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At this chaotic pilgrimage in the east of India, the 'lost and found' are mostly people.
Discover the obscure Orthodox New Year festival of Malanka.
In Mongolia, traditional Bankhar dogs are returning to their traditional place in society.
More than 20,000 villages lie abandoned in Russia. Meet the inhabitants who stayed behind.
Step inside the traditional Indonesian factory that makes ugly noodles.
A film-maker's snaps of a lavish wedding in Western Sahara confound stereotypes of one of Africa's most poorly understood regions.
In Lithuania's so-called “appendix,” a forgotten community is caught between progressive Europe and Soviet-era stagnation.
The Aral Sea was once considered an ecological disaster, but now the fish are back.
In remote villages across Alaska, residents are fighting a desperate battle against global warming.
Years of violence and neglect have taken a toll on Baghdad Central Station, but one train conductor hopes for better days.
In Skidziel, baseball serves as a window to the West and as a reason for hometown pride.
When the grazing lands of Slovenia's Kamnik region start to brown, the shepherds start their alpine journey to remote Velika Planina.
In Italy, migrants must wait six months after applying for asylum to work legally. By teaching them farming skills, an organization in Genoa hopes to make them less…
A quarter of India's population was affected by a massive drought this summer. In the region of Marathwada, farmers are losing hope.
Life and death in La Rinconada—one of the world's most desolate places.
For tiburoneros, Mexico’s shark fishermen, the biggest threats may be unseen.
The historic mansions of the West Bengali megacity are reminders of a richer, more flamboyant past
In southeastern Turkey, young Syrian refugees are juggling, trapezing and stilt-walking toward self-confidence.
Every year during Maggio Di Accettura in Southern Italy, an oak and a holly tree are joined in a wedding ceremony.
Bangladesh's leather industry has poisoned Hazaribagh and its residents, but they need it to survive.
Photographer Jeremy Suyker visits six countries in 10 days with a group of Chinese tourists
After contracting a deadly disease, these gold miners in South Africa and Lesotho are fighting for compensation.
Treating the emotional aftermath of three decades of bloodshed in Afghanistan
How 100,000 Kenyans are redefining what it means to be a Quaker
In Myanmar's Kachin State, the jade industry funds conflict, drugs and corruption.
Images from SxSW's first Cuban music showcase of five killer acts, set up by Roads and Kingdoms and Fábrica de Arte Cubano, say all the important things about…
Photographer Karl Mancini documents the most mysterious and disturbing religious rituals of southeast Italy.
Photographer Ritayan Mukherjee documents his journey on the Gwalior Sheopur Kalan Passenger train, which runs on the longest remaining narrow gauge route in the world.
A photographer spends time with the temporary residents of a hotel-turned-refugee center in a remote village of northern Norway
During the Historical Carnival of Ivrea, revelers pelt each other with something much harder, and oranger, than tomatoes
In the heart of Beijing, a photographer finds tranquility among a group of elderly swimmers.
In rural Myanmar, a photographer documents the lives threatened by a massive and opaque development project.
In Southwest Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flats are a source of beauty, money and misery
More than two years after the deadly Rana Plaza garment factory collapse, reforms still haven’t reached the most vulnerable workers.
South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has finally emerged from a two-year civil war. Can either side win the peace?
A look at the Mexican matriarchal society that inspired Frida Kahlo.
Over the past year, photographers from the agency Metrography have been working on a collaborative project that documents the crisis of displacement inside Iraqi Kurdistan.
In the south of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, an ethnic group called the Toraja honor ancestors by digging out their corpses every three years.
Legendary photojournalist David Burnett turns his lens on his adopted city and plays host to a group of international photographers
During new year celebrations, members of the Sufi order of Rifa'i pursue a highly painful form of devotion.
During Yadnya Kasada, the Tengger people of Indonesia climb Mount Bromo and throw money, rice, fruit, vegetables, goats, chickens, and even cows into the volcano’s crater.
A photographer documents Georgia's only Motorcycle Club in their Tbilisi headquarters
The trains come and go, but the most fascinating people in Myanmar's Central train station aren't the travelers.
More and more women are learning how to drive professionally in a country where they are often pressured into marrying young and staying at home.
Twenty years after the war ended, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still the most mine-ridden country in Europe.
On Sumbawa Island, young boys face injury and death to keep a tradition alive.
The Leadville Trail 100 takes competitors though creeks, forest, and meadows at vomit-inducing altitudes.
Photos of one of Chechnya's growing Islamic schools , where young boys study to become hafiz -memorizing the Koran.
During the International Military Pilgrimage, one of Catholicism's holiest sites reveals a different face.
A photographer attends one of the largest demobilization ceremonies of child soldiers in South Sudan.
Photographer Mike Huniewicz travels across Mauritania in a wagon filled with iron ore.
Followers of an ancient religion have found an unlikely home in Australia, but keeping the faith alive is a daily struggle.
Photographer Claudio Montesano Casillas retraces the life of a young victim of the infamous 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.
Stateless in their own country, many of Myanmar's Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh. But to get by in a foreign and hostile land, they must often pretend…
Every year, a historic and violent tournament is held in the Italian city, pitting four neighborhoods against each other.
In a remote state in northeastern India, a relatively unknown and complex insurgency is waging war on the women left behind.
In rural Ontario, a decrepit nuclear fallout shelter awaits the end times
It doesn't matter how many times you tell the cook to go easy on the peppers, anything you order in Chongqing is going to be hot.
The Wakhan is as close to a tourist destination as you’re likely to find in Afghanistan, and an entirely worthy one at that.
Displaced by Iraq's new crises and the advance of ISIS, a Sunni and a Christian family have found peace living in the same house in Kirkuk.
Photographer Alessandro Sala documents the rigors of Parmigiano production - a cheese with many imitators, but no equal
Souvid Datta shares moments from a month spent in the country's capital.
Ecuador never got the credit it deserved for its exquisite traditional straw hats, and now, they're in danger of disappearing for good
Since 2001, the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru has been the site of a detention center used by Australia to house asylum seekers.
Ever since Kurdish fighters pushed back against ISIS last summer, the media has struggled to pinpoint exactly who the peshmerga are. Over the course of six months, Jacob…
As a child, Marcio Pimenta wondered about the men working in the sugar cane fields near his home in eastern Brazil. Thirty years later, he decided to photograph…
In the Ukrainian town where Flight MH17 was blown out of the sky, 90 percent of adults are out of work, young men drink vodka on airplane seats,…
Photographer Liza Van Der Stock’s intimate project about a porn-producing family in Flanders was shortlisted for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.
On the tiny islands of Pabellon in the Philippines, the art of harvesting birds' nests has endured for hundreds of years.
Every year, the Vatican's priests, deacons and seminarians from across the world compete in a soccer tournament. Spend a week with the 2014 winners.
Around 100,000 Sahrawis live as refugees in the Algerian desert, dreaming of the day Western Sahara will be theirs again.
An Italian photographer goes to Ecuador to track down ‘vegetable ivory’, a plant that could one day replace elephant ivory in global markets.
Thailand has one of the highest rates of traffic fatalities. Volunteer ambulance crews like the Pingnakorn Emergency Rescue are always in demand
As basketball rises in popularity in Bolivia, teams are recruiting more and more American players, who have to learn a new language on and off the court -…
Awsard, a small village in Western Sahara, is located 170 miles from the nearest food market. A five minute walk, however, will take you to a massive Moroccan…
In Burkina Faso, a group of activists headed by a charismatic rapper is working to clean up the government.
Photographer Paul O'Mara lives five miles from the Rome International Speedway in Northwest Georgia. His report of a season at the track.
The Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez recounts his trip back to Havana after emigrating 34 years ago, putting a human face to the highly political news of détente between…
In the depth of Azerbaijan's earth boils a holy fire that has shaped the country's history and people for millennia.
This stretch of pristine sand beach in Sri Lanka is a tourist’s dream. But as Marco Ferrarese discovers, it also has a dark side.
A photographer takes family portraits in the surreal environment that is the aftermath of war.
Pop singer Helly Luv cavorts with lions, throws molotov cocktails and dances with AK47-waving peshmerga – and doesn’t wear an awful lot doing it.
Putting it all on horse number four at the Chiang Mai race track.
Fighting has started again in the world's youngest country. But an old truth still reigns: women always pay a high price for wars started by men.
Making Parma ham the right way requires an assembly line of skilled craftsmen. Photographer Alessandro Iovino visits Il Gazzolo Di Alberto Galloni e Figli, a producer in Langhirano…
Since 2007, Hawre Khalid has been photographing his hometown of Kirkuk in Northern Iraq, a multicultural place where Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Christians and foreign workers live together.
After working as a correspondent in Africa, a British writer discovers an album of photographs mysteriously taken in Sierra Leone during the 19th century.
Independent or not, Scots will continue to gather in the highlands for feats of strength and other forms of absurdity
An unlikely project has turned the ancient village of Erriadh on Tunisia’s Djerba island into a sprawling open-air graffiti exhibition.
If you want to get close to regular North Koreans, forget Pyongyang. Try the beach resort of Wonsan, where Dear Leader’s people frolic in the surf.
After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.
Only recently released from the rule of the military junta, Myanmar is struggling to hold its varying ethnic and religious groups together.
Their team succumbed to Germany on the pitch, but everywhere in Rio, Argentina was winning.
A Russian and a Ukranian photographer spend a month in Paducah, Kentucky, to create a portrait of an artist community.
Photographer Eric Kruszewski took a job at Davis Amusement Cascadia to document the poetry and pain of life on the road with the carnival.
In the middle of the billowing dunes of the Lençois do Maranhão National Park, one small village tries to survive in the empty vastness.
Fueled by Bangladesh's construction boom, the stone trade in Jaflong is brutalizing humans and nature alike.