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Welcome to Bazaaristan

Photos from the $10 trillion shadow economy.

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A Brief History of Plan Colombia

Is the U.S.-backed anti-drug war in Colombia really a success worth replicating in Afghanistan?

Uri Friedman |

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Merkozy, a Beautiful Friendship

As Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel team up to conquer the eurozone crisis, we imagine what it's like on the inside of Europe's most enviable friendship.

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The World According to Condi

Who did Condoleezza Rice loathe -- and love? The former secretary of state dishes in her new book on everyone from Dick Cheney to Muammar al-Qaddafi.

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Brother Leader's War Machine

Exclusive: The secret photo albums of Muammar al-Qaddafi offer a rare look at the colonel's guns and ammo.

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China's Ultimate Fighting Crickets

Inside China's strange obsession with battling bugs.

Jonathan Browning |

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City Of Clichés

Why it's so hard to take an original photo in Tehran.

Roland Elliott Brown |

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Looking East

Six decades of the United States in Asia, in photographs.

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South Africa's Dictator Dance

South Africa was once celebrated as a champion for human rights. So why are Mandela's heirs engaging with some of the world's most dubious characters?

Suzanne Merkelson |

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End of the Bromance?

Are Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev breaking up or just trading places?

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The Promised Land

For some Palestinians making a living means living in limbo.

Amnon Gutman |

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Cocacabana

Brazil may be rising, but in Rio's favelas, drugs, crime, and killing are a way of life. A Hipstamatic tour -- deep inside the gritty, gang-ridden streets -- where few outsiders dare to tread.

Jared P. Moossy |

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From Revolution to War

The Arab Spring takes photojournalist Kate Brooks to Cairo to witness the protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. She then heads to Libya, where the rebel forces were fighting a seesaw battle with Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces along the coastal highway in the east. This is the final installment of a three-part series that features her work from Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and Libya.

Kate Brooks |

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Those Who Face Death

Photojournalist Kate Brooks spent the decade after 9/11 photographing the U.S. military struggles and political upheaval in the Greater Middle East. The following collection is from her time in Iraq in 2003-2004. This is the second installment of a three-part series that features her work from Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and Libya.

Kate Brooks |

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What War Looks Like

The aftermath of the 9/11 attacks took photojournalist Kate Brooks to Afghanistan and Pakistan to cover the fall of the Taliban. These are her images of the Afghans whom she met during her journey and the slow-motion descent into civil war that has played out over the past decade.

Kate Brooks |

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The Road To Prosperity

The world needs infrastructure -- and if the West doesn't take advantage of that need, China definitely will.

Derek Thurber |

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Assad's Cartoonish Crackdown

Ali Farzat, one of the Arab world's most famous satirists, was assaulted on the streets of Damascus today. Here are some of the drawings that landed him in the hospital.

David Kenner |

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Guns of August

One photographer's view of the 2008 Georgia-Russia war.

Jared P. Moossy |

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Russia's Big Backyard

A grand tour of the stunningly diverse former Soviet states.

Suzanne Merkelson |

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Calling All Comrades!

The long-lost propaganda posters that rallied the Soviets against Hitler.

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Tour the South China Sea

A visual guide to understanding the conflict.

Philip Walker |

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Once Upon a Time in Damascus

Stunning photos of Syria in a simpler day.

Ty McCormick |

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See No Evil

The war in Afghanistan, minus the warriors.

Omar Mullick |

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Outside the Wire

Three months beyond the base in Afghanistan.

Tivadar Domaniczky |

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Female Engagement

In Afghanistan, a Marine's work is never done.

Rita Leistner |

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Heavy Metal

U.S. Marines on the front lines of Afghanistan.

Teru Kuwayama |

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The War in Hipstamatic

A rare and beautiful look at Afghanistan, through an iPhone. 

Balazs Gardi |

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Cambodia's Moment of Truth

Thirty-two years after the fall of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia finally confronts its horrific past.

Philip Walker |

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From Khartoum to Juba

Images of Sudan and its people on the eve of the country's division.

Tim McKulka |

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Ain't No Party Like the Communist Party

A look back at 90 years of the Communist Party in China.

Ty McCormick |