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Best Pictures Of 2017

I just checked out what I wrote in 2015 and it turns out nothing has changed. Absolutely nothing. Syria is still one big mess. Innocent refugees still want to flee countless frightening war zones. The Brexit has isolated and divided Britain a little more. Trump has done the same in the US. France was once again hit with terrorist attacks. And falling oil prices have given companies and consumers the excuse not to care about the environment as much.
I would be really good if we could let 2016 be and concentrate on making 2017 a year to never forget for the right reasons.


Yeah, that didn't happen, did it? If anything, things got worse, we just decided to turn a blind eye to some things that might offend or disturb us. Let's stop that in 2018 and make a difference to the present and the future.

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The adoration of Kim Jong Un

North Koreans stage a demonstration of devotion to their leader Kim Jong Un at least once a year, in a large ceremonial square in Pyongyang.

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Planet Earth 13

It's been a while since we did one of these, but I feel we need to start this up again as we live in a too beautiful a place not to share it.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 41

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Destroyed bridge imperils village cut off by Hurricane Maria

Like many remote villages in Puerto Rico, San Lorenzo is contending with a silent public health crisis in the wake of the strongest hurricane to hit the island in decades: isolation.

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Shadows of history in Malta’s war tunnels

In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two.

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Islamic State’s weapons of war

Suicide vehicles and weapons made by Islamic State militants are displayed at Iraq Federal Police headquarters in Mosul.

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Rebuilding The Great Wall Of China

For more than a decade, mules have been crucial in the effort to restore Jiankou, a serpentine section of the Great Wall of China that is notorious for its ridges and perilous slopes.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 24

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Art on the move in Pakistan

They pollute the roads and chug along at a snail's pace, but to their Pakistani owners the rickety trucks are moving pieces of art, commanding attention with garish portraits of flowers, Islamic art, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

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Going underground: riding the Moscow metro

Moscow’s metro is one of the busiest and most visually stunning underground systems in the world. Created as a showcase for the Soviet Union, its elaborate, spacious stations are adorned with mosaics, marble statues and stained glass that tell the story of the communist state.

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Budapest’s abandoned Soviet military hospital

Time stands still in a former Soviet military hospital in Budapest that was abandoned when the last Russian troops left Hungary in 1991.

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