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It may be one of the driest places on Earth — a brutal, alien landscape where life seems impossible. But Chile’s massive Atacama desert is a unique and fragile ecosystem that experts say is being threatened by piles of trash dumped there from around the world. Mountains of discarded clothing, a graveyard of shoes, and rows upon rows of scrapped tires and cars blight at least three regions of the desert in northern Chile. Courtesy of AFP
Using gentle, circular motions, an art restorer gently cleans the painting of a half-nude woman that was censored more than 300 years ago by a prudish descendant of Michelangelo. The piece by Artemisia Gentileschi, the Italian Baroque’s trailblazing woman artist, is undergoing a months-long restoration to rediscover her original vision, hidden for centuries under a thick layer of strategically placed paint.
An albino ocelot spends her days hunting dummy prey and climbing small logs at a conservation park in Medellín, where scientists interpret the unprecedented find as a symptom of the deforestation of the feline’s natural habitat in Colombia.
Snow covers the South Korean capital of Seoul as temperatures drop to -6 degrees Celsius.
(At left) At one of its deserts, Chile’s huge and ever expanding landfill. AFP
Geneva – UN trade and development agency head Rebeca Grynspan holds presser on the Black Sea agreements
In January, in Tel Aviv, thousands of people demonstrated against the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahou
After having experienced the harshness of lockdowns and restrictions reportedly over a virus that has had a low rate of mortality in China, people took to the streets in major cities
Ukraine’s missile attack within Poland’s
Thousands rally in Stepanakert, the biggest city in – and de facto capital of – the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh which seceded from Azerbaijan, to protest the blockade of the Lachin corridor, the only land link to Armenia.
Images show nurses in front of London’s St Thomas’ Hospital amidst unprecedented walkouts. Up to 100,000 nurses around the UK are staging a one-day strike as a “last resort” in their fight for better wages and working conditions.
NASA rolls out its largest-ever rocket to a launch pad in Florida and will try again 10 days from now to blast off on a much-delayed uncrewed mission to the Moon.
During the week of October 10, 2022, the UN General Assembly held a session, concerning the war in Ukraine. Courtesy of Agence France Presse
Women demonstrated in Washington, D.C. weeks ago, protesting and meeting to support women’s rights.