Football in the Favelas by Laurence Griffiths
With the World Cup kicking off in only a matter of months, it’s becoming increasingly clear how different the pristine stadiums are from the heart of the game in Brazil. After receiving an Editorial Fellowship from Getty Images, photographer Laurence Griffiths was able to document
footballfutebol in Brazil and what it means to the people in the favelas. From games until sunset to a 4-hour long pelada, watch the full feature from Griffiths here.
Instagramming the 2013 New York City Marathon
Today, more than 45,000 runners from around the world completed the New York City Marathon, a 26.219-mile race snaking through all five boroughs of New York City. Thousands of spectators turned out to cheer on the runners and many documented the event on Instagram.
Organized by the New York Road Runners (@newyorkroadrunners), the first marathon took place in 1970 and runs every year. In 2012, the race was cancelled due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Due to the event’s popularity, runners are largely selected at random by a lottery system and numbers are capped.
This year, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the men’s event with a time of 2:08:24, and Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s race with a time of 2:25:07.
Congratulations to all who took part!
Mexico Celebrates Día de Muertos
Every year from October 31 to November 2, Mexicans celebrate Día de Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Friends and family gather to remember, celebrate and pray for their loved ones who have passed. Celebrants build altars called ofrendas for the deceased using calaveras (sugar skulls), marigolds and the favorite foods, beverages and possessions of the departed. The streets near cemeteries are also filled with parades and decorations.
Though first observed in Mexico, today Día de Muertos is observed around the world, and Instagrammers are there capturing the celebrations.