many Christian traditions around the world. Part of these celebrations involve reenactments of the path Jesus took to his crucifixion and the pain and suffering he endured. Today, Good Friday, marks the day when Jesus was taken down from the cross after his death and placed in a tomb, where he emerges and ascends to Heaven three days later.
Some of the Christian faithful take these Holy Week reenactments more literally than others, including actors actually being nailed to crosses. Even though the Roman Catholic church frowns on such activities, no actions have been taken to stop the extremests from observing the suffering of Jesus in such a painful display of faith.
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On March 27, Hindus across India and the Indian diaspora will observe Holi, a festival that in part marks the beginning of spring. In celebration, Hindu devotees spend the day smearing colored powder on each other’s faces and throwing colored water at friends and family, leading to Holi’s status as India’s “Festival of Colors.”
Local Holi celebrations often begin earlier, including Lathmar Holi in the northern Indian town of Barsana. Unique to the Lathmar Holi tradition is a ceremony where women use long sticks to beat men who sing provocative songs to invite their attention.
A look at the fishing community in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, which has been rebounding from instability over the last two decades. The industry there is also finding a place in the international export market. Photos taken by Stuart Price for the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team.