Before Lent begins, the festive season of Carnival is celebrated around the world. During January and early February parades and parties take to the streets of Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Bolivia and Brazil, to name a few. It’s Carnival time.
Carnival parades, Lunar New Year, Kumbh Mela festival, satellite image of snow and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos may depict injury or death.
Jan. 15 Photo Brief: Lance talks to Oprah, assault rifles on the runway, Kumbh Mela draws hundreds of millions
Oprah talks about her upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong, the largest religious gathering on earth, the Kumbh Mela, begins attracting Hindu devotees, the runway at Milan Fashion Week Menswear Autumn/Winter turns militant and more in today’s daily brief.
Survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster marked the first anniversary of the capsized cruise ship that left 32 dead. “After a year we are still traumatized,” said Violet Morreau, a survivor from France told Reuters.
Dec. 14 Photo Brief: North Koreans celebrate launch, topless Italians protest fur, Belarusian ecologist tames wolves, Chinese swimmers brave the ice
North Korea sends out images from their satellite launch celebration and the memorial exhibition entitled “The great leader Kim Jong-il comrade is with us forever,” Italian animal rights activists paint “Fur death” on their chests and carry a skinned fox prop to protest fur in the fashion market, ecologist Dmitry Shamovich plays with tamed wolves in a remote village in Belarus and much more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 14 Photo Brief: Anti-austerity strikes across Europe, Afghan rag pickers, Diwali is celebrated, the Prince and the Hobbit, a homemade submarine
Anti-austerity protests and strikes across Europe, yellow fever in Darfur, the latest Twilight film premiers in London, Diwali is celebrated, Prince Charles meets a Hobbit, a dangerous school crossing 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.
The high tide mark in Venice reached its sixth-highest level since 1872 on Sunday, after heavy rains and intense winds caused flooding in the Italian city.
While some flooding is typical in Venice during this time of year — including some instances earlier in November — news reports have estimated that 70 percent of the city was inundated by water this week.
Nov. 9 Photo Brief: Intangible Chinese culture, Syrian refugees, Body Worlds in Honduras and a Sri Lankan prison riot
Syrians continue to flee their homes by the thousands, a deadly prison riot in Sri Lanka, “Body Worlds” displays its preserved human specimens in Honduras, China cracks down on poorly-managed, intangible cultural heritage and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 15 Photo Brief: Sept. 11 pre-trial hearings, record-breaking sky dive and a cardboard bike you can ride
Sept. 11 pre-trial hearings begin, Felix Baumgartner makes a record-breaking sky dive, a cardboard bike you can ride and more in today’s daily brief.