Picture stories

Large-format slideshows on special themes.

East Coast Rainstorm

Helicopter crews lifted dozens of people to safety and hundreds more were pulled into boats as floodwaters from a 1,000-year rainfall swept through the Carolinas, closing roads and taking bridges.

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Chinese Lantern Festival

The Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival opened Friday evening Sept. 25, 2015, 2015, to large crowds viewing brightly colored displays. Some 3000 individual pieces are placed in Riverfront Park for the event that runs through Nov. 1.

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Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival

Preparations are underway for the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival being held Sept. 26-Nov. 1, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. A twenty-person work crew from Sichuan Tianyu has reconditioned and assembled 3000 items, including zoo animals, flowers, a 196-foot dragon and a giant fan.

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