Posted On: 10:41 a.m. | October 24, 2013
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Charles L. Cook discovers the name of his deceased son, Marine Sgt. Charles D. Cook, on the wall of the Beirut Memorial at the Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C. Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of the deadly Beirut barracks bombing that many consider the opening blast in America's war on terrorism.
Stevinson, Calif.: A... View Post»
Posted On: 12:36 p.m. | October 23, 2013
Venice Arts began 20 years ago with 10 kids and a darkroom in a donated basement with a mission to create a vibrant arts center for low-income youth in the Venice community. That workshop seeded Venice Arts’ award-winning Art Mentoring & Education program, which now reaches hundreds of youth seach year through free workshops in photography, filmmaking, animation, and media arts at its... View Post»
Posted On: 9:14 a.m. | October 23, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in England, where Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive with their son Prince George of Cambridge at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London, ahead of the christening of the three month-old prince.The couple gathered with close friends and family for the christening in a low-key... View Post»
Posted On: 9:22 a.m. | October 22, 2013
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, Sparks Middle School students are picked up by their parents after a shooting at the school in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. A middle school student opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday. The lone suspect committed suicide. Read... View Post»
Posted On: 9:56 a.m. | October 21, 2013
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season. View Post»
Posted On: 8:04 a.m. | October 21, 2013
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where dancers perform at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels during the Lord of The Miracles festival in Los Angeles. Over 1,000 people attended a service to honor the patron saint of Peru at the Cathedral before making a short pilgrimage to La Placita church on Olvera Street to continue the celebration. Further up the road,... View Post»
Posted On: 10:45 p.m. | October 20, 2013
Instagram has become a go-to sharing photography app. With the addition of video it has only improved over time. View Post»
Posted On: 12:42 p.m. | October 20, 2013
MADAYA, Syria (AP) — Clutching his books close to his chest, 12-year-old Abdo al-Fikri eagerly walked into a classroom last month in Madaya, an opposition-held village in northern Syria, his brother and sister trailing behind him.
It has been a year since they were last in school. The area has seen ongoing battles between opposition forces and troops loyal to President Bashar Assad, and... View Post»
Posted On: 10:09 a.m. | October 20, 2013
"The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years," an exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of the magazine, begins Oct. 26 and runs through April 27, 2014, at the Annenberg Space for Photography with more than 500 images. View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 p.m. | October 18, 2013
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Saudi Arabia, Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the prophet Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon to tens of thousands of followers, calling on Muslims to unite. View Post»
Posted On: 4:54 p.m. | October 18, 2013
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and other facilities begin to reopen as the 16-day government shutdown ended. In Echo Park, firefighters rescue students with simulated injuries during an earthquake drill that was part of the Great California ShakeOut, an annual program that urges people to prepare for earthquakes.
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Posted On: 11:05 a.m. | October 17, 2013
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, new students at the University of Granada medical school in Spain are pelted with food by older students during a traditional fall hazing ritual.
Tokyo: Japanese businessmen contend with strong wind and rain as deadly Typhoon Wipha, the strongest storm in a decade, passed close to Tokyo.
Sydney, Australia: Smoke and ash from wildfires burning across the... View Post»
Posted On: 4:39 p.m. | October 16, 2013
From Associated Press
RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Gaza's tunnel smugglers along the border with Egypt are mostly idle these days.
Some rest on cots in the dank underground pathways, stretching out for a smoke. Others pass the time cleaning the small carts on wheels that are normally pulled through the tunnels carrying cement or consumer goods from Egypt.
Since the summer, Egypt's military... View Post»
Posted On: 9:12 a.m. | October 16, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where a Dodger fan in an Elvis outfit strikes a kingly pose before the Dodgers played the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers lost, 4-2, and trail three games to one in the best-of-seven series. More photos
Anaheim: A worshiper arrives at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to... View Post»
Posted On: 10:11 a.m. | October 15, 2013
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Cebu City in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.
West Bengal state,... View Post»
Posted On: 1:59 p.m. | October 14, 2013
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon.
Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's most iconic landmark, is a group activity: Seldom is it climbed in solitude. The recent recognition of the 12,388-foot peak as a UNESCO... View Post»