Just like Wall Street, only richer.

This satirical map illustrated an article published on March 4, 2012 in the New York Times Magazine which argues that London had “surpassed” Wall Street as a center of global finance, primarily because of excessive American financial regulation. New York is shown beset by the “Thicket of Tough Rules” and “Litigious Hordes,” as “Clouds of Paperwork” threaten. London sits in a “Sea of Simple Systems” and the “Bay of Better Banking,” under the “Friendly Financial Skies” of Europe.

YEMEN. Zinjibar. July 2012. Mohammed Absullah Al-Walid (left), 24, deputy commander of the town’s ‘Popular Committee’ with his fighters. Popular Committees–armed groups of citizens who rose against al-Qaeda–were key to the Yemeni government’s ability to reclaim Abyan province.

Photograph: Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR for TIME

Students from various ethnic minorities give the Young Pioneer’s salute to their teacher (right) at a primary school in Uqturpan county, Xinjiang on May 3, 2012. 

The text above the blackboard on the wall read, “Always be prepared to strive for the cause of communism”

> Photo by Reuters.


YEMEN. Aden. July 2012. Fatoumah Suleiman (the veiled woman standing next to the man) and her six children are from a village just outside Zinjibar, and are now stranded in a refugee camp. The man is a male relative. The infant boy in his arms is Murad, six months old. Thousands of refugees from the towns and villages of Abyan province remain stranded in Aden, unable to go home a month after the province was liberated from Al Qaeda control, because the departing jihadist fighters left thousands of mines and booby-traps that continue to claim victims today.

Photographs: Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR for TIME


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