African-American visitors are flocking to Ghana as it marks the "Year of Return" to remember the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship landing in Virginia.
Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain 500 years ago on an epoch-making voyage to sail all the way around the globe for the first time.
"Mudlarks" have scoured the foreshores of London's rivers for centuries, searching out lost or discarded items to sell, and the tradition lives on today in a small band of devotees.
"On this glorious national occasion, all our institutions, ministries, bodies and schools are invited to raise the flag on the UAE Flag Day at 11:00am," tweets Sheikh Mohammed.
Across the street, Claudine Ory, came out of her house to see what was going on and cried. Making people think — that's the goal for performance artist Dread Scott, who conceived of this reenactment eight years ago.
The boots were gifted by the son of sculptor Carlo Marochetti to the French politician Paul Le Roux, a minister under the Second Empire of Bonaparte's nephew, Napoleon III.
The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England, seeks to tell the story of the enslavement of people from Africa and how the British city benefited from human bondage.