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'Innocents in the Crossfire': Alessio Romenzi's Shocking Photographs from Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations.

Round bale field http://bit.ly/WBLS2D | Photo by Ruchard Flint. More Instagram images can be found @ http://bit.ly/1sjLyCw

Two round bales http://bit.ly/1mDjORF | Photo by Ruchard Flint. More Instagram images can be found @ http://bit.ly/1sjLyCw


Photos of the day - July 22, 2014

A Ukrainian policeman watches as a train carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17, Indian Hindu holy men sit in queue for the registration to the Amarnath shrine pilgrimage at the registration center in Jammu and parliamentary deputies tussle during a session in Parliament in Kiev are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs

To see more of Andrew’s creative Neighborhood Watch modifications, follow @dcmism on Instagram.

Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.

"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.

What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”


White flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.

One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have faint traces of stars and stripes on it. Police say it isn’t clear what time they were placed there — or by whom. Several officers scaled the bridge and were seen lowering the flag on the Manhattan side around 11 a.m. as traffic inched along the bridge.

The bridge is one of the most heavily secured landmarks in the city, constantly monitored by surveillance cameras. The city’s Department of Transportation is referring all queries to the New York Police Department. (AP)

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A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative