macro shot of a red carnation flower in bloom

Portugal Painted Red Indeed: Celebrating 50 Years of the Carnation Revolution

By several estimates, as many people took to the streets on Thursday to celebrate Dia da Liberdade as in 1974, and far, far more than in the past few years — and that’s despite the far-right gaining in the polls and getting bolder with their own demonstrations lately. Atlas correspondent Levy Mealone was there — with a one-year-old in a stroller — and here’s what she saw (scroll down for more from the news networks):

And see Público’s images from the April 25 celebrations in this gallery, Observador’s gallery here, and SIC Notícias’ here.

And for a lesson on doing a photo selection to prove a point — that, meu Deus, this country is full of immigrant-lovers, feminists, and pro-Palestinians! — check out Correio da Manhã’s excellent reportage here.

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