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The View From Inside North Korea

These photos show "daily life" in North Korea, but one can't help but wonder what's not photographed.
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Powerful Portraits Capture China's Empress Dowager

A new exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., features photos of Cixi, a teenage concubine turned empress who ruled China for 43 years. The portraits were taken as a diplomatic effort — an attempt to revive the reputation of a dying dynasty.
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Russia's Real Reindeer Culture

For many, reindeer are magical sled-pulling creatures found on sweaters and coffee mugs this time of year. For others, though, reindeer are a way of life.
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'Chicks With Guns': A Picture Of Gun-Toting Women

More than 15 million women in the U.S. are gun owners, and 78 of them are in a new photo book. Photographer Lindsay McCrum says guns play a big part in some women's lives, but for very different reasons.
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A Photographer Changes The Focus In Africa

Photographer Betty Press turns her lens on the more positive things.
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Photographer Sheds Light On Bangladesh

Steve Inskeep talks to Shahidul Alam, a former chemist who became a photographer because he was tired of seeing images of the developing world through the lens of Western photographers. He now runs an art gallery, a photo agency and a school of photojournalism in Bangladesh. He recently published a book of stunning photographs called My Journey as a Witness.

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