Posted On: 8:13 a.m. | December 28, 2012
Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers. The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and a group called 'La Oposicio' which try to restore order. At the end of... View Post»
Posted On: 9:34 a.m. | December 27, 2012
The weather dominates Thursday's Pictures in the news with a frozen Lake in Beijing, China, snow tracks in downtown Newark, N.J., snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, beach-goers in Rio de Janeiro, and there's more. View Post»
Posted On: 6:12 p.m. | December 26, 2012
Luis Luna, 20, returned to his hometown of South Gate in May. His arms and legs were scraped raw from cactus needles and his eyes kept blinking, still starved of moisture from his eight-day journey through the Arizona desert the week before. View Post»
Posted On: 8:56 a.m. | December 26, 2012
Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012 View Post»
Posted On: 6:03 p.m. | December 25, 2012
Taking up a city block on Wilshire Boulevard’s Museum Row, the Petersen has drawn visitors since 1994. Its collection is considered one of the finest in the country with detailed dioramas and presentations that provide historic and cultural context.
The vault — once restricted to high-ranking museum personnel and visiting VIPs, but now open to the public through Jan. 6 — is far... View Post»
Posted On: 5:47 p.m. | December 25, 2012
A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now."
They check their ammunition and assault rifles, not exactly sure who they might meet in the dark: heavily armed Mexican drug traffickers, or just poorly-paid fieldworkers camping miserably in the brush.
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Posted On: 3:52 p.m. | December 25, 2012
As American troops shift from combat to advising, the ominous specter of "insider attacks" by Afghan troops has strained the relationship between the two armies.
Sixty-two Western coalition troops have been killed this year in 46 such attacks, leaving many American soldiers deeply suspicious of their erstwhile allies. At the same time, some Afghan officers and soldiers say they feel abandoned... View Post»
Posted On: 12:50 a.m. | December 25, 2012
After 225 From the Archive posts in 2012, here's the reader's and my favorites from the last year. View Post»