Tashlich is a ritual during which believers cast their sins into the water and the fish, and it is performed before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, the most important day in the Jewish calendar, which this year falls on September 22.
July 05 Photo Brief: Continued unrest in Egypt, a Tour de France pile up and children pray for Nelson Mandela
Protests in Egypt continue as pro Mohamed Mursi rally in the streets of Cairo, riders hit a bump in the road during the seventy stage of the Tour de France as they pile up during a fall, children release balloons following prayers for Nelson Mandela outside the hospital where he is being treated and more in today’s daily brief.
March 17 Photo Brief: St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja
St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week in Kazakhstan, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on northern Iraqi city of Halabja and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan 17. Photo Brief: Germany is freezing over while Australia heats up, tenuous peace on the Indian-Pakistan border and pets be blessed
Temperatures get down right chilly in western Germany while the thermometer reaches 104 Fahrenheit at the Australian Open tennis tournament, a tenuous ceasefire holds on the India-Pakistan border following cross-border firing, priests bless pets on the day of San Anton, Spain’s patron saint of animals and more in today’s daily brief.
July 12 Photo Brief: A news photographer gets a little too close and London prepares for the Olympics
A news photographer gets up close and personal with his work, London makes final preparations for the upcoming Olympics, clashes in Northern Ireland and more in today’s daily brief.
This week, the Pentagon held its first ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Event, nine months after the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially ended government-sanctioned discrimination against gays serving in the military.
LGBT pride is celebrated every June, commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 — the start of the modern gay rights movement and remembers the struggles and victories of the movement. Today, this “out and proud” mentality emphasizes a culture and community of diversity, tolerance, fashion and flare.
From drag queens to biker chicks, here’s a look at LGBT pride parades, street festivals, and political rallies around the world this month. Some of the following may not be suitable for young children, so parental discretion is advised.