Bucharest, Romania Vadim Ghirda/AP
A woman cleans her window next to an advertising poster
I know little of Romania's upcoming elections, I'm just amused to see this woman juxtaposed with a campaign poster featuring some version of the "Most Interesting Man Alive." Although his sharp beard is grayed, the man appears on one side as the face of the future in a time of change. But the woman, elderly and unconcerned, reminds me that life goes on -- even after an election.
—Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor
Muenster, Germany Martin Meissner/AP
A gorilla mom holds her one-day old baby at the All Weather Zoo in Germany
Thank goodness our country has national healthcare and paid parental medical leave.
—Chauncey DeVega, politics writer
Moscow, Russia Natalia Kolesnikova/Getty
Pigeons surround a mallard duck in a snowy Moscow park
When you're overdressed at the dive bar and you hope nobody notices.
—Jillian Kestenbaum, office manager
Beijing, China Nicholas Asfouri/Getty
A woman walks in front of a property advertisement billboard
It's amazing how shiny things can make us feel like we're doing a lot better than we are.
—Jeremy Binckes, cover editor