Thai riot police and anti-government protesters embrace instead of clash, a nativity scene held outside the Supreme Court celebrates the first amendment, Santa Claus dives with a stingray and more in today’s daily brief.
Sunday brought the 25th commemoration of World AIDS Day, an event meant to boost awareness of the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. UNAIDS, a United Nations program, estimates 1.6 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2012.
Baltimore, where the Washington Monument was illuminated in red to mark World AIDS Day, is consistently ranked as having one of the nation’s top 10 urban HIV infection rates.
The 178-foot high Washington Monument located in Mount Vernon Square is set to undergo a $5 million dollar renovation headed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The original construction of the monument was started in 1815 and completed in 1829, when the statue of Washington was placed on top.
A suburban New York train derailed on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 63, including 11 critically, when all seven cars of a Metro-North train ran off the tracks on a curved section of the line, officials said.
One year after being re-elected president, President Obama’s month of November was filled with flack about the Healthcare.gov website, remembering the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Veteran’s Day, attending a University of Maryland basketball game, pardoning a turkey and doing some Black Friday shopping. Here’s a selection of photos highlighting the activities of U.S. President Obama in the month of November.
Nov. 29 Daily Brief: Anti-government protestors in Bangkok, the Grinch who posed for photos and gearing up for Christmas
EU integration protest, garment factory fire, World AIDS Day sand sculpture and more
Black Friday is drawing shoppers this year as always, but it’s a far more sedate scene locally and nationally with the continuing rise of Thanksgiving sales. Here’s a look at some of the lines around the country.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Lloyd Fox and Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Ravens as they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 22 – 20 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Kew Royal Botanical Gardens are lit up in green, protests take place in Ukraine, a replica Eiffel Tower is built in Greece and more in today’s daily brief.