After becoming the world’s murder capital last year and posting an equally bloody start to 2016, El Salvador has seen its monthly homicide rates fall by about half. The government attributes the drop to a tough military crackdown on the country’s powerful gangs, while the gangs themselves claim credit for a nonaggression pact between the three biggest criminal groups.
The day in photos around the world.
The day in photos from around the world.
The day in pictures around the world.
May 23 Photo Brief: Clean up after tornadoes, The Duchess with child and Jerry Lewis visits Cannes Film Festival
Heavy equipment is brought in to clean up in Moore, Oklahoma after the tornado, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at a garden party, Jerry Lewis makes a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival in France and more in today’s daily brief.
U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, the world observes World Water Day with the theme “Water Cooperation,” adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam, self-pierce to earn salvation, a pet tiger plays with a keeper at an Indonesian school and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan 17. Photo Brief: Germany is freezing over while Australia heats up, tenuous peace on the Indian-Pakistan border and pets be blessed
Temperatures get down right chilly in western Germany while the thermometer reaches 104 Fahrenheit at the Australian Open tennis tournament, a tenuous ceasefire holds on the India-Pakistan border following cross-border firing, priests bless pets on the day of San Anton, Spain’s patron saint of animals and more in today’s daily brief.
Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been held annually on December 1 to raise awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS and its victims. Across the globe, people unite to show their support for people living with HIV and honor those who have died. Currently, according to the World Health Organization, 34 million people are living with HIV.
Protesting for social justice with fire in Israel, a truce among rival gangs in El Salvador cuts violence in half, riders on the Tour de France get support from cheerleaders and Santa Claus and more in today’s daily brief.