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The winners of the year’s most highly anticipated photojournalism contest have been announced. At the April 11 awards ceremony in Amsterdam, American photojournalist John Moore took home the top honour at the 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest.

His haunting image of a Honduran toddler wailing as her mother is searched by US Border Patrol in Texas was named 2019 World Press Photo of the Year.

Crying Girl On The Border By John Moore

Below other winners:

Akashinga – the Brave Ones, by Brent Stirton. Brent Stirton’s photo shows Petronella Chigumbura, 30, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participating in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe.

The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, by Chris McGrath

Almajiri Boy, by Marco Gualazzini. Marco Gualazzini captured a shot of an orphaned boy in Bol, Chad, walking past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The image is part of the documentation of the humanitarian crisis in the Chad Basin, caused by a combination of political conflict and environmental factors. Lake Chad, once one of Africa’s largest lakes and a lifeline to 40 million people, is experiencing massive desertification, shrinking by nine-tenths due to climate change, population growth and irrigation.

Blessed Be the Fruit: Ireland’s Struggle to Overturn Anti-Abortion Laws by Olivia Harris

Flamingo Socks By V

Unilateral by Brendan Smialowski

Syria, No Exit By Mohammed Badra

“Evacuated” By Wally Skalij

Glass Butterfly By Angel Fitor. A winged comb jelly, Leucothea multicornis, its wings widely opened, propels itself through waters off Alicante, Spain.

No words.

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CNN reports:

France’s three wealthiest families are coming to the rescue of a national symbol, spearheading a fundraising drive to rebuild Notre Dame that has topped $700 million.

The billionaires behind luxury giants LVMH Group, Kering and L’Oreal on Tuesday pledged a combined €500 million ($565 million) after a massive fire ripped through the Paris cathedral.

LVMH and its CEO Bernard Arnault have promised €200 million ($226 million).

The donation has been matched by the Bettencourt Meyers family, which controls L’Oreal.

And for the Pinault family, François-Henri Pinault (Salma Hayek’s husnand,) chair and CEO of the international luxury group Kering, which includes Gucci and Saint Laurent, said Monday night he and his family will donate €100 million ($113 million).

There are monuments of history and culture that are invaluable.

Merci les billionaires! 

On the other hand Les Sapeurs Pompiers ought to be recognised for the amazing job saving Notre Dame and the relics. Which is why they need to be supported.

Each year the firefighters have an annual fireman’s ball, not only does it go to a good cause, but you get to meet some really HOT firefighters.

And let’s not forget the calendars.

They deserve all the credit for their bravery… and hotness!!!

 
I don’t care about the religion. The building is a historic treasure.

This is a tragic loss of world cultural heritage.

KFC is having a bit of a rebrand, and it turns out Colonel Sanders just got hella hot. And about 30 years younger.

If you thought their fried chicken was finger-lickin’ good, then you need to check out this new menu. And you can guarantee that his drumstick will have a lot less calories!

But, believe it or not, this isn’t actually a real model; this a CGI influencer version of Sanders. 

Taking the piss out of Instagram influencers, he writes: “I may be a restaurant mogul and international inspiration, but I’m still just a kid who loves being in the kitchen. #humble It’s important never to lose sight of the things that make you who you are.” LOL.

Well at least now you can go to KFC if you’re hungry, or thirsty!

A new Netflix documentary, called “Our Planet,” is getting people’s attention… The documentary is ruthless in its exposé of the devastating effects of climate change.

One particular scene shows dozens of walruses plunging to their deaths, a phenomenon that is supposedly linked to climate change.

We see walruses climbing to the top of a rocky hill. Because the ice has melted, the walrus have to go far to find food and return exhausted to the only place they can sleep: on a cramped hillside.

Just heartbreaking. 

It was Beyonce’s writers who wrote, “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.” They didn’t know it then, but that bitch they were talking about was THIS that bitch who fucked shit up at Palma Airport in Mallorca, Spain on Sunday.

Sunday is usually the lord’s day, but on this Sunday, it was that flamingo’s day.

After an EasyJet plane landed and was making its way to the gate, a flamingo  messed up its plans by hitting the runway causing the plane to brake.

The planes all pause when that flamingo walks onto the runway.

Staff on the ground beeped their horns, thinking that the noise would ruffle the flamingo’s feathers and bitch would get out of the way, but not one of its feathers ruffled and it wasn’t about to be bothered.

So passengers had to sit and wait until that gorgeous attention whore was done with its attention whoring.

UPI says that animal rescuers were called to the runway to collect that trouble maker, but the flamingo had already gone on its merry way when they arrived.

That’s how you do it!

Cause a scene but bust out of there before you get nabbed. And however long that flight was delayed, it was worth it, because those passengers eyes were dusted with pure pink elegance.

They’re lucky that the flamingo didn’t charge them for serving them a heaping plate of graceful glamour. They got off cheap!

Complex reports:

A rhino poacher was trampled to death by an elephant and his remains were devoured by a pride of lions, Kruger National Park officials said Thursday.

The man was hunting with a group in the preserve in South Africa on Tuesday when he was trampled by the elephant, the Letaba Herald reported. Four other hunters were arrested Wednesday.

The poachers told the man’s family what happened. The relatives then called park officials, who started a search to recover his remains. A human skull and a pair of pants were recovered Thursday.

Finally, a feel good story to start the day.