Every year, on the third Tuesday of January, the residents of the Shetland Islands celebrate their Viking heritage with the Up Helly Aa festival. The event, held since 1870, culminates with up to 1000 ‘guizers’ (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into a Viking longship.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam, Christopher T. Assaf and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they beat the Minnesota Vikings, 29-26, in a wild game at snowy M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Malians loot shops in Timbuktu as French troops arrive, more smog problems in Beijing, Vikings in Scotland, devils in Spain, big waves, bad hair and more in today’s daily brief.