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Moises Saman
In May of 2015 Moises Saman traveled to Rojava, the Kurdish region of north-east Syria, to photograph foreign volunteers in the YPG (Kurdish abbreviation for People’s Protection Units). He found a number of them who’d arrived from all over the world; Dutch, Spanish, Irish, New Zealander, British, Iranian, Estonian, Canadian and American. They were motivated to travel great distances at their own expense for numerous reasons: to escape their daily working lives, follow a sense of adventure, and for many of the Americans, to seek out the action they never experienced during their time in the US military....

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SYRIA. Tel Tamer. May 18, 2015. Jordan Matson, 28, an American...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Avery Harrington, 47, an American...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015.
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SYRIA. Tel Tamer. May 18, 2015. Jordan Matson, 28, an American...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Clay Lawton (center), 26, an American...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Kurdish YPG fighters arrive in...
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SYRIA. Tel Tamer. May 18, 2015. Kurdish YPG fighters at a front...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Azad (his nome de guerre), 45,...
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SYRIA. Tel Tamer, Syria. May 18, 2015. Jordan Matson, 28, an...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Clay Lawton, 26, an American foreign...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. A foreign fighter from Estonia...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Kurdish YPG fighters drive past...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. A Kurdish YPG fighter kicks the...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Kurdish YPG fighters arrive in...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Kurdish YPG fighters arrive in...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Kurdish YPG fighters arrive in...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. Kurdish YPG fighters arrive in...
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SYRIA. Tel Tamer. May 18, 2015. Assyrian Christian militia fighters...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. A Kurdish YPG fighter sits on...
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SYRIA. Tel Hama. May 19, 2015. An RPG belonging to a Kurdish...
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