As this year’s Olympic athletes continue to show off their skills on the field, in the pool, on the court, in the ring, etc., they also continue to show off their skin art. So much in fact that last week’s Darkroom post on 50 more tattoos on the world’s best athletes simply wasn’t enough.
Torrential rains in the Philippines cause flood waters to reach 6.5 feet (2 meters) high, the competition at the Summer Olympic Games stays strong, a German art installation of equine excrement plops down in front of a museum in Berlin and more in today’s daily brief.
August 6 Photo Brief: Hiroshima marks 67th anniversary of atomic bomb, Curiosity on Mars, Olympics Day 10 and an underwater wedding
Hiroshima marks 67th anniversary of atomic bomb, NASA lands Curiosity on Mars, Day 10 at the Olympics, and more in today’s daily brief.
Six people are dead after a gunman fired at worshippers preparing for religious service inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Aug. 5. The victims, one woman and five men, ranged from 39 to 84. The gunman, who was shot by police, has been identified as Wade Michael Page, 40, a veteran who was in the military from 1992 to 1998 and was ineligible for reenlistment. According to Reuters, U.S. military sources said “Page had been discharged from the Army in 1998 for ‘patterns of misconduct’ and had been cited for being drunk on duty.” FBI officials have launched a domestic terrorism probe, investigating possible leads that Page was linked to white supremacist groups. The shooting has also sparked vigils as well as anti-American demonstrations overseas.
August 5 Photo Brief: Michael Phelps ends Olympic career with 22 medals, Olympics Day 9, Tropical Storm Ernesto
Michael Phelps ends Olympic career with 22 medals (Gold – 18; Silver – 2; Bronze – 2), Olympics Day 9, Tropical Storm Ernesto and more in today’s daily brief.
Emotions run rampant for competing Olympians and having a strong support system is crucial to their success. Here’s a look at the wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, coaches, teammates, friends and family who support their athletic superstars and celebrate their victories during this monumental competition.
Syrian rebels and South Sudanese children continue to their struggle, the taste of Olympic glory, a shire horse chugs a pint and more in today’s daily brief.
The Olympic spirit continues to swell throughout London invoking a frenzy of fan activity at this year’s Summer Games. Wigs, posters, hats, kangaroos, face paint, and for some, butt paint, adorn these super fans as they cheer their champions on to victory.
There’s more to Baltimore than the gritty, litter-filled streets the world grew to love in “The Wire.” During his five years in Baltimore, photographer Joe Sterne has worked to find the beauty the city has to offer. Recently, he moved with his fiancé to California for a job opportunity, leaving behind a city they had come to love. See some of his favorite images from his time here.
Nineteen years ago today (Aug. 2, 1993), a group led by Baltimore attorney Peter Angelos purchased the Orioles for a then-record $173 million. “This brings back control of the club to Marylanders, but to be candid, I didn’t think the price would go so high,” Angelos said at the time. Fast-forward to 2012 and the Orioles franchise is valued at $460 million, according to Forbes. And the current record price tag for a Major League Baseball club? Try $2 billion, the staggering amount Magic Johnson and investors paid for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this year. That’s more than 11.5 times what Angelos and company plunked down for the Birds nearly two decades ago. More