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Anthrax, Bubonic Plague, Swine Fever — Russia's Strange Summer Of Diseases

Abnormally high temperatures triggered the outbreak of anthrax on Yamal peninsula. It's not the only disease that roiled Russia this summer.

People wearing face mask in fear of flu in metro of Moscow
People wearing face mask in fear of flu in metro of Moscow
Elena Kudryavtseva, Cyril Zhurenkov and Maria Sotskova

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Thousands of dead deer, hundreds of evacuees and a vast territory blazing with fires to destroy animal carcasses — anthrax has wreaked havoc on the Siberian peninsula of Yamal. Can Russia withstand epidemics that the rest of the world seems to have forgotten?

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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