Thousands gathered in London to take part in the ‘Hands off Syria’ rally, protesting against the US-lead military intervention in the Middle Eastern country. Anti-war campaigners have pledged to bring thousands of protesters on to the streets of London this weekend as they step up demonstrations to stave off military action in Syria. As well as the London march, demonstrations was held in most major UK's cities including Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol.
Over 300 of the best tattoo artists from four corners of the globe are gathered under glass dome of Tobacco Dock in London. Each year, the global Tattoo Life Publication organizers have strived to outdo the previous event’s tumultuous success, and 2013’s extravaganza promises the richest smorgasbord of essential live musical acts, spectacular alternative entertainers and inspirational exhibitions ever.
Protesters against the DSEI Arms Fair demonstrate at Westminster to highlight the consequences or arms trade business which was discussed by British MP's in meantime inside the Parliament. The world spends some $1,000 billion annually on the military. The 5 UN Security Council permanent members, including UK are generally the largest arms dealers.
In May 2010 British government planned to slow the rate of public spending, saying that it was necessary to turn around the country's deficit.Several independent protesting groups assembled in the heart of London's West End, where shops and banks were vandalised and some individuals clashed with police.
The Heygate Estate is a large housing estate located in Walworth, Southwark, south London. The estate is currently being demolished as part of the regeneration scheme in the Elephant and Castle area. Heygate Estate, near Elephant and Castle was completed in 1974 and once housed up to 3,000 residents. In February 2004, the masterplan for regenerating the estate including the demolition was adopted by Southwark Council.
Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has lent his support to a new Muslim protection group, the Islamic Emergency Defence, with an emergency phoneline to report Islamophobia.
The Passion of Jesus dramatized the story of Easter, complete with Jesus hanging on the cross and rising from his tomb. The show was written and produced by Peter Hutley and directed by theatre producer Ashley Herman while James Burke-Dunsmore, who often plays Jesus, led a company made up of volunteers from in and around London and the South East.
Crowds have gathered at South Africa House in London. Pavement is hidden beneath flowers, framed images and draped in flags, as dozens came to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela whose freedom marked the end of racist regime era.
On 25th January 201 in response to the deaths and blood shed in Ukraine a large group of Ukrainians supported by Polish, Belarusian, British and Syrian activists go out to the streets of West London to express their solidarity with Euromaidan in Kiev.
Trafalgar Square hosts a giant pillow fight as thousands around the world celebrate childhood tradition. For the sixth year in a row, Trafalgar Square was invaded today as Londoners let their inhibitions go and attacked strangers with gusto.
An estimated 37,000 people gathered to watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year in Stonehenge, Wiltshire. Spectators were joined by pagans and druids at the ancient monument.
Cameras have become faster, cheaper, and easier to use. With those changes has come an astronomical increase in the number of photographs taken. According to Photoworld’s estimates Snapchat users share 8,796 photos every second. In 2012, in a document filed to the SEC, Facebook wrote that “on average more than 250 million photos per day were uploaded to Facebook in the three months [that] ended December 31, 2011.” In 2013, according to Internet org’s newspaper people uploaded 350 million images to Facebook each day.And those are just numbers from a handful of social-media companies. Weibo, What’sApp, Tumblr, Twitter, Flickr, and Instagram all add to the pile. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. That’s 657 billion photos per year. Another way to think about it: Every two minutes, humans take more photos than ever existed in total 150 years ago.
More than one million people fleeing conflict poured into Europe, mainly through Greece, last year. The number of children on the move in Europe has been rising and children now account for more than one-third of all refugees and migrants – compared with just one in 10 in June 2015 – and many are travelling alone, according to UNICEF figures. Some 10,000 refugees and migrants remain camped out at an informal site at Greece's northern border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The makeshift home is also home to an estimated 4,000 children, the majority of whom are under the age of five. Doctors warn conditions in the camp are becoming dangerous for children. At least 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared after arriving in Europe, EUROPOL claims in a recent report and many are feared to have fallen into the hands of organised trafficking networks.
From June 18-21, 2015, Waterloo, Belgium became the center of a great re-enactment to celebrate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.The re-enactment include over 5,000 uniformed re-enactors, 1,500 aides, 250 civilians in period costumes and 300 horses spread out across an area, equivalent to 22 soccer fields, on land trodden by their ancestors 200 years ago.
Stonehenge was begun almost 5,000 years ago with a ditch and earth bank, and developed over 1,000 years, with the circle of bluestones brought from the Preseli hills in west Wales, and the double decker bus sized sarsen stones.It was too early for the Phoenicians, the Romans or the largely mythical Celtic druids. The Anglo Saxons believed Stonehenge was the work of a race of lost giants, and a 12th-century historian explained that Merlin flew the huge stones from Ireland.It has been explained as a place of druidic sacrifice, a stone computer, a place of witchcraft and magic, a tomb, a temple or a solar calendar. It is aligned on both the summer and winter solstice, crucial dates which told prehistoric farmers that the time of harvest was coming, or the shortest day of winter past.Every year thousands of people gathering at Stonehenge to welcome the first sunrise after the winter solstice.The event is thought to be more important in the pagan calendar than the summer solstice because it marks the "re-birth" of the sun for the new year.