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Jul 27, 2015
by Newsha Tavakolian
At the command of a charismatic leader, a cadre of female Kurdish soldiers is taking the battle to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.
A colorful scarf is all that is left of Cicek Derek, who was 17 when she died a few months ago in the besieged city of Kobani, Syria, where her compatriots were unable to retrieve her body.
Cicek was one of hundreds of young Kurdish female soldiers who have... More...
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Jul 20, 2015
by Martin Parr
Martin Parr recently completed a pop show at Nice’s Théâtre de la Photographie et de l'Image, photographing the beach dwellers and then at the end of each day printing and exhibiting the new work in an ever evolving show.

Here is some text from Martin on the experience:

"Over the past three to four days I have been photographing the beach, the promenaders and anything that caught my eye along the... More...
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Jul 14, 2015
by Newsha Tavakolian
After months of negotiation between Iran and six nations, an agreement has been reached that would lift a number of economic sanctions currently leveled against Tehran in exchange for severely limiting their nuclear aspirations.

Recognized as an historic breakthrough, most welcomed the news. Newsha Tavakolian was present in Tehran when the announcement was made and documented public reaction in the... More...
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Jul 13, 2015
by Jerome Sessini
The drive from Kiev is long, the landscape monotonous. The scenery belies the intensity and the selflessness that war brings.
On the contrary, each tree that files past, each service station by the side of the road, brings me inexorably closer to the unsurpassable banality of it all.
The few words I catch in the conversations of my Ukrainian companions remind me that, at least in their minds, there... More...
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Jul 2, 2015
by Chris Steele-Perkins
It is fair to say China has not generally had good press in the Western media. Blamed for everything from pollution to global warming; ivory trading to violating human rights, China is viewed with increasing interest, and increasing suspicion.

Hospices are not places one identifies with China, and most people, if asked, would probably have a negative image by reflex of large soulless state institutions.... More...
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Jul 2, 2015
by Patrick Zachmann
The car service Uber has been developing in cities from New York to New Delhi, even if facing threats and bans from regulators. The situation in Paris is trickier.
Patrick Zachmann was assigned by The New York Times Magazine to follow the special Paris law-enforcement brigade known as the Boers. More...
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Jun 19, 2015
by Sohrab Hura
The Pilbara region in Western Australia is known to have some of the world's oldest rock formations. It is also one of the most thinly populated regions in Australia with the demography consisting of primarily people of the aboriginal community who have been living there for countless generations and people from other parts of Australia and elsewhere who are working in the rich iron and other industrial... More...
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