Gaza Strip Wedding

Photos by Khalil Hamra Like dozens of other couples who got married this summer in the isolated Gaza Strip, for Saed and Falasteen Abu Aser, their wedding was an elaborately planned celebration, complete with a procession through the streets of their neighborhood.

Women’s Rock Climbing Gains Foothold in Iran

Photos by Ebrahim Noroozi In the mountains of northwestern Iran, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh clings to a sheer rock face, ignoring the dizzying height and icy wind as she searches for the next handhold.

Israel’s Healing Horses

Photos by Oded Balilty At Israel’s main equine hospital, the animals can be wild patients, creating some unique challenges for the veterinarians treating them.

In Iran, Female Motocross Racer Jumps Barriers

Photos by Vahid Salemi Iranian motocross rider Behnaz Shafiei’s passion for hurdling over dirt hills has led her to leap cultural and legal barriers in Iran, where women are banned from riding motorcycles in public.