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Women’s FA Cup photo essay – road to Wembley, first round: Sporting Khalsa v Wolves

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With only six miles separating the teams’ home grounds, the draw for the first round proper threw up a local derby between Sporting Khalsa and Wolverhampton Wanderers Women. The teams had previously faced each other o...

Tourism rescues Omalo, Georgia, from oblivion – photo essay

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Through the Greater Caucasus mountain range that forms the northern belt of Georgia, the slim road of the Abano pass cuts a treacherous path. In fact the term “road” is a little generous; for 45 miles, this dirt track...

To the Moon review – beguiling essay on the satellite’s pervasive pull

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It only takes eight minutes of To the Moon before we hear the ripples of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, over a gorgeous vintage montage of embracing lovers. It’s the equivalent of Pomp and Circumstance at the Proms for Tadh...

Camels bearing healthcare deliver hope in Kenya – photo essay

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Thirteen camels amble their way across the dusty, drought-stricken landscape, accompanied by seven men in bright yellow T-shirts and three nurses. The camels are loaded with trunks full of medicines, bandages and fami...

The first Mennonites of Colombia – a photo essay

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In a remote corner of the rolling plains that stretch across eastern Colombia from the foothills of the Andes to the Venezuelan frontier, a cluster of grain silos juts up against the pristine blue sky. Not long ago, t...

Gardens of Eden: the church forests of Ethiopia – a photo essay

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Seen by their guardians as sacred, Ethiopia’s church forests are protected and cared for by their priests and their communities. Photographer Kieran Dodds has brought together his images of these oases and the story o...

‘A moment in history’: making a perilous sea-crossing with refugees – photo essay

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Standing on a Turkish beach ready to join a group of Syrian refugees on an inflatable boat bound for Greece, the photojournalist Güliz Vural’s biggest fear was that the people traffickers organising the illegal crossi...

Men behind the mask: masculinity in the modern age – a photo essay

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I was born and raised in Liverpool, United Kingdom. I had a strong sense of community and enjoyed the benefits of a loving and supportive network of friends and family. However, I struggled with my sense of identity f...

Faith in -196C: pioneers of resurrection – a photo essay

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In Moscow at the end of the 19th century a librarian of poor origins started reflecting on how future human beings, raising themselves from a condition of conflict and divisiveness, would eventually be able to defeat ...

Romanian wedding traditions – a photo essay

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In a remote region in the north of Romania, there is a remarkable mixture of tradition and wealth. Residents of the Oaș region have been labouring for years in the west so that back home they can build magnificent hou...

Across Kazakhstan by rail – a photo essay

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The monotonous rattling of the train accompanies us through the steppe of Central Asia. The air that travels with us smells of cooked food and the exhalations of dozens of passengers. Sounds drift over to me from vari...

Growing up in Northern Ireland free of the Troubles – a photo essay

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Luc Baxter plays with his friends Taylor Walker and Corey Neilly in Casual Riots, Shankill’s only hard-rock band. Contrary to what the name suggests, they have no sympathy whatsoever for the rioters from their own nei...

Bali without tourists: once-bustling hotspots now eerie and overgrown – a photo essay

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The sun is slowly disappearing on Jimbaran beach. The restaurants lining the beach have started to turn on their lights, but not all of them are open. Some lie abandoned, festooned with wild plants and weeds. The beac...

Manila’s newly homeless tell of survival in lockdown – photo essay

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Like so many others before her, Michelle Sicat, a 28-year-old single mother from the province of Nueva Ecija, had come to Metro Manila to get a job to support her family. She left her daughter with her parents so she ...

‘I’d like to find a Roman fibula brooch’: watching the detectorists – a photo essay

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In July 2009, Terry Herbert of the Bloxwich Research and Metal Detecting club picked up a signal with his metal detector; the signal for what we now know to be the Staffordshire hoard. The find of almost 4,600 pieces ...

‘Haves and have-nots’: how the housing crisis is creating two New Zealands – a photo essay

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Returning home to a country he couldn’t afford to secure a home in, New Zealand photographer Cody Ellingham began to roam suburban streets at night with his camera. In a new series of photographs, he reflects the unea...

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