Burn Magazine: Camel Race

  This photo essay aims to depict one of the oldest, yet very active parts of the Emirati and Arab tradition: the camel race. A flourishing industry, camel races serve as a social gathering for many locals and curious visitors. While betting is illegal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in accordance to the Islamic […]

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A security guard is fixing the trunk of the car before the bride and the groom leave for their portrait session. Security in Somaliland has been reinforced after the 2008 bombing that targeted the presidential palace, the Ethiopian consulate, and the United Nations Development Program offices in Hargeisa; more than twenty perished.

A Wedding Day in Hargeisa, Somaliland

    Iman and Abdirahman, both from the Isaq clan, are tying the knot in the capital city of the self-declared independent state of Somaliland. More than two decades after the end of the civil war, Iman and Abdi’s wedding represents a slice of daily life in Hargeisa.  

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Timkat in Gondar

  Located in Northern Ethiopia, Gondar is the previous capital city of the Ethiopian Empire. In a place known for its 44 churches, every year thousand of people come together for the Epiphany. Replicas of the Ark of Covenant (‘Tabot’) are taken to the holy waters of the Fasilides’ Bath through street processions. To honor […]

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