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March 2013: City in Focus- Amsterdam, The Netherlands

March 2013: City in Focus- Amsterdam, The Netherlands

May 2013: City in Focus- Barcelona, Spain

May 2013: City in Focus- Barcelona, Spain

Pilgrims perform evening prayers in Mecca's Grand Mosque on October 8, 2013, as more than two million Muslims arrived in the holy city for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Pilgrims perform evening prayers in Mecca's Grand Mosque on October 8, 2013, as more than two million Muslims arrived in the holy city for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Almost everywhere on the official Mardi Gras website, organizers bemoan the fact that Mardi Gras has become synonymous with debauchery, drunkenness, and women flashing their breasts. And there is something to that: beginning about 10 years ago, Mardi Gras was hijacked by the “spring break” culture of young, college-aged students. Main-stream media typically confines its coverage to the balconies of Bourbon Street, tending to emphasize the revelries over other festivities. And it should be…

Almost everywhere on the official Mardi Gras website, organizers bemoan the fact that Mardi Gras has become synonymous with debauchery, drunkenness, and women flashing their breasts. And there is something to that: beginning about 10 years ago, Mardi Gras was hijacked by the “spring break” culture of young, college-aged students. Main-stream media typically confines its coverage to the balconies of Bourbon Street, tending to emphasize the revelries over other festivities. And it should be…

Mary Teresa Tallon servant of God prayer from childhood: "My God, I offer thee this day all that I do, or think or say. Uniting it with what was done on earth by Jesus Christ, thy son"

Mary Teresa Tallon servant of God prayer from childhood: "My God, I offer thee this day all that I do, or think or say. Uniting it with what was done on earth by Jesus Christ, thy son"

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Photos - (L-R) President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick attend an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack titled "Healing Our City," at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Authorities investigating the attack on the Boston Marathon have shifted their focus to locating the person who placed a black bag down and walked away just before the bombs…

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Photos Photos: The First Family Attends Service for Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Photos - (L-R) President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick attend an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack titled "Healing Our City," at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Authorities investigating the attack on the Boston Marathon have shifted their focus to locating the person who placed a black bag down and walked away just before the bombs…

Schoolchildren hold candles and portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a prayer ceremony at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai, on December 6, 2013. Anti-apartheid hero Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. (Reuters/Babu)

Schoolchildren hold candles and portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a prayer ceremony at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai, on December 6, 2013. Anti-apartheid hero Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. (Reuters/Babu)

Yemeni girl in traditional costume participates in special festival to welcome Ramadan in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen. Photos of Ramadan 2013 - In Focus - The Atlantic

Yemeni girl in traditional costume participates in special festival to welcome Ramadan in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen. Photos of Ramadan 2013 - In Focus - The Atlantic

SEAL Of Honor shares...... Honoring Army Pfc. Errol D.A. Milliard who selflessly sacrificed his life one year ago today (July 04, 2013) in Afghanistan for our great Country. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten.

SEAL Of Honor shares...... Honoring Army Pfc. Errol D.A. Milliard who selflessly sacrificed his life one year ago today (July 04, 2013) in Afghanistan for our great Country. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten.

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