• One of the more disturbing pictures you’ll see this week. He’s a 40-year-old Afghan shepherd. She’s the 11-year-old bride signed over to him by her family.
• When Russians get bored. Here’s one I’d like to see:
The assassinated dissident: A muckraking reporter collecting information on the corrupt, murderous regime in the Kremlin is shot in the head outside her apartment. Get to it!
• Whoa. $32 trillion.
• King County, Washington (home to Seattle) is set to ban on smoking in public housing facilities. That’s right. If you live in government housing, you will no longer be able to smoke in your own home. Thanks to Phil Dawdy for the link.
• Best nature photos of the year.