On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, take a look at how people around the world are remembering President John F. Kennedy’s life.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused havoc along the East Coast. The hurricane’s winds topped out at 165 miles per hour and clocked at 105 as the storm reached shore at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The storm was the worst in 2003 in terms of its costly damage.
March 14 Photo Brief: All smiles from Pope Francis, North Korea does some target practicing and Pippa takes in the horses
It’s all smiles today for the new Pope, North Korea takes in some target practice, Pippa Middleton goes to the race track for the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet and more in today’s daily brief.
Colonial Williamsburg was a success when it opened to the public in 1934. But when visitors continued to arrive into the fall and the Christmas holidays, town fathers were at a loss for attractions, so they placed live candles in the windows of all the restored buildings and paid staff members to baby sit them through the evenings so the buildings would not burn.
But as time passed, officials decided that a Christmas decorating contest would give residents of the town the incentive to put on a show for visitors. Today, the contest is more competitive – and creative – each year, with bragging rights and a cash prize on the line.
Dec. 7 Photo Brief: Swimsuit-clad Australians strut the streets, small town doomsday survivalists, a sailing Santa and a baby hippo
Sydneysiders take part in the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ in an attempt to break the Guiness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade and to raise money charity, a two week old baby hippo in Berlin, a family in Virginia arms its young’ins for the impending “Doomsday,” a Siberian Santa officially ends sailing season and more in today’s daily brief.
Addicted to photographing severe weather, Richmond photographer Jamie Betts lets us in on this high-risk, and often dangerous hobby, that results in stunning images of Mother Nature at her angriest. He shares photographs from storms in Maryland, Virginia, Kansas and Switzerland. “My popular ‘McDonald’s strike’ photo documents one of my many close calls,” Betts said. “That strike was only a couple hundred yards away and it was so bright I was temporarily blinded.”