JEFF J. MITCHELL. BURGHEAD, MORAY, SCOTLAND. 2017.

“The Burning of the Clavie festival takes place at Doorie Hill. The ceremony – during which a clavie, a barrel packed with tar soaked sticks fixed on the top of a pole, is set alight – dates to the 1750s when the Julian calendar was reformed in Britain. The ritual is believed to bring good luck for the coming year.”

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SAUL LOEB. POTOMAC RIVER, WASHINGTON D.C. 2017.

“An intense winter storm has caused electricity outages for tens of thousands of Americans. Some 65,000 homes and businesses along the US east coast are without power. The storm is the product of a rapid and rare drop in barometric pressure known as bombogenesis, or bomb cyclone. Heavy snow has pounded the east coast from Maine as far south as North Carolina, taking out power lines, icing over roads and closing hundreds of schools.”