Every Wednesday afternoon, Doug Varrieur steps into his backyard in the Florida Keys, aims his .380 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol and fires shots that ricochet through city halls around the state. Varrieur, 57, discovered a little-noticed part of Florida law which prohibits local governments from restricting gun rights in any way, and in December he set up a personal gun range on his property in a residential subdivision. Reuters photographer Andrew Innerarity visited the backyard gun range, as seen below.
The world’s largest dog show continues Friday, a mural in Hong Kong has returned to its former home, and a protest in Lisbon includes off-duty colleagues of the officers containing it.
Images of pro-Russia demonstrators during the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. Text and photos by Reuters
A fire broke out at garment factory in the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting with EU foreign ministers on the crisis in the Ukraine, newly elected Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons and more in today’s photo brief.
March 5 Daily Brief: Worlds oldest woman celebrates 116, National People’s Congress in China, small-clawed otters, Oscar Pistorius trial, Ukraine, Venezuela protests
Worlds oldest woman celebrates 116, National People’s Congress in China, small-clawed otters, Oscar Pistorius trial, Ukraine, Venezuela protests and more in today’s daily brief.
The endless winter has ‘frozen’ over Niagara Falls in record-breaking sub-zero temperatures. Every evening beginning at dusk, the Falls are lit with rainbow-colored lights. Take a look at the colorful winter wonderland captured by Reuters photographer Mark Blinch.
Revelers parade through the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans despite rain to celebrate the last night of gluttonous celebration before the ritual fasting begins on the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday.
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.