Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani campaigns in Kabul ahead of the presidential elections on Saturday, residents of the Miyakoji area of Tamura return home for the first time since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, Jean-Marc Ayrault takes over as the new prime minister of France, and more in today’s daily brief.
Meet some of the Orioles fans of Instagram who helped us document Birdland as they celebrated Opening Day at Camden Yards and beyond. Curated in part by Olapic. Submit your opening day photos here.
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U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Battalion landing team participate in a joint landing operation with South Korean Marines on March 31, 2014 in Pohang, South Korea.
An Indian girl shows off her ornate jewelry and colorful outfit for ‘Gudi Padwa’ celebrations, or the Maharashtrian new year, in Mumbai, Afghanis prepare for upcoming elections, fierce hail and rain leave 16 dead in Chin, and more in today’s Day in Photos.
Baltimore Orioles opening day is an exciting time at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Here’s a look at some of the sights and sounds at the ballpark in Birdland.
Rugby fans celebrate at the rugby sevens tournament, a rhino enjoys a mud bath, first gay marriage in Britain and more.
The Melasti ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence, a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or traveling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Hindus pray on the beach in order to clean themselves and environment from all the past bad deeds and throw it overboard into the sea with offerings to the gods.