The day in photos from around the world.
In late January 2015, a Prince George’s County family narrowly escaped from their car before it was swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a water main break, according to the Associated Press.
To explore this geological phenomenon, we took a look at some of the more notable sinkholes to form worldwide, as well as a few that made headlines in Maryland in the last 10 years.
China continues to suffer a pollution crisis, with Beijing shrouded in acrid smog. Authorities have introduced anti-pollution policies and often pledged to clean up the environment but the problem has not eased. In October 2013, clouds of smog blanketed Harbin in China’s Heilongjiang province. According to reports, visibility was cut to 33 feet.
May 16 Photo Brief: Cannes film festival gets underway, rocket attacks in Syria, Texas recovers from tornadoes, the Museum of Modern Art gets wet
Texas assesses the damage after being hit with tornadoes, the stars come out as the Cannes Film Festival gets underway, Free Syrian Army fighters fire rockets at president loyalist troops, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York opens the “Rain Room” and more in today’s daily brief.
March 20 Photo Brief: A collection of Lindsay Lohan mugshots, President Obama visits Israel and tigers in London get a new home
President Barack Obama gets a warm welcome in Israel, London zoo builds a new enclosure for it’s Sumatran tigers,
a trip down memory lane with Lindsay Lohan’s various police mugshots and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 28 Photo Brief: Pope Benedict bids an emotional farewell, pollution in Beijing, 40th Show of the Best, the sequester
Pope Benedict bids an emotional farewell, pollution in Beijing, 40th Show of the Best, the sequester in the United States and more in today’s daily brief.
From China to New York City, a look at celebrations around the world for the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake.
Dec. 19 Photo Brief: The safest place on Earth when the world ends, TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, 72 hours in Beijing, mass casualty incident drills in the Philippines
The safest place on Earth when the world ends, Barack Obama named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, 72 hours in Beijing without a visa, mass casualty incident drills in the Philippines 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.