Second on the History channel’s list with 35 percent of the votes was Turkish journalist Nilüfer Demir’s 2015 picture of 3-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body being washed up on a beach in Turkey. Aylan's family had left Bodrum in Turkey on September 2, 2015, hoping to get to the Greek island of Kos but their small boat capsized on the way. … [Read more...] about Vietnam War photo of napalm-struck girl most powerful image in 50 years
53rd wildlife photographer of the year
For over six centuries, Con Go has been a place to buy fresh seafood. At around 4 a.m. every day, fishing boats return to the shore after setting sail the previous afternoon. Since they cannot get into shallow waters, the seafood is taken ashore by coracles. … [Read more...] about Headlamps shine on a 600-year-old seafood market in central Vietnam
In a separate case, the People’s Court in the northern province of Hung Yen on Thursday sentenced Nguyen Dinh Hong, 31, to 11 years behind bars for “violating regulations on the protection of endangered, precious, and rare animals” and another five years for “destroying or intentionally damaging property.” … [Read more...] about Three jailed for combined 32 years for smuggling elephant tusks, rhino horns in Hanoi
The terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai district in Yen Bai Province serve as great inspiration for local photographers whilst also winning the hearts of many foreigners, so let’s take a closer look at photos taken by travelers to the region. … [Read more...] about Mu Cang Chai appears picturesque through lens of foreign photographers
Within 15 years, from 1997 to 2012, nearly 244 cubic meters of sand were lost from the Red River bed. The amount of sand taken away in Hanoi alone was three times more than the amount of alluvium reaching Son Tay at times. The bottom of the river has dropped and landslides have begun occurring on the river banks. … [Read more...] about Will the sand in the Red River be depleted in 100 years?