US First Lady Michelle Obama and meets Queen Elizabeth II, rescuers pile sandbags in flood-swept Beijing, hot temperatures continue, while Germans flock to the swimming pool in today’s daily brief.
July 26 Photo Brief: Chincoteague pony swim, Bhopal victims stage own Olympics, deadly rains in Beijing
Chincoteague pony swim, victims of the 1984 Bhopal disaster stage “Special Olympics” to protest London 2012 sponsor, death toll and damage in aftermath of Beijing flood, and more in today’s daily brief.
The french president attempts archery, a cave formed from a airplane in China, protests heat up in Spain and more in today’s daily brief.
Zombies attack Comic Con and Seth Green in California, Obama campaigns in the rain in Glen Allen, Virginia, divers hold a jam session in the Florida Keys and more in today’s daily brief.
Avant-garde pieces from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Bread & Butter street fashion trade fair, French sex workers protest anti-prostitution measures, bicycle and motorcycle crashes and more in today’s daily brief.
Not many know the story behind the iconic photo of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking with a group of U.S. paratroopers on the eve of the D-Day invasion. Former Sun librarian Susan S. Waters told reporter Frederick N. Rasmussen details of the encounter for a story published in The Sun in 1999. Wallace C. Strobel, the young paratrooper with the blackened face and jumpmaster’s No. 23 standing in front of Eisenhower in the photo, was in fact, Waters’ father. So what did Ike say to the soldiers? The obvious guess would be that Eisenhower was rallying the paratroopers with words of victory, a great crusade and defeating the Nazis, but as Rasmussen wrote, it was actually fishing that was the topic of conversation.
Fifteen Chinese couples traveled to Fuessen, Germany to repeat their vows of marriage at the historic Neuschwanstein Castle. The castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The couples had originally been married in China.
After Adolf Hitler’s suicide on April 30, 1945, the occupying German armies began surrendering in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Ultimately, Germany signed an unconditional surrender, signaling the defeat of the Nazi Germany regime. VE Day (Victory in Europe) is commonly celebrated on May 8, while the countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate the day on May 9.
The following compilation includes scenes from, and revolving around, Victory Day across the ocean.