Rain falls on Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution
SCMP: Protesters in Hong Kong have defied heavy rain as they continue to gather on the eve of China’s October 1st National Day, a major public holiday celebrated across the country, to protest the city’s embattled chief executive and to fight for democratic elections.
Photo: Rain falls on Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay (Felix Wong)
A Turkana woman carrying a load on her head stands by donkeys as she and her family relocate to another place in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle on September 26, 2014. The Ilemi Triangle is a disputed region in East Africa, claimed by South Sudan and Kenya, bordering also Ethiopia. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
Men with clothespins attached to their hands and arms play dominoes on September 22, 2014 in the Dezemitte neighbourhood in the commune of Petion-Ville, in Port-au-Prince. As part of the rules, if a player loses a game he must endure the pain of the clamped clothespins. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
Eric Gweah, 25, grieves as he watches members of a Red Cross burial team carry the body his father, Ofori Gweah, 62, a suspected Ebola victim, in a riverside area called Rock Spring Valley in central Monrovia, Liberia on September 18, 2014. (Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times)
'In October 2012, a drone strike in northeast Pakistan killed a 67-year-old woman picking okra outside her house. At a briefing held in 2013 in Washington, DC, the woman’s 13-year-old grandson, Zubair Rehman, spoke to a group of five lawmakers. “I no longer love blue skies,” said Rehman, who was injured by shrapnel in the attack. “In fact, I now prefer gray skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are gray.”'
America’s drone war has killed thousands of people over the last ten years, but the visual record of it is miniscule. After receiving a Getty Images Editorial Grant in 2013, photographer Tomas Van Houtryve set out across the United States to create images that would bring light to the circumstances under which drones operate. He attached his camera to a small drone and aerially photographed the types of targets that drones strike: weddings, funerals, public gatherings.
See more from the project, In Drones We Trust, here.