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· February, 2013

Stories about Photos from February, 2013

18 February 2013

Videos from “One Billion Rising” Global Protests for Women's Rights

Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance.

With Corruption All Too Common, Brazil Pushes Back

More and more cases of corruption are reported all the time in Brazil. However, after the histicoral judgement of those involved in one the largest scandals of corruption in the...

17 February 2013

Marco Rubio's Bitter Drink at the State of the Union Address

Marco Rubio, Republican senator from Florida, was the first senator to address the country in both English and Spanish following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. However, thirst...

Eurovegas in Spain: Panacea or Plunder?

Officials have announced that Eurovegas, the future city of leisure that will supposedly create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Spain, will be built on the outskirts of Madrid. Why,...

16 February 2013

Bangladeshi Artists Capture Shahbag Protests in Cartoons

The protests in Shahbag square in Bangladesh's capital city, where thousands of people have gathered to demand death for war criminals, rage on for a 12th day. Several artists have...

Memorable Moments from the Brazilian Carnival

The importance of Carnival in Brazilian culture cannot be overplayed. Love it or hate it, the Party has bestowed joy on its anonymous masses, fired up those with an opportunistic...

15 February 2013

“A Thousand Europeans Staring Back at You”

Japan's Conservation Groups Fight to Preserve Wetlands

Damp and marshy, they seem boring and barren. But contrary to their appearance, tidal flats or coastal wetlands are rich in biodiversity and help maintain balance in the water cycle....

14 February 2013

Under Pressure, Spain Opens Door to Foreclosure Reform

The Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH), joined by an impressive social movement, fought for Congress to change mortgage legislation in Spain. In the end, the Popular Party bowed...

Dominica, Curacao: Carnival 2013

Hand-painted Ads in Guinea-Bissau

12 February 2013

Spain: €8.1 Million Bail for the King's Son-in-law

Iñaki Urdangarín, Duke of Palma, accused of embezzlement of public funds, fraud, breach of trust/corruption and forgery of documents since 2012, has been in and out of the courts with...

11 February 2013

Protester Sets Himself on Fire, Yemen Remembers the Revolution

Revolutionaries throughout Yemen are celebrating the 2nd anniversary of February 11, 2011 - the day Yemen's revolution began. Netizens share their thoughts on the occasion.

Brazil Gets Into Carnival Mood to the Afro Beats in Salvador

The biggest party on the planet, Brazilian carnival, has grown to such an extent in Salvador, Bahia, that it’s now spread over three main points in the city, attracting half...

Bangladeshi Women Join Shahbag Protests in Remarkable Numbers

Extraordinary numbers of Bangladeshi women have joined the groups of protesters occupying the capital city Dhaka's Shahbagh intersection demanding capital punishment for war criminals. The movement, spearheaded by bloggers and...

10 February 2013

Kazakhstan's ‘Breathtakingly Beautiful’ Parks

In Pictures: The Protesting Crowd In Shahbag

Last Friday, 8th of February, 2013, hundreds of thousands of people started to gather since morning in Shahbagh's Generation Square in solidarity with bloggers and online activists’ ongoing protests. Arif...

Peru: Heavy Rains Affect Arequipa

9 February 2013

Hong Kong Activist Jailed for Burning Chinese Flag

A Hong Kong activist was sentenced to nine months in prison on Thursday for burning and defacing the Chinese flag and the Hong Kong flag during two separate demonstrations against...

Southern Brazil Marches in Memory of Nightclub Fire Victims

A week after more than 230 young people lost their lives in a horrific nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, thousands gathered across the southern state...