Dave Hayton on one Dagestani man’s quest to fight terrorism and unemployment one investment at a time: “Hizri’s resolve to stay in Makhachkala remains a costly one. But a sense of duty keeps him here.”
During Holi, a Hindu festival for the god Krishna, participants pelt each other with water and colored powders in one of the world’s brightest celebrations. Scott Robertson sends these images from Tamil Nadu.
“In the decades after WWI,” writes Brian McKanna, “Ani’s ruins were left to crumble. Vandals raided the churches. Until 2004, visitors had to get special permission from local authorities. Even photographs were banned.”