Pictured: U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy following 14 hour filibuster on gun control

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (c.) collects himself as members of his staff catch up with him in a hall after he ended a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the US Senate to take action on gun control measures at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters. Via Christian Science Monitor.

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (c.) collects himself as members of his staff catch up with him in a hall after he ended a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the US Senate to take action on gun control measures at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters. Via Christian Science Monitor.

On June 15, 2016, in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, launched a filibuster in the United States Senate, promising to hold the floor “for as long as I can” or until Congress acts on gun control legislation.

Murphy formally yielded the floor, ending the filibuster, at 2:11 a.m. EDT the following day, after 14 hours and 50 minutes. The entire 14-hour and 50-minute filibuster, was broadcast by C-SPAN.

One year ago, what has changed?

Updated 11:47 am.

Pictured: Joel Meyerowitz’s groundbreaking street photography on exhibition in London

LONDON — A new exhibition of Joel Meyerowitz’s groundbreaking street photography traces his fascinating evolution from black and white (‘back there’) to colour (‘obvious’). Of the examples given here is my selection.

New York, 1968 In 1968, a solo exhibition of his photographs was mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, including this one.

New York, 1968
In 1968, a solo exhibition of his photographs was mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, including this one.

Photograph: all photographs © Joel Meyerowitz courtesy Beetles + Huxle.

Joel Meyerowitz spent his early days shooting in black and white on the streets of New York alongside Garry Winogrand and Tony Ray-Jones. Joel Meyerowitz: Towards Colour 1962-1978 is at Beetles+Huxley, London, until 24th June.

Pictured: World Naked Bike Ride comes to London

LONDON (June 11, 2017) — Hundreds stripped off as the World Naked Bike Ride hit London this weekend, aimed at encouraging a ‘vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world’.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

I can’t imagine Americans ever doing anything like this. I miss England.

Pictured: Peru’s annual Clown Day parade

On May 25, 2017, in Lima, Peru, professional clowns used their annual Clown Day parade to honour their colleague Tony Perejil on the 30th anniversary of his death. He was known as the Clown of the Poor because he performed in impoverished neighbourhoods to which he donated a portion of his proceeds.

Here are my fab four top fave images. Source: The Guardian. Aren’t they great?

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Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

2.

Not waving but clowning - a winged participant takes to the streets. Photograph: Ernesto Arias / EPA.

Not waving but clowning — a winged participant takes to the streets. Photograph: Ernesto Arias / EPA.

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The clowns are asking the Peruvian congress to nominate May 25 as a National Clown Day. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

The clowns are asking the Peruvian congress to nominate May 25 as a National Clown Day.
Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

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A pair of clown performing for the camera. Clowning around. Photograph: Martin Mejia / AP.

A pair of clowns perform for the camera. Photograph: Martin Mejia / AP.