Cover Photography © Eric Lafforgue | Libya

Around the World on Fridays (“L”)

“We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviors, beliefs, rituals.” Randa Abdel-Fattah

Today: Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg

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Little Ida's Flowers | Ilie Krasovschi

What do you wish for in 2017?

What do you wish for in 2017, he asked?

I won’t settle for anything less than peace, I said. Long-lasting resounding worldwide peace. Global peace, literally peace in every corner of this world, you know?

Yes, he said gently, yes, I know …

Fetita cu chibrituri | Ilie Krasovschi

Featured Artist: Ilie Krasovschi

Cover Photography: Steve McCurry and the “Afghan Girl” | Photo © Bente Haarstad Photography

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY | “Afghan Girl” | Respect, Steve McCurry!

Cover Photography: Steve McCurry and the “Afghan Girl” | Photo © Bente Haarstad Photography

June 1985: The image of a young Afghan woman with intense green eyes in a red headscarf makes the cover of the National Geographic Magazine. The portrait was taken in 1984 by the amazing photojournalist and visual storyteller, Steve McCurry. Compared with Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of Mona Lisa, the portrait has been called “the First World’s Third World Mona Lisa” and it became a symbol of refugee girl / woman in a distant camp.Continue reading

Cover Photography © Eric Lafforgue | Kenya

Around the World on Fridays (“K”)

“Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.” Roger Ebert

Today: Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kiribati | Kosovo | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan

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Cover Photography © Marianna F. | Trenchtown, Jamaican Rastas

Around the World on Fridays (“J”)

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So, when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” Bob Marley

Today: Jamaica | Japan | Jordan

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Cover Photography © Narinder Nanunarinder / AFP | Amritsar, India

Around the World on Fridays (“I”)

In loving memory of Leonard Cohen (21.09.1934 – 07.11.2016). R.I.P.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen

Today: Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Israel | Italy

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