1. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, an astronaut peeks out from a spaceship, a collie keeps watch, and more

     

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  3. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, women string together flowers, a boy takes comfort in a kitten, and more

     

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  5. A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid

    Dharnai, India, has flipped the literal switch on energy

     

  6. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more

     

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  8. India votes: 9 photos of the world’s largest and most vibrant election

    The world’s largest democracy might also be its most colorful

     

  9. 10 photos: Meet the last of India’s elephant keepers

    A photographer journeys to the banks of New Delhi’s Yamuna River to capture a disappearing way of life

     


  10. Transgenders are citizens of this country and are entitled to education and all other rights.
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    Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan, India’s Supreme Court

    India’s Supreme Court enshrines the right of every human being to choose their gender

     


  11. This week I learned: there was a ‘Like’ button way before Facebook, that mathematical profile-based “science” of online dating actually started in India in 1500 BC, and Vladimir Putin has a (very fitting) favorite Beatles song.

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  12. 65
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    The number of countries in which homosexuality can be punished by at least 14 years in jail.  In 10 countries, you can be punished with life imprisonment.  In Somalia and Nigeria, there’s no law against murdering LGBT individuals.

    India’s gay sex ban shows why the LGBT movement must go global

     

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