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Video by (Muhammed Muheisen) Zawar is an Afghan refugee child who lives with his family on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Few years back I photographed him while he and other children were playing and chasing bubbles, several months after I located him and handed him his own photograph, this was his reaction. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis follow me and

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Photo by for - "There are those who are mentally ill, they went to the hospital, they went to the traditional healers but eventually they come here. When these people are not violent, we leave them here and pray with them. But when they are violent, we enchain them and pray for them day and night until they have health. When God tells us that the person is cured, we release him,” says Pentecostal pastor Lare Damitote Bertrand praying over Late Bédagou. One of his church’s primary functions is to pray to resolve the problems of the congregation, ranging from financial difficulties to severe illnesses. On the day of this photo, approximately 15 adults living with mental health issues were chained to trees or posts while they waited to be cured through prayer. Some had been chained for more than a year. - 81.2% of Togo’s rural population lives below the poverty line making it one of the world’s poorest countries. Poverty is often both a symptom and a cause of a mental health issues. To make matters worse, care is almost always substandard in regions struggling with poverty. In Togo, where resources are thin and conventional medicine and professional advice is difficult to access, many turn to traditional healers or religious leaders for cures. Around the world, an overwhelming majority of people with mental and psychosocial disabilities are living in poverty, poor physical health and are subject to human rights violations. - is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow

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Photo by While doing an essay on Italy’s Po River Valley, I spent some time in Ferrara, a lovely town where it seems everyone gets around on bicycles. Beneath this archway in the city I could follow the long shadows of morning as the people pedaled by, their tires seeming to whisper as they passed. for more images of Italy and other assignments spanning five decades.

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Video / ▶️🔊 The city by the bay, is one of the great cities of the US and the financial capitol of California. The city boomed in 1849 during the gold rush and has flourished ever since. By day, by night and in any season this is a beautiful city.

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Photo by 12/15/17 Ulvetanna High Camp And so it ended…appropriately in the coldest conditions of the trip. After an 18 hour push and -30f on the summit, we landed back at our high camp where and I sat for a long while looking at this surreal sight. To see more images from the edge of the earth and The North Face climbing expedition to Antarctica, follow along at . 17

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Photos by // The migrations of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn are the heartbeat of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. These magnificent migrations help us understand the importance of connectivity in our world. To learn more, read today's NYT Op-ed by National Geographic Fellow Arthur Middleton. Link to story in my profile .

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Photo by | This is an almost fully formed rhino fetus taken from the womb of a dead female killed by poachers for her horn. A number of South African veterinarians I have worked with told me that a higher number of the poached rhinos they are seeing are female and many are pregnant. This is something that may be regional in terms of the distribution of males and females. Either way, every killing of a pregnant female doubles the number of rhino actually lost in a poaching incident. This is a fact that often goes unmentioned when numbers are reported. Official South African statistics paint a picture of more equal poaching rates for males and females. Females are reportedly more social and gregarious than bulls and can be easier for poachers to track. Females often have a calf with them and they will stay to defend the calf rather than run away, that often makes them an easier target for poachers.

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Photograph by // A mother grizzly bear shares her salmon with her cubs along the shores of Katmai Alaska. To see the image of how I was able to get this close perspective please go to lovers

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photo by Anubis, 2018 From my new work on dogs featured online at Anubis is a majestic rescued Great Dane who was very shy in the studio. Nearly 5 years old, she was truly a gentle giant. I’ve spent much of the last 11 years photographing everything from honeybees to elephants and settled in recently with a personal project photographing the character and beauty of dogs. You can see more of this work

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photo by: // In Maramures, Romania I observed traditional agrarian practices and culture still persisting in the modern age. I was told by this elderly lady, who worked hard all day making hay for her horse "This is our cycle of life. We are taking care of the animals and in return they are taking care of us". For more daily life stories around the world, please follow me here:

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Photos by // Grandmas always know how to cook! // Hiroko, 66 years old – Tokyo, Japan - CHIRASHIZUSHI - Ingredients for 6 people: 450 gr rice - 2 fried or sauté slices of tofu - 1 root of burdock - 3 big dried mushrooms - “shitake”- ½ carrot- 3 eggs- 1 leaf of Japanese seaweed - 4 fuki (Japanese herb)- salt, sugar, sesame, ginger - soya sauce, rice vinegar, sake /// 1- Soak the dried mushrooms in some water for 5 hours. 2- Put the rice in a rice cooker with 600 ml of water, two spoons of salt and a leaf of Japanese seaweeds. Let it cook for about half an hour. 3- Clean well the burdock root and cut it into thin slices about 4 cm long. 4- Do the same with the mushrooms and the fried tofu. 5- Place all the vegetables and the tofu in a pot, then pour in a glass of water, cover with a silicon lid and cook on a medium heat. 6- After 3 minutes, add 20gr of sugar, 30ml of sake and 30 ml of soya sauce to the vegetables. Cover and cook for 20 more minutes, without stirring. 7- Now prepare the sauce for the rice: in a bowl, mix 30gr of sugar, 7gr of salt and 70ml of rice vinegar. Blend everything together until sugar and salt melt. 8- As soon as the rice is ready, take it out of the cooker and mix it with the sauce when it is still very hot. Stir everything. 9- Slice thinly the seaweeds leaf, which was cooking with the rice, the carrot and the fuki. 10- Crack the eggs and beat them in a separate bowl, adding a pinch of salt and 10 gr of sugar. Make the eggs into small very thin omelettes using a non-stick pan. Do not make one large thick omelette, but make many thin ones. Then, slice the omelette into very thin strips. 11- Add the carrot, fuki and seaweeds to the other vegetables and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Then, take them off the heat. 12- Drain the vegetables in a colander and squeeze them if necessary. Make sure you eliminate almost all the liquid. 13- Pour the drained vegetables on top of the rice, together with a sprinkle of 20gr sesame. Blend everything together and prevent the rice from rolling up into balls. 14- Place the omelette strips and some sweet-and-sour ginger on top of the rice and serve the dish.

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Photograph by . Contestants compete in the Cotswold Olimpick Games, near Chipping Campden, in the Cotswolds of England. Created by lawyer Robert Dover in the early 1600s, with the support of King James, the Cotswold Olimpicks claim to be at the origins of modern Olympic games. A temporary wooden structure called Dover Castle was erected in a natural amphitheatre on what is now known as Dover’s Hill, complete with small cannons that were fired to begin the events. Held annually every Spring, original events like sledgehammer throwing and wrestling have since given way to Shin-Kicking, piano smashing, and Static Jump competitions. Follow to see more photographs from this series and other works.

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