The day in pictures around the world.
Dec. 18 Daily Brief: Whirling dervishes, silly Santas, waxen Brangelina, monkey in a Christmas tree and plenty of protests
Whirling dervishes, silly Santas, waxen Brangelina, monkey in a Christmas tree, plenty of protests and more in today’s daily brief.
The annual “Miracle on 34th Street” display draws thousands of visitors to Hampden to see the spectacular holiday lights of the 700 block of W. 34th Street. Look through images taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam, who this year documented residents setting up their decorations ahead of the grand lighting on Nov. 30.
Arguably, Santa’s busiest day is December 24, while he packs up his sleigh and flies around distributing toys to the world’s good little girls and boys. As for the other 364 days of the year, you may have been told that Santa is back in his North Pole workshop directing elves on the creation of new gizmos, gadgets and whatchamacallits that will appear on the wish lists of said girls and boys next Christmas. So, it may surprise you to find out that Santa has an interest in a diverse array of activities he tends to throughout the year, and not always under the guise of holiday promotion. And not always as a singular male person.
Nov. 6 Photo Brief: Miss Earth beauty pageant, honor-killing parents, Bonfire Night, Samhain, V for Vendetta and Guy Fawkes
Ninety-one bikini-clad contestants prepare to compete for the Miss Earth crown on November 24, Pakistani parents are jailed for killing their daughter with acid because she looked at a boy, Bonfire Night lights up the streets in Lewes, Sussex in England, Anonymous protests outside the Houses of Parliament and more in today’s daily brief.
A makeshift memorial honors the 12 victims of Friday’s Colorado theater shooting, the annual World Santa Claus Congress visits a zoo in Denmark, intimate apparel from the mid-1400’s go to university and more in today’s daily brief.