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The Siege of Xian

An ancient Chinese village in the shade of skyscrapers fights for survival.

Bamboo sticks vs billy clubs

Under the Texan Sun

You can take the psychedelic drug guru out of the jungle, but can you take the jungle out of the psychedelic drug guru?

High Times with Peter Gorman

Life and Exile at Assyrian Lake

A village in Armenia that doesn’t officially exist tells the long, sad story of a persecuted people

"All inhabitants are invasive species."

The Child Jockeys of Indonesia

On Sumbawa Island, young boys face injury and death to keep a tradition alive

A photo essay by Putu Sayoga

Running High

The Leadville Trail 100 takes competitors though creeks, forest, and meadows at vomit-inducing altitudes.

Turf War

Once regarded as a symbol of backwardness, Iceland’s historic turf-roofed homes are making a comeback

Exporting Clothes, Importing Safety

In an unprecedented campaign, thousands of Bangladesh’s garment factories are struggling to become safe places to work.

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Chechnya’s Students of the Koran

Photos of one of Chechnya's growing Islamic schools , where young boys study to become hafiz -memorizing the Koran.

NSFW: A Thai Monk Brings Hell to Chiang Mai

Hell is real, it turns out, and it’s located in a garden just north of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Meet Clean Teacher Monk and his handcrafted nightmare.

19 Things To Know Before You Go To Tunis

Decoding Tunisia's ancient capital, where pedestrians do not have the right of way but you can smother your food with harissa and party with Italian nuns.

Chinese Chukkers

For China’s one percent, the sport of kings is a gateway to the global elite.

Party in Lourdes

During the International Military Pilgrimage, one of Catholicism's holiest sites reveals a different face.

Know Before You Go: the Trans-Mongolian Railroad

From St Petersburg to Beijing, Alissa Greenberg spent seven weeks on one of the world's great train journeys learning which trains to take, what to eat - and even what to wear.

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

The city of Bethlehem wants the world to know it's more than a Biblical theme park.

Child Soldier No More

A photographer attends one of the largest demobilization ceremonies of child soldiers in South Sudan.

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