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Featured Essays
Dec 4, 2019
by Magnum Photographers
2019 has proven to be another busy year for Magnum Photographers, with dozens covering stories in all corners of the globe.
As the year comes to an end, we present this series of albums highlighting some of the images and feature stories produced during the past 12 months.

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Featured Essays
Dec 4, 2019
by Ferdinando Scianna
After exile from his home country over 44 years ago, Czech-born writer Milan Kundera's citizenship has been restored. Kundera fled from Czechoslovakia in 1975 under political persecution for his writings and positions against the government, and in 1981 became a French national after his Czech citizenship was stripped in the late 1970's.

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Featured Essays
Dec 4, 2019
by Raymond Depardon
On November 23, dozens of marches were held in French cities to draw attention to Femicides and other forms of gender-based violence. Since the beginning of 2019, at least 115 women have been killed in France by their partners or ex-partners. This is one of the highest rates of murders linked to domestic violence in Western Europe. Using the hashtag #NousToutes (All of Us), protesters accuse the authorities... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 4, 2019
by Olivia Arthur
The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission was launched in October 2014 by Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi and he has made it one of the key policies of his leadership. The aim was to make India ‘open defecation-free’ by October 2019 in honour of the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Tens of millions of new toilets have been constructed and education programs have been rolled out across the country.

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Dec 4, 2019
by Antoine d' Agata
A key part of the Brexit negotiations has been the border that separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The history of the conflict between the two sides has been awakened in the last months and
he worldwide attention has been focused on this contested line that separate them, bringing back tensions and consequent questions. The city of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, has been... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 4, 2019
by Magnum Photographers
Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been indicted on charges of breach of trust, bribery, and fraud. These developments come during a time of political impasse in Israel, with no party being able to form a government.

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Featured Essays
Nov 19, 2019
by Emin Ozmen
Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a ground and air assault on northern Syria against Kurdish militants on oct 9th, insisting that it is fighting terrorism, border towns have been paying a heavy price as they’ve been under rocket and mortar fire.
With already 20 dead and 80 wounded in Turkey, communities have been hurt at home and old wounds and anxieties have reopened in southeast... More...
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