What We Love This Week, Volume CXXII

Migrant Crisis Departing Boat

A man watches a ferry depart from Patras, Greece. Afghan, Iranian and Sudanese migrants, many living in abandoned factories in Patras, try to stow away on nearby ferries to Italy. Source: The Atlantic

The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Migrant Crisis Rescue Boat

Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as an Italian rescue vessel approaches off the Libyan coast. Source: The Atlantic

Fleeing the war-ravaged countries of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, trekking overland to Turkey or Libya, then crowding into ramshackle dinghies in hopes of crossing the Mediterranean into Europe. This is the multipartite journey behind the increasingly dire Mediterranean Migrant Crisis. 60,000 people have made the journey this year alone, according to the UN–and 1,800 of them did not survive. But even for those who do, the journey doesn’t end there. From those who must then hide out in Greece’s abandoned factories to those who attempt to stow away on trucks and ferries bound for Italy and beyond, see more at The Atlantic.

Migrant Crisis Dead Body

The body of a dead migrant is carried from a merchant ship in the Sicilian harbor of Catania on May 5. Around forty migrants died in the Mediterranean the day before, according to the survivors. Source: The Atlantic

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Outings: The Global Street Art Project That Needs You

People all over the world have been “liberating” the subjects of classical paintings by recreating them in the streets—upon brick walls, among graffiti, down alleyways and between windows. The project goes by the name of Outings, and French artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca is the man responsible for its start. Ever since the first image hit the web, people from at least 18 countries have participated in the burgeoning movement, bringing classical paintings out of museums and into the world for all to enjoy.

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