The day in pictures around the world.
Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape. The one-week exercise, which started Oct. 7 and costs $104,000 dollars, is a collaboration between the two countries and the Kenya Wildlife Service, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute and the African Wildlife Foundation, among others.
Sept. 27 Photo Brief: Protests in Madrid, Pakistani earthquake survivors and organic farming in Germany
Spaniards protest after bringing charges of crimes against humanity against policemen they say tortured them in the 1970s, Pakistani earthquake survivors find their way in Labach, an organic farmer works on a soja field in southwestern Germany and more in today’s daily brief.
Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, the third day since Somalia’s al Shabaab launched a raid that has killed at least 62 people according to a Reuters report. It remained unclear how many gunmen and hostages were still cornered in the Westgate shopping center, after a series of loud explosions and gunfire were followed by black smoke billowing from one part of the complex.
The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.
In the early days of space flight, the pictures harvested by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) were blurry gray images that resembled a bad weather map. With the advent of new technology and better platforms to photograph from, such as the space shuttle and International Space Station, NASA is able to provide us with an amazing viewpoint of Earth.
In honor of Earth Day, view memorizing photos of the blue planet from space.
April 1 Photo Brief: Easter Egg roll at the White House, Kid President prank, RIP Pattycake the NYC gorilla, Watering of the Girls
Easter Egg roll at the White House, Kid President April Fools’ Day prank, RIP Pattycake the NYC gorilla, Watering of the Girls Easter tradition and more in today’s daily brief. Warning: Some photos may depict injury and/ or violence.
Easter Sunday, Nelson Mandela’s condition improving, Zombie Walk in Tokyo and more in today’s daily brief.
Cats strut their stuff at the International Pet Expo in Latvia, an elephant tusk gets pilfered from a French museum, a contentious Kenyan election sparks riots and more in today’s daily brief.
March 10 Photo Brief: World’s largest functional tuba, World Baseball Classic brawl, Burning of the bulls, Chuck Hagel in Kabul
World’s largest functional tuba, World Baseball Classic brawl, Burning of the bulls in Mexico, Chuck Hagel in Kabul and more in today’s daily brief.