U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, the world observes World Water Day with the theme “Water Cooperation,” adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam, self-pierce to earn salvation, a pet tiger plays with a keeper at an Indonesian school and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 11 Photo Brief: A panda in Snow World, Golden Power acrobats, a wolf man in London and Kate Middelton’s natural painting
Kate and Will think her new official portrait is beautiful but critics disagree, the Circus of Horrors rehearses in London, the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival draws a crowd in China, the Hungarian ‘Golden Power’ acrobats rehearse for the Grand Circus of Budapest and more in today’s daily brief.
Get ready for royal mania to kick back into high gear: Kate and William are expecting. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” a statement from the palace reads. Earlier, this week Kate was hospitalized for morning sickness, since the pregnancy is still in its very early stages. No matter the gender of the child, he or she stands to inherit the throne from William.
Dec. 3 Photo Brief: Kate and William are having a baby, Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter, World Disability Day, Santa Dash
William and Kate are expecting their first child, follow Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter, demonstration on World Disability Day in Srinagar, Santa Dash with soccer ties and more in today’s daily brief.
Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just concluded their nine day Diamond Jubilee Tour representing Queen Elizabeth II in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. Half way through their tour, the royal couple became embroiled in a scandal resulting in criminal charges filed against the French magazine that published topless photos of Kate. Despite the turmoil back home, the photogenic couple pressed on with the grace and dignity of modern day royalty.
Sept. 18 Photo Brief: William and Kate dance in Tuvalu, Chinese protest Japanese businesses, a sexy salute to the royal guard
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dance while on a Diamond Jubilee tour in the South Pacific, Crazy Horse dancers salute on the River Thames, Chinese protest on the 81st anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China, a Golden Carriage carries royalty in the Netherlands and more in today’s daily brief.
A giant marrow wins all six classes in the giant vegetable competition, environmentalists hold a mass floating event in the Dead Sea and more in today’s daily brief.
Middle East protests, New York fashion, and not so charming snake charming and more in today’s daily brief.
August 2 Photo Brief: Elephant burial, Kofi Annan steps down as UN-Arab League envoy and Day 6 at the Olympics
Local villagers of Assam bury an elephant, Russians celebrate Paratroopers Day, Kofi Annan steps down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict and more in today’s daily brief.
Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee concluded Tuesday with a Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as a carriage procession through central London. The dignified conclusion ended a four-day celebration around the country that included a 1,000-boat flotilla on the River Thames and a pop concert in front of Buckingham Palace. Missing from festivities was the Queen’s husband of 64 years, Prince Philip, who was taken ill Monday. The celebrations brought many who cheered on Britain’s leading lady and honors the 86-year-old queen’s 60th anniversary since taking the throne in 1952.