An apartment block stands above the schoolyard playground equipment of a Pyongyang, NKorea kindergarten.
Photo by David Guttenfelder, 2013. Via Instagram.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 2 December 2013
An adolescent living with HIV picks up antiretroviral medication in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. On 29 November, UNICEF releases Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report. Though the world now has what it takes to realize an AIDS-free generation, adolescents are the only age group in which AIDS-related deaths have increased. Ensuring their access to high-impact interventions such as condoms and antiretroviral treatment is a critical part of reversing that trend.
More information: http://www.childrenandaids.org/
Un corredor lleva un traje de Sumo en una maratón en Shanghai. Alrededor de 30,00 corredores tomaron parte en este evento anual. (AFP)
China’s just-loosened one-child policy has warped the country’s gender ratio over the past 34 years to the extent that by 2020 there may be almost 24 million men unable to find a partner. But in the special administrative region of Hong Kong, a jurisdiction not subject to the mainland’s laws, the landscape is startlingly different. The territory’s 2011 census revealed that there were 209,000 women living alone, a figure that is rapidly rising. It’s believed that one in five Hong Kong women born today will remain single for the rest of their lives.\
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