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India-China Clash: Border Maps And Facts On The Ground

Zooming in on the territory in question and the shifting history between Asia's (and the world's) two biggest nations.

In Delhi, a protester covers his face with a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China demonstration near the Chinese embassy.
In Delhi, a protester covers his face with a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China demonstration near the Chinese embassy.
Manoj Joshi

For India and China, it was the most serious border clash since 1967, following a tense two-month standoff near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the contested Galwan Valley, Reuters reports. The fighting that erupted Monday killed 20 Indian soldiers, with a still unconfirmed number of Chinese casualties as well. Diplomats on both sides are trying to deescalate the conflict. Here is a view from India:

NEW DELHI — At no point in the past has China laid claim to the entire Galwan Valley, a sliver of flat land abutted by steep gorges through which the Galwan river flows and enters the Shyok river. Indeed, the maps Beijing has itself published in the past show its claim line stopping short of the confluence.

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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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