Artist Yves Decoste (bottom) balances Valentyna Sidenko on his shoulders during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, fishing for trout through a hole in a frozen river, Serena Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka at Brisbane International.
Duckpin bowling was once a sport synonymous with the city of Baltimore. In its heyday during the 1960s, more than 1,200 lanes could be found throughout the region. Now the Patterson Bowling Center in East Baltimore is one of just a few facilities in the area keeping the sport alive.
Palestinian clashes with Israel, waves crash in Wales, Formula One birthday messages, delayed flights at LaGuardia and more in today’s daily brief.
The first snow storm of 2014 hit not only Maryland, but much of New England, the Midwest and the Atlantic Coast, with some regions receiving as much as two feet of snow. Several airports were closed, while flights elsewhere were delayed. Schools closed up and down the East Coast on Friday, while sub-zero wind chills took effect, leaving many to shovel themselves out in the frigid air, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan. 2 Daily Brief: Palestine clashes with Israel, counting stock at London zoo, a look at steel bucket manufacturing
Employees work inside a steel bucket manufacturing unit at an industrial area on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, visitors skate at the Tower of London ice rink, people attempt to extinguish a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut and more in today’s daily brief.
People in Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Brooklyn and other cities across North America take part in New Year’s Day dips in icy waters.
A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the New Year trapped in ice, the expedition leader said on Thursday.
For some time, Sochi was one of Russia’s top gay scenes. But after the coastal city was chosen as the site for the 2014 Olympics and President Vladimir Putin signed a “gay propaganda” law into action, Sochi’s LGBT scene has been shrinking.
Reuters photographer Thomas Peter documented slices of LGBT life in Sochi in October, about four months before the 2014 Winter Olympics were slated to begin.