Women protest in traditional dress in Lome, Togo on May 21, 2013 The protests, set for three days this week, are against the arrest of opposition members. One of the opposition members arrested last week has allegedly died in police custody, according to local reports.
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A woman sits beside an unnamed grave holding a photograph of her missing daughter at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 21, 2013. Over 290 unclaimed bodies were buried after DNA samples were taken, all victims of the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry which claimed 1,127 lives.
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In this week’s Newsweek, a little something about Yahoo & Tumblr’s marriage. And a request: “Please don’t mess with any of our favorite Tumblrs, like the beauties below.”
- BEST TUMBLR FOR BREAKING NEWS: SHORTFORMBLOG
- MOST LOL-WORTHY ANIMAL TUMBLR: CATS THAT LOOK LIKE RON SWANSON
- BEST CROWDSOURCED TECH TUMBLR: THE INTERNET WISHLIST
- MOST CHARMING VINTAGE-Y TUMBLR: QUESTIONABLE ADVICE AND ADVERTISEMENTS
- MOST STIMULATING ART-AND-DESIGN TUMBLR: HELLO YOU CREATIVES
- MOST GORGEOUS PHOTOGRAPHY TUMBLR: FOTOJOURNALISMUS
- TRAVEL TUMBLR THAT’S ALMOST AS GOOD AS AN ACTUAL TRIP: THE TRAVEL NETWORK
- MOST POP-CULTURE-SAVVY FASHION TUMBLR: TEXTBOOK
- BEST BOYFRIEND TUMBLR: YOUR LL BEAN BOYFRIEND
Congrats everyone! Now go follow those tumblrs and get them up in yo’ dashboard. Sorry about the caps, btw, we copy/pasted straight from the website and did we feel like going through and rewriting these headilnes? No we did not. We are too busy applauding. Click through though to see what we wrote about each winner.
“MOST GORGEOUS PHOTOGRAPHY TUMBLR”
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“Two Rivers,” Carolyn Drake’s upcoming book, is a photographic record of the area in Central Asia that follows the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, the region’s major rivers. Elif Batuman, a staff writer for The New Yorker, who wrote the introduction and the captions, explains, “Drake’s Central Asia is a place where political allegiances, ethnic bonds, national borders, and even physical geography are in such flux as to seem, at times, like fictions.”
Young children collect firewood at Doro refugee camp. Women and girls regularly walk long distances, sometimes alone, at least once a day to collect firewood for cooking and to sell. The threat of physical harm or rape from soldiers and other men in host communities while collecting firewood outside the camps is one of their top concerns.
© 2012 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch
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An exiled Tibetan holds a Tibetan flag as he shouts slogans during a protest at a local neighbourhood after they were stopped from protesting near the venue where Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was attending a meeting in New Delhi, India on May 20, 2013.
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