A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a wind conference in Massachusetts, one of the final notes in Vienna’s ball season and the end of the show for a big, golden bear.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at his first news conference since taking office, monsoon season continues, a pool slide fit for a pig in Bathmen and more in today’s daily brief.
Mmmmm…. how about some tasty snail caviar? Or in the mood for some snail liver?
Andreas Gugumuck owns Vienna’s largest snail farm, exporting snails, snail caviar and snail liver all over the world. Photo essay by Leonhard Foeger of Reuters.
1400 Harley-Davidson motorcycles prepare to be blessed in St. Peter’s square, hard rock fans jam out at the Download music festival in England, “unwanted human urban people” go on display in Vienna 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.
Catherine, Countess of Strathearn shoots some hoops, a 1989 flying Ford Fiesta returns to the roof of Cologne’s city museum, temperatures in Germany expect to take a turn to the warm side and more in today’s daily brief.
A fleet of Santas march through Manhattan for America’s 110th Annual Sidewalk Santa Parade, animal rights activist in Vienna simulate medical tests, a naked man brings central London traffic to a standstill by climbing to the top of the statue of Prince George outside the Ministry of Defence and more in today’s daily brief.
Days before its exhibition debut, the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria covered up controversial posters that showcased soccer players exposing their more intimate parts after receiving numerous complaints from the public. The visual advertisements — along with a 13-foot full-frontal photo sculpture of a reclining naked man called Mr. Big — were part of a provocative campaign to tease the launch of the museum’s “Nackte Manner” (Naked Men) exhibition.
“Previous exhibitions on the theme of nudity have mostly been limited to female nudes,” according to the Leopold Museum on its site. “Spanning two centuries, the presentation will show different artistic approaches to the subject, competing ideas of the ideal male model as well as changes in the concept of beauty, body image and values.”
The exhibition, which features some 300 works showing diverse and changing depictions of naked men from 1800 to the present day, runs until January 28, 2013.
In the field video and photos of an Afghan IED attack that injured Private Ryan Thomas, Indian sand artist sculpts in honor of Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, the Dashain and Navratri Hindu festivals get underway and more in today’s daily brief.
Surfers remember the victims of the 2002 Bali bombing in Indonesia, singers perform for an upcoming Grammy salute to Whitney Houston, anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators clashes with supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and more in today’s daily brief.