- The Guardian 19:04November 25, 2021National Geographic green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’ evacuated to ItalySharbat Gula left Afghanistan after Taliban takeover that followed US departure from countryNational Geographic magazine’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” has arrived in Italy as part of the west’s evacuation of Afghans after the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government has said.The office of the prime minister, Mario Draghi, said Italy organised the evacuation of Sharbat Gula after she asked to be helped to leave the country. The Italian government would help to get her integrated into life in Italy, the statement said on Thursday. Continue reading...
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- Yahoo photo 19:00November 22, 2019PHOTOS: Revisiting the assassination of JFKNov. 22, 1963, was...PHOTOS: Revisiting the assassination of JFKNov. 22, 1963, was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, when a young president who had captured the imagination of the world was gunned down sitting with his wife in a motorcade driving through the heart of Dallas, Texas. The assassination of John F. Kennedy shook the confidence of a country that had emerged less than a generation earlier, triumphant from World War II, and set the stage for the social upheavals of the rest of the decade. The official explanation for the assassination was that a nonentity named Lee Harvey Oswald had carried off the murder entirely on his own — for reasons that have never been fully explained. This left many Americans unsatisfied and gave rise to the modern industry of conspiracy-mongering that still defines much of American political discourse. (AP/Yahoo News)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
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- Yahoo photo 18:33November 22, 2019PHOTOS: Iraqi protests continue amid rising death toll in...PHOTOS: Iraqi protests continue amid rising death toll in BaghdadThree anti-government protesters have been killed and 25 others injured amid ongoing clashes with Iraqi security forces near a strategic bridge in Baghdad.The latest clashes came just hours after some of the most intense street violence seen in recent days, with 10 protesters killed and another 100 injured. Security forces used tear gas and live ammunition to repel demonstrators in clashes that lasted well into the night on Thursday.On Friday, two protesters were killed by tear gas and another was hit by live rounds fired by security forces on Rasheed Street. The street is close to Ahrar Bridge, a flashpoint in recent days.Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest Shia religious authority in Iraq, re-emphasize calls to political parties to pass electoral reform laws and respond to the protesters’ demands.Iraq’s massive anti-government protest movement erupted on October 1 and quickly escalated into calls to sweep aside Iraq’s sectarian system.Protesters continue to occupy several Baghdad squares and parts of three bridges in a stand-off with security forces. (AP)Photos: Hadi Mizban/APSee more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
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- Yahoo photo 18:38November 18, 2019PHOTOS: 10 bronze statues of inspirational women in NYC by...PHOTOS: 10 bronze statues of inspirational women in NYC by Statues for Equality"Statues for Equality is a global mission to balance gender representation in public statues and honor women’s contribution to society. Gender inequality is among the most critical issues facing the world today, and having a public display of inspirational women for the world to see is a tangible step humanity can make toward a more equal society. Sadly the representation of female statues in most western countries is less than 4 percent.On Woman’s Equality Day in New York City, Statues for Equality was launched and history was made with some of the world’s most influential woman. Ten inspirational and larger-than-life bronze female statues were unveiled on the iconic Avenue of the Americas to increase female representation in public art statues, from 3 percent to 9 percent overnight. Among these women are Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, Cate Blanchett, P!nk and Nicole Kidman.It was a long and complicated process to make sure each of the statues was a depiction of the woman precisely how she wanted to be seen. The artists began with a portrait study. To better understand the individual faces, artists Gillie and Marc began by first sketching, then painting the faces of each woman.This process, starting in 2D, is important for developing the expressions and to allow the individual personalities to shine through when crafting the clay mold and transforming them into bronze masterpieces. Painted on fabric from around the world, they represent the diversity of womankind. Each painting has its own texture, shape and feel. From there, the artists collaborated with the women further. Each woman decided her own pose, outfit and flower on which to stand for her statue in bronze.Gillie and Marc now want to expand their project around the world, with the goal of reaching complete gender equality of public sculptures — 50 percent —across the globe by 2025. (Statues for Equality)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsSee more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
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- Yahoo photo 16:18November 18, 2019PHOTOS: Deadly shooting at California football party Four people...PHOTOS: Deadly shooting at California football party Four people were killed and six more wounded when “unknown suspects” sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said.The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the Fresno’s southeast side, where people were gathered to watch a football game, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said.Deputy Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that a total of 10 people were shot, with three found dead in the backyard. A fourth person died at the hospital. Six others are expected to survive and are recovering at the hospital.All the victims were Asian men ranging from ages 25 to 35, Reid said.“What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathering in the backyard,” Dooley said. “Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard and opened fire.”The victims were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and some are now stable, the TV stations reported.About 35 people were at the party when the shooting began, Reid said.“Thank God that no kids were hurt,” he said.No one is in custody in connection with the shooting. Police said there was no immediate indication that the victims knew the shooter or shooters.Police were going door-to-door in search of surveillance video that might help them track down the suspects. The shooting took place about a half-mile from the city’s airport. (AP)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
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- Yahoo photo 21:06November 8, 2019The Berlin Wall: Then and now — 30 years laterNov. 9, 2019, will...The Berlin Wall: Then and now — 30 years laterNov. 9, 2019, will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which quickly led to the collapse of the communist East German government. Revolutions across other communist countries of the East bloc soon followed. The Berlin Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Germany, stood from 1961 until 1989 and prevented East Germans from fleeing to West Berlin. At least 136 people, many of them shot dead by East German border guards, were killed trying to escape. (Getty Images/Yahoo News)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr._____Download the Yahoo News app to customize your experience.See more galleries from Yahoo News Photo:Then and now: One year after devastating Paradise, Calif., wildfirePHOTOS: Fire breaks out in busy market in Lagos, NigeriaPHOTOS: Millions in Indian capital endure ‘eye-burning’ smogPHOTOS: Feeling the pain and joy of running the New York City Marathon
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