London, England Matt Dunham/AP
Some 2500 lifejackets worn by refugees who made the sea crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Chios are displayed in a "Lifejacket Graveyard"
The life jacket is a grimly appropriate symbol for the plight of refugees fleeing from Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe. Migrants are packed onto shoddy smuggling boats that capsize and sink under the weight of their human cargo with alarming frequency, and the only protection they have against a death by drowning is a flimsy orange vest, which instantly becomes their most valuable possession. They are so prized and necessary that unscrupulous smugglers sell fake life preservers packed with non-buoyant materials to refugees. Those life jackets on Parliament Square are a startling representation of desperation and hardship.
–Simon Maloy, politics writer
Madrid, Spain Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
A model displays a 2017 Spring/Summer design at Madrid's Fashion Week
Have you ever wanted to be a disco ball for a night? Are you an assistant to Johnny Weir's stylist, tasked with compiling a look-book of his possible 2017 Kentucky Derby hat options? Is your dating profile description "deep-sea angler fish that lures prey with bioluminescent bacteria only to devour it with razor sharp teeth?" Did you think Apple's new wireless earbuds would be the least practical thing you could wear on or in your head in public this year? Are you auditioning for the revival of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?" You need this hat.
–Erin Keane, culture editor
New York City Justin Lane/AP
A mangled construction toolbox at the site of the Chelsea explosion
Setting aside the ineffectuality of Saturday's attacks (more people were injured when a deck collapsed at a frat at my alma mater a week earlier), the weirdest takeaway for me was how quick New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was to discount international terrorism on Sunday, only to backtrack on Monday. What did he stand to gain from that shot in the dark?
–Brendan Gauthier, assistant editor
Miama, Florida Lynne Sladky/AP
Many in the U.S. — even the Republican-led Congress it seems — have tuned out the growing danger of the Zika virus. But that's far from the case in Miami, where protesters, like this one on Monday, have been rankled by use of pesticides. Still waiting for the protest from Miami mosquitos, who are probably the most upset about the use of pesticides.
–Pete Catapano, executive editor