Syrians in Limbo 2

Syrians in Limbo

They have fled the war in Syria. There are more than a million. But Beirut does not consider them refugees

The Lebanese Fragile Dream 3

The Lebanese Fragile Dream

Thirty years after the civil war, the country is poised between economic crises and political instability

The New Hawaii 7

The New Hawaii

How the islands of Okinawa are becoming the Queen of the Pacific

Reliquiae 11


Whether real or fake, relics of saints are powerful objects of worship

Sardinia Liberated 12

Sardinia Liberated

A few military beaches have been opened to the public. But it’s only a drop

Etnaland 13


Daily life under the highest volcano in Europe

Standouts & Poors 18

Standouts & Poors

What really separates the richest and the poorest towns in the EU?

Endless Duomo 20

Endless Duomo

Go deep in Milan’s art and history of its most famous Cathedral

In the Ghetto 21

In the Ghetto

A district where integration and fundamentalism get mixed up

Gimme Shelter 23

Gimme Shelter

What is it like to be a refugee in a Swiss fallout shelter?

Ebola Aftermath 29

Ebola Aftermath

The country is leaving behind its back the Ebola nightmare.

Kommunalka 31


Soviet collective households in the noble palaces of Saint Petersburg have not disappeared today

Swinging Tirana 35

Swinging Tirana

A new life and energy run through the streets of the capital

Nogales Crossroads 38

Nogales Crossroads

Americans who want to have fun and save on their dental surgery come here: “The oddest frontier – wrote Paul Theroux – I have ever seen”

Verdi Is Alive! 39

Verdi Is Alive!

Son of an innkeeper from the Parma region, became the most famous Italian music composer of all time

Macalle. The Perfect Prison 40

Macalle. The Perfect Prison

A model of jail enterprise, here prisoners sell fruit and fabrics, build houses and manage beauty centres

In the Rice Triangle 42

In the Rice Triangle

A perfect network of ditches, streams and small canals ten thousand kilometres long: here is the “European China”

Plastic Mania 43

Plastic Mania

In Seoul, beauty is an obsession and a scalpel the easiest way to obtain it. A business of over five billion U.S. dollars a year

On the Border 44

On the Border

The last wall of the Cold War is a funfair closely watched by soldiers

Zahia's Trip 46

Zahia’s Trip

In Gaza the health system is collapsing, but leaving the Strip is a nigthmare

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