From fireworks to 2013 glasses and hats, here’s a look at New Year celebrations around the world.
Dec. 14 Photo Brief: North Koreans celebrate launch, topless Italians protest fur, Belarusian ecologist tames wolves, Chinese swimmers brave the ice
North Korea sends out images from their satellite launch celebration and the memorial exhibition entitled “The great leader Kim Jong-il comrade is with us forever,” Italian animal rights activists paint “Fur death” on their chests and carry a skinned fox prop to protest fur in the fashion market, ecologist Dmitry Shamovich plays with tamed wolves in a remote village in Belarus and much more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 7 Photo Brief: Swimsuit-clad Australians strut the streets, small town doomsday survivalists, a sailing Santa and a baby hippo
Sydneysiders take part in the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ in an attempt to break the Guiness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade and to raise money charity, a two week old baby hippo in Berlin, a family in Virginia arms its young’ins for the impending “Doomsday,” a Siberian Santa officially ends sailing season and more in today’s daily brief.
Psy, Flo Rida, Ke$ha and Justin Bieber perform at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball concert in LA, deadly Typhoon Bopha destroys homes in the Philippines, a Swiss Shepherd dog in a Russian zoo adopts three abandoned tiger cubs and more in today’s daily brief.
The second solar eclipse of 2012 occured above northern Australia just moments ago giving thousands of observers in Queensland an early morning treat. The 2 minute and 5 second total eclipse welcomed the day as the moon crossed in front of the Sun just 14° above the eastern horizon.
Previously this year, the western U.S. was treated to a ‘ring of fire‘ eclipse in May. Today’s events came a decade after Australia’s last solar eclipse and were the first in the region in over 1,300 years.
Nov. 8 Photo Brief: A giraffe hitches a ride, a nor’easter hits New York and the Archduke Joseph diamond goes to auction
Kitota the giraffe travels to a new home in Sydney, the same areas hit by Hurricane Sandy get a blanket of snow, the 76 carat Archbishop Joseph diamond goes to auction at Christie’s and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 1 Photo Brief: Fashion week in China, the Presidential campaign trail and kite flying in South Africa
High fashion on display in Beijing, stumping on the Presidential campaign trail, fish that fly in Cape Town, South Africa and more in today’s daily brief.
Kungfu students perform during the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival, Hindu devotees sacrifice animals and burn effigies during Dussehra, hard economic times brings unorthodox sponsors to Greek soccer, French activists demonstrate against the upcoming law authorizing gay marriage and adoption and more in today’s daily brief.
The Venus International fair for Erotic Entertainment, deadly airstrikes in Syria bury bodies in ruble, rioters attack police with firebombs in Greece and more in today’s daily brief.