Edinburgh, Scotland Jeff J Mitchell/Getty
Dr. Andrew Kitchner holds a gorilla skull during a press preview for taxidermy exhibition
Alas, poor Harambe! I knew him, Horatio: A gorilla of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne himself the subject of a thousand memes.
Jokes aside, folks who are going to be in Edinburgh sometime between now and April, stop by the National Museum of Scotland, which has an exhibit called Monkey Business, an in-depth, child-friendly exhibition exploring the lives of our fellow primates, from lemurs to gorillas. Harambe won't be there, but 60 other taxidermy specimens are.
—Amanda Marcotte, politics writer
Hollywood, California Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling complete their handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater
I don't quite think they've got this jazz hands thing down yet..
—Matthew Rosza, breaking news writer
Freiburg, Germany Sean Gallup/Getty
Mourners leave flowers by a memorial created for the 19-year-old medical student who was killed by a refugee
Tragic events like the murder of a 19-year-old medical student in Freiburg, Germany can shake a society to the core, particularly when the dastardly deed is committed by a guest in the country. After extending unparalleled hospitality to refugees fleeing crises in the Middle East – nearly one million people have arrived so far – Germans are wondering if their open-door refugee policy should be re-examined. In an impressive demonstration of leadership and humanitarian values, Chancellor Angela Merkel remains steadfast in her commitment to providing a safe haven for people escaping conflict.
—Michael Hardy, director of optimization
Krasnoyarsk, Russia Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
A visitor and an employee pose together in an upside-down house, a tourist attraction at the Royev Ruchey Park of Flora and Fauna in Russia
No, it's not a scene for a Russian remake of the Harry Potter, or a Siberian version of a Roald Dahl story. This scene comes from an Upside Down House, involving the Christmas figure The Snow Maiden, outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
—Scott Timberg, culture writer, culture writer