Some are hard of hearing or don't see well, others complain about stiff
joints, one is 101 years old. All have become graffiti artists under a
project to energize Portugal's elderly.
Learning how to paint graffiti — a form of urban art often associated with unruly adolescents — is bringing cheer and a can-do attitude to pensioners in this rural Portuguese city. Until late last century, Covilha was a thriving textile center but it now has an aged population as the industry declined and the young left to find work.
The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.
captures everything we don't want to see when we tap our phones or open
our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of
The image of little Aylan Kurdi is hammering home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world, largely through social media. Aylan died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece. The Associated Press distributed the photos to its subscribers. The photos were from the Turkish news agency DHA.