Venice is a place with a long tradition of convincing outsiders of its uniqueness. This tradition may continue to shape the way the world sees the city today — and could be what ends up helping the city survive.
The majority of Durga Vahini members come from traditional backgrounds as Hindu wives and mothers. After joining the group — often through a close relative or friend — some say they find voice, solidarity and empowerment as protectors of Hinduism.
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a historic moment for East Germans, with a "before" and "after" that resonates 30 years later. The World’s Carol Hills asked three former East Germans to recall how it all went down.