Spring 2013 Photo Contest: Top Ten

Argentina- Gabriela Saltiel

Argentina- Gabriela Saltiel

Argentina- Kameron Muranaka

Argentina- Kameron Muranaka

China- Alex Lu

China- Alex Lu

Italy- Marci Arita

Italy- Marci Arita

New Zealand- Sean Wysocki

New Zealand- Sean Wysocki

Panama- Britta Nissen

Panama- Britta Nissen

South Africa- Mary Olsen

South Africa- Mary Olsen

Spain- Kelly Rudolph

Spain- Kelly Rudolph

Trinidad and Tobago- Sara Waheed

Trinidad and Tobago- Sara Waheed

Amsterdam- Deanna Luu

Amsterdam- Deanna Luu

Amsterdam: The Dutch Police

I traveled to Amsterdam, Holland during my semester abroad. While there, I saw a group of boys protesting the cruel treatment of animals. In doing so one boy was wearing a mask of a pig that covered his entire face (which I now know is not legal in The Netherlands).  A policeman approached them, as their faces were fully covered. Instead of ticketing, scolding, or punishing these men, the policeman—speaking English beautifully—tried to find out why they were
wearing these masks. Turns out that the police officer agreed with the cause: he wrote the organization a check and took a picture with the protesters before
biking away!

Taryn Baum

American University of Rome

Rome, Italy