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  Photojournalist @gettyimages Personal account. Phone photos mostly. Beijing/Niseko

A young Rohingya refugee boy cries as he climbs on a truck as he and others crowd and struggle during a food distribution by a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than half a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar’s military that the United Nations has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. The refugee population is expected to swell further, with thousands more Rohingya Muslims said to be making the perilous journey on foot toward the border, or paying smugglers to take them across by water in wooden boats. Hundreds are known to have died trying to escape, and survivors arrive with horrifying accounts of villages burned, women raped, and scores killed in the “clearance operations” by Myanmar’s army and Buddhist mobs that were sparked by militant attacks on security posts in Rakhine state on August 25, 2017. What the Rohingya refugees flee to is a different kind of suffering in sprawling makeshift camps rife with fears of malnutrition, cholera, and other diseases. Aid organizations are struggling to keep pace with the scale of need and the staggering number of them — an estimated 60 percent — who are children arriving alone. Bangladesh, whose acceptance of the refugees has been praised by humanitarian officials for saving lives, has urged the creation of an internationally-recognized “safe zone” where refugees can return, though Rohingya Muslims have long been persecuted in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. World leaders are still debating how to confront the country and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who championed democracy, but now appears unable or unwilling to stop the army’s brutal crackdown. #gettyimages #rohingya #myanmar #bangladesh @gettyimages

Hutong laundry hanging #beijing #china

The brilliant Li DaiGuo leaves the stage with his music after performing in Beijing. Incredible. Thanks to our friends who guided us to his music #china #beijing #lidaiguo

Parked #beijing #china

Chinese servers take a break in a booth between shifts at a sushi restaurant #china #beijing

A man wears a full gas mask on what was actually a really nice winter day in Beijing...(#beijing #china)

Nakajima Islands on the volcanic caldera of Lake Toya. Hokkaido wearing its best again. (#hokkaido #japan #driveby)

A view looking south from Mt. Yotei (#niseko japan #yotei #hokkaido)

Niseko, Hokkaido at sunset- Anyone out there still in denial over the need to care about climate change and the planet...get out of that big carbon-emitting city you live in and take a walk. It just mind change your mind. (#japan #hokkaido #niseko)

Hokkaido treats you right. Looking towards Goshiki from the top of Iwao Nupuri at last light (#niseko #hokkaido #japan)

Yotei-san looking the part today (with a touch of snow already) (#japan #hokkaido #niseko #yotei)

In a former life I loathed sunflowers... and then they moved in next door (#japan #niseko #hokkaido #yotei #volcano)

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