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    Photo 8 logoThe Libyan Wish by Fabio Bucciarelli

    Libya 2011

    A Libyan fighter sits on a rocket launcher mounted on a pickup truck outside the walls of Sirte. The Battle of Sirte was the final battle of the Libyan civil war, culminating with the collapse of the four-decade Gaddafi regime. 

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    Papua New Guinea by Timothy Allen

    Central Highlands, Papua New Guinea 2010

    Skeleton dancers from the Omo Masalai tribe. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world with over a hundred ethnic groups. Even today, many of the remote tribes have only marginal contact with the outside world.

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    Kazakh Eagle Hunter of Western Mongolia by Christo Geoghegan

    Bayan-Ölgii, Mongolia 2012

    In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Kazakh Prime Minister, Nursultan Nazarbayev, set out to try and reclaim the rich Kazakh culture and tradition lost during years of Russian ruling. Border agreements and forced collectivisation are some of the factors which led to mass Kazakh migration across Bayan-Ölgii (Mongolia) and Xinjiang (China) - here Kazakh culture and tradition are still intact as they were hundreds of years ago. The Kazakh migration has led to a cultural crisis in modern day Kazakhstan where Soviet rule has all but wiped out these nomadic traditions, such as hunting with golden eagles.

     

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    Occupy Wall Street, No. 2 by Ashley Gilbertson

    New York, USA 2011

    An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator sits in Zuccotti Park, New York. The demonstrators occupied the park for two months before being evicted by the police on 15 November 2011.

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    Herero Woman by Jim Naughten

    Namibia 2012

    The Herero are an ethnic group living in Namibia, in South West Africa. They speak Herero language and are traditionally pastoralists, making a living tending livestock. Herero women wear Victorian era style dresses as a direct consequence of German occupation over a century ago, when Rhenish missionaries set about converting and clothing them in the European dress of the period. The headpiece is a Herero addition and symbolises cow horns, paying homage to their cattle which made them rich. 

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    Girl With Snake by Justin Jin

    Guangdong Province, China 2006

    A girl lies with a snake inside a tent at a night market where herbalists, fortune-tellers, food hawkers and performers compete for business.

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