Reuters photographer Todd Korol examines the oil sands industry in Alberta.
The 17th Asian Games, a record-seeking wedding dress train, Argentina workers burn U.S. flags | Sept. 25
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Reuters reports Boeing Co’s proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company’s program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program.
The $4.2 billion, five-year contract allows Boeing to sell rides to tourists, Boeing Commercial Crew Program Manager John Mulholland told Reuters, adding that the price would be competitive with what the Russian space agency now charges to fly tourists to the orbital outpost.
Cooper Joerg Schnepper prepares new beer barrels made of oak wood for the burning of the signature at the barrel factory Schmid in Munich, southern Germany. The barrel factory produces about 1,000 beer barrels with capacities of ten to 200 liters per year. For this year’s edition of the traditional Oktoberfest beer festival, which will be running from September 20 to October 5, 2014, the company has produced 50 new barrels for the different breweries of the city. The barrel factory is the only factory in Munich and Upper Bavaria that produces beer barrels in the old traditional craftsmanship and also delivers its products to Austria, Switzerland, Australia and the US. – Reuters
Apple’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating robust pent-up demand for bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus became available starting in Australia, before rolling out in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States. Consumers in New York and San Francisco had already formed queues to be first to buy the gadgets.
Cement slabs that used to make up the Berlin wall stand in a vacant lot in Teltow outside of Berlin. A construction company purchased parts of the wall and offers the possibility to paint them legally after applying for it. (Photos by John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Odile made landfall early Monday, punching the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and sending torrential rains across 10 Mexican states.
Rain and flooding forced evacuations along Mexico’s Pacific Coast and dozens of rescues of people from stranded cars, authorities said. The ferocious hurricane smashed small buildings and left more than 200,000 people without electricity, officials and residents said. - The Los Angeles Times