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Friday, December 26th, 2014

Dozens of countries lost citizens in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the tsunami that followed, which together killed more than 220,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damage.

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Sri Lankan women commemorate the victims of the December 2004 tsunami, offering flowers, prayers and alms during a special ceremony to mark the tenth anniversary in the southern coastal town of Peraliya on Dec. 26, 2014.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

GUERRERO STATE, Mexico — Fed up with authorities who haven't found their missing loved ones, citizens' brigades are defying the law to search themselves.

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With the help of the UPOEG (Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State) community police, the Catholic Church and a citizens forensic group, relatives of the disappeared search for clandestine graves in the hills around Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. Since the disappearance of 43 Guerrero students in nearby Ayotzinapa, more concerned family members have come forward to demand closure in the cases of their missing loved ones. Here, a citizens' brigade gathers in the main plaza of Iguala in preparation for the search.

(Keith Dannemiller - GlobalPost)
Monday, November 24th, 2014

Gaia Eco-village is an ecological community in Argentina based on the principles of permaculture, or living in a way that works with nature rather than against it.

Gustavo Ramirez, who has lived at Gaia for the past 18 years, acknowledges the challenges of this model, namely that it requires a lot of space.

Houses cannot have more than one floor, and swathes of land are needed to cultivate vegetables and medicinal plants.

Given these realities, “the Buenos Aires population [16 million people] could only live in 20 percent of the Pampa in Argentina,” he said. The Pampas are fertile South American lowlands.

Still, it's a start in the right direction. Here's a glimpse of Gaia: 

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Gaia Eco-village is an ecological community in Argentina based on the principles of permaculture. It is a model that integrates environmental design and sustainable agriculture.

(Kamilia Lahrichi - GlobalPost)
Friday, October 24th, 2014

Getty photographer John Moore has been capturing some of the most devastating, heart-wrenching, and sometimes hopeful images of the Ebola crisis.

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PAYNESVILLE, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 12: Ebola survivor Sontay Massaley, 37, smiles upon her release from the MSF Ebola treatment center. Massaley, who spent 8 days recovering from the disease in the center, said she worked as a vendor in a market before contracting the virus.

(John Moore - AFP/Getty Images)
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

GAZA CITY — On Sunday, the school year started in Gaza. Like parents just about everywhere, parents all over the territory tried to get their kids back to a normal fall routine. But very little is normal in the Gaza Strip these days.

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A mostly destroyed home, pockmarked with damage.

(Laura Dean - GlobalPost)
Friday, August 15th, 2014

Health workers struggle to contain an outbreak.

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A man lies in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up by the Liberian health ministry in a closed school on August 14, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.

(John Moore - AFP/Getty Images)
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

MONTEVIDEO — Curious about how Uruguay's doing after legalizing weed? We were, too. GlobalPost spent some time in the country's first legal marijuana club and hanged out with some very eager pot growers. Here's a photo gallery from the visit.

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Alvaro Calistro with his prized possession. He co-founded a soon-to-be legal cannabis club and the Cannabis Growers Federation in Uruguay.

(Kamilia Lahrichi - GlobalPost)
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

It's a lovely thing when shared traditions unite so many different people.

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Indonesian children play by a lamp at Jakarta's Istiqlal mosque on June 28, 2014.

(Romeo Gacad - AFP/Getty Images)
Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Organizers will now submit their claim for a new record to Guinness World Records, which is expected to rule on it within two months.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A large number of mainland Chinese also flocked to commemorate the crackdown in the former British territory, where a vigil has been held every year since the massacre.

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A large number of mainland Chinese also flocked to commemorate the crackdown in the former British territory.

(Jessica Hromas - Getty Images)