Category: CURRENT EVENTS

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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Feb 19, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Titans of Tech

Picture of the Day: The Titans of Tech

THE TITANS OF TECH Photograph by Pete Souza / The White House President Barack Obama joins a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011. Going clockwise from President Obama: – Steve Jobs, CEO Apple – Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder, Westly Group – Ann Doer, Host and…

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Feb 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: The World Press Photo of the Year

Picture of the Day: The World Press Photo of the Year

THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR Photograph by Jodi Bieber, South Africa, Institute for Artist Management/Goodman Gallery The winning picture of the World Press Photo of the Year shows Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, who fled back to her family home from her husband’s house, complaining of violent treatment.…

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Feb 3, 2011

Picture of the Day: Cyclone Yasi, the Party Crasher

Picture of the Day: Cyclone Yasi, the Party Crasher

CYCLONE YASI, THE PARTY CRASHER Photograph by AFP Boats at the Hinchenbrook Marina in Cardwell, Australia are forced ashore by high waves from Cyclone Yasi. via BBC News – In Pictures: Cyclone Yasi Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE…

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Feb 2, 2011

Picture of the Day: Meanwhile in Chicago…

Picture of the Day: Meanwhile in Chicago…

MEANWHILE IN CHICAGO… Photograph by E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune Abandoned vehicles litter northbound Lake Shore Drive on Wednesday morning in Chicago (Feb 2nd, 2011) via The Chicago Tribune Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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Jan 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: Busiest. Train. Ever.

Picture of the Day: Busiest. Train. Ever.

BUSIEST. TRAIN. EVER. Photograph by AP / Pavel Rahman Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims board overcrowded trains as they try to return home after attending the three-day Islamic Congregation on the banks of the river Turag in Tongi, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 via The Frame: Mass prayer at…

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