The Radio City Rockettes welcome back the stars of the living nativity — including camels, sheep, and a donkey — for their first 2011 Christmas Spectacular rehearsal Monday. As you can see, the camels are ready for their close-up, including Ted the camel. One camel trainer said Ted is quite the diva, saying, "He stands at the gate wishing he was back in Radio City with the soft mats, the massages, and no mud and competition of the other animals." The Christmas Spectacular production is right around the corner already, kicking off on November 11 and running until January 2. See more cute photos of the dancers with their barn-raised costars now!
First Lady Michelle Obama did jumping jacks with 400 school children on the South Lawn of the White House yesterday, as the adorable crew attempted to break the Guinness world record for number of people doing jumping jacks at the same time. According to reporters on the scene, after about a minute, the mob of squealing kids who were either doing actual jumping jacks or just bouncing around, rushed the first lady almost knocking her down. Somehow she managed to keep smiling the whole time.
A woman dressed in an American flag and lingerie holds an anti-war sign as she partakes in the Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC. Activities have been protesting, sleeping, and living on the streets in the financial district for the last couple weeks to speak out against corporate corruption in politics and other related issues. Almost 80 protestors involved were arrested over the weekend. See more photos of the demonstrations now.
Prince Harry looks confused as he answers phones at a charity fundraising event at the offices of BGC Partners in London today. Harry attended BGC's seventh annual Global Charity Day on behalf of the charity he founded, Sentebale, which supports orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho, Africa. BGC also used the day to honor the company's 658 employees who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took place 10 years ago yesterday.
The event was a success, and Harry closed a world-record-breaking trade for 18 billion euros! Now see more photos of the prince, who was joined by supermodel Eva Herzigova along with his cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their mother, Sarah Ferguson.
A festively dressed woman takes a break during the West Indian-American Day Parade yesterday, in Brooklyn. Two million spectators were expected at the annual Carnival-like event held on Labor Day each year to celebrate Caribbean culture. Unfortunately, violence amid the festivities meant it wasn't a happy holiday for all, but the over-the-top music, food, and outfits made it a fun day for most. See some more photos of the costumes and revelry now.
Model and reality TV celebrity Aja Rock jumps out of a paper mache cake in an American flag bikini at the finale of Huffer's fashion show during New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland. The all-American celebratory ending was quite a juxtaposition to the somber, dark, and relaxed clothing of the Auckland-based clothing line, but it sure made an impression. See more pics of the confetti-filled finale from the New Zealand designer now!
A young woman takes a bath in tomato pulp today during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain. More than 35,000 people threw 120 tons of tomatoes in one of the world's biggest food fights, held each year in the Spanish Mediterranean town. Check out the fun, without getting dirty, now!
A woman carries her baby past a boarded-up restaurant in North Carolina as the state braces for Hurricane Irene. Millions of residents on the East Coast are preparing for the worst as officials from North Carolina to New York declared states of emergency ahead of the expected flooding and dangerous weather conditions along the US coast. See more photos of the calm before the storm now.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson pokes his head out between the feather headdresses of Genesis Mas Band members ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend.
The Genesis Carnival Company, a costume design and performance company, was founded by a cofounder of the Notting Hill Carnival, so its members have been performing in the local festival for 30 years. This year the band's theme is "Myths and Treasure Beneath the Sea," so think mermaids, treasure, coral, and sea horses. See the extravagant dancers in all their sparkly glory as they get ready for the float- and party-filled celebration!
A young woman dresses as Krishna for the Janmashtami Hindu Festival in Watford, England, today. More than 70,000 people will participate in the two-day festival celebrating the birth of Krishna. See more photos now of what is believed to be the largest Hindu gathering outside of India.