SYRIA. Idlib governorate. Idlib. March 8, 2012. A boy mourns during a funeral for his father, Abdulaziz Abu Ahmed Khrer, who was killed by a Syrian army sniper. 

This picture was part of a larger portfolio of images from Syria that won the Pulitzer Prize of 2012.

Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP

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Cosplaying with my bff is always the BEST! Ian did such an amazing job as Chopper and it was so much fun all day!! Thank you We Shoot First Photography for doing this shoot with us, it really captured the day!

BB-8 designed, made, and worn by me

Helmet and chest piece made by @angelophile

Chopper designed by me

Chopper made and worn by @iandsharman

Photos by We Shoot First Photography

LIBERIA. Monrovia. June 26, 2003. LURD fighters. Second Liberian Civil War (1999-2003).

The Second Liberian Civil War began in 1999 when a rebel group backed by the government of neighbouring Guinea, the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), emerged in northern Liberia. In early 2003, a second rebel group, the Movement for Democracy in Liberia, emerged in the south, and by June–July 2003, Charles Taylor’s government controlled only a third of the country. The war was essentially about removing him from power.

The capital Monrovia was besieged by LURD, and the group’s shelling of the city resulted in the deaths of many civilians. The ended in 2003, after the capture of the Liberian capital, Monrovia. 

The Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement was the official and final peace agreement in the Second Liberian Civil War. It was signed on the 18th of August 2003 in Accra, Ghana.

Between 150,000–300,000 people were killed during the four years of the war.

Photograph: Tim Hetherington/Magnum Photos

Neena was a singer from Alderaan who was raised by Bail Organa. After her musical talents were revealed, Bail sent her off-world to study, which meant that she wasn’t on planet when it was destroyed by the Death Star. Neena tried to contact her friend Leia Organa, but without the financial support that Bail provided, Neena was stranded. She attempted to make her way to areas where she might encounter friends by singing on starliners, but eventually gave up and stayed on Adarion in the Minos Cluster, continuing to make her living through music. She soon grew bored and was eventually recruited to the Rebellion. She then tried to build her reputation enough that she would be sent to perform aboard The Chariot, where the Cluster Moff was rumored to live. She wanted to attempt to gain information that could aid the Rebellion. Neena’s experiences with the destruction of Alderaan and her attempts to reconnect with other survivors afterwards left her more introverted. But she greatly respected her fellow Rebels and the work and sacrifice that they put into bringing down the Emprie.

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Vader is Vader and Anakin is Anakin so you are kind of right to refer to them as two other people but they are the same person, it’s very tricky. But Vader is kind of unrepentant and wants to destroy her, there is nothing else he wants more. Anakin is deep buried inside.”