Nick Turse
A boy stands in front of a barricade during a demonstration after French troops opened fire at protesters blocking a road in Bambari, Central African Republic, on May 22.

Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

A boy stands in front of a barricade during a demonstration after French troops opened fire at protesters blocking a road in Bambari, Central African Republic, on May 22.

Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

A Syrian woman stands inside a heavily-damaged building following reported barrel bomb air strikes by Syrian government forces on May 26, in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Baraa Al-halabi / AFP - Getty Images

A Syrian woman stands inside a heavily-damaged building following reported barrel bomb air strikes by Syrian government forces on May 26, in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Baraa Al-halabi / AFP - Getty Images

End of the road…

End of the road…

India, 1948

Equipped with a surplus U.S. Army ambulance he had converted into a darkroom and sleeping quarters and emblazoned with National Geographic Photo-Survey Vehicle in English, Hindi and Urdu, Volkmar K. Wentzel traveled the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent at a pivotal time in its history: its independence from Britain.
Volkmar K. Wentzel / National Geographic/Taschen
(via National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 125 Years’ - The Washington Post)

India, 1948

Equipped with a surplus U.S. Army ambulance he had converted into a darkroom and sleeping quarters and emblazoned with National Geographic Photo-Survey Vehicle in English, Hindi and Urdu, Volkmar K. Wentzel traveled the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent at a pivotal time in its history: its independence from Britain.

Volkmar K. Wentzel / National Geographic/Taschen

(via National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 125 Years’ - The Washington Post)

India, 1993

An all-too-common sight on the streets of Bombay, a destitute woman and child make a squalid living by begging. Fully half of the booming city’s 13 million people were living on the streets or in tin-and-cardboard shacks. Perhaps 600,000 of them were crammed into a one-square-mile slum called Dharavi — the biggest slum in Asia. The city is now called Mumbai.
Steve McCurry / /
(via National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 125 Years’ - The Washington Post)

India, 1993

An all-too-common sight on the streets of Bombay, a destitute woman and child make a squalid living by begging. Fully half of the booming city’s 13 million people were living on the streets or in tin-and-cardboard shacks. Perhaps 600,000 of them were crammed into a one-square-mile slum called Dharavi — the biggest slum in Asia. The city is now called Mumbai.

Steve McCurry / /

(via National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 125 Years’ - The Washington Post)

Bodies lay strewn around a vat containing a beverage laced with cyanide at the Jonestown commune of the People’s Temple in Guyana. This mass suicide is known as the Jonestown Massacre of 1978.


© Bettmann/CORBIS

Bodies lay strewn around a vat containing a beverage laced with cyanide at the Jonestown commune of the People’s Temple in Guyana. This mass suicide is known as the Jonestown Massacre of 1978.

© Bettmann/CORBIS

Marfa, Texas

2013

Marfa, Texas

Marfa, Texas.

2013

Marfa, Texas.

2013