Look Again: The day's most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from goats in Kathmandu to burning oil fields in Qayyarah, Iraq

Published October 5, 2016 7:31PM (EDT)


Look Again is a daily series presenting the best photographs of the previous 24 hours, curated and written by Salon's writers and editors.


Qayyarah, Iraq   Bram Janssen/AP
Oil fields have been burning for a month

“We should have kept the oil,” Trump can often be heard yelling, a nod
to the failed invasion of Iraq. The war created a vacuum that led to
the rise of ISIS, the terrorist group that is now burning oil fields
in towns like Qayyarah, Iraq, seen in the photo above. Iraq will be a
tense topic of debate in the final month of the election. Photos like
this remind Americans of the grave conditions in the Middle East.

–Taylor Link, editorial intern


Kathmandu, Nepal   Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Goats wait to get unloaded from a vehicle at a livestock market during Dashain

How much better would American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare be if instead of Kathy “The Butcher with a Ridiculous Accent” Bates and Lady Gaga the pig-heart eating sex-nymph, Matt and Shelby’s reenactors were being stalked by a band of demonic goats? Obviously, these goats would have to be sex-crazed ghost-goats from the 1500s that crave human flesh so Ryan Murphy doesn’t have a fit.

–Jillian Kestenbaum, office manager


Brussels, Belgium   Emmanuel Dunand/Getty
Afghani ethnic Hazaris protest in front of the European Council

Questions about the refugee crisis played a major role in the Vice Presidential debate. And this week, the European Union and Afghanistan came to an agreement to return an unlimited number of failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan. But consider the implications of returning people such as these Hazara protesters to a place that is not safe for them. This is the true heart of the immigration and refugee admission debate. At this point, Americans have the luxury of speaking about refugees as abstract “others”. Europe, however, does not.

–Melanie McFarland, TV critic


Washington, DC   Adrian Dennis/Getty
Visitors sit on an interactive piece of art

For these museum-goers wearing VR headsets, Jon Rafman's interactive
art installation features creepy humanoid figures in an otherworldly grid
. For anyone looking at this photo, though, it is an art
installation featuring humans sitting on a white winding serpent-bench
in a yellow room, moving their heads around seemingly at random.

–Benjamin Wheelock, senior art director

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