Young Malaysian Muslims offer Friday prayers for those aboard missing Flight 370, student protesters occupy Taiwanese Parliament, children celebrate World Water Day and more in today’s photo brief.
A Maryland man argues that a quad photograph from the 1800s shows a crowd awaiting a hearse carrying President Abraham Lincoln’s body in front of Grace Episcopal Church in New York on April 24 or 25, 1865. The National Archives has had this photo, made using a four-lens camera on a large glass plate negative, for several decades, but it lacks detailed caption information identifying the scene.
A special kind of fundraiser was held at Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Havre de Grace on Saturday, for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Participants had their heads shaved to support the foundation, which works to find cures for childhood cancers.
Two boys play with a broken bicycle near the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, a man plays with his dog on a sunny spring day in the ‘Englischer Garten’ in Munich on the first day of Spring and more in today’s photo brief.
At the turn of the century, Baltimore’s street sweepers were called White Wings because of the fancy white uniforms they wore, complete with coats and ties and matching pith helmets.
Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, says search planes are investigating potential debris. The objects are about 2,500 km southwest of Perth. A Norwegian merchant vessel has arrived in the search area to assist in the search.
China is in talks to buy at least 150 Airbus passenger jets potentially worth $20 billion when Xi Jinping pays his first visit to Europe as president at the end of this month, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. In a broad-ranging deal that could help reset trade relations between China and Europe after a bumpy year, China is expected to buy more A330 passenger jets as talks advance to open Airbus’s second major factory in the country. Text and archived photos of Airbus by Reuters.
Twin polar bear cubs, million dollar dogs, activists take over Taiwan’s parliament, an Easter apple tree | March 19
Twin polar bear cubs, million dollar dogs, activists take over Taiwan’s parliament, an Easter apple tree and more in today’s daily brief.
Constructed from 10,581 pictures, scientists, using cameras aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region. The mosaic provides enough detail to see textures and subtle shading of the lunar terrain and consistent lighting throughout the images makes it easy to compare different regions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and two Crimean leaders signed the treaty making Crimea part of Russia, Indian Sikh youths performed fire-breathing, Holi celebrations marking the start of spring continued, and more in today’s daily brief.