Refugees told JRS the militants force rural Somalis to make a harsh choice: give up a son to join the fighters, or pay the militants off with camels or cash.
London-based photographer Leah Gordon takes the viewer into 18th century colonial Haiti.
I don't like to chase for pictures. If you hunt for them, they will never come to you. Instead me and my wife just held hands, walking, living our lives. And voilá, the images just kept coming, a new one around every corner in the labyrinths of Venice.
I had a dream last night, a strange dream, visiting a strange place with a strange museum...
Mercy Corps believes in helping people survive -- and thrive. In communities where we have has been working since the last hunger crisis in 2010, you can see the impact in thriving vegetable gardens, full wells, healthier livestock and smiling faces.
Even with the tourists and locals on the islands, the animals still have relatively little fear of humans.
Throughout the event, the collective emotion of the crowd swings like a pendulum, from near mob mentality to sheer silence, and back again, as if following some strict protocol. I try to keep up.
Whatever happened to the foodie that was in search of love and a good greens blog? We snagged her journal for a follow-up.
Poland isn't, in my mind, a country associated with stunning beauty and points of magnificent nature -- yet the places we're passing, the scenery and landscapes are breathtaking.
As summer approaches, many might not be thinking about ice-scapes or glaciers -- unless maybe to cool off at the thought of them.
Over the years I have collected various seed pods as I ran across them in various travels and swap meets. Their size alone is astonishing.
You can literally end up writing a book about the food, but it's the pictures that are truly worth a thousand words. It's the best way to capture the experience of making and enjoying the final product.
World's Fairs typically were used by the hosting city as a reason to develop an urban site that was previously unused. Some of these sites were marshes, forests, or simply sprawling fields. A lot of my photographs examine a return to nature as weeds and plants would overgrow the exposition pavilions; in many cases, there was no real concrete proof that this huge event ever took place, except for the magnificent park that was developed as a direct result.