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.
The day in photos from around the world.
The day in photos around the world.
Grenades are thrown during continued protests in Ukraine, Gov. Chris Christie is sworn in for second term, a suicide bomber kills four in residential Lebanon neighborhood, and more in today’s daily brief.
Pope Francis led Catholics worldwide in a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, urging world leaders to remove their nations from a “spiral of sorrow and death.” In a five-hour prayer vigil in Vatican City, Francis reminded worshippers that “violence and war lead only to death.”
Meanwhile, demonstrations in Lebanon against a possible U.S. military intervention in Syria intensified. As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with European leaders to look for international support of U.S. action, protests in D.C., New York and Paris sprung up on Saturday.
May 13 Photo Brief: Honoring fallen journalists, Palestinians to mark Nakba Day, arm wrestling in Senegal
Newseum honors fallen journalists at memorial, Palestinians to mark Nakba Day, arm wrestling in Senegal and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 8 Photo Brief: Betty White’s early birthday surprise, Alabama’s Nick Saban gets dunked and is Hugo Chavez dead?
Betty White gets a hunky 91st birthday surprise on Anderson Live, head coach Nick Saban is dunked with Gatorade following Alabama’s win over Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS Championship, speculation abounds about the health status of Venezuela’s cancer-stricken president and much more in today’s daily brief.
Typhoon Bopha claims more than 300 lives in the Philippines, Sunni Muslims and Alawites clash in Tripoli, snowstorms in Sweden and Korea and more in today’s daily brief.
As humans across the globe dealt with a host of problems in 2012, so too did the animal kingdom. From poaching to war, here’s a look at animals facing conflict in different regions of the world.
NOTE: Some photos are graphic showing visual coverage of injury or death that may be disturbing to some readers.
Muslims take part in religious festival of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [GRAPHIC]
During the Shi’ite Muslim holy month of Muharram, worshippers from India to Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan participate in the religious festival of Ashura. Ashura, the tenth day in the mourning period, commemorates the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed during a battle in A.D. 680 in Karbala. Mourners celebrate the occasion by participating in large processions, re-enacting major battle events or self-flagellating themselves with knives to mark the anniversary.
NOTE: Photos contain visual coverage of injury and blood that may be disturbing to some readers.