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You can find a slice of Mediterranean paradise in Kyiv if you look hard enough

You can find a slice of Mediterranean paradise in Kyiv if you look hard enough

Selfie sticks at the Aral Sea: another example of disaster tourism’s self-indulgence?

Selfie sticks at the Aral Sea: another example of disaster tourism’s self-indulgence?

Inside the idyllic but deserted ‘American’ suburb on the edge of Ashgabat

Inside the idyllic but deserted ‘American’ suburb on the edge of Ashgabat

One photographer gives herself permission to remember lost love

One photographer gives herself permission to remember lost love

This eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

This eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

In a deserted Sofia carpark, a deflated palm tree becomes strangely relatable

In a deserted Sofia carpark, a deflated palm tree becomes strangely relatable

The much-derided plastic bag still gets loving treatment from some Russians

The much-derided plastic bag still gets loving treatment from some Russians

A restorative view from one of Georgia’s most famous landmarks

A restorative view from one of Georgia’s most famous landmarks