International photojournalism

Kenya
Yes we Kenya

These days Obama is running for governor in Kenya. No, we are not talking about the U.S. president. It's his brother Malik who went into politics, and he is now competing to be elected as governor of Siaya county, a rural and impoverished region in the west of the country, where the brothers' native
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Ethiopia
Where democracy is born

The Borana, known as the "morning people", are the largest tribe of the Oromo people and they live in the Great Rift Valley on the eastern banks of the Omo river, between Ethiopia and Kenya. The Borana, nomadic zebu breeders who live in mud huts made of animal dung, are known for their particularly
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United States
New York Renaissance

New York City? Simply being there is exciting. Tom Wolfe is right: being in New York, walking around its districts, visiting this puzzling and hectic post-modern metropolis that never sleeps, is a sensory experience. A quarter of a century ago, in his novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe provide
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Italy
Genoa, the port's angels

After the tragedy that occurred in May, 2013 in the port of Genoa, one of the busiest in Italy, this is a tribute to the port pilots, who lost two men when the control tower was hit by a maneuvering ship and collapsed, killing nine. In certain areas of the port, the maneuvering spaces are tight and
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Philippines
Manila Glam

The capital of the Philippines is an unexpected treasure of style and flair. The city is in its fullest growth and has a bright and lively social, cultural and economic life. Gigantic shopping malls pop up in the 16 metropolitan areas who make Manila one of the most densely populated megalopolises i
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Ethiopia
Time to go solar

Solar energy arrived in Ethiopia. In Addis Ababa, the capital, photovoltaic panels are still rare and expensive, but they're quite common in the poor, drought-stricken Southern areas. Here, the lack of electricity and the high costs of fuel for the generators made the use of solar energy compulsory
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Peru
Chaccu - The day of the Vicuna

An entire day on the Andes at an altitude of 4.500 meters. A complicated rite that involves hundreds of campesinos and dozens of villages scattered around the plateaus of the Pampa Galeras, on the road to Cuzco, 90 kilometres up from Nazca. Guitars and drums, hot soups and early morning treks, masks
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Palestine
Gaza surfin' girls

Surfing in Gaza is difficult. Almost impossible if you are a girl: the eyes of all people are upon you and your jeans are soaked with water. However, four Palestinian girls decided to defy the dictates of Hamas and every day, their surfboards clutched under their arms, they head for the beach of the
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Ireland
God bless ya

The Irish Travellers are one of the strongest Catholic communities in the world. Irish Travellers were a nomadic family-based group trading horses and tools with farmers in rural areas of Ireland. Since the country became more and more mechanized, they lost their economic role and travelling became
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Italy
The monks of Camaldoli

The Camaldolese order turns 1000. It was the Benedictine monk San Romualdo to make it in the attempt of harmonizing the Western monastic tradition with the Eastern one and, ever since then, the Camaldolese monks have been developing a unique Christian experience, marked by a useful interaction betwe
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Italy
The island of memory

An ancient Paleolithic site, the island of Favignana hosted many people over the centuries. In 1874 the island was bought by the Florio family who reinforced here the so-called tonnara, an Arab tuna-fishing tecnique. The mattanza (the result of the tonnara) and the use of caves of calcarenites - a
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Sri Lanka
Back to life

Three years after the defeat of the Tamil Tigers militia (LTTE, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), North Sri Lanka is finally coming back to life, trying to leave the nightmare of 30 years of civil war, almost 100.000 casualties and 400.000 refugees behind. The policy of "national reconciliation" is
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World
I love Mary

"God does not exist, but Mary is His mother" wrote George Santayana. From Europe to the Far East, from Africa to America and the Muslim world, here is the stunningly cross-sectional image of the Virgin, on altars, printed on fabrics sold in African markets, on souvenir stalls, on monuments, on the w
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World
People in the Wild

In recent years urban population has overcome the rural one. Despite this tendency seems irreversible, a large number of people keeps stubbornly living in wild lands where a delicate balance of cohabitation between man and nature has been created. This is a very fragile balance, often resulting in t
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Togo
Nana Benz, an African epopee

They started off from nothing in the Fifties and became amongst the richest in their homeland, Togo. They're the Nana Benz, the women who sell traditional African fabrics. Particularly the sought-after "wax" which is printed in Holland. They've made a fortune, they've travelled the world over, becom
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Italy
Lake Orta, restoration masters

The Mater Ecclesiae is an abbey of cloistered Benedictine nuns located on San Giulio Island, on the Lake Orta. Originally, only six nuns from Viboldone abbey went to live there in 1973. Their prioress was Anna Maria Canopi, author of several books on spirituality and widely considered as the most pr
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