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    Photo gallery: Nepal, land of the brave
    A journey across Nepal reveals the mountain country at its most steadfast and stoic, whether it’s maroon-robed monks perched in lofty monasteries, or courageous forest dwellers, listening to the long grass for the tell-tale signs of rhinos.
    Photo story: Colours and culture in Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Photo story: Colours and culture in Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Ruled for centuries by the Sultanate of Oman, Tanzania’s laid-back archipelago is home to a vibrant blend of African, Islamic and Portuguese architectural and artistic styles.
    Adventure through the lens: photographer Greg Funnell shares his tips and tales

    Adventure through the lens: photographer Greg Funnell shares his tips and tales

    From the lowdown on lenses to sticky situations on assignment, adventure photographer Greg Funnell shares it all.
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    Photo gallery: colours and culture in Stone Town, Zanzibar
    Ruled for centuries by the Sultanate of Oman, Tanzania’s laid-back archipelago is home to a vibrant blend of African, Islamic and Portuguese architectural and artistic styles.
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    Photo gallery: the story behind Detroit's comeback
    A wave of civic pride has seen this one-time Michigan powerhouse bounce back from bankruptcy to become a vibrant hotbed of creativity.
    Photo story: streetlife in the blue city of Jodhpur

    Photo story: streetlife in the blue city of Jodhpur

    The bright blue walls of Jodhpur are a striking, improbable contrast to the umber sands of the Thar Desert. Capital of the ancient kingdom of Marwar and the second-largest city in Rajasthan, the ‘Blue City’ has a fascinating heritage, having played a crucial role in the history of India, from the days of the Mughal Empire to the British Raj. The Jodhpur of today has a young, energetic population whose vibrance is matched only by the colour of the city walls.
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    Photo story: meeting the locals of Central Macedonia
    The inhabitants of the Greek region of Central Macedonia are fiercely proud of their homeland — for good reason. Its mountainous landscapes are dotted with lakes, vineyards and ancient ruins where Alexander the Great’s legacy looms large.
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    Photo gallery: streetlife in the blue city of Jodhpur
    The bright blue walls of Jodhpur are a striking, improbable contrast to the umber sands of the Thar Desert. Capital of the ancient kingdom of Marwar and the second-largest city in Rajasthan, the ‘Blue City’ has a fascinating heritage, having played a crucial role in the history of India, from the days of the Mughal Empire to the British Raj. The Jodhpur of today has a young, energetic population whose vibrance is matched only by the colour of the city walls.
    Northern Spain: From the Bay of Biscay to the Peaks of Europe

    Northern Spain: From the Bay of Biscay to the Peaks of Europe

    Santander, the buzzy capital of northern Spain’s Cantabria, is home to a Renzo Piano-designed arts centre and a regenerated waterfront. But the region is more than its metropolis: find rural alpine landscapes where semi-nomadic pastoralists lead lives that have changed little in centuries.
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    Photo gallery: Life on the longest river
    To see Egypt from the Nile is an iconic journey.  The banks of the world’s longest waterway are home to much of The Country’s population, where ancient tombs are still being discovered and day-to-day life depends on its ebb and flow.

    Photo story: the landscapes of Cape Verde

    Cast around 350 miles off the coast of Senegal, the landscape of this widely scattered Atlantic archipelago veers from one extreme to another.  Lush peaks brood over desolate ashy desert, Martian-red canyons run into white-sand bays, and towns and villages bubble with a distinctive Afro-Portuguese culture.
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    In pictures: Cape Verde
    Cast around 350 miles off the coast of Senegal, the landscape of this widely scattered Atlantic archipelago veers from one extreme to another.  Lush peaks brood over desolate ashy desert, Martian-red canyons run into white-sand bays, and towns and villages bubble with a distinctive Afro-Portuguese culture. 
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    In pictures: Eating with a Kayasth family in Delhi
    India’s Kayasth people sit outside the caste system, their culture and cuisine crossing religious and class divides. In Delhi, the Chandra family throws plenty of its own andaz — personal style — into the mix.
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    In pictures: Mexico City
    Mexico's capital thrives at the corner of grandeur and squalor. Above seven centuries of civilisation, street-level markets and dives provide life's best little pleasures, for those prepared to embrace them.