Laiba. A Pakistani-American with no friends and a good taste in music

عقل ہے تیری سپر عشق ہے شمشیر تیری

-علامہ اقبال


ما احلى صهريات بلادي
القصبه و القلالي صادي
يا اللي ماشين ليها غادي
وصوا يتهلوا في بلادي

-وهران" ,خالد"
fotoblogturkey:

Topkapı Palace -Topkapı Sarayı, İstanbul, Turkey
18mr:

Today is the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1129 workers and injured over 2000. Today, survivors, fellow workers, and families protested, calling on garment manufacturers to honor the memory of those who were killed. - CM
nprfreshair:

New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks spoke to Fresh Air about his Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs of the terrorist siege at a Nairobi mall in September 2013. In today’s interview Hicks tells Terry Gross about taking this photo:

"It’s a very exposed vantage point so I didn’t spend a lot of time there. But I looked down and saw this incredible scene of a young woman with two children hiding on the floor of a café. You could see shell casings all around them from bullets and they were just petrified, they were completely still and … to me, that photograph really sums up what happened there. Outside of the frame, all around them and on the floor of this mall were bodies, a man next to an ATM machine, a woman still holding a shopping bag who had been killed, and they somehow managed to avoid that."

The webpage includes more of his prize-winning photos. Interview extras can be found on Soundcloud. 
Photo Tyler Hicks/New York Times 
foxville:


"We’re as different as night and day, Queen Noor."
"On the contrary, I think we’re more alike than you think…"

inspired by this post, about a possible Frozen sequel with a fiery muslim queen… who can control fire. i ship it.
the name Noor, by the way, means light or radiance
arabianwave:


Egyptian protester kisses a riot police officer.
You can see the anguish in his eyes. He’s torn.

smh
waja3-ras:

stuckbetweeniraqandahardplace:

Ayad Brissam Karim, from Iraq, holds a picture of himself taken before his “accident.” US helicopters attacked the vegetable field where he played, leaving him blind in both eyes and with burns to his face. 

روح قلبي… الله يموت كل جندي امريكي امبريالي بالعراق و بلادنا. 
levantineviper:



A ‘flower shop’ barricaded against war damage - Beirut .


This is what stores look like in Beirut’s Southern Suburb nowadays too.
fuckyourracism:

sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

👆👆👆👆👆

BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown.