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Imagine this happening in the US: Forty-seven people, including the bride, are killed on their way to a wedding after an airstrike on "militants" goes off course Of course, this happened not in the U but in Afghanistan, and, of course, the attack's civilian toll was initially denied by the U military.

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A Harper's reporter goes undercover on a tour designed to introduce Western men to Eastern European and Russian women The tour company says men are treated ?like an alpha-male wolf having the sheep brought in? (The picture above is a real company listing) .

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The N.Y. Times presents a photo essay on girls as young as 11 being married off to men three or four times their age, sometimes to settle gambling debts. The last line of the accompanying textual essay is as heartbreaking as anything you'll ever read.

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