International photojournalism

Yemen
13 women against Al-Qaeda

In Yemen, thirteen veiled women, dangerous and armed to the teeth, have chosen a life of battles. The enemies are two, terrorism and prejudice, the weapons to combat them, different: for the first, an assault light machine gun, for the second, to exist is enough. For the Yemeni society, chronically
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Afghanistan
Mozart vs. Taliban

A little while ago, the Afghan National Institute of Music opened in Kabul, in a half-destroyed building which is currently being restored. Its founder, Ahmad Sarmast, a famous Afghan musician (and son of the national anthem's composer) returned from exile in Australia with the precise intention to
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Afghanistan
Mens sana in corpore afgano

Lacking other facilities, the athletes in Kabul train in the Olympic Stadium, infamous for having being used for public executions during the Taliban regime. In the structure where adulteresses were stoned to death and opponents of the regime shot, athletes from different events now take turns to sh
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Africa
Flying above the Sahara

An aerial ride over the most beautiful regions of the Sahara. A flying meridian travelled from south to north along routes of sand and wind. Geographic splendours, from Mali to Egypt, across five thousand kilometres of dust, sand, rivers, acrobatic agriculture, archaeology, ghosts towns, volcanoes,
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Senegal
Fight with Koran

Traditional combat is practiced all over middle-west Africa. Rules originate from Roman-Greek combats: the first person to knock out his challenger wins. Wearing magic costumes full of fetish and amulets, the wrestlers enter the arena following the rhythm of djembè drums. The magical element is fund
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Brazil
Florianopolis, Eurobeach

Florianopolis, state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. Or, better still, Europe: this is the first impression that the city and the beaches which surround it, give to those who arrive here. Santa Catarina, colonized as from the start of the XIX century by waves of Italians, Azoreans and Germans, i
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Australia
Along the Great Ocean Road

Having returned home from the First World War, three thousand soldiers from Victoria suddenly found themselves jobless. Someone came up with the idea to hire them to finally build a road to connect inland Australia with the coast. This road still exists today and is considered to be one of the most
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Afghanistan
Zero dollar baby

Even women are beginning to fight in Afghanistan. For some time now, the Afghan Olympic committee has been training a dozen young women, hoping to transform them into professional boxers and send them to the Olympics (which is what one of them did at the latest games). Two former Afghan boxing champ
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Afghanistan
Thank God it's friday

As in every Muslim country, Friday is a holiday in Afghanistan. And, if there's a single place in the country where people feel like celebrating it, this is Kabul. Despite the suicide attacks, which hit the city at a depressingly frequent rate, and the perennial state of tension that looms all over
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Saudi Arabia
Bye bye petroleum

What will the Saudi Arabia of the future be like? The reformist and open-minded Arabia of King Abdullah, sovereign for the past four years, or the austere and conservative Arabia of the Muslim Ulema? I tried to imagine it, travelling from the capital,Riyadh, to the desert of the Nabataeans in the no
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Belize
It's a country for old men

As vast as Sardinia but with less than 300 thousand inhabitants, Belize abounds in pensioners who - alone, in small groups or in communities - come to live here more or less definitively. They are snowbirds, those who migrate south when it's cold in the north. Thanks to the white beaches and the con
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Australia
Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda is a popular Australian song, a sort of second national anthem. It tells the story of a swagman who steals a sheep and, to escape from the police, drowns in a billabong, one of the many small isolated lakes in the Australian outback which are the remnants of a dry river. The Austral
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Lithuania
Vilnius - The Uzupis Republic

The Republic of Uzupis is one of a kind artistic enclave, with peculiar ideas and specific cultural projects. A proper Art Inkubator, as today is usually remarked. Until yesterday it was no more than a political paradox located in the heart of Vilnius. A brilliant idea, socially helpful, which tried
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Cuba
Que Viva Harley!

According to an unofficial census, there are about a hundred Harley-Davidson's surviving in Cuba. From the day of the revolutionary triumph in 1959, they are prisoners on the island, left to their own devices and forced into a subsistence regime by the commercial embargo which doesn't allow the impo
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United States
An Italian teacher in the Bronx

Luca Avellini was once a broker in the City of London. Luxury journeys, cars and hotels were part of his daily routine. Then, one day he had a "Damascus Road conversion". He left his job and moved to New York to start a new life as a teacher in an elementary school in the Bronx, with 74% of Hispanic
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Afghanistan
Kabul City Tour

In Afghanistan, the first tourists are returning before the peace, on the initiative of Great Game Travel, a travel agency founded by two courageous Americans. They have about a hundred clients a year, they are curious, willing to travel without comforts, someone demands to visit the caves of Tora B
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International photojournalism