Photo Story: Bulgaria in Pictures: 2011

1 of 50 | January 6, 2012, Friday BGNES, Sofia Photo Agency

January: Partial Eclipse of the Sun

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Croatia Struggles to Cope with Migrant Tide

More and more migrants arrive in Croatia on alternative routes to enter the European Union in recent days. Serbia`s border with Croatia has become the latest flashpoint in Europe`s refugee crisis as migrants sought alternative routes to Western Europe after Hungary slammed its doors shut....

September 18, 2015, Friday

Bio Race 2015: The Art of Giving Donkeys Proper Fuel Load

A peculiar game took place for the 30th year in the town of Gurkovo, in the heart of Bulgaria, on Saturday.Facetiously called a "Bio Race" for its carbon-free approach to sports, it has successfully grown into a kind of "Donkey Olympics" with a set of games such as racing, hitching and ungearing, and (something we'll definitely show next year) donkey football....

September 6, 2015, Sunday

Hungary Struggling to Cope with Swelling Migrant Wave

Hungary passed a set of harsh laws on 4 September in a bid to discourage migrants from crossing borders illegally, while Greece agreed to build a large reception center as Europe struggles to find a solution to the growing migrant crisis....

September 4, 2015, Friday

World Elephant Day Raises Awareness of Preservation

Celebrated since 2012, the World Elephant Day is dedicated to the preservation and protection of elephants worldwide. It is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of African and Asian elephants, and looking into ways for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. ...

August 12, 2015, Wednesday

Suez Canal Expansion Opens with Ceremonies and Cheering Crowds

Egypt inaugurated on Thursday, August 06, a major expansion to the Suez Canal, a key waterway linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. Launched last year, the USD 8....

August 7, 2015, Friday