Volunteers stripped down and painted their bodies blue to participate in Spencer Tunick’s “Sea of Hull” installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016.
Mourners and demonstrators gathered nationwide in the wake of the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, and of two black men shot fatally by police, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
The San Fermín festival is held every year in the Spanish city of Pamplona on July 6 and lasts eight days.
Members of the African-American community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mourned the death of Alton Sterling with vigils and protests this week. Bearing signs with slogans such as #BlackLivesMatter and #NoJusticeNoPeace, many gathered near the Triple S Food Mart where Sterling was shot by a police officer on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation.
More than 20 years after drug lord Pablo Escobar died in a gunfight with police, a strange legacy survives him: his pet hippos. Escobar bought four hippos from a zoo in California and flew them to his ranch in the early 1980s. Left to themselves on his Napoles Estate, they bred to become supposedly the biggest wild hippo herd outside Africa — a local curiosity and a hazard. Estimates put them at about 35 in the area nowadays.
With the sighting of the crescent moon, Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and of dawn-to-dusk fasting, and the beginning of Eid al-Fitr. The festival, which typically starts with prayers and can include parades, family reunions and other gatherings, is a time of thanksgiving and reflection.
Gargoyles, bay windows, columns — links to the past are engraved in Baltimore’s architecture. Longtime Sun photographer Robert Kniesche was fascinated by such designs and documented them in a series called “This is Baltimore,” which ran in The Sun on Thursdays throughout the 1960s.