Around the World

In an ever-changing cultural, social, and ecological climate, it’s important to stay in-the-know on global affairs. At Hype Galore, we’re keeping you up to date with the most interesting international talking points.

Before and After Photos Show How Empty These Once-Bustling Places Are Now That Everyone Is Staying Home

Under normal circumstances, the world is a bustling place, full of energy and much hustle and bustle. But following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and consequent governmental measures aimed at implementing social distancing, many of the world's busiest destinations are now empty. We'll get through this, no doubt, but for now we all need to hang tight. Join us for a virtual tour around the globe to see some incredible photos of bustling spots that are now empty.
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Art vs. Hate: Awesome Berlin Artist Covers Hate Symbols With Cool Graffiti

The last few years have seen a resurgence of hate and bigotry. And Germany is not among the countries the least affected by it. Fortunately, these days, people are at their wits' end, and there are people all over the world who are fighting back against the bigotry and its vile imagery. Meet Ibo Omari. The man is a cool guy and super talented artist who takes the fight against hate to the streets of Berlin by locating hate symbols and transforming them into beautiful pieces of art.
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Born to Be Wild? Meet Mike Holston, the Man People Are Calling “the Real Tarzan”

Meet Mike Holston, the man people are calling "The Real Tarzan." For a few years this guy has been thoroughly entertaining us. He started his career as a zookeeper in Florida, and now he's a YouTube and Instagram sensation. What's his shtick? He gets up close and personal with all the animals, develops special relationships with them, and takes amazing photos. These days, his adventures aren't limited to the zoo. He also travels all over the world and spreads messages of animal rights and conservationism. We invite you to come see what all the Holston hype is about.
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Meghan Markle’s Trusted Circle of Friends: A Who’s Who of the Duchess’ Secretive Life

We can't know who Meghan really is, without knowing who she chooses to surround herself with. Since she became serious with Prince Harry, she's been a closed book about her private life and relationships. But her friendships make up a very significant and influential part of her life, and from what we've found, it's certainly an exclusive social circle that Meghan walked in before her life with Harry. We're breaking down each and every person Meghan selected to be a part of her life.
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Megxit, Explained: A Visual Timeline of Harry and Meghan’s Royal Exit Since They Shocked the World With Their Announcement

When Harry and Meghan announced their decision to step down from their "senior" Royal duties, the world was beside itself. From the outside, however, it did appear that the couple were growing increasingly discontent with their life in the public eye. But who would have known that after such a short period of time as a Royal, Meghan would opt to leave? This, and the interesting developments since in 2020, are given a proper breakdown in our visual timeline of events.
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25+ Photographs That Capture the Beauty of Our Planet From All Different Angles

We see the world as we know it. But it's great to see that we can share experiences through the power of Photography. Fortunately, some photographers worked hard to provide us with the most beautiful images. These pictures not only capture the stories of all kinds of people from around the planet but also showcase the earth's natural beauty. It was an incredible decade of shedding light on our earth's beauty, but it's fragility too.
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Three Hijab-Wearing School Girls Are Defying Stereotypes Through Heavy Metal

In a religious neighborhood in the West Java region of Indonesia, three young schoolgirls of a conservative background are breaking preconceived notions of who can be in a heavy metal band. Performing under the name The Voice of Baceprot, you can hear them shredding through the most popular venues across the country. Encouraged by a guidance counselor at an all-girls Muslim school, Firdda Kurnia, Eusi Siti Aisyah, and Widi Rahmawati were played music from System of a Down and haven't looked back since.
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A Retail Apocalypse: The Iconic Brands We Love That Are Saying Farewell To Branches in 2020

For many of these flagship brands, it feels like they've been around since the beginning of time. With their distinctive logos, they now hold a nostalgic place in retail history. We've grown up with them, strolled through their stores, savored their food and thought they would be with us forever. That was until we heard about the biggest phenomenon to hit these stores in modern times, the retail apocalypse. So, you better hurry up before they're gone, these brands are set to close more stores in 2020.
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