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November 30, 2018

Side-By-Side Photos Show Heartbreaking Contrast of Western World and War-Torn Middle East

Artist Uğur Gallenkuş portrays two different worlds within in a single image. Combining a pair of side-by-side photographs—one of the Western world and the other of the Middle East—he highlights how, despite living on the same planet, these places couldn’t be more different. “I live in Turkey, which happens to be located next door to one of the most dangerous regions in the modern world,” Gallenkuş writes.

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October 5, 2018

Hyperrealistic Pastel Drawings Reveal How Climate Change Is Making Arctic Ice Move

Artist Zaria Forman uses her immense creative talent to document the devastating effects of climate change. For many years, she has produced large-scale landscape drawings using soft pastels. Rendered in hyperrealistic detail, the images are an incredible yet poignant representation of the majesty of glaciers that are rapidly deteriorating, despite their awe-inspiring size, because the Earth is getting warmer. Forman’s previous soft pastel art depicts forms that are instantly recognizable as glaciers and icebergs.

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July 10, 2018

World Cup Fans Used Their Countries’ Soccer Jerseys to Protest Russia’s Anti-LGBTQ Policies

Russia is not a country that recognizes that love is love. They have a dismal track record when it comes to the rights of LGBTQ people. Although homosexuality is technically decriminalized, President Vladimir Putin has persecuted “non-traditional” relationships. Local laws prohibit public demonstrations to demand greater LGBTQ rights—including showing the rainbow Pride flag.

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