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Look at me! 24 selfies of the week

(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:00 EDT)

Kobani: Before and after views
CNN's Michael Holmes shows us dramatic before and after satellite views of Kobani.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:09:42 EDT)

Ebola battle through nurse's eyes
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the desperate effort to save Ebola patients from the viewpoint of those taking care of them.
(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:18:30 EDT)

Reporters' photos on the scene

(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:33:47 EDT)

How to vote for Hero of the Year
CNN's Anderson Cooper explains the voting process for CNN Hero of the Year.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:02:08 EDT)

From near death to Nobel Prize
On Friday, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. But just a day earlier, she passed the two-year anniversary of the gruesome event that flung her and her cause onto the world stage -- the attempt on her life.
(Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:45:30 EDT)

Music gives slum children a voice
A young woman's mission to share the dreams and aspirations of New Delhi's underprivileged children through music.
(Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:43:13 EDT)

Who is 'Umbrella Man'?
Demonstrators wheeled out the looming figure under cover of darkness.
(Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:50:17 EDT)

Watch landmark Cold War series
The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
(Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:29:35 EDT)

In photos: History of the Cold War

(Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:30:51 EDT)

They really don't like each other
Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:02:56 EDT)

5 amazing places in Iran
It might not be on everyone's travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:24:06 EDT)

The last kings of Africa
In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Alfred Weidinger is on a mission to photograph the last remaining.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:26:44 EDT)

Worst public transit for women?
Alarming findings related to women's safety have come to light with the release of a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey that looks at harassment on public transportation systems in the world's largest cities.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:15 EDT)

Photos that defy perspective
It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:35:02 EDT)

To North Korea, from 'human scum'
In North Korea's utopian society, the very words "human rights" do not need to exist -- because it's so perfect, the regime maintains.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:30:15 EDT)

Zakaria: Problem within Islam
When the news flashed last week that a man had shot and killed a Canadian soldier in front of the National War Memorial in Canada, what most people were wondering -- but not saying out loud -- was, "Is it another radical Muslim?"
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:07:18 EDT)

What an Ebola survivor looks like
Getty photographer John Moore took beautiful portraits of Ebola survivors
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:49:18 EDT)

6 things about Iran hostage crisis
It has been 35 years since a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took a group of Americans hostage. You have seen this story play out in movies like "Argo" and shows like "Homeland," but here are six things about the Iran hostage crisis that you may not have known.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:04:19 EDT)

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' surprises
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:50:08 EDT)

Scott's Antarctica notebook found
A century-old photographer's notebook has been found in the ice at one of Robert Falcon Scott's expedition bases in Antarctica.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:30:15 EDT)

The factory people pay to see
At Volkswagen's Dresden plant, car manufacture becomes a public performance.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:52:58 EDT)

ISIS threatens priceless heritage
ISIS is threatening priceless cultural artifacts, particularly in the ancient city of Hatra, says the director of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:36:35 EDT)

The green sports car
Zero to sixty miles in 2.5 seconds. 887 horse power. And a price tag of $1 million.
(Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:22:18 EDT)

And the best airline food is...
There can't be many people who choose their flight on the quality of its catering -- but those who do should check out these awards.
(Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:37:58 EDT)

Diwali celebrations light up India
Around the world, Indians are celebrating the festival of lights with fireworks and candles. Here's a look at some of this week's India festivities.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:38:50 EDT)

This parasite keeps millions poor
One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's easily curable. The culprit is small, but its impact is big. The chigoe flea, more commonly known as a jigger, typically burrows itself into the feet and hands. It prevents millions of children from attending school, stops farmers from working their land, and makes walking all but unbearable.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:46:46 EDT)

5 can't-miss Tanzania moments
Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:47:05 EDT)

Boko Haram victim: I cried for help
With every attack by Islamist militants in northern Nigeria, Daniel Ayuba relives a nightmare.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:47:53 EDT)

How Victorians dressed for death
150 years ago, you really had to wear your grief on your sleeve.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:19:52 EDT)

Pay off poachers, save wildlife
In Namibia, the question of who owns the wildlife has often been fraught with difficulties.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:29:12 EDT)

Only 6 northern white rhinos left
Unique? Suni was only one of seven northern whites left in the world. Now he's dead.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:09:37 EDT)

Ebola fears cripple safaris
With travel to Africa poised to hit all-time highs in 2014, a drop-off in travel bookings was the last thing the continent's lucrative safari industry thought it would be facing going into 2015.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:48:41 EDT)

Clues to Stone Age mating
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:16:10 EDT)

10 pics to change how you see China
Contemporary Chinese art is a formidable force in today's art market and a thorny jungle for the uninitiated. Expert Wu Hung, the founder of the Center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago, has chosen 10 stunning works that can systematically introduce China's recent art movements and must-know avant-garde artists from the 1970s to the 2000s.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:32:58 EDT)

World's worst airport in 2014 is ...
After topping the notorious list three years in a row, Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is no longer the world's worst airport.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:25:01 EDT)

And baby makes 4
April, come she will. Or he. While we don't yet know the gender of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second baby, we now know the royal couple will become parents in April 2015.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:32:35 EDT)

Daredevils risk lives for perfect shot
Cityscapes are usually breathtaking, but finding a good vantage point in a new town can be tough.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:29:32 EDT)

What a shot! 35 amazing sports photos

(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:13:52 EDT)

What we learn from ISIS magazine
ISIS is looking to take over a good chunk of the Middle East -- if not the entire Muslim world, write Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:26:04 EDT)

Mysterious space mission ends
Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:33:23 EDT)

Photographer battles stereotypes
Kurbanjan Samat, a 32-year-old Uyghur photographer, wants to dispel the stereotypes he says many Chinese hold about people from his home region -- an ethnically diverse province in China's far west.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:04:34 EDT)

Rocket-powered toy in stratosphere
A British team is set to launch a 3D-printed, rocket-powered space plane into the stratosphere. CNN's Jim Boulden report
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:09:55 EDT)

Why a feminist converted to Islam
I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11.
(Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:05:39 EDT)

Camera maps coral reefs
The Catlin Seaview Survey is mapping Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle, home to 75 percent of all known coral species including nearly 600 species of reef-building corals.
(Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:21:58 EDT)

Uganda clerics: Is gay OK?
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman asked Uganda's religious leaders what their views were on homosexuality. Some of their answers might surprise you.
(Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:25:01 EDT)

Which megacity went horn-free?
Road users in Lagos were asked to keep their hands off the horn on Wednesday. Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola declared the date "No Horn Day" in a move to reduce noise pollution in Nigeria's biggest city and economic capital.
(Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:56:28 EDT)

The world's most expensive phone?
With a price tag of $250,000,these smartphones come complete with 18-carat white gold casing encrusted with precious diamonds.
(Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:52:09 EDT)

Chic allure of the "Afro-dandies"
Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.
(Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:01 EDT)

How to tame a zebra?
Ever thought zebras couldn't be tamed? Think again. Gary Witheford has a remarkable way with wild animals -- which he was forced to prove after a boozy boast in a pub.
(Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:42:04 EDT)

A love letter to Nigeria
Through a variety of exhibitions including one signed off by the photographer himself, Nigeria is presenting J.D. Okhai Ojeikere to the world one last time.
(Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:59:27 EDT)

Lost art of the pin-up girl
With all the sexy pictures on offer all around us, one would expect the titillating images of the early 20th Century to be all but forgotten.
(Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:25:25 EDT)

Cambodia rescuing captive bears
More bears have been seized in Cambodia than anywhere else in Asia in the ongoing fight to save animals destined for bile farms.
(Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:05:31 EDT)

And the world's 50 best bars are ...
Based on the votes of more than 330 industry experts, the 2014 winners include bars from 27 cities in 14 countries.
(Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:25:51 EDT)

What is this man doing to the horse?
The internet went wild for so-called "horse yoga" -- but it turns out there was something deeper going on that shows how humans can reconnect with the animal world.
(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:32:08 EDT)

The '5-year-old Monet'
At first glance, they could almost pass for masterpieces by Monet or Renoir.
(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:32:31 EDT)

ISIS: The street gang on steroids
As we well know, ISIS is recruiting angry young men as far afield as Minneapolis and London. The allure is much like the allure of a street gang -- in part, because ISIS looks an awful lot like a street gang.
(Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:59:37 EDT)

Treasures of 2,000-year-old wreck
Archaeologists recover new treasures from the Antikythera site.
(Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:17:20 EDT)

Google hires camel for Street View
It's given us robot cars and internet-enabled glasses -- but when it came to creating a "Street View" of a desert, Google hit on a low-tech solution.
(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:20:13 EDT)

Selfies printed in your own blood?
This is a selfie made of blood. Yes, real, straight-from-veins-of-a-human blood. The human you're looking at is Ted Lawson, an artist living in Brooklyn. These are his first blood paintings. Lawson created the works for an upcoming exhibition, The Map Is Not the Territory, opening September 11 at the Joseph Gross Gallery in NYC, and it should be noted that he didn't originally set out to paint with his vital fluids. Then again, who does?
(Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:09:31 EDT)

The greatest beards in history
Here's some of the world's greatest ever facial hair, but have we finally reached 'peak beard'?
(Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:11 EDT)

14 things to know about Paraguay
Overshadowed by its bigger, flashier neighbors, Paraguay is a curious country that's overlooked by visitors who flock to South American destinations like Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and the highlands of the Andes.
(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:34:27 EDT)

Fastest sport you've never heard of
Look out NASCAR, one of the world's fastest motor sports wants to steal your fans.
(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:39:31 EDT)

'I don't want to fight anymore'
Pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, unverified footage shows a terrified man telling rebels he is an Afghan immigrant to Iran. And Iranians are paying him $500 a month to fight in Syria, he says.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:09:39 EDT)

Optics shed new light on the brain
Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University on his groundbreaking research in brain mapping.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:05:57 EDT)

Tweets to make you smile

(Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:29:15 EDT)

Is this the happiest place on earth?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to Denmark to understand why it ranks so high when it comes to life satisfaction and happiness.
(Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:52:29 EDT)

Drone-maker takes 'selfies' to skies
What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:21 EDT)

Sistine Chapel gets makeover
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:08:17 EDT)

Extravagant presidential palaces
A look through some of the most exquisite residences of leaders from across the world.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:14:24 EDT)

Tiny gaping mouth wins top photo
The true test of patience is peering for hours into a microscope waiting for a rotifer to open its mouth so you can snap a quick photo.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:17:32 EDT)

Drone-maker takes 'selfies' to skies
What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:53:10 EDT)

Why King Jong Un went missing
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a semi-official South Korean news agency reported Tuesday.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:03:08 EDT)

N. Koreans shot for watching TV
According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:44 EDT)

'No one should have to live' like this
Displaced by outbreaks of violence two years ago, the Rohingya, including thousands of children, endure wretched conditions in camps in western Myanmar.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:11:28 EDT)

WWII wreckage raised from lake
The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:17:15 EDT)

Drone-maker takes 'selfies' to skies
What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:21 EDT)

China catches 2K cheating students
Full marks for ingenuity.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:09:43 EDT)

The last kings of Africa
In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Alfred Weidinger is on a mission to photograph the last remaining.
(Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:54:20 EDT)

The week in 37 photos

(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:49:53 EDT)

Astonishing photo-realistic portraits
The images you are about to see may shock or confound you. When portraiture looks this realistic, it can be hard to accept that what you see is just paint on a canvas, or ink scratches on a page.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:17:12 EDT)

How to paint a portrait in 54 seconds
In a series of 9 gorgeous time-lapse vines, world-renowned portrait artist Jonathon Yeo gives a master-class on how to paint like a pro.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:23:06 EDT)

Robot prints artist's selfie. In blood
This is a selfie made of blood. Yes, real, straight-from-veins-of-a-human blood. The human you're looking at is Ted Lawson, an artist living in Brooklyn. These are his first blood paintings. Lawson created the works for an upcoming exhibition, The Map Is Not the Territory, opening September 11 at the Joseph Gross Gallery in NYC, and it should be noted that he didn't originally set out to paint with his vital fluids. Then again, who does?
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:15:56 EDT)

Military chief takes over in Burkina Faso
The President of Burkina Faso pledged to stay in power until a new leader is democratically elected, despite violent protests demanding an end to his 27-year rule in the West African country.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:56:31 EDT)

Israel partially reopens access to holy site
Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:55:00 EDT)

'Treated like cattle': Enslaved by ISIS
ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women as part of Shariah law. One teen describes in chilling detail how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:29:10 EDT)

Chile's 'stolen children' seek truth
Devastated moms, who were told their babies died during childbirth, are now trying to reunite with their lost kids -- a scandal created when their own parents colluded with their Church.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:55:58 EDT)

Poland refuses to arrest filmmaker
Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:02:01 EDT)

Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso
With protesters setting fire to the Parliament building in the West Africa country of Burkina Faso amid demands for economic change and political reform, President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency Thursday and dissolved the government.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:44:54 EDT)

WWII wreckage raised from lake
The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:17:15 EDT)

Report: North Korean officials shot for watching TV
According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:24:17 EDT)

Why Kim Jong Un went missing
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a semi-official South Korean news agency reported Tuesday.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:29:10 EDT)

UK ends Afghanistan mission
Britain formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday, lowering the Union Jack for the final time before handing over its last remaining base to Afghan forces.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:29:19 EDT)

UK teacher turns terrorist
A British science teacher admitted Monday to trying to help anti-Assad regime fighters commit acts of terrorism in Syria.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:33:23 EDT)

Rousseff wins re-election in Brazil
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won a hotly contested runoff election on Sunday.
(Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:56:23 EDT)

43 Mexican students missing
43 Mexican students missing
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:36:36 EDT)

Student kidnappings have political fallout
The legislature of Mexico's Guerrero state must now find a replacement after the governor effectively stepped down, yielding to a growing political crisis over a mass kidnapping.
(Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:53:19 EDT)

ISIS threatens Iraq's cultural heritage
There's been no shortage of news coverage of the atrocities carried out by ISIS against the people of Iraq and Syria, from beheadings to massacres to selling kidnapped women into sexual slavery.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:34:05 EDT)

How ISIS makes its millions
On the southern edge of Turkey, rolling brown pastoral hills slope gently to the Syrian border, with small towns like this one dotting the horizon. The calm on this side of the border, however, belies the scene on the other side.
(Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:10:38 EDT)

Saving space in Israel
With a tiny land mass relative to its 8.2 million residents, the state of Israel is running out of room to bury their dead.
(Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:52 EDT)

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