The Silver Lake ducks landed shortly after taking this photo...
DISCONTENT: Tibetans are engaging in self-immolation at a rate that is alarming the international community as well as the Chinese government.
CASTAWAYS: The Maldivian government has yet to repatriate recent Somali castaways, adhering to UN conventions on refugees.
SHORTSIGHTED: Liberian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf supports gender equality yet defends her country's frightening laws against homosexuality.
PUBLIC ART: GhanaThinkTank responds to the recent "white savior" debate bought on by Kony 2012.
UPTIGHT: Predictably, ultra conservative US presidential candidate Rich Santorum's quips on pornography statistics are dismissed by researchers and scientists as inaccurate.
nkTUNES: If international politics don't "spoil the tour," the US could host a North Korean classical orchestra, which has just performed in France.
ODD: Apparently young Japanese men are dating and drinking less, thanks to porn and video games.
MAKAHA: Surfing is becoming increasingly popular among locals and government officials in Lima, Peru.
BRAINIER: Why bilingual people are smarter.