Holocaust Memorial Day, continued unrest in Ukraine and more in today’s daily brief.
One day after former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died at age 85, his body lay in state outside the parliament in Jerusalem. Thousands of Israelis reportedly showed up to pay their last respects to the statesmen, who will be buried Monday.
Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.
July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture
The Badwater Ultramarathon at Death Valley National Park, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in space, a Pope Francis sand sculpture in Brazil and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos included may depict violence and/or injury.
Eastern Orthodox countries celebrate their foremost religious celebration, Easter, this weekend. In Romania, for Maudry Thursday incense is burned in front of graves of relatives. In Jerusalem, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Metropolitan Theophilos washes feet at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In Bulgaria, candles are lit in a traditional Good Friday mass at Alexander Nevski cathedral. And in Greece, the faithful pay their respect in front of a figure of a crucified Jesus Christ at Penteli monastery north of Athens.
May 2 Photo Brief: Bikini shopping in Stockholm, Drug gangs in Brazil and it’s a dog’s life in Germany
Bikini shopping in Stockholm, Brazilian special forces train to control drug gangs as violence soars, European lobster farming in Germany, a doggy gets a lift in a doggy bag and more in today’s daily brief.
March 28 Photo Brief: Pope Francis leads Chrismal mass, a supersized bottle of Czech wine and a cute baby elephant
Pope Francis leads the Chrismal mass at the Vatican, the Czech Republic unveils their supersized bottle of wine, a baby Asiatic elephant shows of his cuteness and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 25 Photo Brief: Murray beats Federer, a hair from Prophet Mohammad’s beard, Egyptians violently mark revolution two years ago
Andy Murray defeats Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis tournament, protesters mark the second anniversary of the January 25th revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, Kashmiri Muslims celebrate Eid-e-Mila, or the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday, by observing a relic believed to be a hair from the Prophet’s beard and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 10 Photo Brief: Whales trapped under Canadian ice, dog sled races in Poland and orthodox snowman in Israel
Killer whales trapped under Canadian ice, Border Rush dog races along the Czech-Poland border, a Jewish boy makes an orthodox snowman next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 16 Photo Brief: Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens
Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens in Ecuador and more in today’s daily brief.