A girl looks at lanterns as she visits the Shanghai International Lantern Festival in Luxun Park in Shanghai, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. According to Chinese tradition, people try to solve puzzles on lanterns, eat Yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball) and enjoy family reunions during the festival. The Lantern Festival is usually celebrated in winter, but in Shanghai, participants prefer to mark the festival at the end of summer to enjoy the warmer weather.
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Mineworkers take part in a march outside the Anglo American mine in South Africa’s North West Province, on Sept. 12. Labour unrest sweeping through South Africa’s mining sector hit top world platinum producer Anglo American Platinum on Wednesday, with stick-waving miners blockading roads leading to shafts and calling for a shut-down of operations.
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Via The Guardian
Eighteen Days With Syrian Rebels
A stunning, provocative photo essay by Goran Tomasevic who writes:
Pictures must show the reality of the war in Syria and that’s why I wanted to be as close as I could to the fighters to the very front line to show exactly what they are doing, their emotions, how they run and fire weapons and also how they react to incoming shells. There is a certain amount of risk and you need to take all necessary precautions but if you want to do tell the true story, you have to be there.
We organized everything before entering Syria so members of the Free Syrian Army were waiting for us on the other side of the border. As soon as we crossed we went to a farm which was the rebel base where Arab-speaking journalist Hadeel Al Shalchi spoke with the local commander. On the same day that we crossed the border we managed to get to the front line in Aleppo.
Image: A member of the Free Syrian Army is hit by shrapnel in Aleppo. By Goran Tomasevic via Reuters.
Rebeldes sirios trasladan el cuerpo de un compañero durante los combates en Alepo, en una imagen tomada el 16 de agosto.
GORAN TOMASEVIC (REUTERS)
A worker collects salt at the Ston Saltworks site in Ston, south Croatia, July 31, 2012. The Ston Saltworks at the oldest and best preserved salt works from Mediterranean history, with technique dating from the time of the Republic of Dubrovnik. As the production method has not changed from the manual salt production in the Middle Ages, the salt works have become a tourist attraction. Salt at Ston Saltworks is gathered bt locals and volunteers every summer between July and September. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
Police detain a supporter of the female punk band “Pussy Riot” members for violation of law and order outside a court building in Moscow, August 17, 2012. Three women from Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for their protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, an outcome supporters described as the Kremlin leader’s “personal revenge”. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A Syrian Air Force fighter plane fires a rocket during an air strike in the village of Tel Rafat, some 37 km (23 miles) north of Aleppo, August 9, 2012. [REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic]