U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, the world observes World Water Day with the theme “Water Cooperation,” adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam, self-pierce to earn salvation, a pet tiger plays with a keeper at an Indonesian school and more in today’s daily brief.
Typhoon Bopha claims more than 300 lives in the Philippines, Sunni Muslims and Alawites clash in Tripoli, snowstorms in Sweden and Korea and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 20 Photo Brief: Toxic fashion show, Shiite self-flagellation, Afghanistan’s surplus of orphans and drug users
Greenpeace holds a “Toxic Thread” fashion show in China, Shiite Muslims in Kashmir remember the slaying of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, 1 million orphans in Afghanistan, 60,000 drug users in the Afghan capital city of Kabul and more in today’s daily brief.
Sifting through Sandy’s aftermath continues in New Jersey and New York, Hindus celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights, China’s People Liberation Army puts on an air show, Justin Bieber dons a pair of dj/rockstar angel wings and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 26 Photo Brief: Baltimore Halloween Brew-ha-ha, Islam’s Feast of the Sacrifice, zombies in Berlin, Halloween at the zoo, pregnant pigs in a cage
Baltimore Bike Party, Graphic animal slaughter images from the first day of Islam’s Eid al-Adha celebration, or “Feast of the Sacrifice,” a polar bear and white lion play with pumpkins in a Russian zoo, European pigs will soon have more room in their cages, zombies from the Middle Ages emerge from the Berlin Dungeon and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry
School children dress up as Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 143rd birthday, Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel’s Spring/Summer line at the Grand Palais in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, relatives pay their respects to the victims of Monday’s fatal ferry collision in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 27 Photo Brief: Rare rhinos brutally dehorned in India, the two Mona Lisas, a man who could fit in a shoe and Netanyahu’s graphic of a bomb
Rare rhinos brutally dehorned in India, the two Mona Lisas, a man who could fit in a shoe, Netanyahu’s graphic of a bomb and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 24 Photo Brief: Demolition operation turns violent in Manila, bodybuilding championship in Asia and LEGO re-creates iconic Australian moments
Demolition operation turns violent in Manila, bodybuilding championship in Asia, 2012 European Beard and Moustache Championships, LEGO re-creates iconic Australian moments and more in today’s daily brief.
Escalating violence from protests in the Islamic world over recent insults to the Prophet Mohammad resulted in at least 15 deaths today in Pakistan. By contrast, in places like Guatemala City, Myanmar, Cambodia and Belgium, hundreds gathered for the annual International Day of Peace, which according to the UN website was established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution encouraging people to work together towards peace.
Sept. 21 Photo Brief: Brazilian crack is whack, activists as meat and a communist academy trains 40,000 leaders
Members of the municipal Social Assistence department round up crack addicts for treatment, members of PETA and Greenpeace get dressed up for their causes, the Central Committee of the Communist Party’s China Executive Leadership Academy pays a visit to Mao Zedong’s old house and more in today’s daily brief.