A levitating rhino, wooden hippo and giant rabbit, lightning in China, a wedding and funeral in Iraq | Sept. 3
The day in photos around the world.
This photo essay was initially published in September 1949: “The fences on farms in the United States cost more than the farm buildings, it was stated a mere 20 years ago. A critic termed many of them useless and unsightly as well as expensive. Over the Maryland countryside, however, are to be found fences of many types that are not only utilitarian, but sightly to the point of picturesqueness. Some of the types are traditional in their parts of the state, though all hold nostalgic places in the hearts of many Marylanders. The photographs presented here picture characteristic or outstanding examples of some of them.”
The Burning Man festival, a famously unplanned music event and gathering best known for the image of a smoldering wooden human effigy, moved to the Black Rock Desert outside Reno in 1990. The event began in San Francisco in 1986.
College football makes and entrance, the Brutal Run challenges athletes in Budapest, elephant polo in India and more in the day in photos from around the world.
By Algerina Perna
The “Movie Memphis Belle,” a Boeing B-17 restored WWII bomber, is a living museum that flies around the country offering tours and flights to those interested in taking a trip through history. From August 30-31, the plane will be at Martin State Airport in Baltimore. In 1989, the bomber was hired for filming the English movie, “Memphis Belle,” released in 1990, hence the name, “Movie Memphis Belle.”
Want to know what a food fight looks like with 20,000 goggle-wearing people and 130 tons of tomatoes? It’s called La Tomatina, and it happens every year in Buñol, Spain.