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The Mesir Festival: A Paste of History

Text & photos Emre Kuheylan The Mesir Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Turkey. In March 2011, the festival will see its 471st...

The Makings of an Icon – A showcase of Asian portraits

By Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos For the rest of this article (Asian Geographic No.122 Issue 6 /2016 ) and other stories, check out our past issues here or download...

The Voyages of Sinbad

Few literary works have gained the worldwide popularity achieved by the Thousand and One Nights. Many of the narratives this anthology contains gained their...

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Water from Heaven

Text: Prakhar Tripathi and Rachel Kwek. Photos: Prakhar Tripathi Considered holy by believers of different faiths, the mysterious Gurudongmar Lake is known to provide water...

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