The day in photos from around the world.
One day before the first events of the Sochi Winter Olympics begin, LGBT rights activists and allies worldwide have been staging demonstrations against the Russian government’s controversial “gay propaganda” law. The protests focused on showing solidarity with Russia’s LGBT community, calling for Olympic sponsors to speak out against Russia’s laws and calling for the International Olympic Committee to better uphold its nondiscrimination principle.
Preliminary events in figure skating, snowboarding and skiing will be held Thursday, with the 2014 Olympics’ opening ceremonies on Friday.
Dec. 6 Photo Brief: Typhoon Bopha rescue, St. Nicholas day in Germany and gay marriage kicks off in Seattle
A dramatic water rescue from the Philippines, Germany celebrated St. Nicholas day, turmoil continues in Greece, hundreds line up for gay marriage licenses in Washington and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 15 Photo Brief: Tension builds in the Middle East, a Patriotic John Daly and “Big Phil” the giant Euro coin
Hamas and Israel step up rocket attacks, John Daily in red, white, blue and in the trees, “Big Phil” an Austrian model of the Euro coin worth approximately $1.7 million and more in today’s daily brief.
August 31 Photo Brief: Paralympics continue in London, Spike Lee is bad in Venice and Prada fashion in Spain
Jessica Long wins big at the Paralympics, Spike Lee at the Venice film festival, fashion week in Spain and more in today’s daily brief.