Iraq’s first female team of weightlifters are traveling to the Asian Championship in Qatar next month. Photos taken by Mohammed Ameen of Reuters, features several of the women from the team as the practice in Sadr City, a shi’ite neighborhood in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
April 15 Photo Brief: H7N9 bird flu virus in China, 101st anniversary of Titanic sinking, SCOTUS hears human gene patent case
H7N9 bird flu virus in China, 101st anniversary of Titanic sinking, SCOTUS hears human gene patent case and more in today’s daily brief.
In March of 2003, then President George W. Bush announced to the nation that the United States and coalition forces had launched Operation Iraqi Freedom. The U.S. joined by Britain, Australia and Poland set out to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. Baghdad had fallen to the invading forces by April 9th. One of the primary missions was to recover and destroy weapons of mass destruction – none were ever found.
March 17 Photo Brief: St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja
St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week in Kazakhstan, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on northern Iraqi city of Halabja and more in today’s daily brief.
Muslims take part in religious festival of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [GRAPHIC]
During the Shi’ite Muslim holy month of Muharram, worshippers from India to Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan participate in the religious festival of Ashura. Ashura, the tenth day in the mourning period, commemorates the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed during a battle in A.D. 680 in Karbala. Mourners celebrate the occasion by participating in large processions, re-enacting major battle events or self-flagellating themselves with knives to mark the anniversary.
NOTE: Photos contain visual coverage of injury and blood that may be disturbing to some readers.
Sept. 10 Photo Brief: 44 journalists on trial in Turkey, Alcoa workers protest job cuts, unrest in Iraq
Forty-four journalists face terrorism charges in Turkey, Alcoa workers clash with police over job cuts, unrest in Iraq and more in today’s daily brief.
Army Sgt. Kirk Bauer lost most of his left leg in a firefight in Vietnam, but that hasn’t stopped him from tackling some the world’s greatest challenges with Disabled Sports USA – Warfighter Sports. He’s been with the organization for 42 years, and is now its executive director. Their goal is to help wounded veterans returning from war realize that they can still achieve great feats.
In June 2012, Bauer led four Iraq and Afghanistan veterans — two double-leg amputees, one single-leg amputee and one with muscle damage – up North America’s tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley in Alaska.
Their tagline: Five wounded warriors, four good legs, three wars, two generations, one mountain.
Disabled Sports USA – Warfighter Sports gave us some of the photos and video clips from the climb for a story Catonsville Times reporter Brian Conlin wrote this week about Kirk Bauer.