Protesters in Tokyo, Japan.
For almost 70 years, Japan has had a pacifist constitution. Now the government has approved bills that would change that.
Angela Merkel and a young refugee named Reem
Nearly everyone seems to agree that Angela Merkel was honest when she explained her immigration policy to a 13-year-old refugee facing deportation, but not everyone thinks the German chancellor handled it well.
Ethiopia's Prime Minsiter Hailemariam Desalegn arrives at the presidential airport in Abuja, Nigeria May 28, 2015. What's he up to?
The decision was greeted with muted celebrations by activists, who were left wondering why so many journalists still remain in jail.
Members of the Zone 9 blogging collective in December, 2012
It’s important to remember that there are real victims when private security firms contract with repressive regimes like Ethiopia.
A trader waits for the NYSE to come back online
The New York Stock Exchange unexpectedly halted trading Wednesday, joining a growing list or major organizations facing serious computer malfunctions on Wednesday. Trading resumed after more than three hours.
A protester throws rose petals in front of a line of riot police during an #ElectricYerevan protest in Armenia
Thousands of Armenian youths have been protesting in the streets for the last 10 days. They're mad at a proposed hike in the cost of electricity. They accuse the Russian-owned electric company of corruption.
Members of the Rocking Steps Crew practice their routines in the middle of the night at an outdoor shopping center, 2015.
The Rocking Steps Crew is a celebrated group of breakdancers, or b-boys. They bill themselves as an alternative to radical Islam. But sometimes the draw of breakdancing isn't enough. Seifeddine Rezgui, who gunned down 38 tourists on a beach last week in Sousse, Tunisia, was once an avid — if not especially proficient — b-boy.
Women talk inside a cafe in Athens
It may seem that the crisis has halted everything in Greece, but most young people are fairly calm. "If you go to the bars or the islands you will see that there is no crisis in Greece. Everyone is out having fun," says one 21-year-old Athenian.
A member loyal to the ISIS waves the ISIS flag in Raqqa
ISIS is known for its online recruiting tactics, even convincing some young people from the West to leave home join the organization. One such young person was "Alex," a 23-year-old from Washington who was recently profiled by Rukmini Callimachi in The New York Times.
Riot police use a water cannon to disperse LGBT rights activist before a Gay Pride Parade in central Istanbul, Turkey, June 28, 2015.
The Boston Gay Men's Chorus was part of an historic week for those fighting for LGBT rights in Turkey, but it wasn't all good news.

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