MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, required of able-bodied Muslims once in their life, brings the Islamic world together across its many languages, ethnicities and individual beliefs — something seen across the many faces of its female faithful. More
Nepal’s week-long Indra Jatra festival celebrates “Indra,” the king of gods and the god of rain.
Every September, Nepal’s living goddess is carried on a palanquin in a religious procession through parts of the capital in a festival celebrated by Nepalese Hindus and Buddhists.
A look back at “Little Bohemia” and Sokol Baltimore, a gymnasium in East Baltimore that was once a pillar of Baltimore’s Czech community.
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands launched Macau’s latest resort on September 13, outfitted with a half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower, as it bets its fortunes on mass market tourists flocking to the gambling enclave.
“30 Under 30 In 30″ is a photo series by Baltimore Sun Media Group photojournalist Ulysses Muñoz. Between July 31 and August 29, 2016, he shot 30 portraits of people all under the age of 30.
Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, from Sunday to Thursday to mark the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim — Abraham to Christians and Jews — to sacrifice his son. During the holiday Muslims slaughter sheep and cattle and distribute part of the meat to the poor.
The ‘Beyond Limits’ exhibition features nineteen monumental sculptures from leading artists including: Zaha Hadid, Cristina Iglesias, Bruce Munro, Lynn Chadwick, Joana Vasconcelos, Aristide Maillol and Richard Hudson. The exhibition is spread across the grounds of Chatsworth, the ancestral seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Ticket sales for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have surged following a slow start, to second-best in the games’ 56-year history, after London, according to the Associated Press. Competitions run through Sunday.