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Weekend Reading: Destroying Religious Shrines, the Yazidis, and Humans of Kurdistan (as well as New York)

August 8, 2014

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Mohamad Ballan explores the Islamic State’s destruction of religious shrines in historical context.

Matthew Barber reports on recent IS advances against Iraqi Kurds and the plight of the Yazidi minority.

Brandon Stanton, founder of HumansOfNewYork.com, is currently traveling through Iraqi Kurdistan photographing ordinary Iraqis and relating their stories as they face an uncertain future.

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