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· November, 2013

Stories about Photography from November, 2013

South Africa Doesn't Want You to See the President's Lavish House

The South African government has used $20 million to upgrade President Jacob Zuma's private residence. Government ministers have warned that anyone publishing photos of the home will be arrested.

PHOTOS: Dhaka's Beautiful Blue Sky Briefly Takes Over Web

The autumn sky above Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka was so beautiful on 17 November that social media was flooded with images and talk about the scene.

VIDEO: “They work to die”, Mystery Disease Killing Central American Sugarcane Workers

Workers who cut sugarcane and other crops in the coastal lowlands of Central America are being hit by a mysterious disease: From Panama to southern Mexico, laborers are coming down...

Bhutan's Hydroelectric Projects and a Kingfisher

The Bhutanese people are slowly beginning to realize that the hydropower projects will, over time, not only ruin our environment but will also be the cause of the loss of...

Winds of Waste: Plastic Bags Land in Venezuela's Paraguaná Peninsula

Silvia Castro's photo gallery, published by website Prodavinci, shows residents of the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela with bags on their heads to call attention to the damage that trash and...

PHOTOS: Humans of Latin America

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The "Humans of..." projects from Latin America show the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the region.

Bolivian Twitter Users Arrested For Photographing Historic Building

Two Bolivian Twitter users were arbitrarily arrested by the police for taking photographs of historic buildings. Bolivian netizens came to their defense immediately after being alerted by a tweet.

War Through the Viewfinder of an Army Photographer

What does a soldier see and experience in war and in routine military operations? British Army Corporal Simon Longworth responds to that question every day in his job as an...

Portraits of ‘Children Who Have Children’ in Guatemala

Swedish photographer and journalist Linda Forsell has just started a Tumblr blog where she will be sharing her project “about young girls that have been sexually abused and have babies...

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Life in a Manila Urban Poor Community

Despite the reported progress in the Philippines, Manila is still home to hundreds of thousands of informal settlers.

Funny Money for Russia's Winter Olympics

The most recent Sochi Olympics scandal involves a new 100-ruble Olympic-themed banknote that the Russian Central Bank released last week.

Life in Kyrgyz Prisons Through Camera Eyes

Photographer Eric Gourlan spent over a month in prisons in Kyrgyzstan, documenting the life of both inmates and guards. Photographs he took there provide a rare “view from the inside” the...

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