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· August, 2013

Stories about Photos from August, 2013

Egypt Goes Quack Over #SpyDuck

Egypt arrested a “duck” - with a spying gadget. There is more to the duck than meets the eye. On Twitter, netizens grab the occasion to quack up jokes.

UNICEF India Sounds the ‘Red Siren’ to #ENDviolence Against Children

While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.

Campaigning for a Smoke-Free Southeast Asia

Review of several anti-smoking campaigns in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Plus an advisory from Philippine health authorities against the dangers of promoting e-cigarettes

It Started With a Kiss: Footballer Causes Homophobia Debate in Brazil

A photo showing a footballer kissing a male friend has caused much controversy and debate on social media as machismo and acceptance go face to face.

PHOTOS: Protest Against LPG Price Hike in Thailand

Government claims the increase in cooking gas prices would ease the tax burden of motorists but consumers are worried about its impact on the cost of living in the country

Chelsea Manning Case Surfaces Issues of Transparency, Security, Journalism, and Sexuality

What Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's case means for whistleblowers, journalism, state secrecy, security, and the transgender community.

PHOTOS: Mapping Urban Art in Buenos Aires and Beyond

A group of Argentines invite you to share and map images of graffiti from your city.

A Lesson on Dignity from Syria

This post is part of our Special Coverage Surviving in Syria. On his Facebook Page, Rebel Painter of Horan expressed his cynicism towards the silence of Arabs silence following the “chemical weapon attack”...

Syria: Photos of Chemical Weapons

On Brown Moses Blog more evidence illustrating what is believed to be the devices which have been used in the “Chemical Weapons attack” on 21/08/2013 in Damascus suburbs, Syria, has...

Lebanese Blogger Beirut Spring Tweets from Tripoli Bomb Explosion

Lebanese blogger Mustapha Hamoui was a few metres away from the second blast, in his own apartment, when it occurred. He reports on the unfolding mayhem.

Photo: Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally in Cairo

Journalist Evan Hill shares this photograph of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from a rally at the Arab League Street in Cairo today.

Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally Across Egypt

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia maintains a live blog here for protests and rallies planned by supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi across Egypt today. (August 23, 2013) She adds: There...

The Walls Can Talk in Puerto Rico and New York City

The alternative music venue La Respuesta, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, presents “Los Muros Hablan NYC” (The Walls Talk NYC), the New York edition of the urban art festival that has...

‘Dark Is Beautiful’ Campaign Questions India's Skin Colour Prejudices

Skin-bleaching products are a multi-million dollar industry in India, where fair skin is believed to be a precursor to success and dark skin is viewed as ugly.

Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police

Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.

Egypt: Caught Between a Zombie and a Bloodsucker!

The current situation in Egypt is a challenge for everyone: diplomats, citizens and commentators. The army has used excessive force to disperse sit-ins where Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers were...

Assad Accused of Dropping Chemical Bombs on Damascus Suburb Al Ghouta

Horrible footage of dying (and dead) children are plastered across social media, calling for the world to break its silence on the atrocities being committed against civilians in Syria.

PHOTOS: Record High Floods in Philippine Capital

Tropical storm Trami struck the Philippines and caused massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces. More than half a million persons were affected by the storm

At 87, Fidel Castro is “Imperfect but Human”

Fidel Castro has held an almost mythical status for leftist revolutionary movements around the world for decades. Cuba's former president just turned 87.

Spanish Government's Complaint Box Causes Boomerang Effect

Why has the Spanish government's "complaint box" caused such controversy? Elena Arrontes explains.

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