Malians carry the mangled corpse of a suicide bomber who blew himself up near a group of Malian soldiers in the northern city of Gao, where Islamist rebels driven from the town have resorted to guerrilla attacks, on on February 8, 2013. The act marked the first suicide attack in the embattled west African nation since the start of a French-led offensive to oust the Islamists from Mali’s north.
Photo: Pascal Guyot
Afghan internal refugee children work at a traditional brick factory on the outskirts of Herat, Jan. 7, 2013. In 2012 alone, spreading conflict in Afghanistan has forced more than 166,000 Afghans to flee their homes, bringing the total number of people internally displaced by conflict to at least 460,000 since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. Conditions for the displaced have fallen well below international standards, according to a 2012 study by the Norwegian Refugee council.
Photo: Aref Karimi
I honestly can’t believe one of my followers just said that about this picture.
The point is to show society that no matter how a person is dressed it’s never okay to rape them, whether they’re in their underwear, other revealing clothes or a veil, it’s never acceptable. So for someone to go…
A young boy who was injured when a shell, released by regime forces, hit his house, waits to be treated at a hospital. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo, activists said, as western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, Syria.
Photograph: Aris Messinis