A week-long celebration honors Saint Thomas, the patron saint of Chichicastenango, Guatemala, and culminates on Dec. 21. The Feast of Saint Thomas draws international tourists with its colorful pageantry, but at its heart is a religious celebration melding Catholic and indigenous traditions.
Santa Claus has graced the pages of the Baltimore Sun many times over the years. Looking at the photos as a whole, there are a couple of constants we can draw about the jolly elf.
• Santa likes to make an entrance – sometimes by motorcycle, helicopter, boat or train.
• Even Santa has the occasional bad beard day.
• Not every child is keen to sit on Santa’s lap – those that don’t, really don’t.
Participants of the 78th edition of the annual Christmas swimming “Coupe de Noel” celebrate before jumping into the Lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. More than 1,800 men and women swam the 120 meters at the traditional Christmas swimming in Geneva, where the water temperature was at 44 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Karl Merton Ferron covered the Baltimore Ravens defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 27-26 at M&T Bank Stadium.
Photos and text by Lloyd Fox