Today in photos around the world.
Today in photos around the world.
The World Health Organization said that 2,473 people have been infected as of Wednesday and 1,350 have died since the Ebola outbreak was identified in remote southeastern Guinea in March.
One, Saah Exco, is just 10 years old. His mother died of suspected but untested Ebola in West Point before he was brought to the isolation center the evening of August 13. He came with his brother, Tamba, 6, aunt Ma Hawa, and cousins.
The National Aquarium’s first ever “InstaMeet” took place this past Tuesday in honor of the one year anniversary of their Black Tip Reef Exhibit. A small group of people who use the popular social media app, Instagram, were invited to an after hours party to enjoy light refreshments, good company and the opportunity to photograph one of the aquarium’s largest and most diverse exhibits. The participants were chosen through a contest that the National Aquarium made available to their followers on social media. The contest required them to submit a contact form with their name and Instagram account. Winners were randomly selected a week prior to the event.
After a night of chaos in which police said they used tear gas to disperse crowds after some protesters fired guns and threw Molotov cocktails at police, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Monday signed an executive order directing National Guard troops to keep peace in Ferguson.
“Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk. I join the people of Ferguson, and all Missourians, in strongly condemning this criminal activity,” Nixon said in a statement on his official website.
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Baltimore Sun Media Group photographer Jen Rynda has a reputation for her sports portraits, or “sportraits,” as she calls them. When local high school athletes are selected as either a player to watch for the upcoming season, or the editors’ choice for player of the year, Jen is sent to spend some time with that athlete to photograph them. She often tries to capture them in a way that is not only artistic, but also shows off their athletic prowess.
The set-up is elaborate, the process tedious, and Jen is meticulous. So, we thought it would be interesting to time-lapse her setting up and shooting athletes at the end of the spring 2014 season.
Click through the gallery to see some of her sportrait shoots over the past two years, and watch the video below to see how the magic happens.
Hamas granted Reuters journalists an exclusive look at underground tunnels in Gaza, in what appeared to be an attempt to dispute Israel’s claim that it had demolished all of the Islamist group’s border infiltration tunnels in the Gaza war. Plus archived images of smuggling tunnels in Gaza.
Getty Images photographer Scott Olson, who has been documenting the Ferguson, Mo., unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer, was arrested Monday. Olson has since been released.