“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” — Pablo Picasso
A man evacuates pigs through a flooded street in Manila on June 18, 2012 after heavy rains overnight brought about by west monsoon and enhanced by the exiting typhoon Guchol inundated many streets. Typhoon Guchol is expected to exit the Philippines area on June 18, according to the weather bureau.
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If photographer Stephen Wilkes couldn’t decide what time of day NYC was most beautiful, we understand. See his photographic series capturing the magic of Manhattan days and nights combined into one.
Breathtaking photo series by Eric Valli on The Honey Hunters
“High in Himalayan foothills, fearless Gurung men risk their lives to harvest the massive nests of the world’s largest honeybee.”
In a truly memorable photo, a bear can be seen falling from a tree after being tranquilized by police in Colorado.
The young bear, estimated to weigh between 150 and 200 pounds, had wandered onto the University of Colorado at Boulder campus and climbed into a tree, according to the CU Independent, which captured the stunning image.
In a massive spectacle held in Pyongyang over the weekend, North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, addressed an audience of thousands. His appearance was part of a week-long celebration of the birth of the nation’s founder Kim Il Sung. Kim Jong Un, who was recently named “supreme commander,” promised to continue a military-first policy, despite chronic economic and food shortages. Foreign photojournalists invited for the celebrations have been sending back hundreds of images — but viewers back home must work to read between the lines. As you view these images, keep in mind that the photographers are strictly limited, only able to capture pre-approved subjects in sanctioned settings. These shapes, colors, and choreographed formations form the image North Korea wants to project. But even photographs like these can give us glimpses of an individual among the masses, inspiring empathy or curiosity. As we look at these members of a long-impoverished, tightly controlled society, we can only study their faces and imagine what they might truly be thinking.
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Palestinian children walk past an Israeli border policeman standing guard near a Palestinian house in the center of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on April 3, 2012.
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