The Last Days of the London Eel: After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.
The Ukrainian Army has been sending young soldiers into combat without body armor or even helmets at times. Enter the ‘ants’—Ukrainian volunteers who walk army surplus goods over the Polish border, one bag at a time.
In South Africa’s largest township, Soweto, expensively-dressed crews known as ‘skhothanes’ often wear mismatched shoes or three pairs of pants to show they have money to burn - and at one point, they did actually burn money, clothes and other expensive items at their legendary dance-offs and wild parties.
But this ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing:
Crying Meri: Q&A with Vlad Sokhin
The invasive, venomous lionfish is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize’s reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.
In Kachin Country
Only recently released from the rule of the military junta, Myanmar is struggling to hold its varying ethnic and religious groups together. Photos by Diana Markosian.
A little morning adrenaline boost, from yesterday’s epic photoessay by Eduardo Leal: http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/argentina-wins-for-best-fans/ #worldcup
Their team succumbed to Germany on the pitch, but everywhere in Rio, Argentina was winning. Photographer Eduardo Leal spent the last weeks following the Argentines’ journey through the tournament:
In the highlands around Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes… and castor oil.