The Washington Monument, one of the U.S. capital’s most recognizable sights, reopened May 12, 2014, three years after sustaining damage from a rare earthquake.
It may not be the case for Washington D.C. just yet (give it just a couple more days), but the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Tokyo.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency tracked the Sakura (cherry blossom front) northward last week, peaking in Tokyo on March 30. Thousands of people have gathered across Tokyo to take part in ‘Hanami’ (Flower-viewing parties) the centuries old tradition of picnicking under a blooming Sakura tree. The blossoming begins in Okinawa in January and moves north through February peaking in Kyoto and Tokyo at the end of March and lasts just over a week.
Look back at photos taken by official White House photographers in 2013 with commentary from Pete Souza.
Oct. 16 Photo Brief: Crazy fashion in Singapore, battling Typhoon Wipha in Japan and the Pope catches one in the face
Wild designs went on display during Fashion week in Singapore, Typhoon Wipha made life difficult for pedestrians in Japan, a faithful tosses a scarf to the Pontiff which he catches with his face and more in today’s daily brief.
U.S. House of Representatives derails Obamacare, lines form for new Apple iPhone, blue sheep art project in Germany and more in today’s daily brief.
D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial was splattered with green paint, the Italian parliament considers passing a law against homophobia, North Korea celebrates the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War 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.
Browse pictures of the festivities surrounding the official start to President Obama’s second term, including inaugural balls and the week of preparations in Washington, D.C.
On Jan. 21, Barack Obama will be sworn in, for a second time, in the fifty-seventh inaugural ceremonies in our nation’s capital. Look back at past presidential inaugurations from the archives. Photos include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
Devoties of Jesus and exercise take cold plunges, the annual Green Week agricultural fair of food stuffs and agricultural products begins in Berlin, dancers compete to be royalty for this year’s Carnival in Sao Paulo, the Grande Odyssee dog sledding race continues and more in today’s daily brief.