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The Big One

By / October 2015

A dispatch from Kurban, the most important event on the Uyghur calendar: “Boys receive gifts of plastic kalashnikovs and bullets, a way to take pot shots at Chinese who stray into their Uyghur domain. I try to stay out of the line of fire. ”

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An Egg and a Stone

By / September 2015

Modern-day Georgians descend into the vale of far northeastern Turkey to experience what remains of Tao-Klarjeti, their medieval kingdom.

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Postcard from Kowloon

By / September 2015

Near midnight one night this summer, I walked through the Ladies Market in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. I say I walked. I hardly moved. Nobody did. The market, even at that late hour, was a crush of people.

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Watch Another World Go By

By / August 2015

In the foothills outside of booming downtown Urumqi, in Northwest China, a much beleaguered Kazakh village clings to the old ways.

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Saturday, Lynn Canyon

By / August 2015

On hot Saturdays in the summer, Vancouverites stream into Lynn Canyon Park, home to the only free suspension bridge in Vancouver, as well as natural water slides and pools.

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Postcard from Awassa

By / August 2015

“Ita��s not a need for speed that brings people to Awassa,” writes Kaela La Farge. “It’s the hippos and the birds and the coffee and the breeze, which is gentle and perpetual.”

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