Police detain a gay-rights protester after clashes with Orthodox Christian activists in Tbilisi, Georgia. Dozens of gay-rights activists marched on the streets to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
2-Week-Old Baby Rescued in Quake-Ravaged Turkey — Two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, rescue workers carry a 14-day old infant from a collapsed building on Tuesday in the city of Ercis. Officials said at least 366 people were killed in the big temblor.
In this week’s issue, we published “Exorcism,” a long-lost play by Eugene O’Neill. Nickolas Muray, who took the portrait of O’Neill that accompanies the play, was, among other things, Frida Kahlo’s lover, a competitor on the U.S. Olympic fencing team, and a photographer known for shots full of life, joy, and color. See a selection here: http://nyr.kr/pKXHB5
On February 10th, 1967, around twenty-five members of an anarchist collective known as Black Mask, wearing black balaclavas and carrying giant skulls, took to the streets of the financial district. The photographer Larry Fink was there; he says that “they had nothing but their own stealth, and no support.” They hoped to stoke a revolution. “They were working from a massive historic misinterpretation,” Fink says. See some of Fink’s shots of the march, as well as some of his protest pictures from the Vietnam era, here: http://nyr.kr/ngQtWo
Wang Gengxiang, known as “Masked Boy”, holds a towel in his mouth as he plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China’s Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports.
A detained opposition activist shouts in a police van during a protest outside the Election Commission headquarters in Moscow September 26, 2011. Dozens of people gathered to show their intention to boycott forthcoming elections, local media reported.