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Photo by @simoncroberts  Ramlet al-Baida public beach at sunset Beirut Lebanon January 2016. Ramlet Al-Baida &ampldquowhite sands&amprdquo in Arabic is Beirut&amprsquos last remaining public beach a rare outlet in a city where public spaces are few and far between. Unfortunately a lack of sufficient public regulation has allowed developers to chip away at such spaces over the years. Lebanon&amprsquos shrinking coastline dates back to the country&amprsquos 1975-1990 civil war when developers took advantage of the absence of state to build a flurry of resorts along the shore. Today many locals are worried that a gradual encroachment of private developments into the Al-Baida public beach will continue. For people who simply want to visit the seaside and relax the privatization of beaches has become another symbol of corruption and inequality. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #SimonRoberts #RamletAlBaida #Beirut.

Photo by @simoncroberts Ramlet al-Baida public be ...

Photo by @kengeiger  Seeking respite from the Kenyan noonday sun a tower of giraffes lounges in the shade of an acacia tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve. For more images of the #maasaimara follow @kengeiger..

Photo by @kengeiger Seeking respite from the Keny ...

Photo by @JimRichardsonNG  Scottish islands are often otherworldly and so it was on this day on the Isle of Muck looking over to Rum. The horses were kind to me sometimes friendly to a fault other times wandering off across the beach Kelpies going back to the sea?. Muck had 39 people when I was there holding its own in an improbable world. Like all remote rural communities they struggle to keep services and attract young people particularly if they have children to fill the school. Theyve augmented their power supply with a wind generator.  It looks to me like they now have five ferries a week in summer. If bad weather cancels the ferry you&amprsquoll be stuck there another couple of days eating island lobster. Can&amprsquot take your car but the only road is just one mile long so that&amprsquos not a big problem. @natgeotravel #scotland #hebrides #island @natgeoimagecollecion Follow me @JimRichardsonNG for more Scottish adventures..

Photo by @JimRichardsonNG Scottish islands are of ...

Photo @hammond_robin  &ampldquoI was born in 1989 as a daughter&amprdquo says Eshan Regmi from his home in Kathmandu. &ampldquoAt the age of 13 when I was studying in class 8 I began developing masculine characteristics&amprdquo Eshan says. &ampldquoMy biological identity is intersex. My gender identity is male. I am heterosexual.&amprdquo And he helps us understand what intersex is &ampldquoThose whose internal or external reproductive organs do not match the traditional definition.&amprdquo Eshan like many intersex folks around the world faced a lack of understanding and acceptance. &ampldquoSociety began calling me different things. They looked at me differently and started
whispering as soon as I walked by Is this a boy or a girl and laugh at me. I felt I was alone in this world.&amprdquo His father stood by him though. &ampquotMy dad was in pain. Because for whatever I was I was his child and he loved me.&amprdquo Eshan is now an activist supporting intersex folks in Nepal. For more LGBTQI+ stories of survival follow @WhereLoveIsIllegal.

Photo @hammond_robin &ldquoI was born in 1989 ...

Photo by @kirstenluce  In December 2018 this toucan and 21 other animals were rescued from Puerto Alegria Peru where they were kept to pose with tourists for selfies. An investigation by the nonprofit @fentropika showed that the animals were dying rapidly in these conditions and simply replaced by new animals poached from the wild. The Peruvian National Police wildlife authorities from Peru and veterinarians from @fentropika staged a raid to seize the animals kept for &ampquotselfie tourism.&ampquot Among the animals seized a margay wildcat anaconda sloths porcupine squirrel monkey manatee  toucans macaws parrots and parakeets. Several of the animals including the manatee margay sloths and several birds were transported to CREA Centro de Rescate Amazonico/Amazon Rescue Center in Iquitos Peru..

Photo by @kirstenluce In December 2018 this touca ...

Photo by @chien_chi_chang  This image was from late 1990s but the situation is no different today. Upon arrival in New York many immigrants can only afford to live in dilapidated boardinghouses like this one near Bowery and Canal in the heart of Chinatown. Many of them&ampndashand they are all men&ampndashmake room for a TV their window on America. Down the hall two showers four toilets and three sinks serve 100-plus residents from Fuzhou China. #MagnumPhotos #cccontheroad.

Photo by @chien_chi_chang This image was from lat ...

Photo by @pedromcbride  The famous bull elephant Matt is one of the largest tuskers remaining in northern Kenya. He frequently hides in the arid brush often concealing his tusks from view. He is monitored daily via GPS and protected thanks to the work of @nrt_kenya and @savetheelephants to keep this iconic giant roaming in the wild. To see more follow @pedromcbride. #conservation #kenya #africa #elephants #nature #petemcbride.

Photo by @pedromcbride The famous bull elephant M ...

Photo by @williamodaniels  A Kyrgyz woman rides a bus in Osh the large city in Kyrgyzstans south that has experienced several waves of ethnic tensions between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This 2008 image is part of &ampldquoWilting Point&amprdquo a solo show by William Daniels opening on January 25 in Paris at Pavillon Carr&ampeacute de Baudouin. #pavilloncarredebaudouin #wiltingpoint #Paris #Kyrgyzstan.

Photo by @williamodaniels A Kyrgyz woman rides a ...

Photo by @nicholesobecki  A mother bathes her young son at dawn in the port of Mogadishu Somalia. I made this image while working on a project with writer @lauraeheaton on the relationship between the environment and security. Somalia has never been a forgiving place. A land of extreme temperatures and little rain the country has faced cyclical droughts and periodic famines throughout the past century. But decades of civil war coupled with the effects of climate change have set the country on a path to environmental disaster. @groundtruth #climateforconflict #somalia #environment #nicholesobecki.

Photo by @nicholesobecki A mother bathes her youn ...

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown  Our baby Poppy arrived two weeks ago today. She is a healthy and present baby and we are so thankful! As a former semi-nomad now first-time father the meaning of words like home family and love has began to shift to something deeper. &ampldquoHeart surgery&amprdquo as my partner calls it. Happy new year from our family to yours 🎈.

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown Our baby Poppy ...

Photo by @TimLaman  Hello from Antarctica! We had a wonderful visit to the Ad&ampeacutelie penguin colony on Paulet Island in the Weddell Sea during a snowstorm. Of course the penguins were unfazed by the weather commuting between ocean where they were feeding and their nesting sites way up on rocky hillsides. So fun to watch and photograph these amazing birds up close. Note the pinkish undersides of this bird&amprsquos wing. That means this penguin is getting hot from all its hiking and is sending blood near the surface of its skin that&amprsquos how they cool down on a warmish Antarctic day that was barely below freezing. On expedition with @NatGeoExpeditions. Tune in to @TimLaman for a lot more photos from this shoot. #Antarctica #penguin #snowstorm.

Photo by @TimLaman Hello from Antarctica! We had ...

Photo by @noralorek  Rejoyce Tabu 40 from South Sudan sits in front of her &ampquotmilaya&ampquot a traditional hand-decorated bedsheet in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. &amprdquoI don&amprsquot know if he&amprsquos alive or dead&amprdquo she said of her husband a soldier who stayed in South Sudan. &amprdquoIn South Sudan I was selling clothes. Here the only work I can do is collecting rocks used for building houses. For the money I buy soap for my mother who also brought my brothers children to take care of. Together we&amprsquore taking care of ten children&amprdquo Rejoyce said in February 2018. In August 2017 the millionth refugee from South Sudan entered Uganda to escape war. Most refugees are women and children fleeing at night and the milaya are often one of the few things they carry. The handmade patterns have been made in South Sudan and Sudan for generations the tradition continues in what has become their temporary home while waiting for the war to end..

Photo by @noralorek Rejoyce Tabu 40 from South Su ...