AFP: More than 400 whales were stranded on a New Zealand beach on February 10. Though many died quickly, most of the survivors were able to refloat themselves, conservation officials said on February 12.
An address by civil rights activist H. Rap Brown in the Eastern Shore city of Cambridge on June 24, 1967, led to clashes with police. Brown was shot in the face with buckshot, and rioters burned down 17 buildings, including a school and businesses, in the black side of the city.
Photos and text by Barbara Haddock Taylor
Balloon enthusiasts prepare to take flight during the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival at the former Clark US Air Force base in the Philippines province of Pampanga, north of Manila on February 9, 2017.
Some 29 balloon enthusiasts from around the globe are participating in the event which runs February 9 to 12.
Nepalese Hindu devotees participated in a mass bathing ritual during the month-long Swasthani Festival in Changu Narayan at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on February 8, 2017. Hundreds of married and unmarried women in the Himalayan nation are marking the month-long fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness.
Leading up to an expected government response to the court injunction that halted President Donald Trump’s restrictions on the travel of certain immigrants, people who had been stranded rushed back to the United States and demonstrators on both sides made their views known.