CHAK SHAZHAD, PAKISTAN Generations of Pashtun women from Swat and Buner attend an all female jirga. Having fled their homes after they were destroyed by the army during counter insurgency operations, this group of thirty women and children now live in overcrowded conditions with host families near Islamabad. As the Taliban take power in the tribal areas north of the capital, thousands have escaped the fighting seeking shelter in urban areas. 2009 Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the December 26, 2004 tsunami which devastated Southeast Asia, hitting the Banda Aceh province in Indonesia the hardest. Over 100,000 were left dead at the earthquake's epicenter. Francesco Zizola / NOOR
Fractured: The Shale Play by Nina Berman - Shale Gas drilling exploration using Hydraulic fracturing.
"The Other Iraq" by Andrea Bruce. Erbil, Iraq - Teens smoke sheesha in the upscale neighborhood of "Dream City". Kurds in Iraq like to think of themselves as something completely distinct from the rest of Iraq--different than the Iraq of inflamed descent and sectarian issues. Foreign investors' interest in Kurdistan's oil has made this difference visible in the rich facade one can see daily in cities like Erbil.
‘Life, Death and the Grim Routine’: International Medical Corps volunteers treating Ebola victims put boots to dry after they have been washed thoroughly, Suakoko, Bon County, Liberia. Bénédicte Kurzen / NOOR
Justice rally for Eric Garner and victims of police violence in Staten Island, New York. Thousands attended the march held to honor Eric Garner, 43, who was killed July 17, 2014 while being arrested by the NYPD. He was placed in a choke hold and died. He was suspected of selling loose cigarettes. Marchers also held signs in solidarity with other unarmed civilians around the country killed by police forces. 2014. Nina Berman / NOOR
Stanley Greene | Grozny, August 1996. A woman comes out after the bombing. The hands on the door are a traditional muslim symbol of protection.
Exhibition of Kadir van Lohuizen's project Via PanAm: Exploring Migration in the Americas at Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC), San José, Costa Rica. Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR
RNW-NOOR visual storytelling academy in mexico kicks off