Gondolas sit on the muddy sea bed of the Venetian lagoon in the Riva del Vin area, in Venice, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. An uncommon low tide hampered boat circulation in many areas of the city that is built on an archipelago where canals serve the function of roads.
Revelers descended upon St. Mark’s Square, in Venice, Italy over the weekend for this year’s Venice Carnival. Carnival-goers are being asked by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism measures for the annual festivities. This year’s Carnival theme is “Creatum” — a new start, or rebirth of Venice’s origins — and runs until Feb. 9.
The Venetian Carnival in Venice, Italy opened Feb. 15 with a “Zombie Walk” starting from the Zattere to the Persheria.
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Santa’s rowing boats on the Venice canal, Pope Francis visits a pediatric hospital, clashes in Germany and more in today’s daily breif.
In the early days of space flight, the pictures harvested by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) were blurry gray images that resembled a bad weather map. With the advent of new technology and better platforms to photograph from, such as the space shuttle and International Space Station, NASA is able to provide us with an amazing viewpoint of Earth.
In honor of Earth Day, view memorizing photos of the blue planet from space.
The high tide mark in Venice reached its sixth-highest level since 1872 on Sunday, after heavy rains and intense winds caused flooding in the Italian city.
While some flooding is typical in Venice during this time of year — including some instances earlier in November — news reports have estimated that 70 percent of the city was inundated by water this week.
Oct. 15 Photo Brief: Sept. 11 pre-trial hearings, record-breaking sky dive and a cardboard bike you can ride
Sept. 11 pre-trial hearings begin, Felix Baumgartner makes a record-breaking sky dive, a cardboard bike you can ride and more in today’s daily brief.