Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the most interesting photojournalism and documentary photography from across the web.
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Daniel Berehulak: The Perils of Poor Sanitation in India (New York Times) Poor sanitation in India may afflict well-fed children with malnutrition
Luke Duggleby: Inside the illegal dog-meat trade (CNN Photo blog) Luke Duggleby’s photos take viewers inside Southeast Asia’s illegal dog-meat trade. Duggleby, who traveled to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam for the story, documents a business that is estimated to include hundreds of thousands of dogs per year
Ian Teh: The Strait of Malacca : The Crossroads of the World (Agence Vu) Malesia
GMB Akash: Hell for Leather (Panos Pictures) Bangladesh tanneries
Sayed Asif Mahmud: Inside Bangladesh’s Cheap Cigarette Factories (TIME LightBox) Project documenting the many hazards facing workers in Bangladesh’s cheap tobacco factories
Selvaprakash Lakshmanan: Fishing in South India’s Troubled Waters (New York Times Lens blog) A regional conflict between traditional South Indian fisherman and the government of Sri Lanka exposes deep environmental problems in the globalized economy
Alessio Romenzi: Innocents in the Crossfire in Gaza (TIME LightBox) The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Yet, Alessio Romenzi believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations
Bryan Denton: Two Baghdad Neighborhoods, a World Apart (New York Times) Bound by bridge, two Baghdad enclaves drift far apart
Lynsey Addario: Iraq: A Country Standing Divided (Reportage by Getty Images)
Bryan Denton and Jason Florio: Qatar’s Soccer Dreams (New York Times) Seeking soccer respect, Qatar looked abroad
Corentin Fohlen: Chad (Paris Match L’Instant)
Pete Muller: Things Fall Apart: Masculinity and Violence in Congo (TIME LightBox) Can failed masculinity contribute to violence, asks photographer Pete Muller, who, for the past year, has studied the relationships between ideals of manhood and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Laura El-Tantawy: A Love of Land in Egypt’s Farms (New York Times Lens blog) After experiencing the tumult of the Arab Spring, Laura El-Tantawy returned to her grandfather’s village to rediscover and appreciate the lives of farmers.