Monday, February 23, 2015
Residents of a Rio de Janeiro favela face a dangerous challenge in their quest for clean drinking water: a canal infested with hungry caimans, South America's alligator cousins.
In a small windowless room in the far west of Tanzania, 23-year old Paskazia Mwenebato sorts through a pile of lentils, dreaming of a life outside a refugee camp.
Angel, 17, was due to be released soon so was not afraid to talk about the abuse he says staff mete out in Bulgaria's dilapidated and only youth prison, Boychinovtsi Correctional Home.
In sky-blue army uniforms emblazoned with red stars, they could be Communist comrades from China's civil war. But in fact the youngsters are the targets of a modern campaign for hearts and minds, with the classroom as its battleground.
When revealing photographs of a Ugandan student were leaked online in a case of revenge porn, it left her terrified she herself might face criminal charges under tough new laws.
Aboubacar, usually a worker for a non-governmental organization, has now taken on another, more ominous role: watching out for suicide bombers.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Outfitted in a robe of yellow silk embroidered with dragons, the emperor is carried in a procession of warriors in the blue robes and red helmets of the Manchu army that conquered China in the 17th century.
Far from home on Chile's Easter Island for Carnival festivities, one middle-aged American woman throws caution to the wind. Stripped down to a thong, she lets a local reveler paint her chest.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Where else to go in Taipei during the upcoming Lunar New Year long break when we are suffering with several waves of cold fronts hitting the island and when the average temperature is expected to drop below 10 degrees Celsius?