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Control Your Acceleration

Driving lessons from the heart of the Ebola crisis

Life inside the UN Mission

An Apple a Day Keeps Putin Away

Ola Cichowlas returns to the Polish orchards her grandmother grew up in to find out how apple growers are handling Russia’s boycott of this year’s harvest.

“Putin has screwed us before”

Wrath of the Bollywood Superfans

I set out to write an honest profile of Shahid Kapoor, one of India’s biggest stars. His fans may never forgive me.

Shanatics on Twitter

Wandering “Djerbahood”

An unlikely project has turned the ancient village of Erriadh on Tunisia’s Djerba island into a sprawling open-air graffiti exhibition.

Dust, paint, art

The Day Imam Tahir Died

A prominent cleric in Western China is stabbed to death after morning prayers, but his city does not mourn him.

A Voice for Ukraine, in Southern Brazil

The immigrants of Prudentópolis are doing their part to keep the culture of (independent) Ukraine alive.

Inside China’s Cancer Villages: Q&A with Souvid Datta

The Indian photographer explores the human cost of pollution in the world's fastest-growing economy.

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Cacophony of Chaos

For one week a year, the hard-bitten Serbian town of Guca erupts with blaring trumpets, pig roasts, and a splash of nationalism.

The Perils of Photojournalism

The largest photojournalism festival in the world, Visa Pour l'Image provides a sense of continuity and stability in difficult times.

“There is Nothing Like This Festival”

Morocco’s Gnawa Music Festival is a melee of dreadlocks and drumbeats. Lots of hash and condoms, too.

Black Sea Dance Paradox

After Russia’s takeover of Crimea, a famous rave relocates to an increasingly conservative country, the Republic of Georgia.

In the Blood

Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew wants to attract visitors to the remote mountaintop the fictional Dracula may—or may not—have called home.

Syria’s Children: Q&A with Cengiz Yar

Cengiz Yar photographs the refugee children that have taken shelter in Syria's bordering countries.

The Mock Funerals of Santa Marta

Deep in Galicia, devout Spaniards who have cheated death in the past year are paraded around in coffins to give thanks to God and to the miraculous sister of Lazarus.

My Uncle, Catholicos Zareh I of the Holy See of Cilicia

Boston-born songwriter and poet Arto Vaun travels to Beirut to find a deeper truth about a relative he never met.

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