Ivorian artist Aristide Kouame combs the Abidjan’s coast while collecting waterlogged flip-flops he finds on the beach. He takes them home, cuts the rubber scraps into pieces and uses them to create artwork that then values at nearly $1,000.
In the middle of the night on Thursday Sep. 9, North Korea celebrated the nation’s 73rd anniversary, overseen by leader Kim Jong-un. This year’s parade, however, did not include a speech from Kim, ballistic missile or a televised taped broadcast on state TV.
Iceland is facing some of global warming’s worst impacts. Since the 1990s, around 90% of the country’s glaciers have been retreating, and the future seems just as bleak as projections show a continued and strong reduction in size of Iceland’s three ice caps.