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Photo Essay

Postcards From Hell

Photos of life and death in the world's 50 worst places.

FP Staff |

Photo Essay

Bem Viver in Brazil

Dutch photographer Claire Felicie lived with the Xukuru in Brazil for five weeks, documenting the tribe in both their contemporary clothes and traditional Xukuru dress.

Claire Felicie |

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The Real Sochi

What you won't see on TV when you tune into Russia's Winter Olympics.

Rob Hornstra |

Photo Essay

'I Am Fundamentally an Optimist'

With Nelson Mandela's death, a look back at the South African leader's legendary life -- in his own words.

Marya Hannun |

Photo Essay

Gulag Ink

Decoding the world of Russian prison tattoos.

Photo Essay |

Photo Essay

On the Road to Pushkar

Every fall, a small band of nomadic Indian traders descend on Rajasthan's great camel bazaar to sell their herd and buy new stock.

Brent Lewin |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time on the Road to Mecca

By ship across the Red Sea or by camel caravan across the desert, incredible turn-of-the-century images of the world's greatest pilgrimage.

Lydia Tomkiw |

Photo Essay

Burma Illuminated

Scenes of a changing Myanmar.

SIM CHI YIN |

Photo Essay

Kony 2013

As if the murderous LRA leader Joseph Kony weren’t bad enough, now he’s poaching elephants.

Kasper Agger |

Photo Essay

Postcards from Hell, 2013

Living on the edge in the world's worst places.

Photo Essay |

Photo Essay

The Handover

Photos of U.S. forces training the men now responsible for winning America's longest war.

Photo Essay |

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Tieless in Tehran

The best of Iranian political fashion.

Karim Sadjadpour |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time in Beijing

China's capital in the Age of Empire.

Park Macdougald |

Photo Essay

Aleppo International

Exclusive photos of the block-by-block battle for the biggest prize in Syria's biggest city.

Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin |

Photo Essay

Cherry Season in Aleppo

The struggle for normalcy in Syria's civil war.

Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin |

Photo Essay

Engineering Terror

Ten notorious attacks attributed to Hezbollah's shadowy mastermind.

Marya Hannun |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time in Pyongyang

Rare images of Korea before the Kims.

Marya Hannun |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time in Baghdad

71 years before the war that nearly destroyed it.

Marya Hannun |

Photo Essay

The One Thing

The one item Syrian refugees made sure to grab before leaving home.

Brian Sokol |

Photo Essay

Stopping a Madman

A year after the Kony 2012 campaign became a viral sensation, war correspondent David Axe and illustrator Tim Hamilton capture the long, dysfunctional crusade to take down Joseph Kony in graphic-journalism form.

David Axe |

Photo Essay

Good News from the Hindu Kush

How Afghanistan has changed for the better after more than a decade of war.

Elizabeth F. Ralph |

Photo Essay

New Heights

What self-portraits atop skyscrapers can tell us about today's cities.

Ahn Jun |

Photo Essay

The Legion of Real-Life Supervillains

What if the world's most notorious villains -- real and imagined -- teamed up?

Bily Mariano da Luz |

Photo Essay

The Politics of Qat

How one plant explains Yemen's dysfunction.

Peer Gatter |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time in Seoul

Remarkable images of South Korea, before Samsung and PSY.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Photo Essay

La Frontera

Weaving above, below, and across the U.S.-Mexico border over the course of a year, a photographer captures the violence and trauma of a deadly drug war and those caught in its crossfire.

Louie Palu |

Photo Essay

My Enemy, Myself

Who's your enemy? Why fight? Over the course of three years, Belgian-Tunisian photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa has traveled to both sides of the world's longest-simmering conflicts to ask these pointed questions. What he heard from combatants in the Gaza Strip, the disputed Kashmir region along the India-Pakistan border, and tribally divided South Sudan captures the futility of wars that never end -- and can't be won. Tragically, bitter rivals are often fighting for the very same reasons.

Karim Ben Khelifa |

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Instagramming Iran

Touring the Islamic Republic through the one social network it hasn't cracked down on yet.

Holly Dagres |

Photo Essay

A Yemen Built for Two?

In their quest to unify the country after the Arab Spring, Yemen's new leaders are confronting a major obstacle: calls for secession.

Luke Somers |

Photo Essay

Vanishing Shanghai

Meet the people left behind amid the boom in China's largest city.

Howard W. French |