Eastern Orthodox countries celebrate their foremost religious celebration, Easter, this weekend. In Romania, for Maudry Thursday incense is burned in front of graves of relatives. In Jerusalem, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Metropolitan Theophilos washes feet at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In Bulgaria, candles are lit in a traditional Good Friday mass at Alexander Nevski cathedral. And in Greece, the faithful pay their respect in front of a figure of a crucified Jesus Christ at Penteli monastery north of Athens.
May 1 Photo Brief: May Day protests around the globe, the patron saint of snakebites, body paint to ward of evil, an atomic movie, haystack as art
May Day protests around the globe, the patron saint of snakebites, body paint to ward of evil, an atomic movie, haystack as art and more in today’s daily brief. |
Much of Boston is on lockdown, gay marriage vote sparks violence in France, Hindus prepare for the festival commemorating the birth Rama and more in today’s daily brief.
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March 28 Photo Brief: Pope Francis leads Chrismal mass, a supersized bottle of Czech wine and a cute baby elephant
Pope Francis leads the Chrismal mass at the Vatican, the Czech Republic unveils their supersized bottle of wine, a baby Asiatic elephant shows of his cuteness and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 22 Photo Brief: Chingay Parade, Purim celebrations, Irish dancing competition and Hyderabad prayers
Hyderabad twin bombing victims remembered, dancers compete in the 29th All Scotland Irish Dance Championship, the Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated in Israel, the “Fire In Snow” Chingay Parade weaves through the streets of Singapore and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 11 Photo Brief: A panda in Snow World, Golden Power acrobats, a wolf man in London and Kate Middelton’s natural painting
Kate and Will think her new official portrait is beautiful but critics disagree, the Circus of Horrors rehearses in London, the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival draws a crowd in China, the Hungarian ‘Golden Power’ acrobats rehearse for the Grand Circus of Budapest and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 8 Photo Brief: Betty White’s early birthday surprise, Alabama’s Nick Saban gets dunked and is Hugo Chavez dead?
Betty White gets a hunky 91st birthday surprise on Anderson Live, head coach Nick Saban is dunked with Gatorade following Alabama’s win over Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS Championship, speculation abounds about the health status of Venezuela’s cancer-stricken president and much more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 6 Photo Brief: Assad peace plan angers opponents, 14,833 drummers attempt record, Epiphany Day, inauguration preparations underway
Speech by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad angers opposition, 14,833 drummers attempt world record, Epiphany Day celebrations, inauguration preparations underway for President Barack Obama and more in today’s daily brief.