Category : Photos/Photography
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) April 18, 2022
In pictures: Good Friday around the world https://t.co/AD9uDyUGUE
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 16, 2022
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) January 6, 2022
People across the world are celebrating Christmas – one of the holiest times in the Christian calendar. However, for the second year in a row, there are smaller crowds at church services and other events because of the continuing coronavirus outbreak. Here’s our snapshot of global festivities….
Some wonderful photographs in @BBCWorld's “In pictures: World celebrates Christmas”, but this one from Bethlehem has the feel of a Rembrandt painting https://t.co/m9hJHUEZ1W pic.twitter.com/p9qCF5Gdiw
— Mark Pullinger (@larkingrumple) December 25, 2021
“Do you want to see yourself acting in a movie or on TV?” said the description for one app on online stores, offering users the chance to create AI-generated synthetic media, also known as deepfakes.
“Do you want to see your best friend, colleague, or boss dancing?” it added. “Have you ever wondered how would you look if your face swapped with your friend’s or a celebrity’s?”
The same app was advertised differently on dozens of adult sites: “Make deepfake porn in a sec,” the ads said. “Deepfake anyone.”
How increasingly sophisticated technology is applied is one of the complexities facing synthetic media software, where machine learning is used to digitally model faces from images and then swap them into films as seamlessly as possible.
The technology, barely four years old, may be at a pivotal point, according to interviews with companies, researchers, policymakers and campaigners.
— Andy Vermaut (@AndyVermaut) December 20, 2021
In pictures: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendhttps://t.co/gXo7idoQ9V
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) May 31, 2021
This year marks the second Easter in a pandemic. Spend some time with these photos from celebrations around the world.https://t.co/9zshy31Npj
— Julius C. (@juliusmotal) April 4, 2021
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) January 6, 2021
— Richard Norman Poet (@ElmerPalaceSE25) December 26, 2020
After preaching yesterday morning at Saint Michael's, Charleston #parishministry #homiletics #southhcarolina #anglican @StMichaelsChrch @CityCharleston #theology #christianity #charlestonsc #lowcountrylife #religion #photography pic.twitter.com/Wwpu36GA8r
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) November 9, 2020
Many compelling stories and photos from #September11, but this last known photo of @FDNY Firefighter Gary Box, running through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel towards the Twin Towers, always sends a chill down my spine ever since I first read this backstory: https://t.co/ParlMcMRoC pic.twitter.com/vaPXcXwRrE
— Tamar Abraham (@tamarabraham) September 11, 2020
— Alan G (@MoRaY1959) July 5, 2020
Coronavirus: Easter Sunday under lockdown captured in pictures https://t.co/0vuLhoC7Ma
— David Kisamfu (@thedextazlab) April 12, 2020
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 10, 2020
A Manitoba Hydro worker stumbled across an “extremely rare” sight while traveling the highways in rural Manitoba – a mother lynx and her litter.
Sean Kirchmann, a Hydro employee, was on his way to Grand Rapids, Man., when he noticed some small feline heads poking out of the trees near the highway.
“One by one, the mother came out followed by her kittens, gingerly crossing through the ditch and then at the side of the road,” said Bruce Owen, the spokesperson for Manitoba Hydro.
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A number of blog readers may remember Peter and Amy Mitchell from their time in the diocese of South Carolina. They now serve at All Souls Anglican Church, Woodstock, VA.