From the Black Lives Matter protests to discussions about racism online, there is lots of information to digest about the anti-racism movement. We asked a politician, historian and an academic to answer some questions from school kids in the UK about the movement and the impact it's having around the world.
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"There's a big difference between boys and girls here". Online gaming is a big deal in Iran and with so many people staying at home during the pandemic its popularity has shot up. The country's government says a third of gamers are women, and for some of Iran’s top female professional gamers, the lockdown has only made the hurdles they are face even more obvious. #Gaming#Iran#FemaleGaming#Lockdown#BBCNews
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These aerial photos show how Bristol in the UK is getting to the heart of social distancing. The shapes, painted on the grass of Queen Square, are designed to provide a loving reminder to keep your distance as lockdown eases. (📷: Getty Images)
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Celebrity photographer Andy Gotts has been snapping the biggest names in entertainment for 30 years. From Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt to Robin Williams and Samuel L Jackson, @drgotts has captured era-defining artists. Gotts has been looking back at his illustrious career, and giving us the backstory to his favourite images. For example, he says of Samuel L Jackson: “Sam oozes coolness and is every bit the lovely guy you would think he would be. The shoot was great fun and here are a few out-takes, an unseen contact-sheet of us just looning around.” Tap the link in our bio for more stories behind the images.
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"I’m sick and tired of this." Family members of the victims of violent crimes have gathered together in Brooklyn. A casket and 101 pairs of shoes were laid out to represent the number of shooting victims in the 74 gun violence incidents that have taken place across New York over the past week. Natasha Christopher, whose 14-year-old son was shot to death in 2012, was at the vigil and explained how she's “heartbroken" that other families are going through what she experienced. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams called recent shootings "unimaginable" and said the response from the community "was deafening". (📷: Getty Images) #NewYork#Brooklyn#GunCrime#Shootings#US#BBCNews
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These are some of the world’s rarest gorillas, and they haven't been seen in years. 🦍 But new photos have been released showing a group of Cross River gorillas in the mountains of southern Nigeria. Only 300 are known to live in the wild, making them the most endangered sub-species. The species was once presumed extinct in Nigeria and only “rediscovered” in the late 1980s. But these new snaps of infant gorillas are raising hopes that the animals, which are at risk of extinction, are actually reproducing. The Wildlife Conservation Society said the pictures were captured by camera traps in the Mbe mountains and are working closely with a community organisation to protect the primates. Tap the link in our bio for more on these rarely-seen animals.
(📸: WCS Nigeria)
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Every summer, a small Italian village becomes the centre of a famous lentil and poppy bloom. Castelluccio Di Norcia usually attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world, but this year it's a lot quieter because of travel bans during the coronavirus pandemic. Photographers Antonio Masiello and Tiziana Fabi travelled to the fields to capture and share pictures of the annual flowering, which emerge from May to July and are known locally as "La Fiorita", for people who couldn't make the journey. 🌺💐🌸(📷: Getty Images) #Flowers#Poppy#LaFiorita#Italy#Bloom#BBCNews
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Penny and Storm are two of many pets that have been abandoned during lockdown. A UK animal welfare charity has voiced concerns about how many people are considering abandonment following a change in their circumstances due to Covid-19. They have a message for anyone struggling. #AnimalsOfInstagram#Pets#Dogs#AnimalRescue#BBCNews
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This mural is a tribute to healthcare workers and is looking out over Paris. The Opera Bastille is covered in a stunning collage of caregivers’ faces by French street artist JR. The portraits, which were installed on the Bastille’s facade by professional mountaineers, mark their work on the frontline during the Covid-19 epidemic.
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Facebook's own audit says its actions have left many civil rights activists "disheartened, frustrated and angry". The tech giant's "vexing and heartbreaking" decisions are causing significant setbacks for civil rights, the report commissioned by the company said. It adds its failure to act can have dangerous and life-threatening real-world consequences. The company has seen nearly 1,000 advertisers boycotting the platform over its civil-rights policy.
Tap the link below to read more from the report.
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The Tengger tribe make the arduous climb to the summit of Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia.
It is part of the Yadnya Kasada Festival. The Tengger people throw offerings into the crater of the volcano. Some fearless Javanese villagers even climb inside the volcano to try to catch the offerings in nets.
(📸: Getty Images)
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As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea. Globally we are using 129 billion face masks and 65 billion plastic gloves every month, according to some estimates. "We had a tremendously grave crisis before the pandemic even started in terms of plastic waste in the ocean," Doug Cress from the organisation says. Discarded PPE is causing problems for wildlife and littering beaches all over the world.
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