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Burma Uncovered: Amazing Shots From a Photographer's Paradise

After 5 years of work, 38 flights, and 10 separate visas to Burma, photographer David Heath released his first book late last year. Undeniably one of the most raw and photogenic places on earth, Heath brought an eye to the region that can only be explained by his hours logged behind the lens and devotion to this project. We caught up with Heath to hear his thoughts on some of his favorite images and get a preview into his 248-page book Burma: An Enchanted Spirit. 

'Summit or Death!'

'Summit or Death!'

A new study shows that climbing teams from countries with rigid social structures are more likely to summit Himalaya mountains—but also more likely to die trying. Can the data predict summit success?

The Jesus-Kissed, War-Fringed, Love-Swirled Rangers

The Jesus-Kissed, War-Fringed, Love-Swirled Rangers

The leader of the Free Burma Rangers keeps his identity secret. But he’s real, and he’s definitely hardcore. A former U.S. Special Forces operative—and an ordained minister, climber, and triathlete—he trains rebels and refugees in the fine art of outwitting one of the world’s most oppressive regimes to deliver humanitarian aid. Adam Skolnick hits the trail with a soldier on a mission from God.

Burma's Dark Side

Burma's Dark Side

Despite Hillary Clinton's visit amid reports of political reforms, Burma's government is still waging war against its citizens. ROWAN JACOBSEN speaks with photojournalist Ryan Libre, who has documented the Kachin people for four years.

The Kachin of Northern Burma

The Kachin of Northern Burma

Documentary photographer Ryan Libre has worked in Burma's semi-autonomous Kachin region for four years. In June, fighting broke out between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Army. Read Rowan Jacobsen's interview with Libre here.

The Generals in Their Labyrinth

The Generals in Their Labyrinth

Outside the capital, the generals had not bothered with emergency services. No we will not help you. When Nargis hit, the military put its head in the sand.

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