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Luke Duggleby's photos take viewers inside Southeast Asia’s illegal dog-meat trade. Duggleby, who traveled to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam for the story, documents a business that is estimated to include hundreds of thousands of dogs per year.

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Animals • Asia • Luke Duggleby • Thailand • Vietnam • World
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When Chen Liyan was just 1 year old, her mother abandoned her and her father, who now suffers from serious pulmonary tuberculosis. Despite her young age, Liyan has taken the role of caretaker for her ailing father. Photographer Jia DaiTengFei captures her enduring essence in his project “Smile to Life.”

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Asia • China • Health • Jia DaiTengFei • World
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The Chiang Mai Cabaret show is the only drag cabaret in the city of the same name in northern Thailand. Photographer Rachel Dennis captured the "kathoeys," transgenders who are considered the "third gender," prepping backstage and performing onstage.

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Asia • Gender and Sexuality • Rachel Dennis • Thailand • World
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To people who have never seen the Ganges River in India, it calls to mind images of thousands of devout Hindus wading into its waters during religious rituals. But photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz wanted to get to know the Ganges as a character and capture the stories it had to tell.

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Asia • India • MJR • Mustafah Abdulaziz • Religion • World
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The Mongolian nomadic people moved from pasture to pasture, raising sheep and living off their milk and meat. But in 2011, severe winter weather killed 8 million head of livestock, essentially destroying the herders’ way of life. Alessandro Grassani documented the displaced people, known as climate refugees.

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Alessandro Grassani • Asia • Climate • Mongolia
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Most newlyweds want their weddings to be picture perfect, but a growing number of Chinese couples are saying cheese in a big way – with pre-wedding photography ranging from $500 to $20,000. The finished albums are ultimately displayed at the actual wedding ceremony as a type of status symbol.

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Asia • China • Guillaume Herbaut • Institute • Weddings • World
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The Olympics are a time for countries to come together and compete for glory, and the host cities use the event as a moment to shine. But what happens when the eternal flame moves on? Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit visited 13 Olympic hosts to document the legacy of the Games.

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Asia • Europe • Gary Hustwit • Jon Pack • Olympics • Sports • U.S.
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Toshio Shibata takes photographs of structures that normally only a civil engineer would pause to appreciate. Dams and buoys and dirty water are not what anyone would envision while thinking of Japan’s most eye-catching landscapes. But when captured by Shibata, they take on a simple, stark beauty.

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Asia • Japan • Landscapes • Photo Exhibit • Toshio Shibata • World
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