While Fighting Irish fans everywhere are suffering in sad silence, the Crimson Tide are reveling in jubilation. After a 42-14 romping at the BCS Championship game in Miami Monday night, ‘Bama celebrates its 3rd championship victory in the past 4 years. Eddie Lacy and his team could not be stopped, as they took hold of an early lead and never backed down. See even more photos of the championship game back at Newscom.
Newscom gets between 30-60,000 images a day from our partners around the world, and it’s easy to miss some truly amazing images if you aren’t specifically looking for them. So each week, we’ll go through our collections and present to you our favorites. Our job is to pick whatever catches our eye. Your job is to simply enjoy them. Check out the entire lightbox of this week’s best pictures back at Newscom, and read on to see other stories from this past week.
In events around the world, Iraq’s Shiite Muslims took part in the Arbaeen religious festival marking the 40th day after Ashura, which commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Imam Hussein–while India’s Asaram Bapu’s comments over the gang-rape in Delhi have provoked many outraged activists into protests. In South Africa, the Dakar Rally had brave off-road motorists riding courses filled with dunes, mud, camel grass, rocks and more.
And on January 13, it will be one year since the Costa Concordia hit the Italian island coast of Giglio. See inside Costa Concordia here.
In U.S. news, President Obama has begun his new cabinet nominations. Chuck Hagel has been nominated for the Secretary of Defense, and John Brennan for the new CIA Director–following the resignation of the former director David Petraeus. Be sure to come back to Newscom for many more graphics breaking down these stories and more.
I know one thing for sure — I would not want the job the man pictured below has! On January 21, Barack Obama will be sworn into a second term as U.S. President. Up to 800,000 people are expected to attend, about a third less than 2009. Either way, those are still a lot of chairs!
Did you know that the backwards bending part of a flamingo’s leg is actually its ankle? The knee is a lot closer to their body and not seen through their feathers. And well, as for glass frogs? They’re just cool.
While the ice seems to be melting in China, it’s still a chilling -15 degrees in Qinhuangdao, even with all that sunshine. So I wouldn’t blame anyone for escaping the northern hemisphere cold, while there are plenty warm current waves a little farther south, like Argentina’s Mar del Plata.
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