Living Goddesses of Nepal
From the June issue of National Geographic magazine: Living Goddesses of Nepal The Kumari of Tokha, nine-year-old Dangol, became a living goddess as an infant. A kumari’s eyes are believed to draw the beholder into direct contact with the divine. For religious festivals her forehead is painted red, a sign of creative energy.Stephanie Sinclair—National Geographic
Living Goddesses of Nepal
Residents recover personal belongings in the rubble of their destroyed home in Bhaktapur.
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Aral Sea
High Science
Rahimullah, Hamza and Islamudding, Afghan National Army soldiers who had injuries and amputations, adjust their prosthetics between physiotherapy sessions.
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Libya, Zawiya District: migrants captured at the sea as they were attempting to reach Italy are seen inside an overcrowded cell at Zawiya detention center on May 13, 2015. Alessio Romenzi/CESURA
From the June issue of National Geographic magazine: Living Goddesses of Nepal The Kumari of Tokha, nine-year-old Dango

Stephanie Sinclair—National Geographic
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The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

Jun 01, 2015
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This month’s Photojournalism Links collection highlights 10 excellent photo essays from across the world, including Stephanie Sinclair's compelling National Geographic photo essay on young Newari girls in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley who are worshipped as living goddesses.

Stephanie Sinclair: Living Goddesses of Nepal (National Geographic)

Daniel Berehulak: Caught in Nepal's Earthquakes (The New York Times Lens blog) Powerful images by a photographer who just received a Pulitzer Prize for his Ebola coverage.

James Nachtwey: Nepal Pt1. | Pt. 2 (TIME LightBox) Two sets of pictures and text by the TIME contract photographer, who spent two weeks covering the quake's aftermath.

Carolyn Drake: Sins of the Aral Sea (National Geographic) Photo essay highlights the current state of the vast inland sea that is now 90 percent gone.

Kirsten Luce: The Corridor of Death: Along America’s Second Border (TIME LightBox) Luce continues her strong documentation of the US-Mexico border.

Lynn Johnson: High Science (National Geographic) The magazine's veteran documents the issues surrounding marijuana's potential benefits and drawbacks.

Bryan Denton: Disabled and Facing More Challenges in Afghanistan (The New York Times) These pictures capture the struggles of injured Afghan soldiers and policemen.

Adam Ferguson: Cambodia's Child Grooms (Al Jazeera America) Early marriage is on the increase in the country's highlands.

Jerome Delay: Mob Attacks Suspected Militia Member in Burundi (NBC News) Dramatic sequence from Burundi's capital by AP's Africa chief photographer. Delay was also interviewed on TIME LightBox.

Alessio Romenzi: Gambling for a better life across the Mediterranean (Al Jazeera English) These pictures document the crowded conditions faced by migrants held in Libya's detention centers.

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