Photo stories from around the world
▬ Africa ▬
A festival in the middle of the desert town of Oulatta. A government of Mauritania initiative, it promotes the local culture and customs.
A glance at Ethiopian Omo Valley's Hamer tribe, which continues to live virtually oblivious to the world outside.
Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas celebrations are attended by thousands, culminating in a grand, mystical spectacle.
Rock churches, ancient customs and time-old ways of living in the spectacular, mountainous heart of Ethiopia.
▬ ASIA ▬
Kushti is India's traditional wrestling on soil. This ancient sport used to hold great importance in Indian societies of the past. Over the recent years Kushti has given way to Olympic style wrestling, but there are still some enclaves where a champion pailwan is considered a hero.
A look at the people who make a living inside the sulphur-belching Ijen crater, possibly the toughest work environment on the planet.