An Israeli soldier lights candles on the second evening of Hanukkah on December 8, 2023 in Southern Border, Israel.
The start of Hanukkah coincides with two months since the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas, which prompted Israel's retaliatory air and ground campaign in the Gaza Strip. Despite the offensive, Hamas has remained capable of launching rockets into Israel, although many are intercepted by the country's Iron Dome missile defense system. 📸 Amir Levy
2) Celebrants gather at the world's largest Hanukkah menorah at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street at Central Park for the first night of Hanukkah on December 7, 2023 in New York City. The 36-foot, 4,000-pound menorah, erected by Chabad Lubavitch certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest in the world. 📸 David Dee Delgado
3) Families and supporters attend a demonstration in support of Israeli hostages held in Gaza by Hamas, on December 7, 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event was organized by the Hostages and Missing Families Forum, which unveiled a Hanukkah menorah with 138 branches, each candle representing a hostage believed to still be in Hamas captivity. Tonight marks two months since the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas, which sparked the current war between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that governs the Gaza Strip. 📸 Amir Levy
4) A menorah with the word "Ceasefire" is seen during a candlelight vigil on the first night of Hanukkah on December 07, 2023 in New York City. The gathering was organized by Rabbis for Ceasefire. 📸 John Lamparski
5) Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal (L) and Rabbi Shmuel Segal dance next to a Menorah candelabrum set up at Pariser Platz square in front of the Brandenburg Gate as preparations are under way to celebrate the traditional Jewish Hanukkah (Chanukah) festival of lights, on December 6, 2023 in Berlin. 📸 Odd Andersen / AFP
6) People visit the Western Wall where a menorah has been set up as Israelis prepare for the start of Hanukkah on December 07, 2023 in Jerusalem, Israel. The start of Hanukkah coincides with two months since the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas, which prompted Israel's retaliatory air and ground campaign in the Gaza Strip. 📸 Spencer Platt
Immigrant families wait to be processed by U.S. border authorities after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Lukeville, Arizona. A surge of immigrants illegally passing through openings cut by smugglers in the border wall has overwhelmed U.S. immigration officials, causing them to shut down the international port of entry in Lukeville, so that officers can help process the new arrivals. I December 5, 2023 I 📷️: @jbmoorephoto I #GettyImages
A laborer disassembles discarded computer and television monitors in an electronic waste workshop in New Delhi, India. E-waste, referring to electronic products nearing the end of their life, includes items like computers, smartphones, and more. India, the third-largest producer of electronic waste globally, generates about 2 million tons annually, including undisclosed imports. In Delhi, around 25,000 workers, including children, are involved in crude e-waste dismantling, handling 10,000-20,000 tons yearly with bare hands. This exacerbates India's e-waste challenge, raising concerns for public health and the environment. A 2019 UN report emphasizes the gravity of the issue, revealing that annual e-waste production is valued at over $62 billion, three times more than the combined output of all the world's silver mines. l December 5, 2023 l 📷️: @yawar_nazir_kabli l #GettyImagesNews
Surfers ride the Eisbach wave in the Englischer Garten in Munich, Germany. The Eisbach, (ice brook) is a man-made wave in the river that the flows through the park, known as the English Garden. The wave became legal to ride in 2010 and is recommended only for experienced surfers due to the forceful currents and concealed concrete riverbed. | December 3, 2023 | 📷: Mark Wieland @das_wieland#GettyImagesNews#GettySport#surfing
An asylum-seeking migrant from Colombia adjusts his makeshift Christmas tree at an open-air camp while awaiting processing by the U.S. Border Patrol on November 29, 2023 in Jacumba Hot Springs, California. The remote community, with a population of 600, has seen a recent influx of hundreds of asylum seeking migrants arriving daily and sheltering in makeshift camps in the desert cold, with winter approaching, as they await transfer to established U.S. Border Patrol detention centers. I November 29 - December 1, 2023 I 📷️: @mario_tama I #GettyImages
Nyekuon Gai poses for a portrait with her daughter outside her shelter in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Rotriak, South Sudan. Gai fled the civil war in 2014 and returned to South Sudan on November 11, 2023. She decided to stay in Rotriak settlement camp after hearing that her village had been flooded. Climate change has divided South Sudan into land that is experiencing unprecedented flooding or drought, with record flooding creating widespread displacement, the destruction of livelihoods and the loss of arable land which all contribute to rising hunger and cases of malnutrition. The ongoing war in Sudan has caused displacement of over 3.3 million people, some redirected refugees traveling back to South Sudan.
Image 2: Pedestrians walk along a risen dirt road, recently reclaimed from floodwater, in Benitu, South Sudan.
Image 3: A young girl braids another's hair at a water pumping station in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Rotriak, South Sudan.
Image 4: A young girl is brought into a clinic by her mother for mid-upper arm circumference measurements (MUAC) in Rotriak, South Sudan. MUAC measurements allows health workers to determine if a patient is acutely malnourished.
Image 5: Women wash clothes in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bentiu, South Sudan.
Image 6: A group of women walk along a dyke protecting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and their host community, from further flooding in Bentiu, South Sudan.
Image 7: A young boy rolls up a mosquito net for covering bedding at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Rotriak, South Sudan.
Image 8: A traditional Tukul house is partly submerged by floodwater on land that was previously a residential community on November 28, 2023 in Bentiu, South Sudan.
November 28-30, 2023 I Photos by Luke Dray - @lukedrayphoto I #GettyImagesNews#GettyImages#SouthSudan#climatechange#flooding#drought
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was laid to rest on Wednesday in her hometown of Plains, Georgia. A private funeral service attended by friends and family, including her husband former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, was held at Maranatha Baptist Church followed by a funeral procession to the Carter residence. This followed Tuesday's memorial service in Atlanta attended by U.S. President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and former first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.
Rosalynn Carter, who passed away on November 19 at the age of 96, was married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for 77 years. In her lifetime she was an activist and writer known to be an advocate for the elderly, affordable housing, mental health, and the protection of monarch butterflies. I November 28-29, 2023 I 📷️: @anna.money + Brynn Anderson + Alex Brandon + Matt McClain/The Washington Post + Christian Monterrosa I #GettyImages
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Native American Heritage Month: Annie Dodge Wauneka
Annie Dodge Wauneka, born April 11, 1910, was the tribal leader of the Navajo Nation and a public health activist who worked to improve the health, welfare and education of the Navajo Tribe. Wauneka is known for translating English medical terms, authoring a dictionary in the Navajo language and leading the fight to reduce tuberculosis across the nation.
In 1963, she was the first Native American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. After her death on November 10, 1997, she was inducted posthumously into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. To see more coverage, click the link in our bio.
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This Native American Heritage Day, @gettyarchive explores historic portraiture, including works by Native American photographer Jennie Ross Cobb from @okhistory , alongside significant collections held at The Field Museum Library, The Wisconsin Historical Society, @muuscollection & @eastmanmuseum .
Swipe through here & follow our bio link for more, including curations charting notable lives & events in recent Native American history.
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1. Two Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) women identified as Clara St Cyr, a Nebraska Winnebago, left, & Lucy Davis (NukZeeKah), the sister of John Davis, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 1900 | Charles Van Schaick/Wisconsin Historical Society
2. A man from the Blackfoot people named 'Bear Bull,' 1926 | Edward S. Curtis/George Eastman Museum
3. Portrait of Nancy Columbia from Alaska, who was born at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St Louis, Missouri, June 6, 1904 | Charles Carpenter/Field Museum Library
4. Southwest America, mid-twentieth century | Andre de Dienes/MUUS Collection
5. Ozark & Cherokee Central Railroad tracks, Tahlequah, "Indian Territory", circa 1902. The original caption read, 'When the train cam [sic] to Tahlequah 1902. Ozark & Cherokee Central Railroad, Fayetteville to Okmulgee. Scene is just below the Depot.' | Jennie Ross Cobb/Oklahoma Historical Society