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Photos: Top images from around the globe

Canadian First Lady Sophie Gr goire-Trudeau, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama wave from the south portico of the White House during a welcoming ceremony Ice cracks from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier located at Los Glaciares National Park, southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on March 10, 2016. With 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, the Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. WALTER DIAZ / AFP/Getty Images An ice bridge cracks from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier located at Los Glaciares National Park, southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on March 10, 2016. With 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, the Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. WALTER DIAZ / AFP/Getty Images A partial solar eclipse is seen behind passenger capsules of the Singapore Flyer on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Singapore. The last eclipse happened in Singapore in January 2009, and the next solar eclipse, an annular one, will occur on Dec 26, 2019. Bystanders watch a solar total eclipse through cloudy conditions in Palembang on March 9, 2016. A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago, witnessed by tens of thousands of sky gazers and marked by parties, Muslim prayers and tribal rituals. ABDUL QODIR / AFP/Getty Images Dancers perform as a solar total eclipse occurs in Matantimali, Central Sulawesi on March 9, 2016. A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago, witnessed by tens of thousands of sky gazers and marked by parties, Muslim prayers and tribal rituals. . / AFP/Getty Images An Indian fisherman prays to a partial solar eclipse seen in the sky over Bay of Bengal in Konark, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People watch a total total solar eclipse in Palu, Central Sulawesi on March 9, 2016. A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago on March 9, witnessed by tens of thousands of sky gazers and marked by parties, Muslim prayers and tribal rituals. NANANG / AFP/Getty Images Jean-Baptiste Redde (R), aka Voltuan, holds a palcard reading “El Khomri soap opera, uglier the life” as people gather during a demonstration on the Place de la Republique in Paris, on March 9, 2016, as part a nationwide day of protest against proposed labour reforms. France faced a wave of protests against deeply unpopular labour reforms that have divided an already-fractured Socialist government and raised hackles in a country accustomed to iron-clad job security. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP/Getty Images Artist Justus Becker and Oguz Sen paint a mural featuring drowned Syrian refugee boy Aylan Kurdi on March 9, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main. The mural replicates the photograph of tiny Aylan’s lifeless body on the beach at Bodrum after he drowned on the crossing to Greece, that rapidly went viral on social media and caused a global outcry as it put a human face to the dangers refugees risk trying to reach safety in Europe. Arne Dedert / AFP/Getty Images A model takes part in a rehearsal before the Ellery fashion show during the 2016-2017 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection on March 8, 2016 in Paris. MARTIN BUREAU / AFP/Getty Images A boy stands among tents during a foggy morning at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni on March 8, 2016, where thousands of refugees and migrants are trapped by the Balkan border blockade. European Union leaders on Monday hailed a “breakthrough” in talks with Turkey on a deal to curb the migrant crisis but delayed a decision until a summit next week to flesh out the details of Ankara’s new demands. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty Images A Greek Orthodox monk holds a box at Our Lady of Hamatoura Monastery in northern Lebanon on March 08, 2016, containing the remains of a boy reportedly killed by the Mamluks and found in the ruins of the monastery. The monastery’s history goes back to the fifth century. It faced destructions and persecutions during the Mamluk and Ottoman eras and was restored in 1994 BAZ / AFP/Getty Images A woman carries an umbrella to shield herself from the rain while walking down stairs at Begbie Square in New Westminster, on Monday March 7, 2016. Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS People release sky-lanterns on the eve of International Women’s Day in Manila on March 7, 2016. The event calls for the end of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls. NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty Images A man pulls children on a sledge through fresh snow fallen on the clock park, a sculpture by artist Klaus Rinke made of 24 station clocks, in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on March 7, 2016. Maja Hitij / AFP/Getty Images A child stands among a razor-topped fence close to the gate at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 7, 2016, where thousands of migrants and refugees wait to cross the border into Macedonia. EU leaders held a summit with Turkey’s prime minister on March 7 in order to back closing the Balkans migrant route and urge Ankara to accept deportations of large numbers of economic migrants from overstretched Greece. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty Images The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over the Sycamore Gap at Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, northeast England early Monday March 7, 2016. Owen Humphreys / PA via AP An eagle of the Guard from Above company, grasps a drone during a police exercise in Katwijk, on March 7, 2016. The bird of prey can get drones from the air by catching them with his legs. KOEN VAN WEEL / AFP/Getty Images Hindu women collect water from the Pushkar lake to pour on idols of Lord Shiva, on occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Pushkar, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva’s night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married. Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP Photo A boy plays with a Spiderman doll next to the razor wire around the fence between Greece and Macedonia at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Monday, March 7, 2016. Greek police officials say Macedonian authorities have imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the border, saying only those from cities they consider to be at war can enter as up to 14,000 people are trapped in Idomeni, while another 6,000-7,000 are being housed in refugee camps around the region. Vadim Ghirda / AP Photo Incandescent lava bombs are ejected to the upper slopes of the volcano Tungurahua during an eruption as seen from Guadalupe, Ecuador, late Saturday, March 5, 2016.Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999. Dolores Ochoa / AP Matthijs Buchli of Holland (R) crashes and takes out USA s Matthew Baranoski in heat three of the Men s Keirin during Day Five of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome on March 6, 2016 in London, England. Bryn Lennon Canada s team performs their Free Routine during the Synchronized Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The tournament is also a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Felipe Dana / AP An Afghan man, shows off his horse riding feat to attract people for a ride on Nadir Khan hill in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 6, 2016. Rahmat Gul / AP Models wear creations for Givenchy s Fall-winter 2016-2017 ready to wear collection presented in Paris, France, Sunday, March 6, 2016. Francois Mori / AP The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Huambalo, Ecuador, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999. Dolores Ochoa / AP Migrants mob a truck bringing donated firewood at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Sunday, March 6, 2016. Greek police officials say Macedonian authorities have imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the border, saying only those from cities they consider to be at war can enter as up to 14,000 people are trapped in Idomeni, while another 6,000-7,000 are being housed in refugee camps around the region. Vadim Ghirda / AP Voters, some of whom waited more than five hours, stand in line that stretched well over one half-mile long to get into a Democratic caucus location at Deering High School, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Portland, Maine. Several thousand voters showed up to choose between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who re vying to represent the party in the general election. Robert F. Bukaty / AP Jacquita Gomes, 54, Grace Subathirai Nathan, 28, and Melanie Antonio, from left, and other relatives of passengers and crew of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 release balloons with the names of those who were on board, during a commemorative event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The event marked the second anniversary of the jet s March 8, 2014, disappearance. Joshua Paul / AP The synchronized swimming team of Japan performs during the teams’ free routine final of the FINA Synchronized Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 6, 2016. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty Images Indian women dry their saris after taking a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad on March 6, 2016. SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty Images Sadhus (Hindu holy men) stand near the Pashupatinath Temple on the eve of the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 6, 2016, on the eve of the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting. PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty Images A model presents a creation for Mugler during the 2016-2017 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection on March 5, 2016 in Paris. MARTIN BUREAU / AFP/Getty Images A Cornish Rex breed cat attends the Catsburg 2016 International Cats show in Moscow on March 5, 2016. DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV / AFP/Getty Images The sun sets behind US Navy ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) docked at the Manila Pier in Manila on March 5, 2016. Blue Ridge is the oldest deployable warship of the US Navy and is the third ship named after the Blue Ridge Mountains. NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty Images A boy looks on sat on the railway tracks at the overcrowded makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 5, 2016, where thousands of refugees and migrants wait to cross the border into Macedonia. EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis on March 4 as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP/Getty Images An aerial view shows a traktor covering an asparagus field with foil, near Beelitz, Germany, Friday March 4, 2016. The foil protects the asparagus from frost. Ralf Hirschberger / dpa via AP A worker displays paper pandas created by French artist Paulo Grangeon in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March. 4, 2016. The exhibit is part of the World Wide Fund’s project where the 1,600 paper pandas symbolize the last pandas still present in nature. Sakchai Lalit / AP Photo Models present creations for Issey Miyake during the 2016-2017 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection on March 4, 2016 in Paris. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP/Getty Images

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PORT HOPE — Alastair Macpherson has travelled the world and photographed the likes of Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth and countless celebrities — but a photo of Port Hope’s lighthouse has landed him on the pages of ‘Canadian Geographic’. Mr. Macpherson’s photo was selected from thousands of entries to appear in the magazine’s April’s Wicked Weather special collector’s edition — 100 Best Weather Pictures of 2012. The 37-year-old photographer shot the lighthouse near the end of the day in September, “when the sun was setting and the light was perfect. “It’s not normally what I would shoot,” he said. “I had tried a few times to get this shot.” “Getting the photo in ‘Canadian Geographic’ is gre He submitted his photo to ‘Canadian Geographic’ before the year was out and received word in early April his photo was selected. In the magazine, it reads in the caption under the photo, “it’s just down the road from Toronto, but Port Hope can seem much farther away from the din of metropolitan life.” This isn’t the first time Mr. Macpherson’s photos have appeared in national or international publications; they’ve also appeared in ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Daily Telegraph’, ‘The New York Post’, ‘People’, ‘Rolling Stone’ and ‘Hello’ — to name a few. In 2011, a photo by Mr. Macpherson of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Canada was published on the cover of ‘Maclean’s’ magazine. “Getting the photo in ‘Canadian Geographic’ is great for Port Hope,” he said. “With this photo, I was really happy to show a different angle of Port Hope.” Born and raised in Scotland, Mr. Macpherson received an advanced diploma in photography and is a member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. In the past, he has based his work out of London, England, Manhattan and, more recently, Toronto. But when the word came he and wife Katy would be first-time parents to the now three-and-half-month-old Ella Blue, the couple settled down in Port Hope in the summer of 2012. “Port Hope is a fantastic spot. We fell in love with the town after one visit,” he said “It’s a great place to raise kids. It’s a nice place to have a family.” He noted Lake Ontario’s beauty and Port Hope’s historic buildings as a “photographer’s dream.” He and Katy like the old buildings found in Port Hope so much, they bought a home that was built in 1860. “It’s a lot different than living in Manhattan or Toronto,” he said. “But we love it.” Now settled in the small lake-side municipality, Mr. Macpherson plans to start his own photography business in Port Hope. To view more of Mr. Macpherson’s photos, visit www.macphersonimages.com [1] or search Alastair Macpherson Photography on Facebook. References ^ www.macphersonimages.com (www.macphersonimages.com)

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ing in the back of a white pickup truck serving knee length bridesmaid dresses 1 as an unwitting symbol of the resilience, love and hope Albertans have displayed during the floods.Mitchell, who used to work as a photojournalist, arranged for the marriage commissioner, who was stuck in Banff, to hand the couple s marriage license to a truck driver who was shuttling people through the single lane open on a washed-out highway.Then, she managed to find another marriage commissioner locally.Patricia Compton, whose own basement was flooded, was up for it, saying she needed something to make her feel good.With only four out of the 175 or so invited guests present, the couple married on a rainy Saturday, with the full support of a community elated to see love shine through a struggle.We were so worried that we would be doing something disrespectful, Ms.Bierman told the Huffington Post.But when the locals themselves started to encourage us, that s when we knew it was going to be OK.pre-loaded debit cards to Alberta flood victimsDave Bidini: Scenes from the Canmore flood zoneThe photo was snapped just an hour after the 1 pm vows, in a rare break of sunshine that cut through the rainy day, Ms.The whole town was feeling hope, she said.When we were shooting that photo, many people came out on the deck to watch.Mitchell and a photographer friend, who also drove through flood waters to assist, stood in calf-to-knee deep muddy, raw sewage-tinged water to get the shot, taken in two runs with the truck.Bierman donned her trusty green hunting rubber boots underneath her white dress, Ms.delighted to be married and ready to start the rest of their lives.We just want to thank everyone who went so far above and beyond what they needed to do, Ms.So many people helped us get married that didn t need to help us.They are such good, good people.Q A: Marla McLean on being a newlywed at the Shaw FestivalIn May, we spoke to the Shaw Festival s artistic director, Jackie Maxwell, about the joys and struggles of the Festival s six-day work week.She mentioned that actors, if they are hoping to get married during the season, have to do trumpet bridesmaid dresses 2 it on a Monday, so it does not conflict with the performance schedule.One such wedding took place on May 20 of this year between actors Marla McLean and Graeme Somerville.But with the Shaw season running until November, it may prove difficult to plan a honeymoon anytime soon.McLean returns to the Shaw Festival in 2013 for her eighth season, playing the role of Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere s Fan (which our own Robert Cushman called, both visually and tonally, a masterpiece ).She will also appear as Caroline Bramble in Enchanted April, which begins previews on June 25.In addition to her years of service at Shaw, McLean has also been a regular fixture on regional theatre stages across the country.In 2003, McLean won a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker.The Post spoke to McLean from her home in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Below, what it s like to be Marla McLean, in her own words:I don t think our honeymoon will be happening soon.We finish here at the end of October, but like all actors, we re gypsies, so we might be moving on to other work.Our plan is to go to Paris at some point and wander the streets, but that may have to be next year.I grew up in Nova Scotia.I was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, grew up in Dartmouth, and spent my summers in Prince Edward Island.I had a couple of favourite movies growing up.One was Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand.The other was The Usual Suspects.I ve seen it far too many times to say out loud.Boots are my go-to accessory.if you throw those on with a dress, you re good to go.You can tackle the world.There are so many actors who inspire me.Sharry Flett and Mary Haney.Their work ethic is exceptional.Their detail and passion on stage is inspiring to watch.I look at those women and think, If I could be 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wasn t the last thing I bought, but it s something I keep coming back to.I m learning to cook.I m teaching myself, and I am a great sous-chef to my new husband.Edited from an interview with David Rockne CorriganLady Windermere s Fan plays at Shaw s Festival Theatre through October 19.Enchanted April runs June 25 October 26.For more information, visit ShawFest.Sondra Gotlieb: It s twilight of the doorknobs as our whole house falls apartWe live in a three-story house, but most of our friends of our ancient age have cleverly moved to condos.Apparently nothing goes wrong in a condo, and if it does, there s always a helpful handyman who lives downstairs to put things right, tout suite.But in our 100-plus-year-old house, we never know what to do when our latest problem strikes.There have been problems since we purchased it a generation or so ago.Occasionally we just let it go as long as it s not the toilet overflowing or the water not running.Our family on both sides has never been handy 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