Topic: Kabul

Peru Ravaged Rainforest Photo Essay
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Dec. 4, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Abdul Rahim Qadl (centre) grimaces in a haze after smoking a hit of opium resin under Pul-e Sukhta bridge, Kabul. He recounts the tale of how he first got addicted. During the Taliban era (1996-2001) he fled to Iran with his family, aged 14, so as to escape the extremely severe restrictions on citizen freedoms enforced by the regime. Shunned by Iranian society as ill-educated refugees they took to the streets, crime and whatever menial jobs were available. An older street friend convinced Abdul to try his first hit of heroin aged 16, and since then he has been unable to stop (he's 29 now). Eventually, his family rejected him for using their earnings on drugs and moved away to Tehran without leaving means for communication. In 2003, he decided to return to Kabul, and has since continued a lifestyle of crime and drugs, unable to find permanent work or an effective recovery program. A strong, outspoken man he nonetheless suffers from severe self-esteem problems, blaming much of the misery and pain in his life on his inability to escape the addiction cycle.
Photo Essay

Documenting Drug Addiction in Kabul

It took 12 visits for photographer Souvid Datta to gain the trust of drug users in Kabul, Afghanistan

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African migrants try to cross a border fence and enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla, March, 2014.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 29, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Young skaters practice in the garden of the Institut Français d’Afghanistan during the Sound Central Music Festival.
Out There

Follow the Everyday Lives of Artists in Kabul

The Little Book of Kabul tries to avoid cliches often present in Western coverage of life in Afghanistan by following local artists.

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Pictures of the Week: May 9 – May 16

From the Turkish mining disaster to the conclusion of the world’s largest elections in India, from the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

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President Zuma Confirms That Nelson Mandela's Condition is Now Critical
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Pictures of the Week: June 21 – June 28

From a landmark victory for gay rights and Obama’s visit to Africa to a string of Wimbledon upsets and a radio controlled Superman plane, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Forward Operating Base Shank, the logistical hub for American operations in Logar Province Afghanistan January 27 2013Hundreds of containers full of equipment are stacked in the yards of Forward Operating Base Shank, the logistical hub for American operations in Logar Province. Since July 2012, soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade have been working to ship containers off of the base, reducing the number from more than 8,000 to 5,000 in January 2013.
Photo Essay

America’s Long Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev traveled to Afghanistan to document how the American military will bring the materials home from more than a decade of war.

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Ali Ali—EPA
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Pictures of the Week: November 30 – December 7

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble,” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Bernat Armangue—AP
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Pictures of the Week: November 16 – 23

From a ceasefire in the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas and President Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar to a rebel takeover of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a camel fair in India, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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International Mine Action Day: Portraits of Survivors by Marco Grob
Out There

UPDATE — International Mine Action Day: Portraits by Marco Grob

Improvising a studio on a former battlefield, Grob along with a team from the UN created this portfolio to help raise awareness to International Land Mine Day, April 4. The gallery is now updated to include pictures from Cambodia, which will be on view at the UN starting tomorrow.

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