Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter.
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The day in photos from around the world.
The day in photos around the world.
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Obama commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, around 815 million people have registered to vote in India – the world’s biggest election, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and youths protest the jailing of a Jewish seminary student, and more in today’s daily brief.
A very wet protest in Venezuela, Purim revelers in Jerusalem and a cancer event in Paris are among the news in today’s daily brief.
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.