Category: CURRENT EVENTS

May 3, 2011

Picture of the Day: Watching History Unfold

Picture of the Day: Watching History Unfold

WATCHING HISTORY UNFOLD Photograph by Pete Souza for The White House President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Seated, from left, are:…

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Apr 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: A Moment of Silence

Picture of the Day: A Moment of Silence

A MOMENT OF SILENCE Photograph by Koichi Nakamura,Yomiuri Shimbun/Associated Press Buddhist monks, Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, firefighters, and other relief workers observed a moment of silence on “Hiyori Yama,” or Weather Hill, in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, on April 11, 2011, exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan. Local…

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Mar 30, 2011

Picture of the Day: Lights Out Sydney!

Picture of the Day: Lights Out Sydney!

LIGHTS OUT SYDNEY! Photograph by REUTERS / TIM WIMBORNE Last Saturday, March 26, people and businesses around the world participated in Earth Hour 2011, turning off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time. Earth Hour was organized by the World Wildlife Fund in 2007, as a way to bring attention to energy-consumption, sustainability,…

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Mar 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: Together We Can Rebuild

Picture of the Day: Together We Can Rebuild

TOGETHER WE CAN REBUILD Photograph by AP Photo/NEXCO East These two photos show a road devastated by the March 11 massive earthquake (left) and the same road after restoration in Naka, Japan. The highway company restored the 150-meter section of the highway linking Tokyo and the quake-damaged Ibaraki prefecture in six days. The…

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Mar 21, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Battle Rages On

Picture of the Day: The Battle Rages On

THE BATTLE RAGES ON Photograph by GORAN TOMASEVIC / REUTERS Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) via The Big Picture – Libya: UN air strikes aid rebels

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Mar 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: Devastation in Japan

Picture of the Day: Devastation in Japan

DEVASTATION IN JAPAN Photograph by REUTERS/KYODO Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-meter tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. (REUTERS/KYODO) …

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Feb 23, 2011

Picture of the Day: The King of Kings?

Picture of the Day: The King of Kings?

THE KING OF KINGS? Photograph by AP Photo/Alaguri Graffiti showing a caricature of Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi with writing in Arabic reading: “The Monkey of Monkeys of Africa”, a reference to Gaddafi’s self-declared title “The King of Kings of Africa”, is seen on a wall in Benghazi, Libya Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Alaguri) via…

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