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Gaddafi family mansions

Fighters have seized property belonging to Muammar Gaddafi's daughter Aisha and son Saadi in Tripoli, as well as items from the dictator's compound in Bab al-Aziziya







Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/AP

Katsu Naito: West Side Rendezvous

West Side Rendezvous is a collection of photographs by Katsu Naito, documenting the transvestite and transexual streetwalkers of New York's Meatpacking district in the early 90s.






Creative Umbrellas












Chinese Communist Propaganda Posters from Mao Zedong Era

During the Cultural Revolution, PRC propaganda was crucial to the formation and promotion of the cult of personality centered around Chairman Mao Zedong, as well as mobilizing popular participation in national campaigns. Past propaganda also encouraged the Chinese people to emulate government approved model workers and soldiers, such as Lei Feng, Chinese Civil War hero Dong Cunrui, Korean War hero Yang Gensi, and Dr. Norman Bethune, a Canadian doctor who assisted the Communist Eighth Route Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It also praised Third World revolutionaries and close foreign allies such as Albania and North Korea while vilifying both the American "imperialists" and the Soviet "revisionists" (the latter of whom was seen as having betrayed Marxism-Leninism).

According to Barbara Mittler, Maoist era propaganda left memories of violence and slander upon many Chinese, and their psychological strains drove many to madness and death. Today, Maoist era propaganda are no longer used by the CCP, and are largely commercialized for the purposes of nostalgia.












Hooked artist calls for shark protection

Alice Newstead took the drastic action in protest at the practice of finning – where sharks are impaled on hooks, before their fins are sliced off to harvest meat for shark fin soup. The sharks are then thrown back into the ocean still alive.

Shark finning has been blamed for pushing many species of the fish to the brink of extinction and since 1970, several species have been reduced by more than 90 per cent.

Miss Newstead, who was born in Northampton and lives in Watford, left her job as a Lush sales assistant in June, so she could work full-time as an artist. She performs with a group called Constant Elevation, whose members specialise in hanging from hooks pierced through their skin."




Graduates wear traditional costumes in Seoul







Credits [Photo/Agencies], sina.com

Ferrari World Theme park

The indoor theme park is located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates. It is approximately 10 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30 minutes from the center of Abu Dhabi, and 50 minutes from Dubai.

In addition to Ferrari World, Yas Island offers the Yas Marina Circuit racetrack, which presents the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Future plans also include a Warner Bros. Theme Park, Yas Island Water Park, 20 hotels, a 500-store shopping mall, golf courses, marinas, and other projects.








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