July 2, 2014 by Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva

India's transgendered women have a documented history dating back to the Kama Sutra, but live on the fringes of society, struggling to find legitimate employment, and battling an epidemic of HIV/AIDS...

Image by Hari Sreenivasan. Guatemala, 2014.
June 25, 2014 by Hari Sreenivasan, Roger Thurow

In Guatemala, an effort is underway to reverse a stubborn trend: about 50 percent of children are so malnourished they're “stunted” — physically, intellectually, and later in life, economically.

June 25, 2014 by Michelle Goldberg

There’s a growing push in Europe to criminalize the buying but not the selling of sex. Advocates say such laws curb trafficking. Opponents say they hurt prostitutes. Who's right?

Image by Philip Brasher. Ethiopia, 2014.
May 27, 2014 by Philip Brasher

The Obama administration is spending $3.5 billion and partnering with multinational corporations to increase food production in 19 of the world's poorest countries.

Image by Geric Cruz. Philippines, 2014.
May 22, 2014 by Ana P. Santos

When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again.

Image by Matthew Niederhauser. Brazil, 2014.
May 12, 2014 by Matthew Niederhauser

The Real World Cup looks at the largesse of the soccer extravaganza in Brazil by examining its actual impact on local communities and urban infrastructure in host cities around the country.

“Baseball practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. According to records obtained from the FAA, which issued 1,428 domestic drone permits between 2007 and early 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Navy have applied for drone authorization in Montgomery County.” Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.
April 18, 2014 by Tomas van Houtryve

A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.

Image by David Rochkind. Vietnam, 2014.
April 15, 2014 by David Rochkind, Jens Erik Gould

Vietnam has less than 30 percent of the funding needed to fight tuberculosis. With only the most basic treatment programs, the country may soon be faced with the spread of a drug-resistant strain.

Image by Caryle Murphy. Saudi Arabia, 2014.
April 1, 2014 by Caryle Murphy

Saudi Arabia's religious landscape is evolving, posing challenges to the ultraconservative version of Islam on which the kingdom was founded. What will that mean for its future governance?

Image by Sami Siva. India, 2014.
March 31, 2014 by Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva

Doctors have demanded fixes to India's public hospitals for years, but have been stifled by mismanagement.

Reinventing China’s Emptying Countryside. Image by Leah Thompson. China, 2013.
January 10, 2014 by Yunfan Sun, Leah Thompson

As China rapidly urbanizes, many villages—and their distinct cultural heritage and folk traditions—disappear daily. Two urban Chinese artists go back to the land in search of meaning in modern China.

Rio de Janeiro
September 5, 2013 by Jawad Wahabzada

With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.

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