Across the globe, notable structures were lit in red, white and blue in a show of solidarity with France after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
The face constantly communicates with others whether or not the owner realizes it. Sometimes the face is thought of as a mask — a poker face — but usually it conveys non-verbal communication signals to others, rarely belies the true emotions underneath. It often falls out of control of the owner.
Around 200 balloonists from 16 different countries are taking part in the International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun
When education reporter Liz Bowie enthusiastically described her special project on refugee students at Patterson High School last winter, I was intrigued because it was a subject I knew little about. The goal was to examine the complex challenges faced by refugee students and the staff in a high school where one-third of the students are immigrants. It took Liz many weeks of observation and interviews to determine which students might best illuminate the varied issues that beset these teens at different stages of assimilation. We had worked together before, so I trusted her judgment as we felt our way along, bouncing observations off each other. As the photographer, I faced a familiar dilemma. Photographers want to be brought in early on a project, yet we don’t want to waste time documenting situations that will never appear in the final story.
During a ceremony at the White House President Barack Obama awarded Captain Florent A. Groberg, U.S. Army (Ret) the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan. He is the 10th living person to be awarded this honor.
The Medal of Honor, which is awarded for personal acts of valor involving risk to life, has been awarded to more than 3,400 recipients since its establishment during the Civil War.
The Maryland Hunt Cup ran its first point-to-point race in 1894 at Worthington Valley in Baltimore County. It’s considered one of the most challenging steeplechase races in the world. The cup’s 1941 race was photographed by Marion Post Wolcott, a photojournalist who covered Baltimore for the Farm Security Administration in the Great Depression and World War II.
This post is part of The Darkroom’s ongoing look at Baltimore during and shortly after the end of the Great Depression (thanks to Yale’s Photogrammar site). All captions are the original text provided with that image.
Seattle tourists and locals have been sticking their used chewing gum on the walls of a section of Post Alley for the past 20 years, and although the walls will be cleaned down to bare brick, officials expect the gum-sticking tradition will quickly return.
Where lithe young women once competed for Olympic gold in rhythmic gymnastics, young men from Afghanistan now kick a tennis ball around in a game of impromptu soccer.
The venue is the driveway of Galatsi Olympic Hall, one of three 2004 Athens Summer Games sites now serving as way stations for some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants headed from Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan toward affluent Germany and Sweden.