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.
Apparently, Doomsday is upon us.
For some time, grim prophesiers have pointed to Dec. 21, 2012, as the date of the apocalypse predicted by the Mayan calendar. Already spread by some Western scholars, the rumors have only increased in number (aided by the Internet) since the last end-of-the-world scare fizzled out on January 1, 2000.
A giant marrow wins all six classes in the giant vegetable competition, environmentalists hold a mass floating event in the Dead Sea and more in today’s daily brief.
A makeshift memorial honors the 12 victims of Friday’s Colorado theater shooting, the annual World Santa Claus Congress visits a zoo in Denmark, intimate apparel from the mid-1400′s go to university and more in today’s daily brief.
Earth Day around the world, Russia’s biggest soap bubble festival, a South African cleaning company offers services in the buff, and more in today’s daily brief.