A nostalgic joyride through the years of San Francisco’s past. By Joe Stephens

Capturing Myanmar

It was the perfect narrative: an oppressive regime, a liberation icon in jail, a popular struggle for freedom. How much of it was true?
Past and present religious tolerance in Kerala, South India.
I pour for hours over old photos and maps. Pictures of people in the street 20, 50, 100 years ago still seem alive somehow.
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Near Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, a woman named Lek Chailert has saved some 200 elephants from cruel fates in the logging and tourism industries.

Back to Angola

A South African war vet returns to Angola and confronts his darkest memories and fears.
The revival of a little-known Mexican-American music genre on the streets of East L.A.
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The inhospitable Southern Highlands of Iceland are vast, sparse and un-populated. Here, nature is at its rawest, impossible shapes rise out of nothing amongst the glaciers, volcanoes, hot-springs and lava fields. The isolated structures belonging to the shepherds act as the frontier between nature and culture. They are buffer between order and chaos, between life and death.
Iran tourism
It's easy to see the appeal of such a forbidden place. The country has been a pariah of the West longer than many of our readers' lifetimes.
Milton Schorr has been hitch-hiking Southern Africa’s roads since the age of 15. In December 2015 he set off on his longest journey yet, 2500kms from Cape Town to Victoria Falls.

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