Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday.
The day in photos from around the world.
Emergency crews continued searching for survivors early Tuesday morning in an Oklahoma City suburb after a massive tornado tore through the area on Monday afternoon, killing at least 24 people and injuring hundreds more.
The Darkroom caught up with photographers Rob Brulinski and Rachel Younghans, who recently ended their first leg of their Freak Flag America tour.
In their latest installment, they talk about a female gun shop owner in Kansas, eating raw broccoli for dinner, casino campgrounds and a visit with activist Ray Hill on the day that Texas has carried out its 250th execution under Texas Governor Rick Perry. Their project across America is for an upcoming photo book about the more unique people who make up the United States.
Dec. 20 Photo Brief: Snow in the Midwest, high stepping in Afghanistan, window washing Santas and Senator Inouye’s last trip to the Capitol
Senator Daniel Inouye’s casket is brought to the Capitol to lie in state, Santas do some window washing in Tokyo, more Afghans finish police training, Kansas gets hits with a snowstorm and more in today’s Daily Brief.
Seven states later and everything from Noah’s ark to a hillbilly zoo: Postcard from Freak Flag America
Be prepared to be jealous. Seriously.
From gator rentals to an isolated community of Swiss immigrants and being referred to as “fat-ass hunters,” local photographers Rob Brulinski and Rachel Younghans are on a roadtrip discovering what makes Americans… well uniquely American… for their upcoming book Freak Flag America.
Seven states later and 3,818+ miles driven, the duo shares a photo postcard dated Oct. 21 from the road.