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· December, 2015

Stories about Photography from December, 2015

31 December 2015

Ringing in the New Year in Japan With Fresh Fish

Fish and seafood is an important part of New Year's celebrations in Japan. Here are some photos of shopping for fish.

26 December 2015

Christmas Around the World in 17 Photos

Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.

For Land-locked Nepal, a Year of Natural and Man-Made Disasters

“I have negative thoughts. But if everyone gets positive, I will get the energy to stay positive.”

25 December 2015

Activist-Journalist Reflects on Meeting the Iranian Ambassador at a New York Holiday Party

"Iran will one day shine in a way that the Iranian Ambassador will greet Iranian women and journalists without fear and with pride."

23 December 2015

25 Years After Officially Closing, Kyrgyzstan's Biggest Dump Is Still Rancid and Expanding

Is the toxic, anarchic landfill that has troubled Bishkek for over two decades about to be brought to heel?

20 December 2015

The History of Royal Hunts in Nepal’s Southern Plains Is Simply Barbaric

'Even Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in 1914 triggered the World War I, came to hunt in Nepal invited by Maharajah Bir Shumsher in March 1893.'

19 December 2015

Giving Hope to the Homeless by Changing Perceptions in Trinidad and Tobago

"People [...] look at me a certain way and whisper as they pass by. Some say hello, some just watch me and laugh. I know they judge me..."

12 December 2015

This Cat Calendar Is Making the Russian Orthodox Church Go Viral

RuNet Echo

The “Priest + Cat” calendar is the Russian Orthodox answer to the Italian Calendario Romano, featuring young and handsome Catholic priests, and the I gatti di Roma cat calendar.

10 December 2015

Photographer Elyor Nematov Captures the Lives of Kyrgyzstan's Russia-Based Migrants Left Behind

When will father come home? Sometimes months, sometimes years, sometimes never.

8 December 2015

Spot All the New Urban Murals in Kyiv With This Handy Interactive Map

RuNet Echo

Hunting down new street art and murals in Ukraine's capital has just gotten easier, with a new interactive map listing most of the locations of recent artworks.

7 December 2015

Herein Lie the Secrets of Geolocation

RuNet Echo

This guide will provide instruction on using satellite images, with a focus on historical imagery, and available street-level imagery accessible for Russian and Ukrainian cities.

Iranians Photograph the First Snow of the Season

It often comes as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the country that Iran experiences all four seasons, including a snowy winter.