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Blood Sugar 017
By Ruom
16 Jan 2013

January 16, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia

Sugar cane collectors wait to be payed after a hard days work. They earn around 2.5 USD per day, and their employment normally lasts only three months per year.

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Blood Sugar 005
By Ruom
16 Jan 2013

January 16, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia

A woman cuts sugar cane in the sugar plantation of Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia.

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Blood Sugar 009
By Ruom
16 Jan 2013

January 16, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong - Cambodia

C.S (14yr. old) works a couple days a week in the plantion to help his family. In order to facilitate the cutting, sugar cane fields are burnt before harvesting.

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Blood Sugar 024
By Ruom
15 Jan 2013

January 15, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia

K. K. (13) hugs his little sister after a day working in the sugar cane plantations. This picture is part of a project called Blood Sugar, an in-depth piece on the boom of the sugar industry in Cambodia, and the effects this rapid development is having on small-scale farmers and rural communities.

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Amazon Rainforest
Pará
By Ralf Falbe
15 Jan 2013

Smoke rises from a slash-and-burn site in the Amazon Rainforest in Pará State, Brazil

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Blood Sugar 015
By Ruom
09 Jan 2013

January 9, 2013
Omliang, Kampong Speu, Cambodia

Machinery is used to load the trucks with sugar cane.

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Blood Sugar 001
By Ruom
08 Jan 2013

January 8, 2013
Omliang, Kampong Speu

Manual labourers camp at the Phnom Penh Sugar plantation.

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Blood Sugar 025
By Ruom
08 Jan 2013

January 8, 2013
Omliang, Kampong Speu, Cambodia

Laborers bathe near the manual laborers camp, Phnom Penh sugar plantation.

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Blood Sugar 014
By Ruom
08 Jan 2013

January 8, 2013
Omliang, Kampong Speu, Cambodia

Trucks wait to enter the factory to unload the sugar cane.

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Blood Sugar 004
By Ruom
08 Jan 2013

January 8, 2013
Omliang, Kampong Speu, Cambodia

The little primary school of Omlaing. According to the teachers, there's a very high rate of children who leave the school (mainly of students above 15/16 years old) to work in the plantations of sugar cane, as many families have lost their lands and they need more income.

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Blood Sugar 027
By Ruom
08 Jan 2013

January 8, 2013
Omliang, Kampong Speu, Cambodia

A family prepares breakfast before they start working in the sugar cane plantations.

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Blood Sugar 018
By Ruom
07 Jan 2013

January 8, 2013
Omliang, Kampong Speu, Cambodia

T. N. (61) walks home after a day working in the plantations. She was evicted from her 7 hectares of land in 2011, and was forced to accepted a compensation of 300USD (the estimate value of 1 hectare is around 5.000 USD). Now she and her family, don't own any land and they're not self-sufficient anymore (2.5 of the 7 hectares were rice fields) and they had to ask the bank for loans.

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The Ancient Arabian Island of Socotra
Socotra, Yemen
By Serene Yordi
01 Nov 2012

Photos by Juan Herrero

Socotra, an island 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, is one of a kind. This ancient land mass is home to more than a thousand plant and animal species found nowhere else on Earth, numbers rivaled only by the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii.

Dragon blood trees, rare birds and fish live among the equally ancient inhabitants of Socotra. The people are considered to be a mixture of African, Greek, Portuguese and Arab, and speak an archaic, unwritten language, which was spoken in pre-Islamic Arabia for many centuries. 

Though the Socotran lifestyle has been very traditional, sustainable and virtually self-sufficient, the island has become more traveler-friendly, promoting eco-tourism that preserves the unusual environment. 

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
24 Oct 2012

A woman with her four kids returning home to her farm in a wooden canoe in the waterway of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
23 Oct 2012

A family in a wooden canoe along the Nun river in the oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria

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Albania. Contrasts. Postcard 7
Albania, Ksamil
By Michał Kowalski
04 Sep 2012

Albania. Ksamil. Holiday center on south of the country. View.

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Albania. Contrasts. Postcard 9
Albania, Gjirokastra
By Michał Kowalski
04 Sep 2012

Enver Hoxha family home, the communist dictator of Albania. Gjirokastra.

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Cani islands
Bizerte, Tunisia
By Sarah Mersch
19 Aug 2012

Sunset over the Cani islands in Northern Tunisia near Bizerte

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Cani islands
Bizerte, Tunisia
By Sarah Mersch
19 Aug 2012

Sunset over the Cani islands in Northern Tunisia near Bizerte

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Ceder Sunset
Beiteddine, Lebanon
By Beau Lowenstern
19 Jun 2012

Sun setting over the mountains and Ceder trees in Beiteddine

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Home Along the...
Xinjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
29 Mar 2012

A room shared with 2 Belgian cyclists on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan. For one night, 25RMB per person and included coal to heat the room for the evening. Irkeshtam Port, Xinjiang, China on March 29, 2012.

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Snow on a Wire
Kabul, Afghanistan
By MediaMikeDC
31 Jan 2012

Snow on on top of razor sharp barbed wire.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Morning Light
Xinjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
06 Dec 2011

A "luguan" where private rooms with public toilets cost 35RMB for a night. A pleasant morning sanctuary from the -18C temperature from mountains and deserts of Xinjiang. Jimsar, Xinjiang, China. December 12, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Edge of the Go...
Xinjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
25 Nov 2011

A very warm and cozy room in the town of Bai Shi Tou, Xinjiang for 25RMB a night. November 25, 2011 on the China side of the Gobi Desert, bordering to Mongolia.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Home on the Ro...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
08 Sep 2011

View from the sleeping area in a Tibetan family's single-room home. Very few hours of sleep as the couple were praying and performing rituals throughout the night. Near MaErBoQu, Tibet Autonomous Region. September 8, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Chinese "ZhuSu...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
07 Sep 2011

A restaurant that also provided a warm and safe place to sleep on the high plateau, for 35RMB. Near BaMu Lake (BaMuCuo), Tibet Autonomous Region on September 7, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Tibetan Tent A...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
30 Aug 2011

Tibetan nomad's tent that will only be used one night as they pack and prepare to move to the lowlands for winter. Southeast shore of Lake Namu (Namucuo), Tibet Autonomous Region. August 30, 2011

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Rest in a Tibe...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
29 Aug 2011

A Tibetan nomad's yak-hair tent used for cooking and daily activities used as a place of rest before crossing a mountain pass to Lake Namu (Namucuo), Tibet Autonomous Region, August 29, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: A Monk's Room
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
21 Jul 2011

The common room where a monk sleeps that is next to a 15RMB/night room of an ancient monastery. Near Dege, Sichuan, China. July 7, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Home of Milkmaids
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
24 Jun 2011

The sleeping corner of 2 milkmaid's home along the mountain pass between Yunnan and Sichuan Province, China. June 24, 2011.

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Two Giraffes
Amboseli National Park,Kenya
By MediaMikeDC
10 Mar 2011

Two giraffes in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.