Roiled by earthquake, typhoon, tsunami, fire, and volcano -- not to mention nuclear attack and terrorism -- Japan for centuries has been a land of disaster, as reflected in popular culture from art to literature to our favorite monster flicks.
China's rise is no longer just about China -- and over
the past year, journalists Heriberto Araújo and Juan Pablo Cardenal, working with
a team of photographers, have collected images documenting Beijing's worldwide
influence in 24 countries, from logging camps in Mozambique to gold mines in
And cats and koalas. From World War I to the Vietnam War, a cache of
old photos reveals that four-legged creatures, big and small, had a special place in Australia's military forces -- inside the ranks and out.
On Jan. 9, Southern Sudan votes on whether to become an independent
state. If the north and south separate, as most analysts expect them to do,
Juba will be the world's newest capital city. Juba-based photographer Pete
Muller gives FP an exclusive tour.