Veterans Day ceremonies across the country honor the nation’s current and former service members. The holiday marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Nov. 12 Photo Brief: Ethnic violence in Myanmar, honoring veterans, Yemeni Akhdam, gauchos in Argentina
At the bottom of Yemen’s social ladder is the Yemeni Akhdam, ethnic violence in Myanmar, honoring war veterans, gauchos in Argentina and more in today’s daily brief.
“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 Lloyd Fox, Christoper T. Assaf and Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Baltimore Ravens 55-20 win over the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium.
Saturday marked the 43rd anniversary of Sesame Street‘s premiere on public broadcasting television stations. The program, which debuted on November 10, 1969, broke ground by being the first TV show of its kind to craft its content using laboratory and formative research.
Harry Foote Jr., 74, a retired waterman with craggy features, surveys the setting sun gleaming through trees over the fishing boats docked on Armstrong Creek, and remarks, “What killed crabbing this season was that the market dried up. It wouldn’t matter whether we had a hurricane or not. People are broke. Not enough customers. Earlier in the season the crabs were immature. By the middle of September, the crabs are prime, full of meat. September and October were probably our best two months.”
Nov. 9 Photo Brief: Intangible Chinese culture, Syrian refugees, Body Worlds in Honduras and a Sri Lankan prison riot
Syrians continue to flee their homes by the thousands, a deadly prison riot in Sri Lanka, “Body Worlds” displays its preserved human specimens in Honduras, China cracks down on poorly-managed, intangible cultural heritage and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 8 Photo Brief: A giraffe hitches a ride, a nor’easter hits New York and the Archduke Joseph diamond goes to auction
Kitota the giraffe travels to a new home in Sydney, the same areas hit by Hurricane Sandy get a blanket of snow, the 76 carat Archbishop Joseph diamond goes to auction at Christie’s and more in today’s daily brief.
A nor’easter added a wet blanket of snow to areas of New York and New Jersey still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
A state ballot measure legalizing marijuana for recreational use passed Nov. 6 in both Colorado and Washington state, in what might be the biggest statement of the 2012 Election aside from President Obama’s re-election and same-sex marriage.
In Colorado, the new amendment would allow adults 21 and older to legally purchase one ounce of marijuana as soon as the end of the month, while in Washington voters approved the selling and taxing of small amounts of marijuana-related products to adults beginning Dec. 6. A similar initiative was rejected in Oregon.
Despite opposing the measure himself, Colorado’s governor John Hickenlooper released a statement Tuesday night saying that “This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.” In a KUOW radio interview Nov. 7, Washington governor Chris Gregoire also expressed concern about federal reactions saying that “The jury is out on what happens. Meanwhile, my job as governor is to do what the people of the state of Washington have said they want done.”
Nov. 7 Photo Brief: Newborn twins named Mitt and Barack, a gaggle of geese, glowing fish, Russians remember the Nazi invasion and the Bolshevik Revolution
A Kenyan mother names her newborn twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a department store collapses in Ghana, Russians commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and the 71st anniversary of the Nazi invasion, Greek workers protest austerity and more in today’s daily brief.