Overnight snowfall blankets Seoul, the Australian Open marches on in Melbourne, protests in Kiev continue, and more in today’s daily brief.
With an oink oink here and a cluck cluck there, animals arrived at the Vatican and elsewhere on Friday to get a blessing. Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals. Elsewhere in the world, according to tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village in Spain to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires.
Crossrail, which will provide a new link across London, has reached the half-way point. The $25 billion project, due to open in 2018, will connect London’s Heathrow Airport to the county of Essex in a bid to speed up connections and relieve pressure on the city’s crowded underground rail network. Photos and text courtesy of Reuters.
Celebrities in Wax: Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Dame Helen Mirren, Carmelo Anthony, Justin Bieber and their waxen doppelgangers
Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Dame Helen Mirren, Carmelo Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and other celebrities meet their waxen doppelgangers.
Jan. 16 Daily Brief: Manure dumped at the French National Assembly, a penguin at the NYSE and Darth Vader
A man driving a lorry with a protest banner dumped several tonnes of manure in front of the National Assembly in central Paris before police stopped his protest, a villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai, and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 15 Daily Brief: A cat on the catwalk, cow on an escalator, Bull taming festival, Mount Sinabung erupts, car bombing in Baghdad
A cat on the catwalk, cow on an escalator, Bull taming festival, Mount Sinabung erupts, car bombing in Baghdad and more in today’s daily brief.
General Motors has reason to celebrate after the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won the Car of the Year Award during the press preview day of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Chevrolet (a division of General Motors) swept both of the day’s major awards, with the Silverado pickup truck nabbing Truck of the Year honors.
In addition, Toyota surprised many at the Detroit auto show with its introduction of the FT-1 concept sports car, its “spiritual pace car” for the future that draws on a robust history of sports cars.
The Sochi Olympic Park, built along the Black Sea coast, houses all the ice venues such as the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Maly Ice Palace, the Olympic Oval, the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre, the Olympic Curling Centre, the Central Stadium, the Main Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre. Reuters photographer Maxim Shemetov takes us on an overhead tour of Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts, Egyptians vote on a new constitution, a real tortoise and hare race in the snow, and more in today’s daily brief.