Photos from the gold and bronze men’s beach volleyball matches at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
At least seven people drowned when an overloaded cargo ship carrying migrants from Libya capsized near the coast of Sicily on May 25, 2016. The Italian Navy successfully rescued over 500 other passengers. The navy’s Bettica patrol boat spotted “a boat in precarious conditions off the coast of Libya with numerous migrants aboard,” it said in a statement.
Synchronized swimming teams from around the world competed in the Synchronized Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The tournament is also a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Revelers descended upon St. Mark’s Square, in Venice, Italy over the weekend for this year’s Venice Carnival. Carnival-goers are being asked by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism measures for the annual festivities. This year’s Carnival theme is “Creatum” — a new start, or rebirth of Venice’s origins — and runs until Feb. 9.
Rome’s Trevi Fountain will gush its emerald waters once again after a clean-up funded by Italian fashion house Fendi. Crowds of frustrated tourists have spent months peeking at bits of the monument from a special walkway put in over the fountain while repairs were carried out to the tune of over $2.2 million.
“87,000 miles. 44 airline flights. 396 days. 35 countries. 1 family.”
That would be the epic movie tagline for the Rivenbark family, of Howard County, who recently returned from a 13-month trip around the globe. The family —- consisting of mom Julie, dad Tim, Tyler, 12, and Kara, 10 — sold their house, and their cars; Julie quit her job, Tim took a leave of absence. And the kids did their homeschool work while on safari in Africa, in a hotel in Nepal or whenever they could find time.
The family kept a near-daily blog, which was fed by stunning photos from Julie and fun, educational videos from Tyler. A short documentary about the Rivenbark’s trip is below.
The day in photos around the world.