International photojournalism

Superstars, the next Formula One

"The overtaking, door bashing, extreme cornering, ten cars in less than a second. And those close-call finishes which aren't seen in Formula One any more". With these words, the manager, Vincenzo Lamaro, sums up the appeal of Superstars, the car race which is winning more and more fans from around t more
China Ski

Want to enjoy skiing in China? First rid yourself of notions that you're heading to France's Chamonix or Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo. You aren't. The resorts that have proliferated around Beijing, targeting the capital's growing middle class, have very slow lifts, poor equipment and icy slopes, usuall more
Scilla, swordfish blues

Scilla, Calabria. From May to November, in front of the Messina strait, sail the last 16 "passerelle" in the world: fishing boats specially equipped for catching swordfish. Actually, as the locals like to say, "hunting swordfish". The boats have a 22-meter sight pole and a 30-meter bridge (the "pass more
The lost Eden

Gabon has two main resources, wood and oil. The Gabonese are rich, probably the richest in Africa in proportion. With the independence from France and the arrival of the large extraction and cutting companies, the economy of the country quickly changed. Great flows of hard currency invaded the coffe more
Gaza daily life

"They want to turn us into victims. But after the bombings I rebuild, clean and put things back in place. Because I don't want to be a victim. I want life to go on in Gaza, always". Maamon Khozendar, 56, entrepreneur, is the symbol of a wealthy Gaza which doesn't believe in suffering. A Gaza which d more
Falcons against the mob

Naples, the city with the highest level of criminal activity in Italy, counts seventy homicides, four thousand armed robberies, mostly with tourists as victims, and thousands of thefts a year. In order to combat the criminal elements, who are often secreted in the intricate lanes which don't allow v more
Hierapolis, the Roman spa

Straddled between the Anatolian and Mediterranean worlds, Hierapolis "the Holy" was a sight to behold with its marble temples and white travertine flows resembling waterfalls of snow. They are actually formed by the outflow of warm water which is rich in calcium carbonate. Because here, in the centr more
Wings over Africa

Nearly 10,000 km across the whole Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Mediterranean Sea onboard of two Cessna 210. A stunning adventure across 10 countries, 2 tropics, 26 different airports in 25 days of journey. 55 hours of total flying and 3,400 litres of fuel consumed from South Africa to E more
Journey to Misratah

We leave Benghazi onboard a small ship heading west, few miles away from the Cirenaica coastline. After few hours we manage to land at Misratha harbour: despite the fact that the port has been heavily damaged by Gaddafi's tanks, we find a safe spot to anchor. It's already nightitme. We have been s more
Death costs 30 cents

The building near Kabul University was once the seat of the Soviet Cultural Centre. Today, half-destroyed by thirty years of bombings, it's the residence of nearly two thousand drug addicts, who live in the most appalling conditions. In this country it's easy to get caught in the drug spiral: a dose more
The last Kabul jew

His name is Zabolon Simantov. He lives in poverty in a two-roomed flat not far from Chicken Street, with its antiques shops. Every week he turns on the lights of the synagogue next door: its a ritual he wants to keep alive, even if in vain, because there are no more Jews in Kabul for whom to conduct more
Asmara - Return to Little Roma

Asmara is a seventy year's jump back in time. In the Italy of Odeon cinemas and beveled mirrors, of Tagliero garages and pensioners in colonial straw hats enjoying an ice-cream at the small tables of the bar Impero. The Italians transformed a small shepherds village at an altitude of 2347 meters int more
Misratah under siege

Libya's third largest town has been under siege for three months. Qaddafi's forces and the militias of shabab, or revolutionary youth, fight to control the city in a conflict of unprecedented violence, which caused hundreds of dead and devastated a large part of the town, which for weeks has been su more
Women of the revolution

They have been appointed as the "revolutionary sisters". The Bugaighis sisters, Salwa and Iman, are the female face of an interim government. One is a lawyer, the other one a doctor. One has joined the council that is leading Benghazi, the other one is in charge for the logistics and the relations w more
Two wheels, one ambulance

Sao Paulo, one of the most chaotic cities in Brazil: 11 million inhabitants, seven million vehicles, hundreds of accidents and episodes of violent criminality which leave casualties on the streets every day. The terribly congested traffic makes it impossible for a conventional ambulance to reach an more
China Islamic Frontier

Stretching from Taklamakan desert to the peaks of Pamir, Xinjiang is the biggest and the most diverse of China's provinces. Inhabited by the Uighurs, a Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethinc group, its vast natural resources include oil, coal, gas and uranium. From the other provinces, millions of migrants more
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