The day in photos from around the world.
Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the world’s tallest slum.
The mass eviction from the “Tower of David,” originally intended to be a bank center but abandoned since 1994 and later home to some 3,000 needy Venezuelans, proceeded peacefully.
“Necessity brought me here, and the tower gave me a good home,” said Yuraima Parra, 27, cradling her baby daughter as soldiers loaded her possessions into a truck before dawn.
“I was here for seven years. I’m going to miss it, but it’s time to move on.”
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, a fire rages through Philippine slums, runners return to the Boston Marathon, and more in today’s daily brief.
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani campaigns in Kabul ahead of the presidential elections on Saturday, residents of the Miyakoji area of Tamura return home for the first time since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, Jean-Marc Ayrault takes over as the new prime minister of France, and more in today’s daily brief.
Demonstrations in Turkey, the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers, a safe return from space | March 11
The death of Turkish boy Berkin Elvan renews protests, ladies arm wrestle in Chicago for charity, an American and two Russians return from space, and more in today’s daily brief.
March 5 Daily Brief: Worlds oldest woman celebrates 116, National People’s Congress in China, small-clawed otters, Oscar Pistorius trial, Ukraine, Venezuela protests
Worlds oldest woman celebrates 116, National People’s Congress in China, small-clawed otters, Oscar Pistorius trial, Ukraine, Venezuela protests and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 20 Daily Brief: Violence persists in Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine, snow-ridden areas thaw out, international cricket match
A perpetually edgy city, Caracas’ murder rate has shot up in recent years to become one of the world’s worst. Both Venezuela’s official national rate of 39 deaths a year per 100,000 people and an NGO tally of double that make the country an international leader in homicides, vying with gang-plagued nations such as Honduras and El Salvador and more in today’s daily brief.
April 14 Photo Brief: Florida fights giant land snails, Venezuela 2013 election, Miss World South Sudan
Florida fights giant land snails, Venezuelan citizens heads to the polls to vote in presidential election, Miss World South Sudan and more in today’s daily brief.
April 11 Photo Brief: Lindsey Vonn cheers on Tiger at the Masters, Tom Cruise visits fans on Hollywood Boulevard and a vigil in DC against gun violence
Professional skier Lindsey Vonn watches her boyfriend Tiger Woods on the first day of the Masters Golf Tournament, Tom Cruise stops to talk with fans on Hollywood Boulevard during the opening of his new movie “Oblivion,” volunteers place crosses on the Capitol mall to symbolize victims of gun violence and more in today’s daily brief.