Most of us have seen lighting dance through the sky, counting the seconds that pass before we hear thunder in order to see how close we are to that deadly charge. While thousands of people are struck by lightning each year, only a fraction are fatally injured. Yet for these survivors, the effects of a lightning strike are debilitating and last for decades. Here’s why:
Self-proclaimed feminist Nana Kofi Acquah seeks to empower the women of Africa with his stories and photographs. According to Acquah, who is a photographer, blogger and poet, “we can’t compare a woman…
25 years ago today, the wall that separated East and West Berlin finally came down, reuniting families and ushering in a sense of openness to a fractured world. In the days leading up to the anniversary, many have taken the opportunity to reflect on all that the wall represented. The images take us back to another time: the end of Reagan, and the very beginning of the internet.
Taken in 1946, we see a downy-cheeked Princess Elizabeth gazing off into the distance in her Buckingham Palace sitting room. Six years later Elizabeth would become the Head of the Commonwealth and the queen regnant of the independent Commonwealth countries–as well as the first queen whose coronation was televised.
Measuring in at nearly 6,000 miles across, the Trans-Siberian connects and cuts through some of the world’s most influential cities–and forbidding landscapes. Watch and see what awaits one man who hops on the train in Moscow and makes his way to Beijing.