Nagasu makes Olympic history, Obama shows off his portrait, Carnival gets wild, and more.
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Published February 12, 2018
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Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesTriple ThreatWith one powerful leap, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land the celebrated triple axel in the Olympics. See more stunning moments from Day 3 of the Winter Olympics.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesPresidential Portrait UnveiledThe Obamas unveiled their official portraits at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Monday. The former President’s was painted by Kehinde Wiley, while the former First Lady’s was done by Amy Sherald.
DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty ImagesRussian Plane Crash: No SurvivorsThe Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashed on Sunday minutes after taking off from Domodedovo International Airport, killing all 65 passengers and 6 crew members on board.Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesLights (Still) Out for Puerto RicoAn explosion at an electrical substation caused a blackout for northern parts of Puerto Rico this weekend, causing more problems for an already devastated area. Some 450,000 people are still without power following last year's Hurricane Maria.
Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesCarnival Kicks OffThe five-day festival—famous for its colorful costumes, thumping samba, and plenty of skin—got off to a raucous start. See the wildest photos from this weekend's celebrations.
FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty ImagesChina's Travel Rush UnderwayAuthorities expect more than 390 million train trips to take place between February 1 and March 12 as travelers journey home to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The 40-day event is the largest annual migration on earth.SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty ImagesHot CommodityThe price of chilies is expected to rise due to lower crop yields this season. Last year, Indian farmers had to turn to producing cotton after the cost of chilies significantly dropped, leading to this year's price hike.
Chris McGrath/Getty ImagesHorsing Around in TurkeyThe Cildir Golden Horse festival is a traditional Turkish festival that brings together horsemen from around the region to compete in various traditional horse-based events including sled racing, horse racing, and the traditional team sports of jereed and horseback buzkashi.Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesReg E. Cathey Dies at 59Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, known for his roles in "House of Cards" and "The Wire," passed away this weekend. Circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.