The Costa Concordia, which capsized January 2012 killing 32 people, was turned upright off the coast of Italy in what is being called one of the world’s more complex and expensive salvage operations, according to Reuters.
Thousands of tourists gather on the Il Campo square in Siena for the Palio of Siena race. Every year on July 2 and August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders compete bareback around Siena’s shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.
July 30 Photo Brief: Propane plant explodes, Ani-Con eyes Bradley Manning, mass funeral for Italian bus crash victims, face transplant in Poland
Propane plant explodes in Florida, Bradley Manning, mass funeral for Italian bus crash victims, face transplant in Poland, Ani-Com eyes in Hong Kong, and more in today’s daily brief.
D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial was splattered with green paint, the Italian parliament considers passing a law against homophobia, North Korea celebrates the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and more in today’s daily brief.
Obama heads a soccer ball, rubber ducky replicas in China, the Palio di Siena race in Italy and more in today’s daily brief.
In the early days of space flight, the pictures harvested by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) were blurry gray images that resembled a bad weather map. With the advent of new technology and better platforms to photograph from, such as the space shuttle and International Space Station, NASA is able to provide us with an amazing viewpoint of Earth.
In honor of Earth Day, view memorizing photos of the blue planet from space.
Angela Merkel muffins served in Germany, poverty continues its devastating toll in India, the volcanic Mount Etna erupts in Italy, poultry production ramps up rapid testing for H7N9 in China and more in today’s daily brief.
April 10 Photo Brief: Proposed FY2014 federal budget, 6.1 magnitude quake in Iran, a salt water crocodile named Too Long
White House releases proposed FY2014 federal budget, aftermath of a 6.1 magnitude quake in Iran, a salt water crocodile named Too Long and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual content may depict death and/or injury.
Six days after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the new head of the Catholic Church, the newly dubbed Pope Francis was formally installed as the church’s next pontiff. Addressing thousands of people at his inauguration mass at the Vatican, the first Latin American pope delivered a homily on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the new pope by the Papal conclave on Wednesday. His selected name: Pope Francis. He is the first Jesuit to become pope.