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North Korea opened its border to photographer Martin Sasse for the sixth time since 1999 in October. With chaperones, permissions and regulations in place, he was able to explore modern life and the art culture in Pyongyang, the capital city.

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Asia • Martin Sasse • North Korea • World
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Photojournalist Alain Le Bacquer spent seven years exploring the underground artist scene in Beijing before publishing a book on the subject in 2008. He returned to China's capital city two years later to follow up on upcoming artists. His newist project looks at the emerging second generation of talent.

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Alain Le Bacquer • Asia • China • Picturetank • World
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Bhopal residents fell victim to the world’s worst industrial disasters in December 1984, and for many, the nightmare isn’t over. Photographer Alex Masi visited Bhopal, India, and found children with neurological and physical defects after being exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals.

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Alex Masi • Asia • FotoEvidence • India • Photo Book • Photo Contest • Photo Exhibit • World
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For centuries, artisans have been crafting statues of Hindu deities on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India. Italian photographer Albertina d'Urso recently visited the historic Kumartuli district in the West Bengal capital.

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Albertina d'Urso • Asia • Black-and-white • India • Religion • World
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The Karen people of Myanmar have been embattled in a civil war with the country’s central government since 1949. It is considered the world’s longest ongoing war. In 2011, photographer Jason Florio traveled through the remote jungles of the Karen state, visiting villages and photographing the people he met.

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Asia • Jason Florio • Myanmar • Portraits • World
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Laos: Land of bombs

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The countryside of Laos is littered with unexploded mines, grenades artillery shells, cluster bombs and the remains of other military hardware. The people of Laos began to collect the metal from these leftovers of war and use it to make everyday items, photographer Diego Drudi says.

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Asia • Black-and-white • Diego Drudi • Laos
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