A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world.
Sept. 19 Photo Brief: Caroline Kennedy on Capitol Hill, giant rubber duck in Taiwan and Olympic medals unveiled in Russia
Caroline Kennedy testified at her nomination hearing for U.S. Ambassador to Japan, a giant rubber duck by a Dutch artist floats into Taiwan as it goes on display, Russia unveils it 2014 Winter Olympic Medals for the Sochi games and more in today’s daily brief.
August 29 Photo Brief: Fast-food workers protest, aerial view of Burning Man 2013, all eyes on Syria
Fast-food workers continue campaign to get higher wages, an aerial view of Burning Man 2013, nations consider action in Syria and more in today’s daily brief.
Two days after more than 500 people were killed in Egypt during a crackdown on supporters of ousted former president Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood protests turned into violent skirmishes that left around 50 dead in Cairo.
On a “Day of Rage” called by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, security forces threw tear gas at supporters and witnesses reported police firing at crowds.
WARNING: Graphic photos in this post depict violence, injuries and deaths.
More than 500 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday, in what is being called one of the bloodiest days in decades for the country. Egyptian security forces undertook a planned operation to clear supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi from sit-in demonstrations in Cairo who were camped out for over a month.
President Obama made a statement Thursday morning condemning the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces. “We call on the Egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people,” he said. “We call on those who protest to do so peacefully.”
Obama also said the U.S. government would be canceling upcoming bi-annual joint military exercises scheduled with Egypt.
WARNING: VISUAL COVERAGE DEPICTS INJURY AND/OR DEATH.
2013 World Fencing Championships, protests continue in Egypt, the Berlin Wall and more in today’s daily brief.
An aerial view of destruction in Syria, Alpine cattle herding in Austria, Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage may depict injury and/or death.
D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial was splattered with green paint, the Italian parliament considers passing a law against homophobia, North Korea celebrates the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and more in today’s daily brief.
July 22 Photo Brief: Santas take to the streets, international protests continue, the countdown to the Royal baby
Santas take to the streets, international protests continue, the countdown to the Royal baby and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos included may depict violence and/or injury.
July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture
The Badwater Ultramarathon at Death Valley National Park, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in space, a Pope Francis sand sculpture in Brazil and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos included may depict violence and/or injury.