Senior soloist of the Joburg Ballet Kitty Phetla performs in a classroom at the Nka-Thuto Primary School in Soweto on October 16, 2014. Using ballet and dance to promote healthy and positive choices, Joburg Ballet will provide lecture demonstrations to twenty schools in Soweto, raising awareness and informing students of the available free classes they provide together with the provincial department of education.
Photo: Marco Longari/AFP
A Worker comes out of a tank as he processes animal skins slaughtered during the Eid Al Adha, at a Leather factory in Hazaribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Photo: Abir Abdullah/EPA
親愛的香港朋友、一張畫俾你地! (Dear friends of Hong Kong and a picture for you!)
Illustration by Yuko Shimizu
Chief Aviation Ordnanceman David West, from Mt. Vernon, Wash., receives his cover during a pinning ceremony for newly selected chiefs in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Twenty-four Sailors aboard Nimitz were pinned to the rank of chief petty officer.
For a project called First Sight, the photographer Brent Stirton followed Anita and Sonia from their small village to the operating table and back. He captures the limitations and small joys of a life lived in darkness, as when Anita and Sonia feel the rain fall on a rice field while their parents labor in the paddies. He accompanies them as they leave their village for the first time in their lives, arms wrapped around each other on the seat of a bus, on the way to a life-changing operation. And he’s there, after the surgery, when the bandages around their eyes are unwrapped and the two girls see for the first time in their lives, and the darkness is lifted.
Photos: Brent Stirton/Getty Images/TIME
A student protester walks past pro-democracy signs posted in Admiralty, October 5, 2014.
More images at The New Yorker.
Everyone needs a little shut-eye after a long day.
Photos: Alex Ogle/AFP
Children at play on the hills overlooking Kathmandu, Nepal on September 3, 2014.
Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Interior view, Deslee Clama textile factory, Inman, South Carolina, June 2014.
Tourists, residents and vendors crowd the Temple Street night market, a popular street bazaar selling everything from electronics to trinkets and antiques, clothes and watches in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district on August 26, 2014.
Photo: Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images