A look at the fishing community in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, which has been rebounding from instability over the last two decades. The industry there is also finding a place in the international export market. Photos taken by Stuart Price for the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team.
March 20 Photo Brief: A collection of Lindsay Lohan mugshots, President Obama visits Israel and tigers in London get a new home
President Barack Obama gets a warm welcome in Israel, London zoo builds a new enclosure for it’s Sumatran tigers,
a trip down memory lane with Lindsay Lohan’s various police mugshots and more in today’s daily brief.
In mid-March Valencia, Spain, revels in the festival of Las Fallas. The festival is a celebration the waning days of winter and the arrival of spring. Know as the feast of Saint Joseph, the city is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and bullfights.
In March of 2003, then President George W. Bush announced to the nation that the United States and coalition forces had launched Operation Iraqi Freedom. The U.S. joined by Britain, Australia and Poland set out to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. Baghdad had fallen to the invading forces by April 9th. One of the primary missions was to recover and destroy weapons of mass destruction – none were ever found.
Six days after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the new head of the Catholic Church, the newly dubbed Pope Francis was formally installed as the church’s next pontiff. Addressing thousands of people at his inauguration mass at the Vatican, the first Latin American pope delivered a homily on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.
March 18 Photo Brief: Thomas Perez nomination, fishing in Somalia, Aurora Borealis, air pollution levels in China
President Barack Obama nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary post, the fishing industry in Somalia, air pollution levels in China and more in today’s daily brief.
On March 20, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., The Baltimore Sun will chronicle a day in the life of Baltimore and we want your help. Show us how you work, play and go about your business on the first day of spring here in Charm City. We’ll feature some of the best shots on our website and print.
If you have a camera or a cell phone with a camera, we want to see what you see: the places you go, the people you meet and whatever else you may encounter. For inspiration, take a look at our favorite submissions from past Picture This contests.
How to submit your photos:
- On Instagram and Twitter, tag your photos with #picturethis13
- Upload photos directly to our user photo gallery.
March 17 Photo Brief: St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja
St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week in Kazakhstan, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on northern Iraqi city of Halabja and more in today’s daily brief.
Every year, hordes flock to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW), a set of conferences and festivals with a broad appeal. For music lovers, it’s the unofficial start of the summer festival season; for cinephiles, it’s a chance to check out some off-the-radar indie films; and for techies, it’s a chance to explore new technologies and hear from some of the digital sphere’s best and brightest.