Maria Lynn Rios

84 Flips | 15 Magazines | @42Stonez | Keep up with Maria Lynn Rios on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Maria Lynn Rios”

Nelson Mandela remembered: revolutionary, statesman, politician

It took 22 years for a generation to see this picture of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s image is now ubiquitous. But after his imprisonment in 1964, it was illegal to photograph or republish a photo of the political prisoner in South Africa. Thus, a generation of apartheid South Africans grew up without Mandela—or at least all the photos of him flashing before us now …

Africa

Nelson Mandela: The 27 prison years

During Nelson Mandela's 27 years behind bars, he became the world's most famous political prisoner.<p>Mike Wooldridge looks back on the time he spent in jail.

Nelson Mandela

Robben Island: Nelson Mandela's Prison Home

A detention cell at the Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela. 1992<br>Koto Bolofo<p>1 of 12<p>Relentlessly pounded by the angry surf and chilled …

Nelson Mandela: Letters to Loved Ones From Prison

In the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent imprisoned in South Africa, he wrote letters to his loved ones.<p>Razia Saleh of the Nelson Mandela Foundation …

Inside The Tiny Prison Cell That Held Nelson Mandela For Nearly 20 Years

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95, after succumbing to a long battle with a lung infection.<p>He served as the first black president of South Africa and brought an end to apartheid, but his story of struggle began decades before — when he was arrested and …

Nelson Mandela: Early Life

Credits: Story<p>Photographer — <b>Ardon Bar Hama</b><br>Photographer — <b>Matthew Willman</b><br>Reasearch & Curation — <b>Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Staff</b><p>Credits: All …

RT @johannesmyburgh: Few 100 pple outside Mandela's Joburg home. Singing struggle songs & dancing. A celebration, rather than mourning http://t.co/ce6YuQz0Pb

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, dies aged 95

South Africa's first black president died peacefully in company of his family at home in Johannesburg, Jacob Zuma announces • All the latest reaction to Nelson Mandela's death<p>Nelson Mandela, the towering figure of Africa's struggle for freedom and a hero to millions around the world, has died at …

Obama Expected To Travel To South Africa For Nelson Mandela Funeral

President Barack Obama will likely travel to South Africa to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a White House official told ABC News on Thursday.<p><i>More from the Associated Press:</i><p>Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama …

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

Why buy when you can DIY? We've got 16 holiday gift toppers you can totally make. http://go.brit.co/1bSLFbk

Malala Yousafzai tops list of most powerful Asians in the UK

The Asian Media and Marketing Group lists the 101 most influential British Asians, with Malala Yousafzai, MP Keith Vaz and One Direction member Zayn Malik coming out on top<p>Malala Yousafzai has topped a list of the 101 most powerful British Asians and Asians resident in the UK, knocking Labour MP …

Today's Beauty Secret

BAZAAR's beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.

The thigh-gap obsession is not new but it's the most extreme body fixation yet

Young women worrying about thigh fat is not a passing fad. So what advice can we offer?<p>Read Rosie Swash on the thigh-gap obsession here<p><b>I read a piece in the Observer about young women's latest obsession:</b> <b>having a gap between their thighs</b><b>. Surely this must be the harbinger of the apocalypse.</b><p><i>Rita, by</i> …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

Much Loved

Dublin, Ireland-based photographer Mark Nixon got the idea for his new book, <i>Much Loved</i>, from his son, Callum, who has formed a deep attachment to a …

Veins: black-and-white studies of seediness and intimacy – in pictures

With grainy tones and raw subject matter in high-contrast black and white, Anders Petersen and Jacob Aue Sobol, sharing a definable Nordic sensibility, find tender moments of intimacy in their bid to get under the skin of their marginalised subjects • Click here to read Sean O'Hagan's take on Veins

And Then a Cheetah Licked My GoPro…

The title of this post is what we imagine safari guide Matthew Copham says whenever he tells people about his most recent adventure…. well, that or, …

The “Thriller” Diaries

Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” remains the most popular music video of all time: a 14-minute horror spoof that changed the business. Behind the scenes it gave its star a temporary home with director John Landis, sparked a near romance with actress Ola Ray, and revealed how damaged the young pop …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook

The famed chef is out with Daniel: My French Cuisine,the definitive cookbook of his legendary 3-Michelin-starred New York restaurant Daniel, and he …

October Rhapsody II

Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome’s hidden aqueducts

With the help of precision 21-century technology, archaeologists are mapping a dozen tunnels that were carved by Roman engineers into the mountains east of Rome in order to supply the ancient city with water<p>Hacking through thickets of overgrown bushes, reeds and stinging nettles, Alfonso Diaz Boj …

Archaeology

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

High Blood Pressure