Fall in Germany
Oktoberfest isn’t the only highlight of autumn in Germany. Just take a swig of this scenery.
Quinn Kelley 0 Comment Travel, World carnival, Europe, Silio, Spain, Vijanera Festival
The La Vijanera masquerade, of pre-Roman origin, took place in the small village of Silio, northern Spain, on Sunday. It is the first carnival of the year in Europe symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and involving the participation of crowds of residents wearing different masks, animal skins and brightly colored clothing. The festival has its own complex function and symbolism in becoming the living example of the survival of archaic cults to nature.
Steve Earley 0 Comment World Europe, migrants, refugees
In 2015’s final two weeks, Europe’s migration crisis passed a symbolic milestone, with the 1 millionth migrant this year crossing into the continent on Monday, according to the International Organization for Migration. The sum is more than four times the number that entered in 2014.
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Every week in the year has good history in it somewhere, if you go back far enough. The week of July 5 through July 11 has seen some very important moments in the past decades and centuries, involving music, pop culture, sports and significant world events. Here are some of the highlights.
Kalani Gordon 0 Comment Weather, World equinox, Europe, moon, tides
A supertide turned France’s famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon.
The so-called “tide of the century” actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, it’s especially dramatic at the UNESCO world heritage site, an ancient abbey normally linked to the mainland only by a narrow causeway at high tide. – Associated Press
Steve Earley 0 Comment World agriculture, Animals, Europe, farming, industry, migration, Spain, trees, urbanization
A generation after the last of the sawmills that were its economic lifeblood shut down, a vast region of Central Eastern Spain less than two hours from Madrid has become one of the biggest population deserts in Europe, rivaling parts of the Arctic. For the area’s graying inhabitants — seniors outnumber primary schoolers 4 to 1 — the daily rhythms of work and play have grown more elongated — one boy, the only boy in his village, travels 40 miles to school — or less steady — an unemployed electrician tries his hand at taxidermy to make ends meet — but beat on nonetheless, as Getty Images photographer David Ramos documents in this intimate diary.
Stokely Baksh 0 Comment Daily Brief Brazil, China, cows, Europe, flooding, Germany, Greece, President Obama, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United States
Bodyguard training camp in China, flooding continues in Europe, 2013 Brazil Miss and Mister Fitness contest and more in today’s daily brief.
Jerry Jackson 0 Comment World Austria, Czech Republic, Europe, flooding, Germany
Thousands of people have been evacuated after central Europe sees the worst flooding in 70 years.
Stokely Baksh 0 Comment World Europe, horsemeat scandal, Peter Andrews, Poland, Reuters, Skaryszew horse fair
Polish animal rights campaigners heckled traders at the Skaryszew horse fair, one of Europe’s biggest horse-trading fairs, in the wake of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. Horse breeders have been coming to the open-air fair on the same day every year for the past three centuries, but the tradition has come under pressure from activists. Photos taken by Peter Andrews of Reuters on Feb. 18.