Prayer around the world – in pictures

There are an estimated 4,200 religions worldwide, each with its unique customs and traditions. These images offer a glimpse of how different faiths connect with each other and the world around them Continue reading…

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An aid worker’s Christmas abroad – share your festive stories

Spending Christmas away from home? Share your memories, photos and stories with us via GuardianWitness

Being away from home can be tough at any time of the year, and it’s particularly difficult during the festive season. Every year many aid workers spend Christmas away from loved ones, so how do you plan to mark the holiday? Are you recreating your favourite family traditions? Decorating a DIY Christmas tree? Or are you spreading the yuletide love by adapting to local customs and celebrations?

However you plan to create that festive feeling, we want to hear from you. Please send us your pictures and stories by Monday 19 December using GuardianWitness, and you may be featured on the Global Development Professionals Network.

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Poverty porn vs empowerment: The best and worst aid videos of 2016

An expert panel has decided which are the most compelling – and cringeworthy – fundraising videos of the year

It’s that time of year again when aid fundraising videos are given one of two mighty titles: one they want, and one they probably don’t.

With more than 3,100 votes cast in the last week, the Golden Radiator and Rusty Radiator awards were tonight given to the best and worst aid ads of 2016.

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