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HDNet World Report: Made in the USA – Tear Gas on the Streets of Cairo

Tear gas is the weapon of choice for authoritarian security forces fighting pro-democracy demonstrators in places like Egypt and Syria. Much of it coming from American manufacturers. World Report investigates.

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HDNet World Report: Egypt at a Crossroads

HDNet World Report: Egypt at a Crossroads

Egypt’s euphoria at ousting Hosni Mubarak is eroding from fears that the replacement leadership is no better. Can Egypt recapture the ideals of the Arab Spring?

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Micah Garen | Four Corners Media

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HDNet World Report: The Tree Has a Secret

HDNet World Report: The Tree Has a Secret

They are typical New Yorkers: they live in close quarters, create a big buzz, and can sting. They also require special handling, which can be challenging during a hurricane!

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Marja: The New Afghan Battleground

Marja: The New Afghan Battleground

By Micah Garen

Featured in Newsweek

On a routine May 2010 “presence patrol” to the dusty bazaar just outside a Marine base called Camp Hill, in the Afghan area of Marja, about two dozen soldiers of Col. Brian Christmas’s company …

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Afghan linguist working for US Marine Civilian Affairs unit doing a retinal scan of a Marja villager who has come to pick up bags of wheat.  The villagers are given a retinal scan, photographed and their fingerprints are entered into a national database used to identify criminals.

Marja’s Hearts and Minds

As General David Petraeus assumes direct control of the war in Afghanistan, he and his officers—not to mention the policymakers back home—are pinning their hopes on improved cooperation with friendly locals. Traveling to the southern Afghan city of Marja, site …

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Ortega. © Micah Garen & Marie-Helene Carleton

Obama Inauguration

Photos taken at President Obama’s first inaugaration.

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The abandoned village of Savasankoyu north of Halfeti along the Euphrates, now a lake after the construction of the Birecik dam in 2000. The village attracts visitors who travel by boat to see the minaret of the flooded mosque that rises out of the water. © Micah Garen & Marie-Helene Carleton

Deep Divide

Marie-Hélène Carleton and Micah Garen

Article, photographs and documentary video on the Ilisu Dam project in southeastern Turkey

Published March 21, 2008

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The abandoned village of Savasankoyu north of Halfeti along the Euphrates, now a lake after the construction of the Birecik dam in 2000. The village attracts visitors who travel by boat to see the minaret of the flooded mosque that rises out of the water. © Micah Garen & Marie-Helene Carleton

Deep Divide

In 2008, the Turkish government intended to build the Ilisu Dam, a project in the Tigris river valley that would flood almost 200 villages and displace 80,000 people in a predominantly Kurdish region. The valley is home to more than …

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The ancient town of Hasankeyf with the remains of the 7th century Aturqid bridge spanning the Trigris river. The town as well as the bridge will be flooded by the Ilisu dam. © Micah Garen & Marie-Helene Carleton

Deep Divide

Damming the Tigris River will give Turkey renewable energy – and flood two hundred villages and archaeological sites in the Kurdish heartland.

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A poppy farmer in Marja who came to the government center to sign up for a USAID Cash for Work program that gives military-age men licit employment opportunities. Afghanistan supplies 90 percent of the world’s opium, according to a report by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.

Afghanistan Photography

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