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A road sign in the Granite Belt, in Queensland. Louise Grayson

Friday essay: Camarade – The Earth

Forty six thousand Australians died on the Western Front. After WWI, diggers were resettled in Queensland's Granite Belt, where suburbs were named after battle sites. Our photo essay explores these poignant places today.
These days neither the public nor governments consider passports as a serious obstacle to freedom of movement. Yohmi/Flickr

When world leaders thought you shouldn’t need passports or visas

In the 20th century, governments considered the “total abolition” of passports as an important goal and discussed the issue in several international conferences.
A hundred years later, the magnitude of the Battle of Somme can still be felt. Newzulu

Friday essay: the Battle of the Somme and the death of martial glory

A hundred years ago today, the Battle of the Somme began. This conflict, in which a million men died in order to move the front lines about six miles, spelled the end of courage as a cornerstone of masculine identity.

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