Updated: Anger over a film about Prophet Mohammad escalated Tuesday in the Middle East when protests erupted in Egypt and Libya. While protesters shouted slogans and ripped apart an American flag in Cairo to condemn the anti-Islam film being produced in America; in Libya, protests turned violent at the compound of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Four men including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed.
On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans across the country are paying tribute to those who lost their lives. Powerful images from memorial services in Shanksville, Pa., Arlington, Va., New York City and elsewhere around the nation show how raw emotions still are, but also how the nation has moved forward but not forgotten.
More than 100 motorcyclists participated in the 2012 Patriot Day Ride to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The ride began at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson in Darlington and ended at McAvoy’s in Parkville.
This is the second season for the Druid Hill Farmers Market, which offers farm produce, friendly faces and fun activities for all ages. The vendors are arrayed along a tree-shaded path, south of the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, every Wednesday, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. from June 6 through September 26. The Farmers Market was launched by the Conservatory, the Friends of Druid Hill Park, and the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to foster a sense of community in the neighborhoods adjoining the park.
Sept. 10 Photo Brief: 44 journalists on trial in Turkey, Alcoa workers protest job cuts, unrest in Iraq
Forty-four journalists face terrorism charges in Turkey, Alcoa workers clash with police over job cuts, unrest in Iraq and more in today’s daily brief.
It wouldn’t be Baltimore Comic-Con without the costumes. Characters from Sue Storm and Poison Ivy to a 10-year-old Quarian from “Mass Effect” invaded the halls of the Baltimore Convention Center over the weekend. Photographer J.M. Giordano captured his favorite superheroes, villains and otherwise otherworldly denizens.
Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s next president despite clashes between helmeted riot police and anti-Putin protestors outside the Kremlin back in May 2012. This is Putin’s third stint as president, previously he was serving as Prime Minister.
Politics aside however, Vladimir Putin’s antics outside of the Kremlin, from adrenaline filled Judo practices to sultry shirtless horseback riding, have earned him the title of one of the most interesting men in the world. Mostly recently, he soared to new heights by flying with cranes. Here’s a look at the Russian leader in recent years.
Tylerton, MD, population 55, is a secluded little hamlet located on Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The town, which is reachable by a 40-minute ferry ride from Crisfield, MD, is steeped in crabbing tradition. The island provides beautiful vistas contrasted with eroding shorelines peppered with dilapidated crab shanties and boat moorings. Tylerton is a place where it’s spectacular sunrise is equaled by the sunset.
With only 2 days left of the 2012 Paralympic Games, there has been a tremendous amount of victorious moments coming out of London. As for the medal count, The People’s Republic of China is still way ahead with 78 golds (198 total) followed by Great Britain with 32 golds (113 total) and the Russian Federation also with 32 golds (91 total). The top individual medalists are all swimmers with Australia’s Jacqueline Freney bringing 7 gold medals back down under. Tied for second are Matthew Cowdrey, also from Australia, and Jessica Long from the U.S. with 5 golds and 2 silver medals each.
Heavy monsoon rains cause an evacuation in western India, Fashion Week celebrations continue, U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail and more in today’s daily brief.