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This year’s National Geographic Travel Photo Contest is still under way, with entries being accepted for just one more day—the competition closes at noon ET on May 3. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $7,500. National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some of this year’s entries with you, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers and lightly edited for style. [...]
Thu, May 02, 2019
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Every year on May 1, members of the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual community in Brazil gather for their biggest ceremony of the year, the Day of the Spiritual Indoctrinator. The religion known as Vale do Amanhecer (or Valley of the Dawn, or, officially, Social Works of the Christian Spiritualist Order) was founded in 1959 by a charismatic woman known as Tia Neiva. Neiva had been working as a truck driver in Brasilia when she began to experience visions of spirits and extraterrestrial beings that she said imparted lessons to her. The spiritual group she began with her partner, Mario Sassi, [...]
Wed, May 01, 2019
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After a nearly 30-year reign, Japan’s Emperor Akihito stepped down today in an abdication ceremony in Tokyo. The 85-year-old monarch is passing the throne to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, after acknowledging that his age and poor health were making it difficult for him to fulfill his duties. Akihito was Japan’s 125th emperor, part of a line of succession that some have traced back more than 2,500 years. Below, a collection of images of Akihito and his wife, Michiko, through the years, first as prince and princess, then emperor and empress of Japan. [...]
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
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Thanos in the Philippines, an adoptive cat in Crimea, mourning in Sri Lanka, Holy Week in Jerusalem, Anzac Day in Australia, flooding in Quebec, a light show in Romania, stylish indoor tennis in Barcelona, Kim Jong Un in Russia, an Easter parade in New York City, equestrian vaulting in France, and much more [...]
Fri, Apr 26, 2019
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Since the beginning of the year, large numbers of protests against government inaction on issues of climate change have been taking place in cities worldwide. Most of the movement has taken place in Europe, is largely student-led, and was inspired by the Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has been speaking out and demanding action from leaders since last year. On March 15, thousands of environmentally concerned students in 80 countries held a “Fridays for Future” strike, marching through the streets with signs. This past week, parts of London were brought to a standstill by protesters from Extinction Rebellion, who [...]
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
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You may recall a collection of cows posted here back in 2015. Below, you will find additional cows. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
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Over the past two weekends, the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place in Indio, California. Thousands of music fans gathered to hear performances by artists on multiple stages, including sets by Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Weezer, Billie Eilish, Blackpink, Kid Cudi, Gesaffelstein, Bad Bunny, and many more. Gathered here are scenes from the performances and of the colorful Coachella concertgoers. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
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Tue, Apr 23, 2019
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On Easter Sunday, eight separate bombs tore through luxury hotels and churches in several locations across Sri Lanka, in a coordinated attack carried out by at least six suicide bombers. Authorities say the number of people killed in the attacks is now 290, with more than 500 receiving treatment for injuries. This was the deadliest violence in Sri Lanka since its civil war ended 10 years ago. Today in Colombo, another bomb was found and detonated by the police. Investigations have just begun, and police have arrested two dozen people so far; no organization has claimed responsibility. Today, in the [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
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Fashion in Pakistan, Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia, ongoing protests in Sudan, Passover in Israel, a huge election in Indonesia, Holy Week celebrations in Spain, an aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan, Notre-Dame cathedral ablaze in Paris, Easter preparations in Ukraine, performances at Coachella, spring skiing in Siberia, and much more [...]
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
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In the desert hills of China’s Gansu province, a company called C-Space has just opened “Mars Base 1,” a simulated Martian base of operations for future astronauts. Plans for the base, currently an educational facility, include expansion—it will become more of a tourist destination soon, with a space-themed hotel and restaurant. Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in the China’s Gobi desert. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
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A day after the devastating blaze that destroyed the roof and spire of the Notre-Dame cathedral, investigators and photographers were able to get a first look at the damage inside, including the preservation of a number of valuable artifacts and features among piles of debris and a heavily damaged roof. Private citizens and companies in France have stepped forward, pledging hundreds of millions of euros to help restore the treasured building. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
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Earlier today, smoke was observed billowing from the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral, in central Paris; it was undergoing renovation work. The smoke grew and was followed by flames, which consumed the roof and caused the central spire of the cathedral to collapse. The gothic cathedral is visited by millions of tourists and locals every year. Authorities report no injuries or deaths at the moment, and have tentatively linked the fire to the renovations, which were due to have been completed in 2022. Below, some images of the disaster, and a handful of images from inside Notre-Dame before the fire. [...]
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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The arrest of Julian Assange in London, lioness relocation in the Gaza Strip, memorials to Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, a Wookiee and a Dalek in Scarborough, cyclone recovery in Mozambique, record flooding in Iran, a marathon in Vienna, Thailand’s water festival, overfilled reservoirs in rain-soaked Lebanon and Iraq, and much more [...]
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
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Anti-government protests in Sudan have built since the end of last year, with furious demonstrators calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. Sharply rising food prices and economic mismanagement have driven the recent uprisings against al-Bashir, who has been in power since 1989. Last weekend, a sit-in protest was organized in the capital city of Khartoum. It was met by attacks from some security forces—not the national army—which reportedly killed more than eight demonstrators. Thousands remained in place to continue the protest, and earlier today, Sudan’s defense minister announced that al-Bashir had been detained and that a military council [...]
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
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