Tag Archives: 2013

Through the Bus Window: A Photo Essay

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J VS WORLD

My understanding of Rwanda was primarily formed through a foggy mini-bus window, as my study-tour snaked its way through the country. We were laden down with heavy books and lectures about the 1994 genocide and the current political situation, but these shed little light on the reality of everyday Rwandan life. The windows of the minibus gave me a glimpse into this reality, and while it did not capture the overcrowding, the agrarian subsistence or the scars of the past, it did shed light on the actual geography of the nation and the role the scenery had to play in the nation’s history. This can be seen particularly through Rwanda’s thousand hills which are dotted with the homes of both Tutsis and Hutus, who live and work side by side every day put aside these grievances for the good of the country. The poverty is bleak, but the perfect climate…

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The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

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TwistedSifter

 

*UPDATE 12/17/2013* THE TOP 100 ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ FOR 2013 HAVE JUST BEEN PUBLISHED! CHECK IT OUT!

 

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2012‘).

It’s hard to believe we’re already in the last quarter of 2013. Below you will find the third installment of this quarterly compilation. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet.

For more information on any individual photograph, click the title or image to be taken to the original post.

*Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2013, they just happened to be featured as a POTD on TwistedSifter. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There…

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