Editors’ picks photography gallery

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El Gimnasio Hermanos Manchego

Nelson "La Maldad" Manchego runs a free-of-charge boxing gym in an abandoned building on San Andrés that was originally a squat for drug-addicts. Nelson trains local kids from the island with the ambition for them to become professionals in the sport, while also keeping them out of trouble.
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Varanasi's Brick Kiln Workers

... It was a heartbreaking revelation that most of the brick kiln workers died at an early age due to lung disease as an occupational hazard. Ironically, those bricks that will be used to build someone else homes, are made by people who remained homeless, themselves.....
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Baikal of Wonders

Long ago shamans were revered as a hereditary caste of the chosen in Baikal region, Russia. But now everything's changed. Whom has they become for locals and strangers: true followers of the faith of their ancestors, healers or just touristic amusements?
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Weaver Ants: A closer look

There are a lot of societies that thrive right under our noses that we are not very aware of, they teach a lot of lessons. Weaver ants have been living in an almost impeccable society from even before humans existed. This is an excerpt from their day to day hustle and bustle.
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Girls education in India

Educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman, you educate a complete family. So basic education of a girl child is the first step of women empowerment
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A Story of Faith

This is a reportage of one of the less known religious festivals of Bengal. This is the celebration of one of the less popular Hindu Goddess, Setala, celebrated believing the Goddess will keep people away from...
A Sannyasi show a severed Skull to the villagers
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Faith of Life

In different part of West Bengal, traditional and macabre rituals are being celebrated by local population during the week of Gajan festival. In the remote village of Bardhaman this practice has been going on for more than a hundred years.
Recreation of crucifixion during holy week in Iztapalapa, Mexico City
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Crucifixion for Holy Week in Mexico

Thousands of people gather every year in Iztapalapa for the Passion play, a major event during holy week celebrations in Mexico City. The actors prepare themselves physically and spiritually the whole year, in order to perform the role to perfection.
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Announcing World Press Photo 2016 Winners

World Press Photo of the Year 2016 goes to Warren Richardson. The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Australian photographer, Warren Richardson, as the World Press Photo of the Year 2016.
Civilians escape through the railroad bridge blown up by Donetsk People Republic partisans.
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Ukraine: Two Years of War

In the aftermath of the Euromaidan movement and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, pro-Russian and anti-government protest spread across the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. Violence in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts escalated
Bangladeshi workers process leather
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Contaminated Land

Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area, widely known for its tannery industry, has been listed as one of the top 10 polluted places on earth by two international research organizations. At least 160,000 people have become victims of pollution...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das
A volunteer cleans the road in Bhaktapur past the earthquake
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Nepal: after the earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. Many buildings in the older parts of Kathmandu are now rubble, including the Dharahara tower, a 19th century 62-metre tall building...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das