Why Little Free Libraries are wearing white ribbons this week

2015 photograph: Todd Bol, seen in Hudson, Wis. founded the non-profit Little Free Library, a book-exhcange movement, in 2009. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press) On the last day he could speak, Little Free Library founder Todd Bol had a message for the world: “I really believe in a Little Free Library on every block and a book in every hand,” he said from a hospice near Minneapolis. “I believe people can fix their neighborhoods, fix their communities, develop systems of sharing, learn from each other, and see that they have a better place on this planet to live.” Bol, who spent the last nine years putting little libraries on neighborhood… Read More

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The week’s best photojournalism

Water drips from a swimmer’s foot in Buenos Aires. | (Lukas Schulze for OIS/IOC/Handout via REUTERS) A lifeguard passes a giant marionette in New Brighton, Britain. | (REUTERS/Darren Staples) An inflatable sculpture extends from a warehouse in Philadelphia. | (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Mariah Carey performs in Los Angeles. | (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) People building a human tower in Tarragona, Spain. | (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Children on a swing in Kathmandu, Nepal. | (EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA) Children play in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. | (EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV) A flock of starlings flies in Rome. | (REUTERS/Tony Gentile) A helicopter flies above the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. | (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov) People watch the sunrise at Haleakala National… Read More

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