Kungfu students perform during the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival, Hindu devotees sacrifice animals and burn effigies during Dussehra, hard economic times brings unorthodox sponsors to Greek soccer, French activists demonstrate against the upcoming law authorizing gay marriage and adoption and more in today’s daily brief.
Extreme sports enthusiast Felix Baumgartner made his record-breaking free fall jump Sunday from a capsule some 128,000 feet above Roswell, New Mexico. He began his ascent into the stratosphere about 11:30 a.m. EDT Sunday.
According to Reuters, Brian Utley, the certification official for the Federation Aeronautic International, said that “preliminary figures indicate Baumgartner broke a total of three established world records, including the highest altitude skydive, longest freefall without a parachute and fastest fall achieved during a skydive.”
July 25 Photo Brief: Protesters clash with police in Anaheim, Bollywood’s first superstar, Urban beekeepers
Protesters clash with police in Anaheim over the fatal shooting of Manuel Angel Diaz, Bollywood’s “first superstar” passes away, urban beekeepers in Austria, and more in today’s daily brief.
After Adolf Hitler’s suicide on April 30, 1945, the occupying German armies began surrendering in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Ultimately, Germany signed an unconditional surrender, signaling the defeat of the Nazi Germany regime. VE Day (Victory in Europe) is commonly celebrated on May 8, while the countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate the day on May 9.
The following compilation includes scenes from, and revolving around, Victory Day across the ocean.