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National Geographic: How Ebola Found Fertile Ground in Sierra Leone's Chaotic CapitalAt Sierra Leone's Hastings Ebola Treatment Center, staff help a man suffering from Ebola-induced delirium after he fled the isolation ward and tried to escape. Mental breakdowns are common in advanced Ebola. The man died about 12 hours later.Pete Muller—Prime for National Geographic
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The New York Times: In Africa, Mosquito Nets Are Putting Fish at RiskTwo men use a mosquito net in shallows of Lake Victoria to catch baby catfish to sell as bait, in Kenya, Aug. 2014.
The Washington Post In Sight: The enemy within: A closer look at survivors of Boko Haram attacks across Northern NigeriaEight month old Afiniki lost her left arm in a Boko Haram attack on the Christian village of Chakawa in Jos, Nigeria, Jan. 2014.
TIME LightBox: Exploring the Mawlids of EgyptWorshippers at a celebration at the Sayeda Zeinab mosque take part in a performance called Hadra, in which they whirl for long periods. Downtown Cairo, Egypt, May 20, 2014.
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In Biscayne Bay the Venetian Causeway connects Miami Beach to Miami (in the distance) by way of the six man-made Venetian Islands, which epitomize waterfront living.
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Blanca's boyfriend Daniel tries to get her attention in her bedroom that she shares with her parents in their tiny home in Bakersfield, CA. The two do not get to see each other very much while she studies up north in Berkeley during the semester. At times the Blanca's family does not approve of the fact that Blanca's boyfriend is not obtaining a higher education. While he is of Mexican origin, he was born in the United States and they feel as though he is not taking advantage of having legal documents as an American citizen. Photographed on November 28, 2013.Blanca has spent most of her life in Bakersfield, CA, along with her mother, an agricultural worker, her father, a gardener, and her 10-year old sister Sonia, who was born in the United States. A public health and pre-med student now entering her fifth semester at UC Berkeley, she received DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an Obama executive order granting temporary legal status to eligible undocumented youth, in February of this year, being one of the 900,000 undocumented youth eligible to apply. In addition, the California DREAM Act has made college possible for Blanca by allowing her to pay in-state tuition and giving her access to private scholarships, institutional financial aid and state financial aid, as well as the permission to work legally. However, no legislation has been approved that would protect her family from deportation, making her path towards the attainment of a college degree a fragile one, as her parents' deportation would not only deprive her of her only support system, but also make her solely responsible for her 9-year old citizen sister. On November 20, 2014 President Obama passed his own executive order similar to DACA that would extend similar benefits to Blanca's parents by way of Sonia's citizen-status. While this long awaited and overdue move is a step forward in the right direction for families like Blanca's, whose roots are firmly planted in this country, there is
TIME LightBox: In The Bag for NorthCarlos Gomez, 34, from Guatemala. He already has lived in Miami for ten years until he was deported five month ago. He tried to go back in U.S. but was deported again from Mexico. In his bag has a shirt, scissors, a pair of pants, razorblade, pills, shampoo, deodorant, a can of coke and a T-shirt.
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The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

Feb 02, 2015

This month's Photojournalism Links collection highlights 10 excellent photo essays from across the world spanning five continents, including Pete Muller's powerful work shot in the Ebola-ridden Sierra Leone. His two sets of photographs, featured below, were made on assignment for National Geographic, and are the first two in a four-part series examining the epidemic in West Africa. Muller's pictures document the battle fought by medical workers, body collectors, and burial teams to bring the crisis ravaging Freetown and the country, under control. The story and images from the city's King Tom cemetery are particularly harrowing; in just a few months, it has been expanded to three times its former size and the large number of fresh burial mounds make it look more like a construction site than a typical graveyard.

Pete Muller: How Ebola Found Fertile Ground in Sierra Leone's Chaotic Capital | How the Fight Against Ebola Tested a Culture’s Traditions (National Geographic News)

Uriel Sinai: In Africa, Mosquito Nets Are Putting Fish at Risk (The New York Times) These stunning photographs by Uriel Sinai from Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, show how mosquito nets meant for Malaria protection have ended up being widely used in fishing, since they are cheaper than actual fishing nets and can be even more effective, especially in shallow waters.

Andy Spyra: The enemy within: Boko Haram’s reign of terror across Northern Nigeria | The enemy within: A closer look at survivors of Boko Haram attacks across Northern Nigeria (The Washington Post In Sight) The German photographer has spent more than three years documenting the northern Nigeria. His pictures provide a rare view into communities under Boko Haram's terror.

Mosa'ab Elshamy: Exploring the Mawlids of Egypt (TIME LightBox) These excellent photographs capture spiritual celebrations within Egyptian Sufism.

Manu Brabo: In Ukraine, The Frozen Tears of Donetsk (Paris Match L'Instant) The Spanish photographer, known for his work in Syria, is now in Ukraine to document the upsurge in fighting. | See also Brabo's work on the MSNBC and Al Jazeera America websites

Lynn Johnson: Healing Soldiers (The National Geographic) Compelling portraits of U.S. soldiers treating their war traumas by participating in art therapy, where they create painted masks to express how they feel. The images painted on them symbolize themes such as death, physical pain, and patriotism.

George Steinmetz: Treading Water (The National Geographic) These pictures from Florida's southeastern coastline capture a region with a lot to lose as sea levels continue to rise.

Álvaro Laiz: Ninjas: Gold Rush In Mongolia (Wired Raw File) These photographs document the hard and dangerous work of amateur gold miners.

Mark Abramson: An Immigrant’s Dream for a Better Life (The New York Times Lens) Extraordinary, in-depth photo essay that follows the life of a young Mexican immigrant woman and her family in California.

Emanuele Satolli: In the Bag for North (TIME LightBox) Revealing still life images of Central American migrants' sparse belonging on their journey toward the United States.

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