Today in photos around the world.
A rescued orang utan in Indonesia prepares for release into the wild while a pig and dog are saved in the Balkan floods, the original fossilized femur of a previously undiscovered giant dinosaur species is on display in Trelew, Argentina, South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye takes responsibility for the mishandling of last month’s Sewol ferry disaster, and more in today’s daily brief.
A survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan erects a Christmas tree in the rubble, sculptors gather for the Brussels Ice Magic Festival, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is re-elected and more in today’s daily brief.
For 25 years, the World’s Ugliest Dog contest has been judging charisma-challenged chihuahuas and pugs with ugly mugs. At this year’s competition, held in Northern California, beagle/boxer/basset hound mix Walle was the, er, top dog, at a pageant of unsightly pooches.
May 24 Photo Brief: Saddam’s torture masks, self-immolating monks, baby animals and Buddah’s birthday celebration continues
Baby animals continue to be adorable, torture devices from Saddam Hussein’s regime go on exhibit at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Bowatte Indaratane self-immolates in protest of cattle slaughter, Buddhists continue the annual celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death and more in today’s daily brief.
ATTENTION: VISUAL COVERAGE OF INJURY SCENES
This week, forecasters reported that the chances of a White Christmas were still relatively slim for Baltimore. Not to say, the rest of Maryland will be snow-free. Western Maryland is under a winter storm watch, looking at possibly more than 6 inches of snow.
Love or hate the snow, here’s a look at wintery wonderlands and snowy nightmares in other parts of the world.
The internet is overrun with cute critters and signs of patriotism. On the 236th anniversary of the birth of our nation, we thought we’d combine the two for a celebration of red, white and blue animals.
A trip to the zoo is often a visually inspiring experience. The exotic look of the animals paired with their unique and entertaining behaviors create moments worth capturing. Sometimes glass, cages and fences get in the way of an ideal shot, but none of it has stopped veteran zoo photographer Jeffrey F. Bill. Use his tips on your next trip and if you’re lucky, you’ll walk away with a compelling image.