i realized this evening that i have developed a new, must-visit-daily, web habit. allow me to highly recommend the bbc's "in pictures" page(s).
this page is updated with a "day in pictures" monday-friday with highlights being posted on the weekend. photos come from all over the world. in the thursday, aug. 15 edition, photos from india, japan, kenya, bulgaria, and germany among several others are featured and cover everything from a horse jumping competition to the commeration of japan's wwii surrender. it's also interesting to read the news from a non-american perspective.
so, there you have it, my recommendation of a spot on the internet not to be missed.