Topic: Photojournalism

Peru Ravaged Rainforest Photo Essay
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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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A Burmese dealer arranges chunks of jade at a market stall in Mandalay.
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Photojournalism Daily: Dec. 3, 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.
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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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August 2, 2014: Finalist mutton busters and calf riders wait in the arena alley before the invocation and their introduction on the final day of competition.
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Photojournalism Daily: Dec. 2, 2014

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

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Family of Isatu Sesay, 16, an Ebola victim, grieve as they wait for a burial team to collect Sesay's body, in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, Nov. 22, 2014.
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Photojournalism Daily: Dec. 1, 2014

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

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Al Khumaini Msallam Qudiah is seen exiting his rubbled home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, on Nov. 1st 2014.Al Khumaini and his sons live in the rubbled home, while his wife and daughters live with their relatives. His farmland was bulldozed by Israeli army. He began building new farm, with the bricks and material from his rubbled home.
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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 28, 2014

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

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Philip Montgomery for Bloomberg Businessweek
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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 27, 2014

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

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A suspected migrant runs back to Miguel Aleman, Mexico after being pursued by agents near Roma, Texas. Oct. 8, 2014.
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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 26, 2014

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

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Driftless: Photographs from Iowa
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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 25, 2014

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

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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 24, 2014

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

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