Photos by Binsar Bakkara Stunning Mount Ijen in eastern Java draws tourists by day and hundreds of sulfur miners by night. They endure toxic fumes and backbreaking loads to earn pennies hauling out a substance used to bleach sugar and vulcanize rubber.
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Indonesia’s Ghost Villages
Photos by Binsar Bakkara Crumbling houses. Vehicles overgrown by vegetation. Dusty kitchen utensils. A cassette recorder caked with volcanic ash.
Rohingya Boat People
Photos by Binsar Bakkara More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore in different parts of Southeast Asia on Friday, becoming the latest migrants to slip into countries that have made it clear they are not welcome.
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Friday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest natural disasters in world history: a tsunami, triggered by a massive 9.1 earthquake off the Indonesian coast, leaving more than 230,000 people dead in 14 countries and causing about $10 billion in damage.
World’s Abandoned Places
Our ghosts are with us, for all to see. All we need do is look carefully.