1. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most memorable images, the sun sets over a herd of Hungarian cattle, a Palestinian boy practices his parkour skills, and more

     

  2. Check out Norway’s Halden maximum-security penitentiary, where every prisoner gets a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, fridge, fluffy white towels, and a view of mountainous scenery through large, bar-free windows.

    Prisoners are encouraged to spend almost all day outside of their well-apportioned cells — paid to, actually, about $9 a day. They mingle with college-trained guards and life-coach counselors, eat waffles and other foods delivered on white ceramic dishes, have constant access to fresh-brewed coffee, and can spend their time in couch-outfitted common areas, on the beautiful grounds, at classes or workshops, or even in the prison’s recording studio.

    The cost of maintaining prisoners at Halden costs about $500 per inmate per night. Though the prison’s full impact can’t be measured yet, Norway has only 74.8 people imprisoned per 100,000 residents, versus 236 inmates per 100,000 in the U.S.

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  3. Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik was formally charged Monday for back-to-back attacks in Norway that killed at least 93 people. Several news outlets had speculated that al Qaeda was behind the Friday bombing of a government building in downtown Oslo and shooting spree at a youth camp on the island of Utoya. But investigators say Breivik, who has confessed to the crimes, is driven not by sympathy for Islamists, but hatred of them.

    Here, a guide to the extremist, anti-Muslim tide that is rising in Norway and elsewhere in Europe