People mourned and celebrated the death of the controversial and revolutionary leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro. Portraits of Castro appeared everywhere this week: in Cuban homes and streets, and in the hands of people around the world.
Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in nearly a decade, left a path of destruction over the Caribbean and is gaining strength as it heads towards southern US. At least 16 deaths have been blamed on the hurricane, and it is feared that Haiti is facing catastrophic damage.
Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including Boston Light turning 300yrs old, remembering the September 11th attacks, Allston Christmas, and the start of the Patriots regular season.
The Qingming Festival, also know as Tomb Sweeping Day, was held earlier this week marked by people visiting cemeteries to clean tombs, lay flowers, and make offerings to the deceased.
A state of emergency has been declared in Flint, Michigan due to the contamination of the city’s water supply. The public health crisis started when the water supply source was switched in 2014 from Lake Huron to the Flint River to save money until a new pipeline was completed. Thousands of residents have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead including about 9,000 children who are the most susceptible to lead poisoning. State officials and the National Guard are distributing bottled water and filters to residents while they wait for a solution.
Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the November elections, the tree lighting at Downtown Crossing, Veterans Day, and football at Fenway Park.
A look around the globe at people in need and the help that many have given to try to make their lives better. From donations to volunteering time, many contribute hoping to make a difference.
Source: Giving - The Boston Globe
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Conference, Reuters released “Earthprints,” a series illustrating the human impact on the landscape. From sprawling urban growth to the construction of new islands, each site has profoundly changed in the last 30 years. Each featured location has accompanying NASA satellite images that show the scale of the change. The climate change summit (COP21) will be held in Paris from Nov. 30 - Dec. 11.
Source: Earthprints - The Boston Globe
France held a moment of silence today as part of three days of national mourning for the victims of last Friday’s attacks in Paris. Authorities continue to search for suspects and France launched air attacks in Syria against Islamic State militants who’ve claimed responsibility for the events that killed more than 125 people and injured many more.
Source: Paris attacks - The Boston Globe
Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns recently gathered for the annual Bliss Dharma Assembly in remote China to mark Buddha’s descent from the heavens. The gathering was held at the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute, widely regarded as the world’s largest and most influential center for Tibetan Buddhist studies.