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Archive despatches from places including Libya, Hong Kong, Liberia, Paris and Russia.
Mothers explain how opening up to their families meant they gained emotional support
In the face of a global obesity epidemic, how do Parisian women stay so slim?
The mood in Kinshasa during President Mobutu's final days.
What remains of the glamour, and seediness, of Shanghai's notorious dancehalls?
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