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May 22, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
On Saturday, 19th of May, Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, inside the walls of Windsor Castle. Magnum photographers Martin Parr, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Dworzak and Gueorgui Pinkhassov captured the day’s events, both official and community-led, around the country throughout the weekend.

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May 22, 2018
by Moises Saman
Saipan Island, in the Northern Mariana Islands, has been a US territory ever since it was captured from Japan during a notoriously bloody battle in 1944. Until the 1990s, the island’s economy relied almost entirely on the American military presence. For ten years, beginning in the late-90s, the garment industry exploited unregulated labor regulations and since then, the island has been a fledgling... More...
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May 14, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
On December 6 2017, President Donald Trump unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. May 14, 2018 marks the official relocation date of the embassy, which falls on 70th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel.

On this day in 1948, the British Mandate of Palestine ended and the Israeli state was... More...
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May 14, 2018
by Mikhael Subotzky
If Cape Town, South Africa, continues to consume water at the current pace without relief, this city of four million inhabitants will run out in a few months. This would be the first for a major, modern city. The crisis, which began during the Summer of 2017, can be blamed on poor planning, a drought, outdated infrastructure, and climate change.
To stave off disaster, on February 1st the city government... More...
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May 8, 2018
by Susan Meiselas
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama on April 26th. Also referred to as the “National Lynching Memorial”, it commemorates 4,400 victims of racial terror lynching in the United States. Founded by the Equal Justice Initiative and funded by private donations, the memorial is located on a former slave market and features 805 hanging steel coffin-like rectangles, each... More...
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May 8, 2018
by Larry Towell
-“We are here where the Laramie Treaty was signed 150 years ago by our ancestors. We want our ancestors to know we are still here and that they did not die in vain. “

-“What we have when we leave our ways behind is suicide, addictions and death.”

(Doug Good Feather.
Medicine Man,
Ft. Laramie sun dance.
July 12, 2017.)

The first Ft. Laramie Treaty was signed on September 17, 1851 between the United... More...
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May 8, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
Approaching the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 civil unrest, France is experiencing a new wave of social activism. One year after Emmanuel Macron's election, environmental activists have clashed with the government concerning the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project, railway workers continue to strike, and hospital workers, Air France pilots, and judiciary workers stage their own demonstrations.... More...
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