Sarah Schmidt

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The road to Qunu: Mandela laid to rest

Twenty years after apartheid ended in South Africa, deep divisions remain but the country has also moved on, thanks largely to Nelson Mandela's legacy.<p>On a journey spanning over 1400km from Mandela's Johannesburg haunts to his boyhood village of Qunu, Al Jazeera visited some of the most starkly …

Day 14 of the 2013 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - http://theatln.tc/1897WUE - Light echoes of the star V838 Monocerotis. This image shows the dramatic illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures, called a light echo, that built in brilliance for several years after the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002. The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red supergiant star at the middle of the image, which gave off a pulse of light three years before, somewhat similar to setting off a flashbulb in a darkened room. The dust surrounding V838 Mon may have been ejected from the star during a previous explosion, similar to the 2002 event. (NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI/AURA)

Newtown quietly reflects on anniversary of shooting

A year after the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., bells tolled across the town at 9:30 a.m. Saturday as the small community planned a day of quiet reflection with private memorial services.<p>The bells rang 26 times as names of each of the victims were read at St. Rose of Lima church in …

Water Tower

The artist Tom Fruin has built this water tower made of colored plexiglas in Brooklyn. The strange structure is a tribute to New York and the “water …