A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world.
Oct.17 Photo Brief: Life more normal for Somalians without al-Shabab, men (and women) in tights take the stage in English National Ballet and Granadan students in an epic food fight
Life more normal for Somalians without al-Shabab, men (and women) in tights take the stage in English National Ballet, Granadan students in an epic food fight and more in today’s daily brief.
Over a hundred surfers with traditional wooden boards turned out for the 11th annual World Belly Boarding Championships at Chapel Porth in Cornwall, England on Sept. 8. According to the WBBC, the event was first started in 2003 by Martyn Ward and Chris Ryan as a memorial contest to the late Arthur Traveller, a Londoner and Chapel Porth boarder. Organized by the National Trust, the championship celebrates the art of surf riding. | Photos by Matt Cardy of Getty Images.
Festival of the Winds in Sydney, a look at Miss World 2013, the Teej festival in Kathmandu and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 4 Photo Brief: Record gator in Mississippi, young pilot, Rosh Hashanah at the western wall, Constantine Palace hosts the G20
Record gator in Mississippi, young pilot, Rosh Hashanah at the western wall, Constantine Palace hosts the G20e 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.
Currently in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at a reserve close to the East Sussex coast, the British Trust for Ornithology can ring as many as 1,000 hirundines in one evening. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows — all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. In fact, the site is one of the world’s largest ringing stations. Other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk.
Volunteers and staff capture the birds using long mist nets that are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. Details recorded before being released include the bird’s age, weight and sex, which allow the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns. | Photos taken by Dan Kitwood of Getty Images.
August 21 Photo Brief: Children wingwalkers, flying horses, weigh-in at the zoo, China flooding, Syrian crisis worsens
Children wingwalkers, flying horses, weigh-in at the zoo, China flooding, Syrian crisis worsens with chemical weapon claims and more in today’s daily brief.
WARNING: Graphic photos may depict injury and/or death.
July 05 Photo Brief: Continued unrest in Egypt, a Tour de France pile up and children pray for Nelson Mandela
Protests in Egypt continue as pro Mohamed Mursi rally in the streets of Cairo, riders hit a bump in the road during the seventy stage of the Tour de France as they pile up during a fall, children release balloons following prayers for Nelson Mandela outside the hospital where he is being treated and more in today’s daily brief.