Freedom House maps the state of democracy in the 2013 Freedom in the World report.
Children of the world, in a vintage Indian educational poster. Why Africa is listed alongside individual countries, including a number of African ones, is beyond me.
Photographer Huang Qingjun captures Chinese families with all their worldly possessions, fascinating project reminiscent of – and possibly inspired by – Peter Menzel’s Material World.
A visual history of the shifting Great Wall of China through the ages
Travel time to major cities in an increasingly shrinking world – a global map of accessibility developed by the European Commission and the World Bank.
Life after the Arab Spring – the changing lives of Middle Eastern youth, in an infographic.
North Korea celebrates the 100th birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the country’s founding father, “Great Leader,” and “eternal president.” Filmed by Patrik Wallner, whose skateboarding trip to the country was interrupted by the festivities.
On this day in 1916, pioneering polar explorer Ernest Shackleton set out for the end of the world. A century later, photographer Rachel Sussman traced his footsteps in stunning photos, searching for ancient moss. Pictured here, Shackleton’s grave at Grytviken, South Georgia, guarded by a giant elephant seal.
The World of 100 – what global population statistics would look like if the world were a village of 100 people, in brilliant minimalist infographics by designer Toby Ng.
Because one must know – the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England, explained with equal parts geopolitical acumen and humor.