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Article — From the April 2012 issue

Slipping through the net

Cambodia’s border war against drug-resistant malaria

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Mississippi Drift

River vagrants in the age of Wal-Mart

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The Magic Mountain

Trickle-down economics in a Philippine garbage dump

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Immersion journalism

Panning for ratings gold in New Orleans

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The lost buddhas of Bamiyan

Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan

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The trash folder

As waste, our computers are not easily erased

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The poison stream

Sacrificing India’s poor on the altar of modernity

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