Every Wednesday afternoon, Doug Varrieur steps into his backyard in the Florida Keys, aims his .380 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol and fires shots that ricochet through city halls around the state. Varrieur, 57, discovered a little-noticed part of Florida law which prohibits local governments from restricting gun rights in any way, and in December he set up a personal gun range on his property in a residential subdivision. Reuters photographer Andrew Innerarity visited the backyard gun range, as seen below.
Jan. 16 Daily Brief: Manure dumped at the French National Assembly, a penguin at the NYSE and Darth Vader
A man driving a lorry with a protest banner dumped several tonnes of manure in front of the National Assembly in central Paris before police stopped his protest, a villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai, and more in today’s daily brief.
The Sochi Olympic Park, built along the Black Sea coast, houses all the ice venues such as the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Maly Ice Palace, the Olympic Oval, the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre, the Olympic Curling Centre, the Central Stadium, the Main Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre. Reuters photographer Maxim Shemetov takes us on an overhead tour of Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Jan. 9 Daily Brief: Ferry’s float through ice, Gov. Chris Christie holds news conference about bridge scandal, People’s Choice Awards
The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic, a security officer yells for help at the site of a bomb attack in Karachi, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 2 Daily Brief: Palestine clashes with Israel, counting stock at London zoo, a look at steel bucket manufacturing
Employees work inside a steel bucket manufacturing unit at an industrial area on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, visitors skate at the Tower of London ice rink, people attempt to extinguish a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 24 Daily Brief: Crossing into Egypt, Pope Francis and baby Jesus and a Christmas polar bear plunge
Children dressed in Santa Claus costumes pose in front of a sand sculpture featuring Jesus Christ, Santa hangs out with fishermen, last-minute deliveries and more in today’s daily breif .
Dec. 21 Daily Brief: Ugly Sweater Run at National Harbor, smoking in a coal mine, getting married during Kiev protests
Santa’s rowing boats on the Venice canal, Pope Francis visits a pediatric hospital, clashes in Germany and more in today’s daily breif.
Dec. 20 Daily Brief: President Obama’s year-end news conference, frost in London, town mayor ambushed
A young boy scrapes ice off his mother’s car windscreen on a frosty morning in west London, a man walks during heavy smog in the central Bosnian town of Kakanj, makeshift Christmas trees after Typhoon Haiyan destruction and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 19 Daily Brief: Santa washes windows, improvised street theater, Christian refugee camp in Central African Republic
Santa spends time washing windows and hanging out in zoos, waves crash onto Viavelez’s seafront, Brazil celebrates a goal and more in today’s daily brief.