In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, more than 20 U.S. governors are seeking to keep Syrian refugees out of their states, although experts question their authority over immigration. The resettlement of refugees is also receiving fresh scrutiny in Europe.
This month marks 50 years since the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, the first major fight between the U.S. Army and elements of its air cavalry and the People’s Army of North Vietnam. Five soldiers from Maryland were killed on the same day (Nov. 17, 1965) during the height of the battle, and others were listed among the heavy casualties inflicted on both sides in fighting across South Vietnam’s central highlands. The story of part of the battle was told in the 1992 book, “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and war correspondent Joseph Galloway. The 2002 movie, “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson, was based on the Moore-Galloway book. According to Galloway, 305 Americans were killed in combat in the central highlands between Oct. 23 and Nov. 26, 1965; more than 500 others were wounded. The U.S. estimates of deaths among North Vietnamese regulars ranged from 1,000 to more than 1,700.
The bursting of two dams at the Samarco mining operation, jointly owned by Vale and BHP Billiton, unleashed a flood of muddy waste which mostly leveled a village in Minas Gerais state. The massive mudflow left 10 people dead and an environmental aftermath polluting downstream waters.
Jamie Anerobi is relatively new to Baltimore, having recently come here from London. He has a degree in psychology, which informs his approach to street photography — that is, to embed himself in the communities that he wants to document so that the images are as authentic as possible. And, he says, the British accent always draws curiosity from subjects — many of whom have never heard it before.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalist Kenneth K. Lam and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 22-20, at M&T Bank Stadium.
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.