Thumping beats flowed over a sea of flowered shirts and sun hats at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with tens of thousands roaming from stage to stage, as excited about the music as the food. Photos and text courtesy of Reuters.
A late April tornado outbreak caused widespread destruction, including multiple deaths.
Sam Holden, a Baltimore-based photographer, died April 26, 2014 after collapsing suddenly while doing yard work on his father’s farm in Bel Air. He was 44. Holden worked as a freelance photographer for both national and local publications, including Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore Magazine. Todd Holden, Sam’s father, has graciously allowed The Darkroom to share some of his son’s work. View more of Sam’s work here.
Taiwanese demonstrators are met with police water cannons, a giant a snowman is set ablaze in Zurich, pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine let children pose with their assault weapons, and more in today’s daily brief.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, April 19 through Friday, April 25.
Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernizing Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonization on Sunday morning.
At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government.
A man was found trying to smuggle in total of US$580,000 from mainland to Hong Kong, firefighters pull a pig as they try to rescue it from a well at a pig farm in Huanghua, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina visit Los Limones and more.