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Rockets and Revenge (Dispatch 7) | VICE News

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Israel May 'Widen' Gaza Offensive As Civilian Casualities Mount | VICE News

liberalsarecool:

Just remember how Republicans deny Immigration Reform every chance they get.

liberalsarecool:

Just remember how Republicans deny Immigration Reform every chance they get.

warkadang:

Magnum Photos: Bamiyan province, Afghanistan

Photographs taken between 1992 and 2008 by Steve McCurry and Moises Saman. Click on each photo for the source/photographer.

Bamiyan is a province in the central highlands of Afghanistan, locally known as Hazarajat. Its population consists of predominately Hazaras, who make up the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. 

The province attracts tourists from around the world because of its visual and archaeological beauty, for example its series of six deep blue lakes (one of the few rare natural lakes in the world which are created by travertine systems) - known as the Band-e Amir lakes  - and the remains (niches) of the Buddhas of Bamiyan (built in 507 AD and 554 AD). The giant Buddhas were destroyed under a series of attacks by the Afghan King Amir Abdur Rahman Khan and later, the Taliban. In this set of photos, you can see how the Buddhas were gradually destroyed and completely obliterated. 

After years of war and mass-murder of its population rooted in ethnic/sectarian violence, the province of Bamiyan is now one of the four most secure provinces in Afghanistan, which stands in stark contrast with Bamiyan’s neighboring provinces in eastern Afghanistan, whom are extremely insecure. The cultural heritage and natural beauty of this province has helped it attract thousands of tourists from all around the world.

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historicaltimes:

N. Irish youth shouting at British soldier in Northern Ireland, unknown date
lodzdzien:


Not sure of the date but it was during Operation Banner.

Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces’ operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007. Its role was to assert the authority of the British Government in Northern Ireland. The main opposition to the British military’s deployment came from the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). It waged a guerrilla campaign against the British military from 1970 to 1997.

historicaltimes:

N. Irish youth shouting at British soldier in Northern Ireland, unknown date

lodzdzien:

Not sure of the date but it was during Operation Banner.

Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces’ operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007. Its role was to assert the authority of the British Government in Northern Ireland. The main opposition to the British military’s deployment came from the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). It waged a guerrilla campaign against the British military from 1970 to 1997.

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cross-connect:

Maciek Jasik is a photographer living in Brooklyn, NY. He uses color and movement as methods of creating surreal parallel worlds and instilling emotionality.

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hollybailey:

Late Thursday afternoon, a field of sunflowers in the village of Torez in eastern Ukraine was transformed into a scene of a tragedy when Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile. Jerome Sessini, a French photographer with the agency Magnum Photos, was one of  the first people to arrive at the scene. A veteran war photographer who has worked in conflict sites like Iraq and Somalia, Sessini says he wasn’t prepared for the weight of what he saw.

Sessini, who had been working in a nearby mining village in Donetsk, first heard about the crash when his driver received a call from a local journalist, who explained that a plane that had been downed in nearby Torez, apparently by pro-Russian rebels. Initially assuming it was a Ukrainian military plane—the pro-Russian rebels had already destroyed a military transport plane and reportedly brought down two other military aircraft—Sessini and his driver headed out. “As we made our way to Torez, we learned that it was in fact a civilian plane,” the photographer told TIME. It didn’t take the pair long to reach the scene and they had no trouble accessing the crash site, as there were very few people in the area at the time.  Yet the rebels soon arrived, and they initially gave Sessini trouble, taking his memory card away. Eventually returned it and allowed Sessini to take photographs.

“[What I saw] was horrific, almost unreal,” he says. In addition to the charred wreckage and debris of the destroyed Boeing 777 plane, there were bodies strewn across the fields. Some were still attached to their seats. “I was in shock. I don’t think I ever felt so sick.”

More than a hundred bodies have been found so far, with some located as far as 6.2 miles (10 km) away from the crash site. “I found one body that went through the roof of a house and landed in someone’s bedroom,” says Sessini. “It’s a real nightmare.”

Sessini noted that while some of the bodies were virtually intact, others had broken apart in the explosion and crash. But for the seasoned photographer, one of the hardest sights to take in wasn’t the dead themselves, but the mementos from their lives, strewn across the ground. “One of the saddest part was to see all of their luggage in the grass,” he says. “All these Duty Free bags, the swimsuits, the children’s books.”

“I don’t think I’ll be able to board a plane without thinking about these images,” Sessini says.

‘Unreal’ Scenes from Photographer Jerome Sessini (via LightBox)

These photos are so horrifying, but they are important to see. Nearly 300 people dead, their lives senselessly taken away in an instant. Kudos to Time for their willingness to run them, as hard as they may be to look at.

Dopo la tragedia del Boeing 777 della Malaysia Airlines in Ucraina, Kiev, i ribelli filorussi e Mosca continuano a rinfacciarsi accuse e responsabilità dello schianto. Oggi il governo ucraino ha reiterato le accuse contro i separatisti, che avrebbero “abbattuto l’aereo con l’aiuto di autorità russe” per quello che è “a tutti gli effetti un atto terroristico”. Queste, inoltre, secondo Kiev, starebbero aiutando i separatisti a “distruggere le prove” che dimostrebbero il loro coinvolgimento nel disastro. E’ la tesi anche del quotidiano britannico Guardian di oggi, in prima pagina. Trentotto corpi, inoltre, sarebbero stati trasportati dai ribelli verso un obitorio di Donetsk, forse per insabbiare qualche scomodo indizio. Ma nel pomeriggio il leader dei separatisti di Donetsk, Aleksander Borodai, in una conferenza stampa ha assicurato che nulla è stato portato via dalle zone in cui sono sparsi i rottami e che nessuna prova è stata inquinata. Borodai ha inoltre fatto notare che “i corpi di innocenti sono distesi a terra, nel caldo”.(Repubblica.it)

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deathandmysticism:

Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, late 19th century or early 20th century

deathandmysticism:

Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, late 19th century or early 20th century

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urbancatfitters:

“shit it’s 2 a.m.” i say every day at 2 a.m. as if i am surprised

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ifunnyws:

Tina Fey about women and science.

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enchantedsleeper:

Arabian Nights, Leon Carre

enchantedsleeper:

Arabian Nights, Leon Carre

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therealxtina:

the true gay icons

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watamato:

been feeling kind of paranoid lately

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Take that time by yourself to get to know yourself and rediscover what makes you shine. Don’t surrender yourself to waiting, and don’t stay isolated for too long, because there’s a beautiful you the world is dying to meet. 

comics that end sadly but wind up being replied to with love are what I live for

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