Check out this powerful link - The Atlantic Magazine's 35 photos of the week. The diversity of them is moving - it says something about the connectedness of the world and its complexity, I think. Plus they're all beautiful. Click on the link to see a D-Day Veteran at a 70th anniversary event, a lion cub and her mother, Nancy Reagan at her husband's grave, a North Korean girl shooting an arrow at a drawing of President Obama, Queen Elizabeth's speech at the House of Lords, a peacock, a kitten stuck inside the carriage of a car (it was rescued) and a lion cub. Our world is often tragic, confusing and sometimes down right aggravating, but it's also - as these photos indicate - beautifully weird and weirdly beautiful.
Remember your past week, all the things you did, big and small? Well, while you were doing that, here are a few other things that took place around the world at the same time -- the Earth remains an endlessly interesting place. In this week's edition, the world's largest tree hug, vandalized prehistoric rock art in Libya, a newly released Hubble image, a Black Bloc protester, and much more.