Christmas eve in a Christian slum in Islamabad.
Domenico Agostinelli, 74, has a passion that has led him over the past 60 years to pick up and collect things of all types, from antique art to everyday objects of the past and present. His collection includes a 65-million-year-old dinosaur egg, meteor fragments, a car that once belonged to American mob boss Al Capone, a lock of hair of Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, toys, weapons, musical instruments of all kinds and much, much more.
The day in photos around the world.
The Spanish Christmas Lottery, or “El Gordo”, drawing was held in Madrid on Monday, December 22, 2014. The total prize money of 2.4 billion euros is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. The top prize winner, ticket number 13437, took home 4 million euros.
Face smashes, hair whips, three legs and funny faces: Here are some of the strangest pictures in the news from around the world this year.
On Dec. 17, 2014, Cuba released Alan Gross, a contractor from Potomac, Md., who had been imprisoned there for five years. The White House later announced plans to reestablish diplomatic relations with Havana.
Here’s a look at past Baltimore Sun coverage of relations between the United States and Cuba.
Cuba released Maryland aid worker Alan Gross Wednesday, and the White House announced plans to reestablish diplomatic relations with Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions, reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the communist nation 90 miles from Florida.