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Feb 5, 2016
by Peter van Agtmael
Of the 4.5 million people who have fled the Syrian war, only 2,647 have been taken in by the United States. This is the story of the al-Haj Ali family in America.

Click here to read the story on The New York Times Magazine’s website.

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Feb 2, 2016
by Richard Kalvar
Each year, leaders of government, politics, business, industry, education and the arts gather for a week of exchanges in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Organized by the World Economic Forum, which describes itself as 'an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world', the forum also 'provides a collaborative framework for the world's leaders to address global... More...
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Jan 25, 2016
by Paolo Pellegrin
In 2014, Paolo Pellegrin got exceptional access to a group of Salafists in Egypt. These pictures account for their everyday lives and traditions, that few outsiders have experienced before.
Salafism is roughly divided in three branches. The first two are the largest ones and nonviolent, they differ in terms of political involvement. The third and smallest one are the jihadists.
The specific branch... More...
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Jan 19, 2016
by Steve McCurry
This illuminating new volume will tell the stories of the people living in different coffee-producing communities around the world, through McCurry’s beautifully arresting, colour photography.

From the foothills of the Andes to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, vibrant full-colour images document the realities of life for the people working at the source of this familiar commodity.

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Jan 14, 2016
by Paolo Pellegrin
In August 2015, Paolo Pellegrin travelled to Albania to witness an awake brain cancer surgery, performed at the department of neurosurgery of the Mother Theresa University Hospital.

Professor Henry Marsh helped pioneer this procedure, used to remove a kind of brain tumor that looks just like the brain itself. Specificity of this kind of operation is that patients have to stay conscious during the... More...
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Jan 14, 2016
by A. Abbas
"The stone the builder rejected has become the conversation” is the motto of the Congregation Beit Shimshat Torah, a New York city synagogue which caters for gays, lesbians and transgenders. Straight people are also welcome.
Founded in 1973, the CBST which has over 1,100 members is “passionate, provocative, and deeply Jewish. It champions a Judaism that rejoices in diversity, denounces social injustice... More...
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Jan 13, 2016
by Martin Parr
This is a fully revised and updated edition of Martin Parr’s highly successful book Autoportrait which was first published in 2000.
Redesigned, it features a playable ‘labyrinth’ puzzle on the front cover and includes a large number of new images taken since its first publication.
The book shows the remarkable shift from analogue to digital photography that has taken place over the period.

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