Life is already tough, but this week/month/year hasn't made things any easier. The year kicked off with the news of David Bowie's death; there's been a terror attack somewhere in the world almost every single day; and the Panama Papers proved that some of the most powerful people in the world really are as shitty as we suspected they were.
But it's spring now, and while it's important not to forget, it's equally as important to shed the bad vibes—in the same way, we're beginning to shed itchy, acrylic clothing. We thought we'd make a start on that front by asking our international editors to send us some photos from the VICE archives that make them smile. We hope they'll make you smile too.
Happy rest of the year!
Bucepower Gang Empower Women With Selfies, Belfies, and Hip-Hop—Photo by Guilherme Santana
Lahti Is a Paradise—Photo by Antti Sepponen
Hanging Out with the Dirty Riderz Crew—Photo by Axel Morin
Colorful Photos of Old People Enjoying Life More Than You—Photo by Yann Castanier
The Blind Photobombing the Blind: The Lives of Romania's Visually Impaired—Photo by Ciprian Hord
It's Always Summer in Greece—Photo by Alexandros Avramidis
A Mission to Mars in the Austrian Alps—Photo by Jurriaan Brobbel
Here Are Some Photos of Greek People Dancing with Giant Penises—Photo by Alexandros Avramidis
Photos from the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Premiere in Times Square—Photo by Jackson Krule
Bucharest Is a Paradise—Photo by Lucian Varvaroi
An Open Letter to the Worst Waxwork Museum in America—Photo by Jamie Taete
Vienna Is a Paradise—Photos by Stefanie Katzinger
Rural Raving at Henley Regatta—Photo by Jake Lewis
Photos of Greek Christians and Conspiracy Theorists Protesting Their New ID Card—Photo by Yiannis Makrogianelis