Revellers in Santa costumes set off through the streets of London and New York City as they takes part in the annual “SantaCon” in on December 14, 2013.
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One year later, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, still evokes raw emotion and sadness. On Saturday, a day after another school shooting, this time at a Colorado high school where two students were wounded, the United States paused to remember the tragedy and revisit the contentious issue of guns in America.
Dec. 12 Daily Brief: Santa skates by the Eiffel Tower, Vienna ballet, a baby the size of a palm and cold flamingos
Flamingos huddled during snowfall, a rainbow over the Union Building, flute playing at a temple and more in today’s daily brief.
More than 50 years ago in 1960, snow fell across Baltimore for the first snow day of the year, one that struck early in the season on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The snowfall left about a foot of snow in western Maryland as well as 14 inches at Baltimore and Greenbelt.
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the “imaginations of millions” who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, address to Congress, Dec. 8, 1941.
Remembering the first black South African president Nelson Mandela, winter weather falls across the US, holiday festivals light up the world and more in today’s daily brief.
The Washington Monument in Baltimore was lit Thursday evening, signifying the beginning of the winter holiday season. Take a look at a few of our favorite photos from the celebration taken by you.
Many Americans today will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcohol that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals.
First lady Michelle Obama officially opened the holiday season at the White House on Wednesday, importing Chicago talent to style the world’s most famous home into a winter wonderland.