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Greenpeace: half a century on the frontline of environmental photo activism

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Fifty years ago, on 15 September 1971, a ship named the Greenpeace set out to confront and stop US nuclear weapons testing at Amchitka, one of the Aleutian Islands in south-west Alaska. Two years later a small boat ca...

Madonna criticises Instagram for taking down nipple photo

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From her infamous corset bodysuit with conical bra cups to her bondage-inspired outfits at the Met Gala and MTV video music awards, Madonna has never been shy of causing a stir with her looks. But now the internationa...

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...

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...

‘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...

Treasury minister skips pre-budget photo citing agoraphobia

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Simon Clarke, the chief secretary to the Treasury, has said he would not take part in the traditional pre-budget photo with the chancellor as he is agoraphobic. He said the condition “prevents me being comfortable in ...

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 ...

One month in Kabul under Taliban rule– a photo essay

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Above its tightly clustered houses and peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains, Kabul’s blue skies were once dotted with countless colourful kites, flown by children from the hilltops or their rooftops. Since the Taliban to...

‘Ida is not the end’: Indigenous residents face the future on Louisiana’s coast – photo essay

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Out on the frontiers of the Louisiana coastline, amid winding bayous, battered island roads and sinking land, a swath of fresh devastation for this region’s overlooked Indigenous tribal communities. Amid the rapid dep...

‘They just forgot about us’: a US motel of climate refugees with nowhere to go – photo essay

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If you were to drive through Medford, a small city in southern Oregon, you’d pass by an unremarkable motel. You’d see guests sitting out on their balconies, smoking cigarettes, walking their dogs across the small patc...

‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay

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As a child, Shaka Fumu Kabaka witnessed the atrocities that took place during the six-day war between Ugandan and Rwandan forces in his home town of Kisangani in June 2000. “It was not even our war, but a war between...

UK ambassador angers Iran with ‘insulting’ embassy photo gaffe

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The new British ambassador to Iran has landed himself in hot water by posing alongside his Russian counterpart in chairs sat in by Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in the British embassy at the height of Iran’s sub...

The photo that has come to define Turkey’s wildfires

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A little boy ready for a swim stops on the edge of the clear water, his gaze distracted by a firefighting plane flying low through a rust-red sky. For many, the photo – apparently taken by a Russian holidaymaker in An...

Hope and disappointment under lockdown in Kashmir – photo essay

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Having grown up in the troubled Indian region of Kashmir, photographer Showkat Nanda knew what it was to be “a child of conflict”, the name often used to describe the generations of Kashmir’s youth since the 1980s. Th...

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