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.
After meeting to discuss issues, the Catholic Church’s cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday afternoon to elect a new pope. Meanwhile, near the Pantheon in Rome, the tailors at Gammarelli will make preparations of their own.
For 200 years, the ecclesiastical tailors have been creating garb for bishops, cardinals, pontiffs and priests. As Catholics await the announcement of the Vatican’s next leader, Gammarelli is expected to be already creating papal garb — in small, medium and large sizes so whoever is chosen will get the right fit.
March 1 Photo Brief: Australian air show, Egyptian Harlem Shake, panda specimens and Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza
The Royal Australian Air Force draws 180,000 patrons to the Australian International Airshow, Egyptian activists perform the “Harlem Shake” in front of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, the Shanghai Nature museum prepares panda specimens, Cirque du Soleil’s “Kooza” hits Madrid and more in today’s daily brief.
Sometime in March – Vatican rules seem to indicate March 15 – an estimated 115 Catholic cardinals will enter the Sistine Chapel to deliberate and elect the next head of the Roman Catholic Church. The proceedings of this papal conclave will be kept secret while crowds gather outside awaiting the announcement of the 266th pontiff. To get a better idea of the proceedings, take a look at these photos from the election of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.
Feb. 27 Photo Brief: Prince Harry in Lesotho, Paris fashion, Rosa Parks statue unveiled, world’s oldest person, British pub cat, the Pope says goodbye
Prince Harry in Lesotho, Paris fashion, Rosa Parks statue unveiled, world’s oldest person, British pub cat, Pope Benedict XVI’s final audience, Macedonia flooding and more in today’s daily brief.