World Wide Affair
"There will always be someone else with a different view than you."

Storm chaser Mark Korosec took this super photo of lightning over Trieste, Italy.

Thunder storm captured by storm chaser Jamie Russell last night as electrical storm swept over the south coast of England. 

 The Dutch Pay Their Respects To The Victims of MH17

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

Thousands of people lined the roads in the Netherlands on Wednesday, solemnly applauding the slow procession of 40 black hearses carrying the bodies of passengers killed when their passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

Some threw flowers in front of the cars, while others quietly lay bouquets and lit candles at the many impromptu memorials that have sprung up around the country.

A memorial service was held in Hilversum for the 298 passengers and crew killed when the plane was shot down six days ago. Among the dead were 193 Dutch. 

UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

  • The latest figures from the Palestinian health ministry said that 695 had been killed in the conflict, including at least 166 children
  • Israel continued to strike Gaza on Wednesday, killing dozens of Palestinians in Khan Yunis in the south and elsewhere. 
  • UN launches probe into Israel violations in Gaza
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1. Palestinian children sit in a car boot as they flee their family homes following heavy Israeli shelling during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014.(REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

2. A Palestinian man (C), in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting his father’s body, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

3. Palestinians gather in the courtyard of the Saint Porfirios Christian Orthodox church, where they are taking refuge from fighting in areas around Gaza City, July 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly )

4. A large explosion went off in Sheijaiya, in Gaza City, during a visit by members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent on Wednesday.(Tyler Hicks/TNYT)

5. A Palestinian youth carries blankets donated to the United Nations school where hundreds of families sought refuge after fleeing their homes due to heavy Israeli missile strikes in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

6. Palestinians flee their houses following heavy Israeli shelling during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014 (Reuters)

7. Palestinians inspect a cemetery which was damaged in Israeli shelling, in Gaza City on July 22, 2014.(Suhaib Salem/Reuters)
8.Palestinian firefighters extinguish a fire following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on a house, in Gaza City July 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)
9. Displaced Palestinians sleep on the ground on July 23, 2014 at a UN school in the refugee camp of Jabalia where families fleeing heavy fighting in the besieged Palestinian territory have taken refuge.( MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
10. A Palestinian man carries his father as he and others run to take cover during an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (Hatem Ali/AP photo)



thisisfusion:

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed Wednesday to launch an international inquiry into alleged war crimes that may have been committed during the latest round of violence in Gaza, Reuters reports.

The United States, a long-time ally of Israel, was the only country to vote against the inquiry, ABC’s Jon Williams reported Wednesday.

The fighting between Israel and Palestine took a turn for the worse when Israel announced a major ground offensive in Gaza last week, The Associated Press reported at the time. After thousands of Israeli soldiers invaded the Gaza Strip, the country’s military was prepared for a “significant expansion" of the ongoing ground offensive, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, according to ABC News.

So far, both sides have fired thousands of rockets. Israel’s missile defense system, the Iron Dome, intercepts 86 percent of missiles aimed at residential areas inside Israel, according to the Israeli Defense Forces.

To date, more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis have died in the fighting, The AP reported Wednesday.

However, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke against the council’s decision, calling it a ‘travesty that should be condemned by decent people everywhere,’ according to Williams.

noctaeris:

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leea-cee:

winefinedarkchicks:

Lovely HBCU Couple: A special moment between Miss Grambling State University, Ambra Brice and her boyfriend Robert Coleman!

This is sooo beautiful to me. 😍

leea-cee:

winefinedarkchicks:

Lovely HBCU Couple: A special moment between Miss Grambling State University, Ambra Brice and her boyfriend Robert Coleman!

This is sooo beautiful to me. 😍

(Source: hbcudigest.com)

fairytalemood:

photos by Nizaad

from89:

Intersections An Ornately Carved Wood Cube

by Anila Quayyum Agha

whenever you see a beautiful woman

flamingoon:

do not compare yourself to her

she is beautiful

you are beautiful 

you both are two different kinds of beautiful

you can’t compare the sun to the moon

and you shouldn’t

so when you see that woman

you say “god bless her” and “god bless me”

and keep it moving, love.

idle-handss:

I hate when people say “don’t change”. Change is literally the only thing you can count on in life. Change is only constant thing on this damn planet. So yeah, change because you’re going to anyway, but please change into someone better.