These Quotes on Civil Disobedience Illuminate The Baltimore Riots

Much has been said about the Baltimore riots. Perhaps too much. Instead of adding another layer to the discourse proliferating on the Internet, we’ve looked back throughout history to offer 20 powerful quotes on civil disobedience by some of the world’s most influential thinkers and speakers. Let their words inspire you to think more deeply about both riots and civil disobedience, and how these actions impact our world today:

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What We Love This Week, Volume CXX

Smithsonian Winners Green Net

Women of a small village near Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam, sew a fishing net. Photographer: Pham Ty Source: The Atlantic

Winners Of The 2014 Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Announced

Smithsonian Winners Beijing

Reading in the National Library of China in Beijing. Photographer: Yilang Peng. Source: The Atlantic

This year, Smithsonian Magazine editors received over 26,500 entries for their annual photo contest. Just this week, the magazine announced 2014’s winners in each competition category, being: the Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile. Given the high quality and diversity of all the shots, we have a hard time fathoming how they arrived at their decisions. See more at The Atlantic.

Smithsonian Winners Holy Week

Holy Week celebrations in Acobamba, Tarma, Peru. Photographer: David Martín Huamaní Bedoya. Source: The Atlantic

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Headed To Spain? Add Navarre To Your List

Bordering the Basque Country, La Rioja, and Aragon in Spain and Aquitaine in France, Navarre is not to be missed. Most live in the autonomous region’s capital, Pamplona, or its surrounding metropolitan areas, which means that wide swaths of land are left totally uninhabited. All the better, anyway: Navarre’s natural features assume a much more salient role.

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Paris At Night: Daniele Cametti Aspri Highlights Your Favorite Cities In Twilight

Dark Cities series photographer Daniele Cametti Aspri describes his most recent project–capturing cities at night–this way:

“When we go into a dark place from a bright one we live a kind of disorientation, our eyes struggle for the first minutes to get used to the dark.

With every passing minute, slowly, thanks to the residual light that filters under a door, or maybe from a street lamp far away, reality begins to take a different shape. The dim light rests on the surrounding structures by drawing a game of achromatic surfaces, painting more or less intense shades of dark gray that almost reach the black.”

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