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On September 4, Typhoon Jebi, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, tore through the western part of the country with heavy rain and violent winds. Ships and vehicles were tossed about, buildings were damaged, and the area’s main international airport was flooded. At least 11 deaths have been blamed on the typhoon so far, and Kansai International Airport remains closed indefinitely, leaving thousands stranded. [...]
Wed, Sep 05, 2018
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Late on September 2, a fire tore through the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, burning for more than five hours and destroying or damaging countless irreplaceable artifacts, fossils, memorabilia, works of art, and more. The museum’s collection reportedly included more than 20 million items. The cause remains under investigation, and salvage efforts are under way, but the losses appear to be enormous. Protesters took to the streets denouncing government mismanagement, neglect, and budget cuts that they say have left the museum and other institutions vulnerable to devastating fires and other disasters. See also Ed Yong’s “What [...]
Tue, Sep 04, 2018
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Competition in the 2018 Asian Games, a mass wedding in South Korea, tomatoes in flight at “La Tomatina,” a gathering of World War I reenactors in Verdun, the new tallest statue in the world under construction in India, a swarm of bees in New York’s Times Square, hatchling crocodiles in France, memorials for both Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain, and much more [...]
Fri, Aug 31, 2018
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From the Skeleton Coast in the north to the Orange River in the south, Namibia has nearly a thousand miles of coastline. For much of that distance, the windblown dunes of the Namib Desert reach right to the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean, leaving a stark yet beautiful landscape. Shaped by the winds and largely unpopulated, Namibia’s coastal area is home to only a handful of towns and villages. Shipwrecks lie in place for decades, slowly reclaimed by the sea or the desert. In places, fur seals gather in huge numbers, mostly free from harassment. Collected here, a look [...]
Thu, Aug 30, 2018
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Thu, Aug 30, 2018
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The ground beneath our feet, our highways, and our cities appears to be very sturdy. But, on rare occasions, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever it was supporting into an unpredictably deep hole. An undiscovered cavern or abandoned mine might collapse, or a broken water main or heavy storm might cause erosion, until the surface becomes a thin shell that drops away all at once. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to 2,000 feet in diameter and depth. Collected below are images of some of these sinkholes, both man-made and [...]
Tue, Aug 28, 2018
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Robert F. Bukaty has been working as a photographer for the Associated Press since 1993, and was a member of the AP team that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of President Clinton’s impeachment. However, Bukaty’s many photographs of everyday life in the state of Maine, where he is based, are a constant source of joy and wonder. The images are beautifully made portraits of Maine’s people, its landscape, its wildlife, and, of course, its ever-changing seasons. Gathered here, moving from spring to winter, is a collection of some of his Maine photography from the past few years. [...]
Mon, Aug 27, 2018
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A year ago this weekend, Hurricane Harvey came ashore, roaring into Texas and Louisiana. Trapped between weather systems, Harvey sat in place over Southeast Texas for days, dumping trillions of gallons of rain and spawning unprecedented flooding. Harvey set the record as the wettest tropical cyclone ever to hit the contiguous United States, and tied with Katrina as one of the costliest tropical cyclones in history. More than 75 people died in Texas, and billions of dollars in damages were incurred. Today, the Associated Press reports that “although many Texas families are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey … [...]
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
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A dance on the beach in England, international competition at the 2018 Asian Games, ink on display at the Shanghai Tattoo Extreme & Body Art Expo, the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, camels in Inner Mongolia, night patrol in El Salvador, Hurricane Lane seen from orbit, agricultural drones in Japan, lightning over Mexico, and much more [...]
Fri, Aug 24, 2018
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The Southeast Asian game of sepak takraw, sometimes also called chinlone or simply “kick volleyball,” is a team sport in which competitors volley a small woven ball (made of synthetic rubber or rattan) over a five-foot-high (1.52-meter-high) net, using any body part except for their arms or hands. The rules are very similar to volleyball, but the play is much different, as players stretch and launch themselves sideways or flip upside down to kick, pass, tap, or block the ball, their legs and body flying up and crashing back to the court. With both Thailand’s men’s and women’s sepak takraw [...]
Thu, Aug 23, 2018
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India’s southern state of Kerala is suffering its worst monsoon flooding in a century, with more than one million people displaced, and more than 400 reported deaths in the past two weeks. Aid agencies and government groups have set up more than 4,000 relief camps, while rescue personnel are making their way to submerged villages in helicopters and boats, bringing supplies, and evacuating those they can find. Weeks of heavy rainfall have caused dams to open their floodgates, triggered landslides in the mountains, and swamped the coastal regions of Kerala. Only in recent days have floodwaters begun to recede, allowing [...]
Wed, Aug 22, 2018
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The ongoing economic crisis in Venezuela is driving people to leave the country by the hundreds of thousands—often crossing borders on foot—seeking better lives in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and beyond. They are fleeing a nation that now experiences frequent power outages and water shortages, and suffers from a severe lack of food and basic medical supplies. Hyperinflation has become such a burden that new currency was recently issued, at a conversion rate of 100,000 bolivars (old currency) to 1 sovereign bolivar (new). The IMF estimated that Venezuela’s rate of inflation might reach 1,000,000 percent this year. Just this week, [...]
Tue, Aug 21, 2018
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