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Nov 14, 2017
by Jerome Sessini
In June 2017 Jérôme Sessini spent several weeks road-tripping through Middle America, photographing the sagging buildings and crumbling cities along the highway. From the southern ghost towns to the shuttered homes throughout the rustbelt, his photographs testify to the perilous economic realities found in many parts of the country.

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Nov 13, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
After a contentious Presidential race which brought about many firsts, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Election Day.
Magnum photographers, in the US and abroad, covered events on election night and the day after.

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Nov 13, 2017
by Moises Saman
While documenting an innovative scientific study surveying the effects of climate change in the São Paulo region of Brazil, Moises Saman encountered the Guarani Indians. Life is precarious for the Guaranis living in Sunshine Village, a patch of forest just outside the city. Centuries of logging, hunting, burning and the introduction of foreign plant species have taken their toll on the forest, and... More...
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Nov 6, 2017
by Lorenzo Meloni
In the basements of what once was Raqqa’s football stadium, known as “The Black Stadium,” was a prison which held all the Islamic State members who broke the rules. Executions and severing of limbs were the punishments reserved for the rest of the citizens.

The writing on the walls of the cells explain the alleged reasons for the incarcerations:

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Oct 30, 2017
by Emin Ozmen
Since its rise to power in 2014, the Islamic State has targeted tourist destinations across Europe and throughout the Mediterranean region. The attacks, relatively inexpensive for the self-proclaimed caliphate to carry out, are intended not only to sow fear and project power but also to strike a heavy blow to economies dependent on tourism.
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Oct 30, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
President of Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani has announced that he will step down from office when his term ends this week. Barzani's television address comes one month after an overwhelming majority voted in favor of independence from Iraq. Since then, Iraqi forces have seized portions of Kurdish territory including oil-rich Kirkuk.

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Oct 30, 2017
by Moises Saman
More than half a million Rohingya have fled across the border of Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 25, following a violent confrontation in Rakhine state that quickly escalated into what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Many have escaped burning villages by foot, walking for twelve to fourteen days before arriving in Bangladesh. Others brave the journey across... More...
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