On June 15, 1215, Britain’s King John met disgruntled barons at Runnymede and agreed to a list of basic rights and laws which have formed the basic tenets of modern civil liberties which exist today, and was an inspiration for the U.S. Constitution among many other worldwide influences.
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The day in photos from around the world.
Great Britain commemorated the ceasing on combat activities in Afghanistan as the Queen was joined by many veterans at St. Paul’s Cathedral for a service. Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the ceremony, which was attended by many of the Royal Family. There was a military flyover downtown London and a parade by veterans as they paid tribute to those who fought and died in the 13 year war.
May 23 Photo Brief: Clean up after tornadoes, The Duchess with child and Jerry Lewis visits Cannes Film Festival
Heavy equipment is brought in to clean up in Moore, Oklahoma after the tornado, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at a garden party, Jerry Lewis makes a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival in France and more in today’s daily brief.
May 17 Photo Brief: International Day Against Homophobia, books burned in Nepal, walking art in Hong Kong
Anti-discrimination parades and demonstrations take place marking the International Day Against Homophobia, caravans of camels walk through the sulphur and mineral salt formations near Dallol in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia, a kitchen fire spreads to neighboring buildings, including a major book store, in Kathmandu, Nepal, people wearing a white cloth take part in “Divisor”, a performance art piece by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
March 28 Photo Brief: Pope Francis leads Chrismal mass, a supersized bottle of Czech wine and a cute baby elephant
Pope Francis leads the Chrismal mass at the Vatican, the Czech Republic unveils their supersized bottle of wine, a baby Asiatic elephant shows of his cuteness and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 13 Photo Brief: The golden Queen, tanks in Eygpt, vacation time in Australia and legislators in Kiev come to blows
The Queen inspects the gold reserves, people flock to the beaches in Sydney, Egyptian tanks surround the Presidential palace, Parliament in Kiev dukes it out and more in today’s daily Photo 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.
Nov. 26 Photo Brief: A Capitol Christmas tree, Mahatma Gandhi impersonator, Onion Johnnies, DR Congo conflict
Santa visits the Capitol Christmas tree, a Mahatma Gandhi impersonator in India, Queen Elizabeth II checks out weapons, DR Congo conflict continues 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.