A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases.
Local names of a few places of Afghanistan
1. The 40 Steps, Kandahar. Story | Photo
2. Wakhan Corridor, Badakhshan. Story | Photo
3. Minaret of Jam, Ghor. Story | Photos
4. Band-e Amir National Park, Bamiyan. Story | Photo
5. The Blue Mosque, Herat. Story | Photo
6. Stupa of Takht-e Rustam, Samangan. Story | Photo
7. Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-e Sharif. Story | Photo
8. Garden of Babur, Kabul. Story | Photo
9. Citadel of Herat. Story | Photo
Mount Rainier National Park, Kevin Russ
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
Watch the full talk and performance here »
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