International photojournalism

Philippines
War on drugs
Surrenders and victims under President Duterte iron fist

On June 30th Rodrigo Duterte took office as President of The Philippines, and on the very same day he started a brutal war against drugs. PNP (Philippine National Police) official numbers tell a lot: after four months 2,236 persons were killed, 57% of them during PNP operations, 35% by unidentified
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Africa
The glass beads game
The story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa

The 'glass beads game' tells the story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa, where they are still used by many tribes with different purposes.

In 1352 the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta, left his native Tangiers and set out to the Kingdom of Mali. In his descriptions of
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Italy
Saint Agatha's fever
The religious feast that turns Catania into an open air theater

"In Catania - wrote novelist Giovanni Verga at the end of the 18th century - Lent comes with no Carnival. To compensate this, there's the festival of Saint Agatha, a great city event where the whole town turns into a theater". The festival of Saint Agatha, held every year from February 3rd to 6th, m
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Iraq
The last battle
On the front line and inside the villages freed from Daesh in the Mosul offensive

The final battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State, after two years of terror, has started on October 16th. Peshmerga forces from Kurdistan and the Iraqi army have an enemy in common for the first time, and they started the approach to Mosul from the East side.

For the Kurdish army the
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Benin
Twins are forever
Life, death, monkeys and beans in the syncretic cult of African twins

In one specific area in Africa between Nigeria and Benin, especially among Fon, Ewe and Yoruba population, there is the highest natural twin birthrate in the world. In other African areas, a mother who birthed two twins was accused to have had intercourses with spirits and then killed with her babie
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Estonia
The new Crimea?
The Baltic Sea hosts a revived Cold War

There's a new Iron Curtain in Europe, and it's in Estonia, one of the Baltic states bordering Russia.

Estonia is a EU and NATO member, it was for a long time part of the Soviet Union, and it's right in the middle of the new Cold War between Washington and Moscow. Since Russia annexed Crimea
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Europe
Mediterranean Sea-Watch
A private vessel patrolling the Libyan coastal waters

Harald Hopper - a 43-year old merchant and entrepreneur from Berlin - after yet another tragedy in the Sicilian Channel, has decided that he did not want to stand by and wait actionless any longer.

He organized a fund raising operation back in Germany that allowed him to buy a blue fishing
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Spain
European Hawaii
Fuerteventura surfing tribes

Beautiful beaches, affordable accommodations, nice waves and international groove. The outer edge of Europe, the island of Fuerteventura, has preserved its charm and wild beauty. It has been recently chosen even by Ridley Scott for some scenes of "Exodus" the Hollywood movie starring Christian Bale.
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Philippines
Strangers in the night
Call center workers at their desk at night

One of the Philippines' main assets is the 1.2 million youngsters who work in call centers: together, they create an industry with a turnaround of over 12 billion U.S. dollars a year and a 25% growth rate. The companies which use call centers are mostly American: due to the time difference, the empl
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Europe
Standouts & Poors
What really separates the richest and the poorest towns in the EU?

Wolfsburg (Germany) and Silistra (Bulgaria) are separated by 1,500 kilometers as the crow flies. But prosperity separates them more than distance. Wolfsburg is the richest town in the European Union, the one with the highest income per capita. Silistra is the poorest, the one with the lowest average
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Italy
Endless Duomo
Go deep in Milan's art and history of its most famous Cathedral

Under the Milan cathedral, better known as Duomo, there's a hidden factory where, from centuries, a lot of people work endlessly: bricklayers, carpenters, sculptors, restorers. The Duomo is an infinite construction site because it’s built with a marble so unique and beautiful but also fragile when i
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Slovenia
Ljubljana
Europe's green capital

Ljubljana appears to be the perfect manifesto of an environmentally sustainable city. It has been proclamed "European Green Capital for 2016", by the EU Commission and his celebrating its new soul with events and ambitious projects.

With its 287,000 inhabitants, has suddenly become a model
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Slovenia
Metelkova
Artistic squatting in Ljubljana

Forget Christiania and other failed, utopian "alternative" spots. In the heart of Ljubljana (Slovenia's capital), in what was a 19th century military barracks of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, lie one of the largest and arguably most successful urban squats in Europe. The self proclaimed Metelkova "Me
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India
Mother Teresa for Saint!
The angel of Calcutta

On September 4th, 2016 Pope Francis will proclaim saint a tiny nun from Albania, born in 1910 and passed away 87 years later: Mother Teresa. Just by saying that name everybody recalls immediately her minute figure, wrapped up in a white and blue sari, always with a smile on her wrinkled face. Having
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United States
Jail Zoo
Living in a cage

There is a sanctuary six miles from Duval Street in Key West, Florida where abandoned, abused, confiscated and donated animals are cared for by inmates at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Stock Island Detention Center. The farm started 20 years ago as a haven for a flock of ducks whose numbers whe
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Italy
(Un)welcome to Austria
Here's how the migrants will try to cross the Alps

In 2016, once the "Balkan route" is closed, migrants will land on Italian coasts. And come summer, many will try to cross the Alps. But at the Brenner Pass, the main gateway to Northern Europe, Austria has sealed the borders for them, and many believe the risk is that sooner or later this will creat
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