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UKRAINE, 6 SEPTEMBER 2011: HIV+ orphans receive their Anti-Retroviral Therapy medication during breakfast at Banchensky Svyato - Voznesensky Monastry Orphanage. This unusual orphanage was founded by the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine and takes exceptional care of 253 kids. 44 of the kids at the...

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MIDDLE SEPIK, PAPUA NEW GUINEA-DECEMBER 2008: Images of the Karawari people of the middle Sepik river, 15 December 2008. The Karawari are the most remote of the floodplains people, with many vllages along the river barely a generation old. The most recent settlements date only...

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DAG ALLAL, TIMBUKTU, MALI, SEPTEMBER 2009: Tuareg men plant grass in the banks of the Niger River to grow a forage crop for their animals and for sale in the markets in the sedentary Tuareg village of Dag Allal in Mali on 11 September...

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PORGERA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA HIGHLANDS, NOVEMBER 2010: An impoverished Papuan family illegally prospects in a mine tailings river with heavy metal laden waters on the outskirts of the Porgera Joint Venture Mine, Papua New Guinea, Porgera, Papua New Guinea, 21 November 2010. These empoverished people...

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ZAMBIA-ZIMBABWE BORDER-APRIL 2003: A dying Aids patient is bathed for the final time by her mother and aunt. The girl passed away half an hour after this final gesture. PHOTO BY BRENT STIRTON/GETTY IMAGES....

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KIUNGA, WESTERN PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA-JANUARY 2009: Local village children playing in the Ok Tedi river surrounded by banks of poisonous mine sediment which has been dumped into the Ok Tedi river by the mining process of Ok Tedi mine, Kiunga, Papua New Guinea, 4...

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NORTHERN ZAMBIA-JULY 2004: A starving HIV+ farmer sits exhausted in amongst his failed crop. Zambia was entering its 6th year of drought at the time this image was photographed. PHOTO BY BRENT STIRTON/GETTY IMAGES...

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PUKAPUKI, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, AUGUST 2004: A local man showers underneath a waterfall in the rainforest close to his village in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Traditional ways of life are under threat in Papua as villages have very little means of raising money...

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AMBOSELLI ECOSYSTEM, KENYA, 25 FEBRUARY 2013: Images of "Lion Guardians" using telemetry to locate lions in the ecosystem outside of Amboselli National Park, Kenya, 25 February 2013. Lion guardians is a conservation program which recruits leading Maasai men, many of whom are former lion killers,...