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Dec 22, 2014
by Sohrab Hura
Immediately after finishing my studies in economics at the age of 23, I got an opportunity to be a part of a historic social movement with its roots in rural India. In the summer of 2005 a bus was to leave Delhi University and travel across 10 northern and central Indian states for the next 52 days. For the first time over a 180 different activist organisations had come together under the umbrella... More...
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Dec 19, 2014
by Nikos Economopoulos
Photographer Nikos Economopoulos was present in Cuba during the weeks preceding the announcement that Cuban-US diplomatic relations would normalize. Here are his photos of daily life in the colorful cities of Havana and Trinidad; scenes that will be considerably different in the future, given the expected economic activity that will result from an improved relationship with Cuba's big neighbor to the... More...
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Dec 18, 2014
by Michael Christopher Brown
On Saturday, December 13th, more than 10,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to call for the end of racial profiling by US police departments. The "Justice for All" march, organized by Rev. Al Sharpton, was staged soon after grand juries failed to indict police officers who'd been responsible for the deaths of two black men: Eric Garner, in Staten Island and Michael Brown, in... More...
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Dec 18, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
On December 17th, the Cuban and United States governments announced that full diplomatic relations between the two countries will be restored. The story of how reconciliation was eventually reached is becoming clearer in the wake of the news, but what's already clear is the historic nature of the action, its deep political and diplomatic importance.

The 1959 Cuban Revolution came just over a decade... More...
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Dec 17, 2014
by Sohrab Hura
Barwani in the central state of Madhya Pradesh in India is one of the hottest regions in India. Since 2013, Sohrab Hura has been photographing the summer in Savariyapani, a small village panchayat secluded amongst the barren landscape of this region. With little rainfall and extreme temperatures life here can sometimes take on an unexpected reality in the twilight moments of the heat. (A work in progress)

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Dec 15, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
As we near the end of 2014, we look back at Magnum's most notable individual images and photo essays from the past year.

Click here to see the photographers' choice of their favorite images of the year.
Click here for the staff-edited selection of 2014 highlights.
Click here to view some notable photo essays from the past year.... More...
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Dec 12, 2014
by David Alan Harvey
The now famous Haenyeo (sea women) from Jeju Island, South Korea, jump from a fast moving boat into the sea and free dive down perhaps 50 ft in search of a variety of delicacy shellfish. These 60-80 year old women have been working together in this way since they were teenagers and can hold their breath in the deep for around two minutes. I was amazed every morning by these strong women and their boat-disembarking... More...
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