Follow along on Instagram as photographer Wayne Lawrence takes to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Carnival. We’ll be posting his photos of all the celebrations and festivities starting this Sunday, February 15th through the final parade on Tuesday!
South Korea’s economy currently ranks 14th in the world — an amazing leap after the devastation caused by the Korean War. But the conflict aftermath still reverberates in the number of children who were sent for adoption: During the 1970s and ’80s, South Korea exported more children than any other country. Roughly 170,000 children have been internationally adopted since 1953 — mainly in the United States. In the photo essay A Personal Look at South Korea’s Long History of Adoptions photographer Agnes Dherbeys returns to the country of her birth to explore and ultimately confront the complicated issues surrounding adoption.
Our selections from This Week in Pictures: Feb. 7-13 The conflict in Ukraine continues despite peace talks, the trial for the killer of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield begins, and the East Coast braces for cold.
This Week in History #TBT: On Feb. 11, 1990, South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was freed from prison following 27 years behind bars.