The Niagara Falls are stunning to start with, but when partially frozen over it becomes a whole different kind of stunning.
It’s been another week of tension in countries such as Ukraine, Venezuela and Turkey, but luckily carnival is spreading some joy across the globe.
It’s party time in Rio de Janeiro and loads of other cities around the world and the theme is carnival.
The effort that has gone into these costumes and floats is simply sensational.
Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera is a former Mexican drug lord who headed the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was formed. Known as “El Chapo Guzmán” he became Mexico’s top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cárdenas of the Gulf Cartel, and until his February 2014 arrest, he was considered the “most powerful drug trafficker in the world” by the United States Department of the Treasury.
The events in the Ukraine have made Putin nervous. To make sure the world and his own people know that Russia is still a force to be reckoned with he has ordered a large scale military exercise to ensure his troops are combat ready.
Should we be nervous of what Russia has to offer in terms of military personnel and hardware or can we sleep easy?
Harry Fisch, polyglot and originally a lawyer and businessman, has photographically documented more than 30 countries through which he has travelled , concentrating since 2002, on Asia, especially Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal and India.
He organizes and leads International Photographic Workshops in exotic destinations with his company Nomad Photo Expeditions . (www.nomadphotoexpeditions.com)
Winner of the people section 2012 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO CONTEST, and later disqualified, he has also been a finalist in the 2013 SONY WORLD PHOTO AWARDS and won TWO AWARDS OF MERIT in France, GRAND PRIX DE LA DECOUVERTE 2013. Finalist in 2010 by Photoespaña—possibly the most prestigious Spanish photographic event—in the section Discoveries. His work has been published among other photography magazines in La lettre de la photographie, which was nominated best Blog of 2011 by the prestigious magazine LIFE.
The protesters of Maidan square in Kiev finally got rid of their hated president, but the protesters in Thailand, Venezuela and Syria are still fighting hard to change their corrupt regimes.
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Ukrainians streamed to see Viktor Yanukovich’s luxury estate, rubbing their eyes in disbelief as they were confronted by the scale of the opulence he built around him and kept secret from the outside world. There were Australian and African ostriches, stretching their legs, hares darting around people’s feet – clearly unused to large numbers. All this in a country where the average salary is less than $500 a month.
The sprawling forested estate of graceful waterways and summer houses – half the size of Monaco but just one hour’s drive from Kiev – stands as a symbol of the folly of Ukraine’s fugitive president.
WARNING: These are graphic images
These are pictures of protesters shot dead by their own government for protesting against that same government in a so-called democracy.
These photos are definitely not totally cool.
They are shocking and horrendous, but by ignoring them they will not go away and that is why we have decided to publish them, so you and others get to see what is really going on in the Ukraine.
Our thoughts go out to the people who paid the ultimate price for standing up to tyranny and oppression.
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from the archives
- The Congo Elections
- In The Picture: Paul MacKinnon
- In The Picture: Jordi Bosch
- Vanishing Artist Liu Bolin strikes again in Venezuela
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013