Voters across America headed to the polls today to snatch up stickers as a bonus for exercising their civic duty. Many locales kept their “Thanks for voting” rewards fairly simple, but a few precincts seized the opportunity to display their electoral pride.
America has spoken. President Barack Obama was elected to a second term, beating out Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. But what are world leaders saying about working with President Obama over the next four years?
Here’s a round-up of reactions, as collected by Reuters.
Millions of Americans headed to the polls to choose who will lead them over the next four years as U.S. President. Also on the ballot in a number of states, voters decided on congressional representatives, state amendments and referendums from the Dream Act to same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
Nov. 6 Photo Brief: Miss Earth beauty pageant, honor-killing parents, Bonfire Night, Samhain, V for Vendetta and Guy Fawkes
Ninety-one bikini-clad contestants prepare to compete for the Miss Earth crown on November 24, Pakistani parents are jailed for killing their daughter with acid because she looked at a boy, Bonfire Night lights up the streets in Lewes, Sussex in England, Anonymous protests outside the Houses of Parliament and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 5 Photo Brief: Million Muppet March, Peruvian shaman predicts election outcome, Obama, Romney, and The Boss
Million Muppet March, Peruvian shaman predicts U.S. election outcome, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and The Boss on the campaign trail and more in today’s daily brief.
After Michelle Nugent, a half-Filipino-American, took her first trip to the Phillippines and noticed how they got around, she had an idea.
Now a community arts student at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Nugent made a pedicab from an old children’s bike, a wooden chair, a handrail, some PVC pipe and cardboard. She decorated it with recycled paper bags, Coca-Cola cans and soda boxes (and one National Bohemian beer box), potato chip bags and other materials. Her intention with The Pedicab Project is to give people in Baltimore free rides in exchange for stories, which she will record and re-purpose to share with others. To learn more about The Pedicab Project, watch the video below the gallery.
“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 Gene Sweeney Jr. and Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Baltimore Ravens win over the Cleveland Browns, 25-15, at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
With Election Day less than a week away, U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have both intensified their campaigning efforts in the 2012 election’s key battleground states.
The Baltimore Sun newspaper has a rich history of photojournalism. Since publishing its first photograph on September 30, 1901 The Sun has employed a long line of award winning photographers. To pay tribute to these photographers, The Darkroom will periodically take a look back at the body of work by some of these photographers whose love of their craft helped document the lives of people from the backstreets of Baltimore to the four corners of the globe.