January: The Start of the West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Beginning in Guinea at the end of 2013 but dramatically increasing at the start of 2014, the West African Ebola epidemic quickly spread to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone. The worst outbreak of the disease in history, by November the World Health Organisation estimated that there had been over 16,000 cases, with 7000 deaths. Pictured, a woman throws a handful of soil towards the body of her sister as an Ebola burial team take her for cremation in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo credit: Daniel Berehulak- Redux Pictures)
February 7: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Amid security fears and a global condemnation of Russia’s anti-gay crackdown, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics open. Despite Vladimir Putin’s assurances the games would be problem-free, the opening ceremony was not without embarrassment when one of the five Olympic rings failed to open in front of a global TV audience. (Photo credit: Barbara Walton – EPA)
Food stylist first cooks the bacon for the burger in the oven. She does a wave pattern because it looks more interesting.
Then finished by deep frying. Notice she’s using tweezers to turn the bacon. Very precise work.
While trekking through Tajikistan’s mountains in Central Asia, Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev decided to document his spectacular morning view each day in a series he has aptly titled “Morning Views from a Tent.” Gazing over a range of mountaintops, taking in the reflection of an adjacent lake, or staring down a seemingly-endless valley, Grigoryev not only captures the beauty of his excursion, but also what makes exploring the great outdoors so extraordinary. To see more of Oleg Grigoryev’s photography, click here.
Everybody was kung fu fighting
An illuminated snow tunnel in Russia
Kids Traveling To A Boarding School Through The Himalayas, Zanskar, Indian Himalayas
Pupils Canoeing To School, Riau, Indonesia