Sometimes, the best photos don’t come from photo stories, but are just slices of every day life found by photographers or taken on daily assignments.
Every week in the year has good history in it somewhere, if you go back far enough. The week of July 12-18 has seen many significant moments in history, including Billy the Kid, The Rolling Stones, Disneyland and more.
An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol removed the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C., ending its 54-year presence there, on Friday, July 10, 2015.
This time of year the nation celebrates the birth of the United States of America. The country is awash in red, white and blue, the colors of the national flag. It has come to symbolize many things and has been used as both a means of celebration and protest. “We are unique in the extent and depth of our worship of the flag. There’s no nation on earth like us,” says Rick Shenkman, associate history professor at George Mason University.
President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy during services honoring the life of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., at the College of Charleston TD Arena.
Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.
The celebrations are just getting started the day after the Blackhawks win the series. Here’s a look at the win, and the events that followed.
A rising Red River was covering streets and, in some instances, entering homes in northwestern Louisiana, rising to more than five feet above its 30-foot flood stage in Shreveport.
Caddo Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said at least a dozen Caddo Parish homes had flooded last weekend — some with at least a foot of water — along the Red or its tributaries. There was flooding reported on major Shreveport area thoroughfares and scattered evacuations in some areas.
“There are other areas where, if you don’t have water in your home, it’s knocking at your door,” Chadwick said. — Associated Press reporting
Once-bustling marinas on Salton City’s shallow water in California’s largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.
An air of decline and strange beauty permeates the Salton Sea: The lake is shrinking — and on the verge of getting much smaller as more water goes to coastal cities.