Posted On: 8:30 p.m. | June 23, 2011
Have you noticed how square photos are all the rage? Every photo must have a black border and be faded or discolored. Throw in a few scratches, and your masterpiece is complete.
Even the New York Times recently posted stories about Instagram, a popular photo-sharing app that only shoots in the square format. Square has become a fixture, and you can thank the cellphone camera for its... View Post»
Posted On: 10:20 a.m. | June 23, 2011
Water, when we have too much of it, can be a problem, as the first two images in Thursday's Pictures in the News show. They show a boy huddled in the cold rain of Tropical Storm Meari in Manila while in Minot, N.D., preparations are being made for inevitable flooding from the Souris River.
Also water-related are shots of pedestrians in the rain in Beijing, divers recovering a Greek air force... View Post»
Posted On: 8:07 p.m. | June 22, 2011
It's Wow Fest on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, an annual event that attracts thousands of people drawn by free lunches, haircuts, makeovers, hygiene kits and family portraits.
In Istanbul, Turkish riot police stand guard during a protest as newly elected Kurdish lawmakers come under increasing pressure to boycott the country's parliament; in Greece, a group of activists walk more than... View Post»
Posted On: 10:59 a.m. | June 22, 2011
Photos from the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. The tournament runs until July 3. More coverage in our Sports section. View Post»
Posted On: 10:03 a.m. | June 21, 2011
Today's highlights in our Pictures in the News gallery:
A cyclist seems to ride on water as he passes a boat in a flooded lakeside park in Wuhan, China. In Russia, emergency workers and investigators search the wreckage of a crashed passenger jet near the city of Petrozavodsk. Today is the summer solstice as revelers observe the day at Stonehenge. And elsewhere in England, Andy Roddick takes... View Post»
Posted On: 8:20 p.m. | June 20, 2011
A Soviet-era World War II tank painted pink is transported to the center of Prague as part of the Czech Republic's commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the departure of Soviet troops who invaded the country in 1968, then known as Czechoslovakia; it's opening day of the Paris Air Show at the city's Le Bourget airport; and wind turbines are assembled near Beijing as the Pew Charitable Trusts... View Post»
Posted On: 1:33 p.m. | June 20, 2011
Intense. "Like one punch in the face after another," in the words of one colleague. That's what one thinks when they look at many of Shawn Nee's images. His photographs of Hollywood show an aspect of the city that most tourists, and most Angelenos, would prefer to overlook.
Unlike many street photographers who want to remain unnoticed and make candid images, the subjects in Nee's... View Post»
Posted On: 6:35 p.m. | June 18, 2011
Saxophonist Clarence Clemons, an indispensable part of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band both for his full-throttle tenor sax work and his larger-than-life onstage persona as “the Big Man,” died Saturday of complications from a stroke he suffered back on June 12. He was 69.
Posted On: 2:29 p.m. | June 17, 2011
We begin the Week in Pictures Down Under, where the Shark Island Challenge bodyboarding competition is underway near Sydney. Closer to home, the U.S. Open is in full swing at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland, with Irish golfer Rory McIlroy ahead of the pack.
In Tokyo, a candlelight vigil is held for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the island nation earlier... View Post»
Posted On: 10:42 a.m. | June 17, 2011
We begin Friday's Pictures in the News Down Under, where the Shark Island Challenge bodyboarding event is underway. Staying in the world of sports, Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is ahead of the pack in the U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland. His second-round scorecard includes an eagle on the eighth hole.
In Japan, a candlelight vigil was held for earthquake victims in... View Post»
Posted On: 7:55 p.m. | June 16, 2011
Guests attend the annual White Dinner in Paris against a backdrop of the famed Notre Dame Cathedral at dusk; restoration work on St. Paul's Cathedral in London is finally complete after 15 years and $65 million; and in southern Germany, a single flower grows toward the light between two solar panels at a photovoltaic plant.
It's Fashion Week in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo; in... View Post»
Posted On: 6:45 p.m. | June 16, 2011
A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web. View Post»
Posted On: 2:33 p.m. | June 16, 2011
The U.S. Open championship at Congressional Country Club takes place this Father's Day weekend and is one of four major golf tournaments that sets the average tour player apart from the elite. While golf is one of my favorite sports to watch on TV and play, it's my least favorite to photograph. All I can think about is how I would rather be playing on one of these fabulously exclusive country... View Post»
Posted On: 7:30 p.m. | June 15, 2011
Today marked the first full lunar eclipse of 2011; it lasted more than an hour, making it the longest in more than a decade, and was visible over Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and Europe. In the Saudi capital, Riyadh, the partially eclipsed celestial body is illuminated as it crosses into Earth's shadow above the Mamlaka Tower.
Pope Benedict XVI, wearing a Saturno hat in the bright... View Post»
Posted On: 3:26 p.m. | June 15, 2011
An eclipse that was visible in the skies of South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe but not North America was the first full eclipse of 2011 and, at 100 minutes, was also the longest lunar eclipse in more than a decade, with a red tint due to exhaust from the erupting volcano in Chile, according to Spaceweather.com. View Post»
Posted On: 9:32 a.m. | June 15, 2011
Demonstrators clashed with police in the streets of Athens as thousands gathered to protest government cutbacks required to avoid a default on the Greek government's debt.
Stocks fell Wednesday as investors became increasingly concerned about the worsening debt crisis in Greece. The dollar is rising against the euro and U.S. government bond prices are climbing as investors seek safer assets.... View Post»