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Kurdish forces filled the security vacuum when Iraqi army left, much to the relief of this ethnically diverse town, which lies in disputed territory. (Jason Motlagh/For The Washington Post)Many families who have fled to the Kurdish-controlled region say they would prefer to live under a Kurdish regime than Baghdad. (Jason Motlagh/For The Washington Post)

Inside Out in Bangladesh

Inside Out in Bangladesh
DHAKA – In collaboration with artist JR’s global Inside Out Project and CounterFoto, an upstart photo agency founded by my friend Saiful Haq Omi, we installed mural-sized pictures of garment workers on the walls and roofs of the capital’s largest slum, Korail, part of a day-long event that also included a community clean up.

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The Ghosts of Rana Plaza

The Ghosts of Rana Plaza
DHAKA – In collaboration with artist JR’s global Inside Out Project and CounterFoto, an upstart photo agency founded by my friend Saiful Haq Omi, we installed mural-sized pictures of garment workers on the walls and roofs of the capital’s largest slum, Korail, part of a day-long event that also included a community clean up.

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Palm Oil for the West, Exploitation for Young Workers in Malaysia

Palm Oil Exploitation
SABAH PROVINCE, MALAYSIA – To the Malaysian government, Leonary Marcus officially does not exist. He is one of an estimated 50,000 stateless Indonesian children living in Sabah province, the country’s palm oil producing heartland.

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Postcards from the Slabs

Rohingya
SITTWE – “It’s as pretty close to the old West as you’re ever gonna get. We have problems, we take care of them.” – Ray

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The Longest War: Afghanistan Beyond the Taliban

Afghan
Eleven years after the Taliban was ousted, the war in Afghanistan has surpassed Vietnam as the longest in US history. With media attention elsewhere and foreign armies preparing to leave, we look at where the country is headed and what it means for a people scarred by decades of conflict.

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