Yushu Horse-Racing Festival
A Khampa horseman performs tricks at the annual horse-racing festival in Yushu City in Qinghai province, China. The remote Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is home to Tibet's historically strongest warriors, the Khampa, who showcase their culture at the horse-racing festival.
Building famine resilience in eastern Africa
A mother and child head across the road to collect water in Melkaselah village, Ethiopia. After three failed spring rain seasons, this region in the southeast of the country is experiencing extreme drought. The government, NGOs, UN agencies and private groups are coordinating to provide aid and assistance to those affected to prevent a famine.
Juno brings a stormy Jupiter into focus
Three of the white oval storms known as the “String of Pearls” are visible near the top of this enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s bands of light and dark clouds captured on May 19, 2017 by Juno. Each of the alternating light and dark atmospheric bands in this image is wider than Earth, and each rages around Jupiter at hundreds of miles per hour. The lighter areas are regions where gas is rising, and the darker bands are regions where gas is sinking.
One Love Manchester Concert
Eleanor Lunn, left, and Abbey Hawkes, from Sheffield, queue up to attend the One Love Manchester benefit concert Sunday, for the victims of last month's Manchester Arena terror attack at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England. The attack at Ariana Grande's concert last week killed more than 20 people and injured dozens of others, many of them teenagers. The singer returned to Britain on Friday ahead of the concert to benefit victims and their families.
India’s slave laborers
Soni Vanvasi, in Varanasi, India, molded bricks for two years at a kiln outside the city in the nation’s northeast before she and her family were rescued by a local advocacy group. The kiln’s owner had refused to let workers leave and would beat them when they asked for money. ‘He wouldn’t even provide us with dry wood for cooking,’ Soni says. She and her family now live in the village of Derkali, where they are trying to apply for government programs.
We asked St. Louis: "What can each of us do to improve race relations?"
Brittany Packnett, Educator, Activist, Campaign ZERO co-founder:
“One of the most important things we do is to remain fiercely committed to speaking the truth. I was raised with a Christian faith background and I was always taught that the truth shall set us free. We won’t ever get free if we continue to perpetuate a myth that issues of police violence and issues of racial injustice are isolated incidents. Rather they are the result of an entire system and continual decisions that place people of color and poor people on the margins and in a lot of danger. So we’re here where Mansur Ball-Bey was killed, just over a year after Mike Brown was killed, to remind us that these kinds of killings at the hands of these kinds of systems - extra-judicial killings by police officers of unarmed black people - are happening every day in this country, whether or not they were famous or a flash point case. Standing here on this sacred ground is important in that commitment to speak truth and remind us that the truth is that systems of oppression are causing death and destruction and our students to have poor schools and our families to be separated by mass incarceration and gun violence to take huge tolls on lots of different communities. This moment and this place reminds us that we won’t be free until we get real, we won’t be free until we really speak the truth, because the truth opens the doorway for us to get at the root of the problem, instead of continuing to put band aids on the symptoms.”
Hacker style at DEF CON
LAS VEGAS – Many of the attendees at this year's DEF CON hacker conference brought their own sense of style to Las Vegas."You break down into one of a couple different groups: black T-shirt, steampunk, cyberpunk, and then business casual,” said an attendee who called himself Puddin. "Black T-shirt is hacker 101."Hacker fashion extended to laptops graffitied with stickers to purple and green mohawks. DEF CON staffers, presenters, and contest winner also walked around with skull-shaped electronic badges that set them apart from other attendees. “Here, the more badges you have, the better you do socially,” Puddin’ said. “You don’t have to prove yourself by wearing a black T-shirt because you have the badges."Here's what we saw.