Photo wRap: Megamall shooting, and chills
MANILA, Philippines - Three weeks into the new year and there are still fireworks, but one from last week's was not a pretty sight.
Here's a rundown of what caught our eye from January 20 to 26, 2013:
A robbery prompted a shooting incident at SM Megamall on Saturday, January 26.
Some who were inside and near the mall took to Twitter to provide live updates from the crime scene.
News websites also turned to citizen journalists for visuals. Click this link to see more photos.
Winter in US
Brrr! Photos of water freezing in some parts of the United States went viral on Google+.
Amusing stuff. Check them out.
Photo source: NBCNews.com Social Media accounts
Sperm whales adopt dolphin with deformed spine
Sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins don't usually get along because they have opposite characteristics. While the former moves slower and is aloof, the latter likes to show-off.
That is why researchers were amazed to see a school of sperm whales traveling with a dolphin.
The spotted dolphin suffers from a rare spinal curvature which makes it unable to swim at its average speed and maybe unable to live on its own.
President US Barack Obama once again spoke about his support for the LGBT community (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transexual) during his 2nd Inaugural Address on January 21, 2013 (January 22, Manila time).
Supporters on social media immediately picked up and shared what the president had to say.
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A sneak-peek at Rappler
A workshop was held last Monday, January 21, at the Rappler Newsroom.
What's it about you ask? Just a little something to make sure every Rappler is an up-to-date storyteller.
Bonus: Lookie what we found!
"Instagram's cutest hedgehog."
- Stacy de Jesus/Rappler.com