A Tired Sort of Beauty

Busy bazaars, solitary courtyards, aquamarine domes, and dilapidated houses. Photographer Leeza Taylor sends these pictures from Uzbekistan.

Alone Together

The irony of cities is that they can be such isolating places, not communities so much as collections of solitary figures keeping distance in work and in daydreams. Carolyn McLaughlin sends these pictures from Istanbul.

Fact and Fiction on the Autobahn

In Germany, writes Tara Thomas, the idea of a national speed limit is as controversial as gun control in the U.S.

Memory Songs

In a refugee camp in Jordan, a Syrian flute helps a displaced shepherd keep the past alive: “It took weeks to learn how to breathe in and blow out at the same time,” Jehad says. “Now I can play nonstop for hours.”

Beirut, City of Lights

One of the world’s oldest cities, Beirut is also among the Middle East’s most diverse, with sizable populations of many Muslim and Christian sects. Photographer Scott Lashinsky sends these pictures of Beirut’s many colors.

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