The sense of perspective that interaction with multiple cultures gives you I find to be extremely valuable, because it allows you to see the structure of a country with greater clarity, and gives you a sense of mental independence. – Julian Assange.

Chefs check the coal pans below the roasting meat as they control the Guinness Book record attempt at roasting the longest shashlik, in Zakopane, Poland. The shashlik is made of more than 650 kilograms of meat spiked on a 132 meter long skewer. (GRZEGORZ MOMOT / EPA)
Chefs check the coal pans below the roasting meat as they control the Guinness Book record attempt at roasting the longest shashlik, in Zakopane, Poland. The shashlik is made of more than 650 kilograms of meat spiked on a 132 meter long skewer. (GRZEGORZ MOMOT / EPA)
More than 9,000 people threw about 130,000 litres of wine during this year’s batalla del vino, or battle of wine, festival to celebrate St Peter’s Day in La Rioja, Spain. (Cesar Manso / AFP / Getty Images)
More than 9,000 people threw about 130,000 litres of wine during this year’s batalla del vino, or battle of wine, festival to celebrate St Peter’s Day in La Rioja, Spain. (Cesar Manso / AFP / Getty Images)
A gathering for Albert Eistein's fans to establish a Guinness world record for the largest Einstein gathering, to raise money for School on Wheels and homeless children's education, in Los Angeles, California. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)
A gathering for Albert Einstein’s fans to establish a Guinness world record for the largest Einstein gathering, to raise money for School on Wheels and homeless children’s education, in Los Angeles, California. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)
Fireworks are lit in the Shejaiya neighbourhood amid the rubble of homes destroyed during Israel’s 2014 military incursion, in Gaza, Palestine. (Mohammed Saber / EPA)
Fireworks are lit in the Shejaiya neighborhood amid the rubble of homes destroyed during Israel’s 2014 military incursion, in Gaza, Palestine. (Mohammed Saber / EPA)
Local farmers from the Xibo ethnic Chinese group made use of different colours and varieties of rice saplings to produce this 3-D rice paddy painting. The tradition of creating patterns in rice fields is a way of praying for blessings. (splash news)
Local farmers from the Xibo ethnic Chinese group made use of different colours and varieties of rice saplings to produce this 3-D rice paddy painting. The tradition of creating patterns in rice fields is a way of praying for blessings. (splash news)
Tens of thousands of people have pouring out of the gates of Glastonbury Festival, leaving behind fields full of waste. Glastonbury Festival is a five-day music festival that takes place near Pilton, England. (AFP)
Tens of thousands of people have pouring out of the gates of Glastonbury Festival, leaving behind fields full of waste. Glastonbury Festival is a five-day music festival that takes place near Pilton, England. (AFP)
Used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India. (Rupak de Chowdhuri / Reuters)
Used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India. (Rupak de Chowdhuri / Reuters)
The Lionel Richtea tent in Glastonbury Festival, England. (Yui Mok / PA)
The Lionel Richtea tent in Glastonbury Festival, England. (Yui Mok / PA)
An anti-austerity protester burns a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union offices in Athens. (Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters)
An anti-austerity protester burns a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union offices in Athens. (Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters)
The bodies of people are seen after an armed attack on a tourist hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, left at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, and injured six others. (Anadolu Agency)
The bodies of people are seen after an armed attack on a tourist hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, left at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, and injured six others. (Anadolu Agency)
50 Shades of Silverback: This 18-year-old silverback gorilla has caused a stir at a zoo in Japan with women flocking to check out his brooding good looks and rippling muscles. Shabani, weighing around 180kg, lives at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya and seems to be completely unaware of his pin-up status. (HIGASHIYAMA ZOO / AFP / Getty Images)
50 Shades of Silverback: This 18-year-old silverback gorilla has caused a stir at a zoo in Japan with women flocking to check out his brooding good looks and rippling muscles. Shabani, weighing around 180kg, lives at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya and seems to be completely unaware of his pin-up status. (HIGASHIYAMA ZOO / AFP / Getty Images)
A reveler where a coulorful rainbow headdress walking in the annual Pride Parade in London. (Getty Images)
A reveler where a coulorful rainbow headdress walking in the annual Pride Parade in London. (Getty Images)
A Filipino Catholic devotee covered in mud and dried leaves attends the 'Taong Putik' (Mud People) Festival and the feast of Saint John the Baptist in Bibiclat in the Philippines. (RITCHIE B. TONGO / EPA)
A Filipino Catholic devotee covered in mud and dried leaves attends the ‘Taong Putik’ (Mud People) Festival and the feast of Saint John the Baptist in Bibiclat in the Philippines. (RITCHIE B. TONGO / EPA)
Palestinians use a ladder to climb over Israel’s separation barrier on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, in Palestine. (Majdi Mohammed / AP)
Palestinians use a ladder to climb over Israel’s separation barrier on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, in Palestine. (Majdi Mohammed / AP)
Children learn how to read the Qur’an next to railway tracks. Religious classes are held outside of scheduled train timings, in Surabaya, Indonesia. (Juni Kriswanto / AFP / Getty Images)
Children learn how to read the Qur’an next to railway tracks. Religious classes are held outside of scheduled train timings, in Surabaya, Indonesia. (Juni Kriswanto / AFP / Getty Images)
Police use water cannon against people protesting against plans to raise electricity prices, in Yerevan, Armenia. (Vakhram Baghdasaryan / Photolure / EPA)
Police use water cannon against people protesting against plans to raise electricity prices, in Yerevan, Armenia. (Vakhram Baghdasaryan / Photolure / EPA)
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