A mural defaced by the Taliban remains in Kabul, Afghanistan. April 2002.
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a Mauritanian nomad, the descendant of men who controlled the rich trans-Saharan trade, confronts the endless desert. (credit: Rapho-Guillumette - Marc and Evelyne Bernheim)
China’s Mongolians rap on coal and cash
Members of China’s Mongolian ethnic minority are turning to hip hop to condemn the resources boom they say is wreaking havoc on their lands.
A Pakistani shopper selects a cap for the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan at a roadside shop in Karachi on July 19, 2012. During the holy month, the faithful abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSANASIF HASSAN/AFP/GettyImages Photo: Asif Hassan, AFP/Getty Images / SF
Veiled Hindu women hold bamboo sticks as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS)