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The first Memorial Day was led by former slaves in Charleston. Charleston was in ruins. The peninsula was nearly deserted, the fine houses empty, the streets littered with the debris of fighting and the ash of fires that had burned out … Continue reading
A series from the LA weekly that they called “L.A. County’s War on Desert Rats” Tough code enforcement has been ramped up in these unincorporated areas of L.A. County, leaving the iconoclasts who chose to live in distant sectors of … Continue reading
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Gaza’s first 5-star hotel (Photograph: Arcmed for the Guardian) The Keffiyeh – A Last Manufacturer from mickeyboston.com (top: The Herbawi Factory waeves out Keffiyehs on a part-time basis. The rhythms of the machines play on a melody of possible extinction … Continue reading
More than 500 people participated in a water gun festival in the Iranian capital. Photo: Amir/Demotix/Corbis via The Guardian.