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.
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, popularly known as “the bearded lady,” won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with the James Bond-theme-like ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix”, before a global TV audience of about 180 million people in 45 countries.
Wildfires were raging in southern California on Thursday, keeping thousands of residents and students away from their homes after San Diego county officials maintained evacuation advisories.
Unidentified remains from 9/11 are moved to a museum at Ground Zero as some families protest, Mud Day Challenge in France and the Madrid Masters tennis semi finals. Saturday’s photo brief has these moments along with 56 other images.
In a recurring series, The Darkroom takes a look back at some of the talented photojournalists who have helped enrich the pages of The Baltimore Sun. One such photographer was Lloyd Pearson.
A filled-to-the brim metalware shop in Najaf seems to defy physics. Celebrations in Vladivostok commemorate the defeat of Nazis, and on the other end of Eurasia, people hitch a ride on an armored vehicle. Friday’s photo brief comprises these scenes, along with 17 other images.
Standing in one of Scott Shearer’s barns next to one of his antique fire trucks, a visitor might be forgiven for thinking they’ve stepped back in time, to an era when the firefighter manning an engine as it sped toward a blaze would sit perched atop a leather seat uncovered from the elements, manually sounding the siren with a heavy metal hand crank.
NASA astronaut, Reid Wiseman of Baltimore, Md, prepares for a May 28th launch to the International Space Station. He and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency will travel aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the orbiting space station.
After going on the market for originally $29 million in March of 2012, the price for Michael Jordan’s home in Chicago was reduced to $21 million a year later. Now the price tag for the 56,000 square foot mansion has been lowered to $16 million. The home has nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, a full sized indoor basketball court, plus a putting green and a tennis court. The art deco home, with the capacity to house 14 cars, is located north of Chicago on 7.39 acres.
A rainbow is seen over the Yukon River in Eagle, Alaska, people run away from tear gas during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, a surfer holding her board wades through the surf as clouds above are lit by the setting sun at Mollymook Beach on the south coast of New South Wales and more.