The best images from around the world that shaped the news of 2012.
Typhoon Bopha claims more than 300 lives in the Philippines, Sunni Muslims and Alawites clash in Tripoli, snowstorms in Sweden and Korea and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 30 Photo Brief: Rappelling baseball bigwigs, European cold front, Myanmar copper mine conflict, NY police officer’s kindness
Bobby Valentine, former Boston Red Sox manager and Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees rappel 22 stories in Connecticut, Western Europeans embrace the cold weather, Buddhist monks protest recent police violence at a copper mining site in Myanmar and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 27 Photo Brief: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Kuwait royalty, Arafat exhumed, Iraqi police graduation
Queen Elizabeth II holds a ceremonial procession for His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s remains are being tested for potential hard-to-trace radioactive poison administered by Israeli agents, Iraqi federal police demonstrate martial arts during the latest 60-day training course graduation ceremony and more in today’s daily brief.
Egypt’s road to democracy has hit a new violent stumbling block with recently elected President Mohamed Mursi’s decree putting his word “above legal challenge,” Reuters reports. The images coming out of Egypt from places like Cairo’s Tahrir Square are hauntingly similar to those from last year’s violent overthrowing of the Hosani Mubarak regime.
Nov. 14 Photo Brief: Anti-austerity strikes across Europe, Afghan rag pickers, Diwali is celebrated, the Prince and the Hobbit, a homemade submarine
Anti-austerity protests and strikes across Europe, yellow fever in Darfur, the latest Twilight film premiers in London, Diwali is celebrated, Prince Charles meets a Hobbit, a dangerous school crossing and more in today’s daily brief.
Overcrowded ferry boats in Bangladesh, the Queen’s wardrobe goes purple, Tiger woods finds a trap, a new type of doggie bag and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 24 Photo Brief: A protest kiss, Gangnam UN style, blessing guns and babies, Crab-eating macaques, and a camel flies
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gets a lesson in Gangnam Style, Crab-eating macaques get luxury retirement, a camel soars over a livestock market, Hindu festivals and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 17 Photo Brief: Fall colors arrive in Britain, Cambodia mourns the death of a king, garbage collectors, JLo and a clown
Fall colors arrive in Britain, Cambodia mourns the death of a king, garbage collectors, a sniper, striking miner, clown protestor, tiger yawn and more in today’s daily brief.
Escalating violence from protests in the Islamic world over recent insults to the Prophet Mohammad resulted in at least 15 deaths today in Pakistan. By contrast, in places like Guatemala City, Myanmar, Cambodia and Belgium, hundreds gathered for the annual International Day of Peace, which according to the UN website was established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution encouraging people to work together towards peace.