An inside look at guns in Canada: Andy Clark of Reuters takes you to the DVC Indoor Shooting Centre in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia — the only indoor shooting centre in the province that rents firearms to the public without a license and the Vancouver Gun Club — a shotgun-only club that has a regular membership of about 400 and sells an estimated 1,100 day passes each year.
Mush! Mush! Mush! Mitch Seavey, 53, became the oldest champion of the 2013 Iditarod Great Sled Race on Tuesday. The win comes a year after his son became the youngest winner.
Heralded as the “Last Great Race,” mushers and their dogs take on a grueling 1,000-mile sled-dog race track from Anchorage to Nome in Alaska. The first race began on March 3, 1973 and finished 32 days later.
Browse photos taken by Bill Roth of the Anchorage Daily News and Nathaniel Wilder of Reuters.
The North Florida Survival group trains children and adults alike to handle weapons and survive in the wild. The group passionately supports the right of U.S. citizens to bear arms and its website states that it aims to teach “patriots to survive in order to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemy threats.”
Armed with his camera, Reuters photographer Brian Blanco joined the group on a training mission led by Jim Foster on December 8, 2012.
Polish animal rights campaigners heckled traders at the Skaryszew horse fair, one of Europe’s biggest horse-trading fairs, in the wake of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. Horse breeders have been coming to the open-air fair on the same day every year for the past three centuries, but the tradition has come under pressure from activists. Photos taken by Peter Andrews of Reuters on Feb. 18.
Jan. 14 Photo Brief: Clouds over earth, Mali rebels expand control, Crackolandia in Brazil, pollution in China
Clouds over earth, Mali rebels expand control despite French intervention, Crackolandia in Brazil, pollution in China and more in today’s daily brief.
Christmas may be over, but we can still appreciate Klingons and Charles Dickens. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at “A Klingon Christmas Carol” based on the Dickens’ classic and adapted for Klingons and Star Trek fans. Photos by Jim Young of Reuters.
In Indonesia, dozens of child jockeys — some as young as eight — competitively race at a track outside of Bima for prizes, which includes two cows at the group level and a grand prize of one million rupiah or $100. “This year, the races near Bima lasted for 11 days and attracted nearly 600 horses, many from the nearby islands of Sumba, Bali, Lombok and Flores,” wrote Beawiharta of Reuters.
Photos taken by Beawiharta. Read the full article here.
As we continue to look at the art of motion at the 2012 Olympics in London, here’s a selection of photos highlighting the competitive world of swimming and diving from under the surface. They include Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, and Ryan Lochte.
Photographers featured: Michael Dalder (Reuters), Al Bello (Getty Images) and Francois Xavier Marit (AFP).