10 3 / 2014

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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To see more from Instagrammers celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and volunteering across the United States, browse the #dayofservice, #MLK and #martinlutherkingday hashtags. For more photos and videos from landmarks remembering MLK, explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site location pages.

On Monday, citizens across the United States celebrate the memory and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a key leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement throughout the 1950s and 60s. King fought against racial segregation in the United States and encouraged the practice of non-violent protest and free speech as means to change. King was an instrumental organizer of the 1963 March on Washington where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to an audience of nearly 300,000 people.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was officially established as a US federal holiday in 1986. It is celebrated on the third Monday of January, which falls around the time of King’s birthday on January 15. Many now take this holiday as a day of service, dedicating time to work with volunteer organizations throughout the country.

Looking for inspiration for how you can make a difference? Check out the good deeds done by Instagrammers around the world over the past weekend for #WHPhelpinghand.

10 3 / 2014

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The 86th Academy Awards on Instagram

For more photos and videos from the Academy Awards, explore the Dolby Theater location page and browse the #AcademyAwards and #Oscars hashtags.

The 86th Academy Awards (@theacademy) took place last night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. The rain didn’t get in the way as nominees, winners and folks from the film industry Instagrammed their path from the red carpet to the after-parties in celebration of the last year’s achievements in film. Highlights from the night included host Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow)’s nominee-packed selfie and photographer Mark Seliger (@markseliger)’s Instagram portraits at the Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) after-party.

To see the night through their eyes, explore the accounts of these attendees on Instagram:

  • Ellen DeGeneres, host – @theellenshow
  • Lupita Nyong’o, winner Best Actress in a Supporting Role (12 Years a Slave) – @lupitanyongo
  • Jared Leto, winner Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Dallas Buyers Club) – @jaredleto
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, winner Best Achievement in Cinematography (Gravity) – @chivexp
  • Patrick Tubach, nominee for Visual Effects (Star Trek Into Darkness) – @echothecrat
  • Michael B Jordan, presenter – @michaelbjordan
  • Ewan McGregor, presenter – @mcgregor_ewan
  • Jamie Foxx, presenter – @iamjamiefoxx
  • Wolfgang Puck, event chef – @chefwolfgangpuck
  • Mark Seliger, Vanity Fair portraitist – @markseliger

10 3 / 2014

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Looking Back at the Winter Olympics on Instagram

To view more photos and videos from the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony explore the Fisht Olympic Stadium location page and browse the #ClosingCeremony hashtag on Instagram.

On Sunday, the 2014 Winter Olympics officially came to a close. Over the past two weeks athletes from 88 different countries competed in Sochi, Russia, before thousands of fans. Spectators and athletes alike captured some of Sochi 2014’s finest moments, from The Opening Ceremony to life in the Olympic village and from the events themselves to, finally, the Closing Ceremony. The Closing Ceremony celebrated Russia’s rich artistic heritage, with references to Kandinsky and Chagall, music by Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, and Vladimir Horowitz, as well as Ballet from the Bolshoi. As the games came to an end, Sochi officially passed the torch to South Korea for 2018.