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‘Blood Moon’ 2018

This Century's longest "blood moon" lunar eclipse on July 28 delighted skygazers, astronomers and photographers around the world.

Beautiful Struggle: Black History Reimagined

From a servant sporting goalie gloves to a 16th-century child soldier in studs, the self-portraits of Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop reframe African revolt through the lens of football fandom. All photographs © Omar Victor Diop /…

Youth, Queerness and the Quest for Belonging

Securing suitable housing in Australia’s major cities can be challenging for young people, and it’s a challenge that is compounded for young queer people. Whether they have moved back in with parents, made friends who have become a new…

Japan’s Fiery Toyohashi Gion Festival

In central Japan, near Mikawa Bay, the Toyohashi Gion Festival—during which local men set off large handheld fireworks as part of a Shinto ritual—has taken place annually for more than 350 years. According to the AFP photographer Yasuyoshi…

Death Toll Reaches 200 in Devastating Japan Floods

Over the weekend, sustained heavy rainfall hit parts of western and central Japan, causing flash flooding, setting off landslides, submerging floodplains, and forcing more than 2 million residents to evacuate. Today, Japan’s National Police…