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LiFe Force: What Love can Save
by Constanza Portnoy

Many people can look at little Ángeles' life with prejudice because she was born in a family with seriously disabled parents and every day she must live in a difficult environment. However, entering the world of this little girl implies discovering that the strength and the bond...

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Prisoners of War: Male on Male Sexual Assault in America's Military
by Mary F. Calvert

Men who join the US Military are being raped and sexually assaulted by their colleagues in record numbers. With only a 4% conviction rate, it is no wonder that only 17% of male victims report sexual assault crimes. Most male victims often take between 20-40 years to even acknowle...

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Afghanistan Desert Patrol
by Philip Coburn

I found the edit for the Retaking of Musa Qala piece quite difficult as I spent so much time with the soldiers 24/7 and had intimate photographs of the immediate troops around me. However, everything about this assignment was about a major ISAF mission and everything about this j...

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Grandma Divers
by Alain Schroeder

Jeju island, known for its characteristic basalt volcanic rock, sits off South Korea. It is the home of the renowned Haenyeo or "women of the sea" who apnea dive harvesting delicacies from the sea. Wearing thin rubber suits and old fashioned goggles, this aging group of women are...

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Kim City
by Alain Schroeder

The festivities honouring the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea were celebrated with the opening ceremony of the Mass Games at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, in front of the leader, Kim Jung-un. While the country is generally off-limits to foreign media, this ev...

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The two parallel

Two sisters abandoned by their father, once a year meet in a tiny village. They communicate, play, weave braids to each other, but don't know the main thing: that they are sisters. Gulshat lives in a poor family, in a small village. Alina lives in the city, studies in a prestigio...

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Plastic Apocalypse
by Randy Olson

Plastic waste is decimating our world. Current projections are that the oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050. The USA has 2% mismanaged plastic waste and Asia has 83% mismanaged plastic waste. The three main river systems pumping plastic into the oceans are in China,...

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The forgotten country
by Rasmus Pedersen

Since March 2015 Yemen has been locked in a civil war between the Houthi movement and the Hadi government. The UN estimates that 10,000 people have been killed as a direct consequence of the armed conflict, referred to as ‘the forgotten war’. But according to the independent...

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The lost identity
by Hossein Fardinfard

In one tiny rural village, poor economic and social integration is causing strong tensions among Russian Doukhobors, Muslim Georgians, and Christian Armenians who settled here after a violent earthquake in Armenia in the 80s. The Doukhobors, working in servitude in Armenian farm...

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Caught at the Texas Border
by Adrees Latif

The Rio Grande Valley in Texas is the U.S. Border Patrol’s busiest sector, accounting for 40 per cent of 467,000 apprehensions of illegal crossers along the entire 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. This essay focuses on the risks and challenges of migrants trying to enter the Unit...

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Polar Living
by Nadia Aly

Polar Living showcases the life and environment of the Emperor Penguins. They survive the Antarctic winter, and they breed during the worst weather conditions on earth. Males and females make a long journey on the ice of 50-100 km to settle colonies that can include thousands of...

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by Karl Mancini

In Argentina since 2012 femicide is punished by life imprisonment. Despite the tightening of legislation, murders of women are increasing in the country. Currently, according to statistics, a woman is killed every 28hours. In the spring of 2015, a protest movement against gender...

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Daily Life of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, May 2018
by Jacob Ehrbahn

It’s been nine months since more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled ethnic violence in Myanmar. In the world’s largest refugee camp everyday life scenes emerge in the hilly, clayey landscape south-east of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The refugees try to establish a life as or...

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The power of skirts
by Marzena Wystrach

Cholitas or “mujeres de pollera”(pollera is the name of the skirt that distinguishes them) are indigenous women, mostly from the ethnic group of Aymara. Until recent decades Cholitas used to be discriminated and marginalized, they couldn’t show up on the main square of La P...

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The Plagued Generation
by Warren Richardson

Norway is one of the richest countries in Europe. For many, it is unbelievable to hear that this wealthy Scandinavian country has a troubling serious issue with opiate abuse. Since 2006 I have been documenting drug addiction in Oslo, where several thousands of drug addicts live....

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Effacer le Tableau: Erasing the Board
by Keith Harmon Snow

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Refugees and migrants seeking a better life in Europe
by Jacob Ehrbahn

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Born on landfill
by Alla Sokolova

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Il rumore del silenzio
by Alessandro Scattolini

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Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man
by Mirja Maria Thiel

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