Photo wRap: #PHvote, locked out and in, the best of Hillary
MANILA, Philippines - It has been another crazy week for the world of news.
And a crazy week only means awesome photos for you!
(Early) campaign fever
The campaign period hasn't officially began but candidates are making the most of whatever exposure they can get. The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) drew first blood with a TV advertisement early in January. They also held the first coalition-organized sorties for their Senate bets.
Of course the administration ticket won't be left behind. This week they released a TV commercial featuring "Team PNoy." Parts of the ad were all sorts of awkward; it would be wise to ditch the treadmill next time (and avoid the awkward walking).
But then again, we'd go for awkward over painfully catchy and annoying jingles that will surely dominate the TV and air waves in the next few weeks.
This week, we saw people (and Navy ships) stuck in rather precarious situations--both by choice or by accident.
Suspended Cebu Gov Gwendolyn Garcia had a "day out" and it ended on a sour note. Police padlocked Garcia's office at the Cebu provincial capitol when she left it to visit 3 towns in southern Cebu.
Garcia holed up in her office after the President suspended her in December 2012.
The USS Guardian is still stuck in Tubbataha Reef and it's still causing damage to coral. The latest plan? Cut the ship up. The US Navy says this would minimize further damage to Tubbataha.
Sounds like a pretty decent plan, although one American thinks it's stupid.
Is the world of social media too overwhelming at times? If you're really desperate, go ahead and take the route of the Lykov family, who lived in the remote Russian wilderness for more than 40 years.
Learn more about them in this article from the Smithsonian.
The (diplomatic) world without Hillary Clinton
This week the world bid goodbye to one of the United States' power diplomat, Hillary Clinton. As Michaek Tomasky of The Daily Beast points out, this would be the first time in over two decades that Clinton can finally be considered a private citizen.
What's next for this power woman? We don't really know yet. Meanwhile, here's an personal favorite of ours from an older edition of the photo wRap: vintage Hillary Clinton.
Outside looking in
In the mood to be in awe of the world we live in? Head on over to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Twitter feed. He regularly tweets photos of the things they do inside the International Space Station and photos like this one:
Beautiful, isn't it?
That's it for this week's photo wRap! Did we miss out on anything? Send us a tweet (@rapplerdotcom) or leave a comment below and let us know!
Don't forget to catch Rappler's nightly newscast which airs live at 9pm from Monday to Friday. Last I heard, we've got a new anchor sitting in for Maria Ressa:
Have a fun week everyone! - Bea Cupin/Rappler.com