The day in photos around the world.
Argentina’s fans clashed with riot police after Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final on July 13, 2014.
Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 in extra time for the world championship.
In a close match, the Netherlands edges past Costa Rica 1-0 after Tim Krul makes a save on the final penalty shot. Argentina defeats Belgium, 1-0, to move onto the semifinals of the World Cup.
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.
Panda on ice, piano in the park, Argentine gas explosion, Thai protests and more in today’s daily brief.
July 18 Photo Brief: Nelson Mandela turns 95, Bruce Lee is honored in Hong Kong and being fashionable at the British Open
The world celebrates as Nelson Mandela turns 95 today, a exhibit to honor Bruce Lee opens in Hong Kong, British Open golfers don their fashion attire during the opening round of the tournament and more in today’s daily brief.
Debate over guns continues in the U.S., NSU neo-Nazi murder trial begins in Germany, pink dolphins on the decline in China and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 10 Photo Brief: Whales trapped under Canadian ice, dog sled races in Poland and orthodox snowman in Israel
Killer whales trapped under Canadian ice, Border Rush dog races along the Czech-Poland border, a Jewish boy makes an orthodox snowman next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and and more in today’s daily brief.
Pole dancing has not only gained momentum as a fitness craze at local gyms, but also among some very talented gymnasts and athletes around the world. And to prove that the pole has successfully extended outside of the strip clubs form which it originated, this past weekend, Buenos Aires was inundated with swinging (and properly covered) women, and for the first time, men, competing in the South American Pole Dancing championship.
The competition was fierce between this year’s 76 South American athletes, but one country managed to take hold of the top spots. Rafaela Montanaro from Brazil was crowned as the Miss Pole Dance South America 2012 Champion, while fellow Brazilian Carlos Franca took the prize for the men. Both winners will represent their continent at the Pole Dancing World Championship in Europe next year.