Everyday there are lives at home and on the other side of the world that go unnoticed; lives that may matter little to the personal hustle of trying to pay rent, get children to do their homework or figure out how late to leave the couch and still make it to work on time; but everyday photojournalists celebrate these lives.
From children playing while 1,034-plus bodies are pulled from the rubble of a clothing factory in Lahore where shirts are sewn for wealthy westerners, to the tattered remains of an American flag on a still ravaged New Jersey coast line on the six month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy; these documentary images take us beyond a scrolling news flash on the bottom of a cable news show and ask us to look. To look and if we stop long enough to force us to stare for a moment; to question why.
Click though to The Daily Beast to see all the images for the week in pictures.
Kermit Gosnell ran a criminal enterprise, not a health-care facility, write Dayle Steinberg and Eric Ferrero of Planned Parenthood.
“I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate. You are a good boy.”
Joe Biden wins at constituent services. This letter, to a Wisconsin second-grader, is so sweet and sad and just right.
The battle for the fairytale, 13th century Castle Itter was the only time in WWII that American and German troops joined forces in combat, and it was also the only time in American history that U.S. troops defended a medieval castle against sustained attack by enemy forces. To make it even more film worthy, two of the women imprisoned at Schloss Itter—Augusta Bruchlen, who was the mistress of the labour leader Leon Jouhaux, and Madame Weygand, the wife General Maxime Weygand—were there because they chose to stand by their men. They, along with Paul Reynaud’s mistress Christiane Mabire, were incredibly strong, capable, and determined women made for portrayal on the silver screen.
A flock of eagles descended on the Safeway parking lot last week, prompting police intervention.
Public Safety Director Jamie Sunderland says several people called in short succession on Thursday afternoon to report the melee.
Sunderland: “One of our officers went over there and there were 40 eagles sitting on, in and around several vehicles in the area.”
Sunderland says the eagles were feasting on garbage bags of fish product in the bed of a pickup truck.
This is terrifying.
Pretty sure I’ve had this nightmare…