Marseille, France Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
A man dives in the Mediterranean sea
It's easy to take advice about next year exercising and all when you can enjoy a swim in the warm freaking Mediterranean Sea.
—Jeremy Binckes, cover editor
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Children wearing bear skins take a rest from dancing
Rings are put in noses of bears so that they can be made to dance and fight for the entertainment of humans. It is we who are the true monsters and brutes and demons and wild things, not them.
—Chauncey DeVega, politics writer
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Darts fans arrive at Alexandra Palace in fancy dress ahead of the quarter finals of the 2016 William Hill World Darts Championship
Alexandra Palace has featured historic concerts and exhibitions going back to the 1870s. Now we can add an international dart tournament to the history books
—Taylor Link, writer