Nearly 70 competitors from around the world set off from a frozen lake Sunday to challenge reigning Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey at the true start of Alaska’s famed and grueling sled-dog race.
Fat Tuesday celebrations attract revelers worldwide, models show off their acrobatic skills in ready-to-wear fashions, struggles for refugees and more in today’s daily brief.
In northwestern Wisconsin, crowds of people flocked last month to trek on a frozen-over Lake Superior to reach dramatic ice caves accessible on foot for the first time in several years, courtesy of the long frigid winter. The ice caves on Superior’s shoreline are carved out of sandstone by waves from the lake and derive their name from the icy freeze in winter that makes them glisten with hoar frost, icicles and ice formations. Reachable in warm weather by boat, the caves are accessible in winter only by walking across ice when it is thick and stable enough. Text and photos by Reuters
Carnival revelers celebrate with parades, the murder trial begins for double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, a Corvette is rescued from the sinkhole that swallowed the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, and more in today’s daily brief.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many sporting events from the surrounding counties last week, including state playoff basketball, regional wrestling tournaments and state semifinal ice hockey action. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes new international trade numbers and a hearing on whether or not British anti-fracking protests can continue.
For centuries, the zvoncari (or bell ringers) of Croatia have donned animal heads and paraded through villages to frighten away the evil spirits of winter and stir up a new spring.
Given how interminable winter in Baltimore has felt this year, maybe it’s time to import the custom.
Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had the right to invade the country. Ukraine’s security council has reportedly ordered the general staff to put its military on highest alert.
Russian President Vladimir Putin secured his parliament’s authority on Saturday to invade Ukraine after troops seized control of the Crimea peninsula and pro-Moscow demonstrators hoisted flags above government buildings in two eastern cities.
The Patterson Park Pagoda, built in 1891, was originally known as the Observatory because of its excellent vistas. From its upper balconies on a clear day, visitors can see Baltimore’s downtown, the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry.