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Aug 16, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
With the ongoing battle between white nationalists and anti-fascist demonstrators in Virginia and the ensuing controversy surrounding President Trump's post terror-attack statements, the issue of a growing white nationalist movement is at the forefront of American politics today. Trump's election as been cited as a factor in the re-energisation of far right activists and groups in America with many... More...
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Aug 9, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
In October 2016 Iraqi and Peshmerga forces began an offensive to retake the major northern city of Mosul, which had been seized by ISIL in June 2014. They were met by serious resistance from ISIL, who would not be eliminated from the area until July, 2017. During nearly nine months of intense fighting civilians were caught in the middle resulting in thousands of noncombatant fatalities and one million... More...
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Aug 9, 2017
by Max Pinckers
Amravati is a new city that is being built to serve as the capital of recently divided Andhra Pradesh.
Under the direction of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, city planners from Singapore were hired to design a new modern and global city.
The 35.000 acres of land included in this plan mostly lie in very fertile farm lands. Some farmers have already given over their lands and received compensation.... More...
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Aug 2, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
For most of the 20th century, the Illinois Basin, located in the southern part of the state, was a thriving coal mining center. Local communities which had depended on the coal industry were devastated in the 1990s when new environmental regulations came into effect: production plummeted and thousands became unemployed. The remaining residents are largely impoverished and don't know if local communities... More...
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Aug 2, 2017
by Olivia Arthur
Minnesota is home to the America's largest Somali community. Despite the recently popular anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, female community leaders have found ways to maintain their religious identity while integrating into American society.
On assignment for Pacific Standard, Olivia Arthur photographed these women who defy religious, racial and gender prejudice.

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Aug 2, 2017
by Mark Power
On assignment for Pacific Standard, Mark Power visited the arid American Southwest to document the engineering required to provide water and power to the region's communities.

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Aug 2, 2017
by Harry Gruyaert
At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colours of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1982 and the austere restraint of Moscow in 1989, just before the fall of the Soviet Union. Although his intention was not to document current affairs, he nonetheless created... More...
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