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PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world’s deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Like most Brazilians, Evandro dos Santos’ devotion to soccer borders on the religious. Even when he wasn’t watching a game, he loved hearing the roar of the crowd in nearby Maracana stadium – this nation’s temple to the sport. But Santos said he’ll never set foot in the place again.
It might not be easy to fathom, but think 2,500 Nicklesvilles in terms of sheer numbers of displaced – landless and homeless -- farmers. That was what one farmer from Brazil recently alluded at the Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair.
DRESDEN, Germany – Running low on hope and almost out of time, the Americans were surely beat, about to make their earliest exit from the Women’s World Cup. And then, with one of the most thrilling goals in U.S. history, they weren’t.
The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist. However, the only number that matters right now is zero. As in, the number of World Cups the current team has won.
DRESDEN, Germany – Bent at the waist, her back to the goal, Marta buried her face in her hands. Her left-footed blast from 6 yards looked certain to be a winner, the goal that would give Brazil’s women the Olympic gold medal and their first title at a major tournament. How, Marta would ask afterward, did she not score?
The second of four phases to rehabilitate the Spokane Masonic Center has Chief Executive Officer Carlton Oakes looking up, and down. The just-completed work overhauled elevators installed in the early 1970s to give those with disabilities access to all six of the building’s floors, Oakes said.
Maicon and Elano scored a goal apiece in the second half and Brazil broke through a solid North Korea defense to win its first 2010 World Cup match 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.
We have three subjects in today's photo show. Parts of the aircraft and some bodies are being recovered from the Air France flight that crashed off the coast of Brazil. A second set of beautiful photos show divers examining an S-class submarine that was located near the Aland Islands between Sweden and Finland. The Russian sub went down during WWII with a crew of 50. And the last images involve protests from around the world. People protesting government, former presidents, elections, and corporations.