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Knocked Out By A Headscarf: German Boxer Fights For Her Rights

Zeina Nassar is already a national featherweight champion. But to reach greater heights, she'll have to overcome international boxing's restrictive dress-code.

Nassar trains in preparation for her upcoming fight
Nassar trains in preparation for her upcoming fight
Benedikt Warmbrunn

BERLIN — The street light remains red. On the street, a car emerges from the darkness, then another one, and one more. On the sidewalk, a young woman is bouncing closer and closer to the curb. Left foot, right foot, always on her toes. Left. Right. Zeina Nassar is waiting for the green light.

Nassar has had a busy day. A statistics lecture at the campus of the University of Potsdam in Griebnitzsee, no lunch, then a train to the campus in Golm. In the compartment she practiced her presentation for the seminar. In the cafeteria she had a cup of fennel tea, but they were out of bananas. Then her presentation, which she herself rates as "very cool," then back on the train to Charlottenburg. It was 18 minutes late and she missed the connecting train. A cheese pastry at Westkreuz that was too dry and too hot, another train, and now, at Spandau station, she is half an hour late.

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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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