Police put the driver of a Spanish train under investigation on Thursday after at least 80 people died when it hit a sharp bend at speed, derailed and caught fire near the pilgrimage center of Santiago de Compostela, in one of Europe’s worst rail disasters.
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July 23 Photo Brief: England celebrated the royal birth, beating the heat in Berlin and a polar bear with a strawberry ice cube
Britain celebrates the birth of the royal baby, people try to beat the heat in Berlin, a polar bear enjoys a giant strawberry ice cube and more in today’s daily brief.
Britain waits with great expectation as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth in London any day now. The first child of Prince William and his wife Kate is due in July, with the couple saying they have no idea of the sex of the royal baby, who will be third in line to the British throne.
July 18 Photo Brief: Nelson Mandela turns 95, Bruce Lee is honored in Hong Kong and being fashionable at the British Open
The world celebrates as Nelson Mandela turns 95 today, a exhibit to honor Bruce Lee opens in Hong Kong, British Open golfers don their fashion attire during the opening round of the tournament and more in today’s daily brief.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a neighborhood steeped in history. The community is tucked away in the northwest corner of the city of San Juan with streets made of cobblestones dating back over 500 years. For anyone looking for great pictures, it’s a dream come true.
Day four of the nine-day San Fermin festival took place in Pamplona, Spain. The running of the bulls were made famous in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.” The running consists of an early morning half-mile dash from the corral to the bullring alongside six bulls destined to die in the afternoon’s bullfight. This is followed by processions of giant traditional figures, concerts, firebulls, fireworks, and large doses of eating, drinking, dancing and late nights.
July 05 Photo Brief: Continued unrest in Egypt, a Tour de France pile up and children pray for Nelson Mandela
Protests in Egypt continue as pro Mohamed Mursi rally in the streets of Cairo, riders hit a bump in the road during the seventy stage of the Tour de France as they pile up during a fall, children release balloons following prayers for Nelson Mandela outside the hospital where he is being treated and more in today’s daily brief.
Under a relentless barrage of commands, most of them bellowed, some 1,200 members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2017 ran the gauntlet of Induction Day. It is the start of plebe summer — seven weeks of training that bear no relation to any customary notion of summer.
June 27 Photo Brief: The hot toys for Christmas, keeping vigil for Nelson Mandela and a zoo birthday bash
A toy store in Britain displays all the hot toys for Christmas 2013, well-wishers keep vigil outside the hospital where Nelson Mandel is being treated, the Singapore zoo holds a 40th birthday bash and more in today’s daily brief.
On day three of Royal Ascot, traditionally know as Ladies Day, the hat competition heats up. Ladies sport all assortment of of hats from conservative to gigantic. Even the odds makers get into the act, betting on what type and color hat the Queen will be wearing. The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. For men top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while the women seem to compete for the most dramatic and fashionable hat.