When Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader in 40 years, endorses a philosopher, people rush to take action. That's why the city of #Guiyang built a theme park dedicated to Wang Yangming, the Confucian scholar who’s depicted in this statue, photographed by @lamyikfei. When Wang spent 3 years in exile in Guiyang in the early 16th century, the city was a remote outpost on imperial China’s southern border. Now it's the capital of one of China’s poorest provinces, and it's trying to position itself as a center of big data — and traditional culture. As part of that mission, officials in and around the city have also constructed a museum dedicated to Wang's achievements, turned a small cave into a shrine that honors him and commissioned a robot that brings him to life. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly shared his thoughts on President Trump's exchange with the widow of a slain soldier.
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Dozens of people were murdered on this spot in February 2000 when a right-wing paramilitary group marched in the tiny town of El Salado, Colombia and dragged people to the concrete court. Over the years, many avoided the area until @artistloveofficial collaborated with @divergente.fundacion and worked with residents to turn the court into a flower garden tribute to those who died. Photo by: @ferrantortart#art#ElSalado#Colombia#artistlove
2 years ago, Ebola nearly took Aminata Conteh’s life. Now, complications from the disease are threatening the 8-year-old’s sight. In late July, she and her mother visited an eye hospital in Freetown, #SierraLeone, hoping for surgery to remove a dense cataract. Doctors have been shocked to find cataracts — which usually afflict older people — in Ebola survivors as young as 5. Eye disease, with the specter of blindness, has become a dreaded complication of Ebola. Researchers estimate that 20% of about 17,000 survivors there have had a type of severe inflammation inside the eye, uveitis, which can cause blindness. But even if it resolves, cataracts can quickly follow. On a Monday morning, Aminata and her mom joined about 20 other #Ebola survivors of all ages as doctors from @emoryuniversity — who’ve been studying eye problems in survivors — explained the tests and treatments they would receive. Even though Ebola may still lurk inside the eye in survivors with uveitis, patients can’t spread it through casual contact. But operating on them might pose a risk to surgeons. Over 2 days, 18 survivors were scheduled to have cataract surgery. Aminata, who @janehahn photographed in this series of pictures, was the youngest. Visit the link in our profile to read more and to see more photos.
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Chip Gaines of “Fixer Upper” recently opened up on his faith being a guiding force in his life. For more on this story, visit FoxNews.com. (Regram @foxnews411)
#TSRPositiveImages: #NickiMinaj was spotted spitting some knowledge to some young people tonight while celebrating being on the cover of 'The Greats' issue for the New York Times style magazine. She's the third artist in history to do so! Via: @minajstyles