Places

The Refuge in the Desert

By / April 2018

At the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve in eastern Jordan, oryxes, onagers and other imperiled wildlife species are making a rally, writes Danny Wright.

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Playing in the Ruins

By / December 2017

In Amman, a beloved playground becomes a popular tourist attraction. “When the archaeologists came to dig they would leave holes,” Yoseph said. “We had fun playing in the sand piles and refilling their holes.”

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Playing with Time on the Costa del Sol

By / August 2017

Malaga is one of Andalusia’s cultural capitals. In the city center, old and new do a strange dance. Scott Lashinsky sends these pictures.

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City of Mosaics

By / May 2017

In the central Jordanian city of Madaba, the tedious work of restoring ancient mosaics never stops. “Replacing tesserae,” writes Danny Wright, “requires a dichotomous balance of strength and subtlety.”

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Alone Together

By / March 2017

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.

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Beirut Has a Garbage Problem

By / December 2016

“What will happen,” asks Rachel Pie when the temporary landfills overflow or if the ocean-side dump is blocked because of environmental damage? No one knows. For now, people are simply glad to be able to bike through the city without plugging their noses or wearing face masks.

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