Palestinian Saad al-Jamal bought a pair of lion cubs and is keeping them as pets inside their family house in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 19, 2015. Al-Jamal said he bought the 2-month-old cubs from the Rafah Zoo. His grandchildren are enjoying their new pets. The cubs' parents were believed to have been smuggled into Gaza through a tunnel along the border with Egypt nearly three years ago. Ahmed Juma, owner of the zoo, said the zoo could no longer provide for the cubs so he sold them to Al-Jamal.
The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles are on a three-day visit to the Washington area with social, cultural and bilateral stops, promoting ties between the United Kingdom and the United States.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews from the Neturei Karta group protest in front of the American Consulate in Jerusalem, Israel, to condemn today's speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the US Congress.
New murals said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy have appeared on the remains of a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip.
Conservative celebrities and politicians headline the Conservative Political Action Conference which runs Feb. 26-28. This is the last CPAC event before presidential candidates need to commit to running for the White House 2016. Scheduled speakers include Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and others. >> FULL STORY
The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association held its annual snowball melee near Dupont Circle Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. In attendance were Captain America, a large giraffe and dozens of others out to let off a little steam. The event is organized on social media.
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