Saturday, 28 November 2015

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, of France, watches a basket by the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Jazz won 102-91.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, of France, watches a basket by the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Jazz won 102-91.  

Shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado

Hostages are escorted to safety outside a Planned Parenthood facility where a gunman had opened fire on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Hostages are escorted to safety outside a Planned Parenthood facility where a gunman had opened fire on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Television and the Kennedy presidency

April 3, 1960: Sen. John F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential nominee, sits next to a playback of his televised appearance in Milwaukee, Wis. for the Wisconsin presidential primary two days later.
April 3, 1960: Sen. John F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential nominee, sits next to a playback of his televised appearance in Milwaukee, Wis. for the Wisconsin presidential primary two days later.

The life and death of John F. Kennedy

Following are photos of the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, who was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.
Following are photos of the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, who was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

An Afghan boy tries to warm up next to a bonfire at night in Moria village on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. European leaders pressed ahead with efforts to discourage people from heading to Europe to find work and kept seeking ways to send back home thousands who don't qualify for asylum.
An Afghan boy tries to warm up next to a bonfire at night in Moria village on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. European leaders pressed ahead with efforts to discourage people from heading to Europe to find work and kept seeking ways to send back home thousands who don't qualify for asylum.   

Friday, 20 November 2015

18 dead, hostages freed in Mali hotel attack

Mali trooper assist a hostage, centre, to leave the scene, from the Radisson Blu hotel to safety after gunmen attacked the hotel in Bamako, Mali, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages, authorities said.
Mali trooper assist a hostage, centre, to leave the scene, from the Radisson Blu hotel to safety after gunmen attacked the hotel in Bamako, Mali, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages, authorities said.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

The new Hyundai Elantra is presented at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The LA Auto Show was founded in 1907 and is the first major North American auto show of the season each year.
The new Hyundai Elantra is presented at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The LA ATuto Show was founded in 1907 and is the first major North American auto show of the season each year.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Spectators embrace each other as they stand on the playing field of the Stade de France stadium at the end of a friendly soccer match between France and Germany in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Hundreds made their way to the pitch after explosions were heard nearby. Multiple fatal attacks throughout the city have prompted President Francois Hollande to announce he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency.
Spectators embrace each other as they stand on the playing field of the Stade de France stadium at the end of a friendly soccer match between France and Germany in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Hundreds made their way to the pitch after explosions were heard nearby. Multiple fatal attacks throughout the city have prompted President Francois Hollande to announce he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency.   

Thursday, 12 November 2015

2015 Guinness World Records

World's softtest girl Liu Teng who refresh the Guinness World Records is recording a TV show on 03 February, 2015 in Beijing, China
World's softtest girl: World's softtest girl Liu Teng who refresh the Guinness World Records is recording a TV show on 03 February, 2015 in Beijing, China

Saturday, 7 November 2015

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Thousands hold up the glowing displays of their mobile phones during a demonstration initiated by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against what they call the uncontrolled immigration and asylum abuse in Erfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.
Thousands hold up the glowing displays of their mobile phones during a demonstration initiated by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against what they call the uncontrolled immigration and asylum abuse in Erfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.   

Thursday, 5 November 2015

AP Photos: Romania's Orthodox Church is target of protests

In this Oct. 24, 2015 picture, a priest blesses holy remains at the Romanian Patriarchy in Bucharest, Romania, during the Saint Dimitrie Bassarabov pilgrimage. The Romanian Orthodox Church, makes, according to media estimations and official fiscal records, the highest profit of all public institutions, mainly at five major annual pilgrimages from sales of religious items, like candles, a church monopoly, and people's donations. The Orthodox Church receives large state subsidies and church and profits are not taxed, with governments shy to challenge the influential institution's current status.
Protesters calling for an end to widespread corruption and better governance this week have turned their anger to the powerful and rich Romanian Orthodox Church in the wake of a nightclub fire which left more than 30 dead.
Public discontent with the church is at an all-time high after it failed to address an outpouring of national grief. Pressure is mounting for its financial privileges to be reviewed.