ISIS militants beheaded a renowned antiquities scholar and hanged his body on a column in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Khaled al-Asaad, 81, was apparently killed for refusing to reveal where valuable artifacts had been moved for safekeeping before ISIS seized the UNESCO World Heritage site in May.
Without an end to the wave of people fleeing warfare Syria and elsewhere for a new future, it can be easy to turn a blind eye to the suffering. From the Greek island of Kos, photographer Jörg Brüggemann captured jarring juxtapositions on beaches shared by vacationers and refugees alike.
The surge of donations in the memory of one of the victims from Tuesday's shooting will enable a medical group to open two more dental clinics for Syrian refugees. They will be named after the husband-and-wife dental students who were slain near the University of North Carolina campus.