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A Walk for Water

At daybreak, the wives and daughters in the village of Malith, South Sudan set off to collect water. With an empty plastic bucket or jerry can in hand, the walk to the nearest well may ...

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This Little Piggy Went to Market

In the early pre-dawn hours of morning, Saigon’s pork purveyors converge 16km outside the city center at the Binh Dien wholesale market. In an open warehouse spanning the breadth of a soccer pitch, slaughtered pigs ...

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Street Soccer in Istanbul

One morning in Istanbul, I inadvertently boarded a bus which ended up taking me in the exact opposite direction I was intending. I decided to put away my map, stepped off at a random stop, ...

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Budapest by Night

On November 17, 1873, the city of Buda on the west bank of the Danube River was joined with the city of Pest on the east bank of the river to form a single unified ...

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Shree Lukla Primary School

Situated at 2,860m, Lukla is the gateway town for climbers and trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp. After arriving on an early flight from Kathmandu, my trekking group stopped by for a short visit of ...

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Baile Folklorico

Dancers dressed in the traditional costumes of the Argentinian countryside gather to perform at the Sunday fair in the Mataderos barrio of Buenos Aires. (Jun 2010)

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Bedouin Portraits

At a Bedouin camp in Oman, I met a young girl who took an interest in my camera. To satisfy her curiosity, I handed her my digital point and shoot. When she later returned it ...

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Phnom Sampeau Temple

Twelve kilometers southwest of Battambang, the Phnom Sampeau Temple is set atop a limestone outcropping above the surrounding plains. From the temple, a stone stairway leads down a steep canyon through a natural arch where ...

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Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture in the world. The current structure was inaugurated in 537 and served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral until 1453 when it was ...

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Balloons over Cappadocia

In the Cappadocia region of Central Turkey, millennia of volcanic deposits have been slowly carved away leaving behind a surreal topography of geologic formations. Floating gently above the twisting canyons and fairy chimneys of the ...

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Hill of Crosses

On an otherwise nondescript hill in the Northern Lithuanian countryside stand tens of thousands of crosses. While its origin is unknown, it is believed that the first crosses were placed at this location in 1831 ...

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Pine Car Derby (Laotian-Style)

With a scavenged motor oil container, crudely carved wooden wheels, some rocks, nails and a length of twine, young boys of the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos spend their afternoons fashioning hand-made pull cars. Once ...

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Queen Sweet 16

Sixteen of the best b-girls from around the world converged in Seattle on October 27, 2012 to compete in head to head breakdance battles at the second annual Queen Sweet 16. In the finals, Bonita, ...

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Patan Durbar Square

Built in the 3rd century by the Kirat Dynasty, Patan is the oldest of three royal cities in the Kathmandu valley. The city is known for its rich tradition of arts and crafts. Situated in ...

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Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park was established in 1890 to preserve the old groves of giant sequoia from the threat of logging. It is home to the General Sherman tree, the largest tree in the world by ...

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Slab City

On the fringes of modern society (5km east of Niland, CA as the crow flies) sits Slab City. Located on the abandoned site of a former WWII Marine barracks, it is home to a few ...

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Live at “The Range”

At sundown on Saturday nights, the lights come on at “The Range”. Denizens of Slab City as well as visiting performers are invited on the open-air stage to participate in the weekly talent show. On ...

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The Best Little Kielbasa Van in Krakow

Marek Deląg and Alexander Malik, the proprietors of Kiełbaski z Rożna, have been selling kielbasas out of their van for the past twenty years. Stationing themselves one block east of the railway bridge over ul. ...

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The Shark Harvest

After spending half a day driving through the dunes of the Wahiba Sands desert in Oman, I reached the country’s eastern coast along the Arabian Sea. There I encountered a group of fisherman who were ...

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Fuerza Bruta

Fuerza Bruta is a mind-blowing aerial, aquatic, and acrobatic tour de force. Created by Diqui James in Buenos Aires, the theatrical production has been performed worldwide including stops in New York, London, Berlin and Moscow. ...

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Rug Merchant of Goreme

While walking along the main boulevard in Goreme, I was stopped by a rug merchant who invited me to survey his wares. Stepping through the storefront’s low overhanging entryway revealed an open-air courtyard adorned with ...

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20 Jahre Mauerfall

November 9, 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. World dignitaries including Mikhail Gorbachev, Angela Merkel, Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy, Hillary Clinton and Lech Wałęsa were in attendance at the ...

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Fishermen of Inle Lake

On the glassy waters of Central Burma’s Inle Lake, the local fishermen practice a uniquely distinctive rowing style. Standing at the stern of the boat, they wrap one leg around an oar and draw it ...

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Big Bend National Park

Spanning over 800,000 acres, Big Bend National Park is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island. Due to its remote location along the Mexican border in Far West Texas, it is one of the ...

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Auschwitz – Birkenau

For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazis murdered about one and a half million men, women, and children, mainly Jews from various countries of ...

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman was completed in 2001 after a six year construction effort. A striking example of modern Islamic architecture, the mosque stretches over 40,000 square meters and can accommodate ...

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Carlsbad Caverns

While tending to his herd in the Chihuahuan Desert, 16 year old ranch hand Jim White stumbled upon a large opening in the ground. In his words, “I found myself gazing into the biggest and ...

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The Salton Sea

Created by an accidental man-made flood in 1905, the Salton Sea’s identity has been in flux ever since. Once promoted as Southern California’s Riviera, its visitors today are more likely to be of a winged ...

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The Noble Dzokyo

Dzokyos, a cross between a yak and a cow, are the stalwart beasts of burden of the Himalayas. While yaks are fully adapted to living at high altitudes, they suffer at lower elevations — the ...

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Place des Anges

Suspended on high wires above Plaza San Martin, angels descended upon Buenos Aires on one clear evening in May. Acrobats from the French troupe “Les Studios de Cirque”, blanketed the park under a cascade of ...

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Žižkov Television Tower

Jutting sharply into the air, the futuristic Žižkov Television Tower stands high above Prague’s skyline. In 2000, artist David Černý was commissioned to showcase a temporary installation of his sculpture “Miminka” (Babies), a composition of ...

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Plain of Jars

Scattered across the Xieng Khouang plateau in Northern Laos lie clusters of mysterious stone jars. With dimensions measuring between 1-3 meters in height and diameter, these megaliths were quarried from local sources of sandstone and ...

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Very Large Array (VLA)

The VLA is a radio astronomy observatory located 80km west of Socorro, New Mexico. Completed in 1980, the massive installation consists of a total of 27 dish antennas, each spanning 25 meters in diameter and ...

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Battambang Train Station

The Battambang train station is the terminus of what was the slowest passenger train route in the world until service from Phnom Penh was cancelled in late 2008. In my travels, I often catch transit ...

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Banteay Srei

Set apart from the main temple clusters of Angkor, Banteay Srei was built in the 10th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Constructed primarily of red sandstone, the temple’s walls are adorned with ...

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The Enchantments

A pristine alpine basin in the Central Cascades, the Enchantments are a spectacular wilderness area filled with lakes, larches and lackadaisical mountain goats. To enter the Enchantments, backpackers must ascend Aasgard Pass, a steep climb ...

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Sighişoara, Transylvania

While traveling through Eastern Europe in the fall of 2009, I found myself in Romania in the waning days of October. I felt oddly obliged to visit Sighişoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes (aka Vlad ...

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Corcovado Wildlife

Corcovado National Park sits on the western coast of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. I had the opportunity to spend two nights in the park to observe the abundant wildlife that inhabit the rainforest. ...

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Terracotta Army

Upon his death in 210 BC, Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, was buried alongside a full military complement of 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots and 150 cavalry horses for his protection in the ...