A Crowded Weekend

In certain places in the world, this weekend was a very crowded one. In Egypt, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Cairo to show their support for the armed forces, and continued disapproval of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Thousands of miles away, North Koreans commemorated the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, staging its largest ever military parade, and presenting an enormous "Arirang" mass games performance. And, on the other side of the world, Pope Francis celebrated mass in Rio de Janeiro before a crowd of over 3 million on the sands of Copacabana Beach. Gathered here are a dozen images from each of these events, a snapshot of people massing together this weekend for very different reasons.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Abhishek N. Chinnappa / Reuters

    The Flying Machines of Flugtag

    Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet.

  • Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

    Photos of the Week: 7/18-7/24

    An embrace in a Kenyan village, Swan Upping in England, tragedy in southern Turkey, a kangaroo hopping through a frosty field in Australia, South Korea’s longest water slide ever, Hellsing cosplay in Brazil, naked tree-hugging in Berkeley, California, and much more.

  • NOAA / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Images of the Ocean Blue: Photographs From NOAA

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency with roots that reach back to 1807. Over the years, NOAA has amassed a sizable library of photographs, some of which I’ve selected here.

  • Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP / Getty

    Hot Summer Days

    Images of people and animals trying to beat the heat across the Northern Hemisphere.

Join the Discussion