Agency France Presse staff photographer Philippe Lopez takes a behind the scenes look at the 2012 International Bodybuilding and Fitness Invitation Championship which was held in Hong Kong. Participants, who darken their skin with tanning products and apply oils to increase shine, do a series of mandatory poses and display their best shaped muscles to a panel of judges who assign points based on their appearance.
The french president attempts archery, a cave formed from a airplane in China, protests heat up in Spain and more in today’s daily brief.
The Darkroom introduces contributor Joe Sterne, who recently hit the road with a GoPro Hero2 HD on the roof of his Kia Soul, as well as a Canon 1D mark II and Canon T2i, driving from Annapolis, MD to Sunnyvale, CA, with his fiancee and two pups.
Protesting for social justice with fire in Israel, a truce among rival gangs in El Salvador cuts violence in half, riders on the Tour de France get support from cheerleaders and Santa Claus and more in today’s daily brief.
UPDATE: Fireworks ignite the French sky as another Bastille Day comes to an end.
On July 14, 1789, the people of France stormed the Bastille violently adding momentum to the French Revolution. The medieval fortress and prison had become a symbol of the King’s authority, who stood by and watched as the French economy plummeted and taxes soared.
The annual Bastille Day celebration honors this victory with one of Europe’s largest military parades along the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This year’s parade strove to be a grand event for French President Francois Hollande’s first year in office.
Zombies attack Comic Con and Seth Green in California, Obama campaigns in the rain in Glen Allen, Virginia, divers hold a jam session in the Florida Keys and more in today’s daily brief.
Another mud day, another continent.
Tourists at Daecheon Beach, about 118 miles southwest of Seoul, spattered their way through the opening day of the 15th Annual Boryeong Mud Festival on July 14. Up to 3 million domestic and international tourists will visit the beach during the festival believing the rich mineral content from the mud flats near Boryeong will benefit their skin.
Sun photographer Amy Davis discusses a recent assignment to photograph the Ambassador Theatre after hearing a fire had broken out in the Baltimore landmark.
A myriad of ducks waddle by a paddy in Thailand, three month old twin black panthers make their debut in Germany, Twilight actors Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone goof around at Comic Con and more in today’s daily brief.
July 12 Photo Brief: A news photographer gets a little too close and London prepares for the Olympics
A news photographer gets up close and personal with his work, London makes final preparations for the upcoming Olympics, clashes in Northern Ireland and more in today’s daily brief.