AP - Protesters who have camped outside St. Paul's Cathedral in central London for six days have forced the venerable cathedral to close to visitors for the first time since World War II, church officials said Friday.
Toronto’s Catholic cathedral will be closing for the next nine months to deal with safety concerns over a long-running restoration process.
St. Michael’s Cathedral has been undergoing renovations since 2011 with the goal of restoring the 168-year-old internal and external architecture. Father Michael Busch, the cathedral’s rector, said he planned to announce the closure in three weeks, but safety issues concerning the columns and the floor forced a quicker decision.
In the photo above, a Turkish anti-government protester is trying to remain standing as he is hit by the incredible force of a water cannon. The picture was taken as police worked to clear the Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Every year, thousands of cosplay fans descend upon London's Comic-Con. Last year, Comic-Con played host to over 95,000 people who travelled to Olympia, London, dressed as iconic fantasy, sci-fi, and movie characters. This year, appearances were made by Spock, Darth Maul, The Mad Hatter, and many more in what is one of the biggest cosplay events in the world.
Charleston (United States) (AFP) - Residents of South Carolina, still shaken by the unthinkable murder of nine African Americans, planned protests across the state Saturday, giving voice to their grief, anger and demands for change.
Security officials say hundreds of Muslim residents have thrown firebombs and rocks at police outside a church in the south of Egypt. They accuse local Christians of providing a safe haven for a missing woman suspected of converting. Six policemen and a dozen Christians were wounded in the clashes late Thursday in the town of Kom Ombo, near the Aswan High Dam.
The head of St. Paul's Cathedral resigned over the church's handling of Occupy London protesters camped on its doorstep, saying widespread criticism of plans to evict the protesters has made his position "untenable."