What We Loved This Week, Jul. 17 – 23

America’s Christian entertainment industry, facial tattoos in Myanmar, flappers hiding booze, new UNESCO sites, surprising New York City photos.

Bloody Jesus

Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/The Washington PostJulian Jimenez portrays Jesus during a traditional Via Crucis or Way of the Cross procession in Langley Park, Maryland.

Inside America’s Christian Entertainment Industry

Ark Encounter

Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/The Washington PostVisitors to Ark Encounter wait for the attraction’s opening ceremonies in Williamstown, Kentucky.

Although some of the Christian entertainment/education industry’s highest profile destinations — including Kentucky’s Creation Museum and newly opened Noah’s Ark Encounter — were quite costly to erect and aren’t exactly hitting their projections, similar attractions continue to open every year.

Next year, in fact, the $400 million, 430,000 square foot Museum of the Bible is set to open in Washington, D.C. While none have yet been that big, or that expensive, America offers plenty of Christian destinations.

Step inside that world at The Washington Post.

Adam Eve

Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/The Washington PostAdam and Eve are seen in the Garden of Eden at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.

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21 Bill Gates Quotes As Inspiring As They Are Funny

Bill Gates is no stranger to innovation. From founding Microsoft to endeavoring to eradicate polio and AIDS, here are 21 Bill Gates quotes that will inspire you to take action and change the world:

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Bill Gates Quotes

David Paul Morris/Getty Images"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."

Bill Gates Purple

Manan Vatsyayan/AFP/Getty Images"Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity."

Bill Gates Palm

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images"One of the wonderful things about the information highway is that virtual equity is far easier to achieve than real-world equity...We are all created equal in the virtual world and we can use this equality to help address some of the sociological problems that society has yet to solve in the physical world."

Bill Gates Stairs

Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images"If I were a guy who just wanted to win, I would have already moved on to another arena. If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?"

Bill Gates Close Up

Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images"Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so irritating."

Bill Gates Red And White

Scott Gries/Getty Images"I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot."

Bill Gates Vista

Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."

Bill Gates V Neck

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images“I'm certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes. Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organization and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world."

Bill Gates White Sweater

Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images"We've done some good work, but all of these products become obsolete so fast... It will be some finite number of years, and I don't know the number — before our doom comes."

Bill Gates Black Background

Ron Wurzer/Getty Images"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."

Bill Gates Blue

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images"Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year, and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year."

Bill Gates China

China Photos/Getty Images"Fine, go to those Bangalore Infosys centers, but just for the hell of it go three miles aside and go look at the guy living with no toilet, no running water ... The world is not flat and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs."

Bill Gates Computer Van

Michel Gangne/AFP/Getty Images "Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It's a good thing we have museums to document that."

Bill Gates Green

Ramin Talaie/Getty Images"If I think something's a waste of time or inappropriate I don't wait to point it out. I say it right away. It's real time. So you might hear me say 'That's the dumbest idea I have ever heard' many times during a meeting."

Bill Gates Guitar

David Paul Morris/Getty Images"It's possible, you can never know, that the universe exists only for me. If so, it's sure going well for me, I must admit."

Bill Gates Hallway

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images"You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well."

Bill Gates Politico

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images"Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning."

Bill Gates Portrait

Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images"If you can't make it good, at least make it look good."

Bill Gates Red Tie

Sean Gallup/Getty Images"It's pretty amazing to go from a world where computers were unheard of and very complex to where they're a tool of everyday life. That was the dream I wanted to make come true and in a large part it's unfolded as I'd expected."

Bill Gates Smile

Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images“The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard.”

Bill Gates Windows

Jeff Christensen/AFP/Getty Images"The most important work I got a chance to be involved in, no matter what I do, is the personal computer. You know, that’s what I grew up, in my teens, my 20s, my 30s, you know, I even knew not to get married until later because I was so obsessed with it. That’s my life’s work."

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