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British children huddled in a makeshift bomb shelter experience a range of emotions as they endure an attack by Hitler's Air Force.

In December 2005 in southern Sudan, a boy drinks water from the Akuem River, near the village of Malual Kon in Bahr el Ghazal State. Only about one-third of the population has access to safe drinking water, and the threat of water-borne disease has increased as towns swell due to the return of displaced people and refugees following decades of civil war. - 2005 © UNICEF/NYHQ2005-1987/Georgina Cranston - www.unicef.org

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.

Jeneba Tarmoh withdraws, 100-meter run-off canceled - [“I Jeneba Tarmoh have decided to decline my 3rd place position in the 100m dash to Allyson Felix," the email read. "I understand that with this decision I am no longer running the 100m dash in the Olympic Games and will be an alternate for the event. "As an alternate I understand that I will be asked to run if another 100m runner decides not to for personal reasons, and/or on the 4x100m relay.”]

Africa | Mursi woman photographed by Jaime Ocampo Rangel, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.

Phyllis Siegel, 77, and Connie Kopelov, 85, were married in New York. They were the first gay couple to do so once it became legal. They have been together for 23 years. I love the joy and triumph.

Ethiopia - it's gotta have an effect on eating, even if ya take it out, no?!

Taken from a posting about an anthropologist who proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe: He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?"