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Feature - NEPAL. 2005. Maoist Rebellion.
Jonas Bendiksen

The kingdom of Nepal, once thought of as a peaceful and serene retreat in the Himalayas, has over the last decade plunged into chaos and tragedy. A Maoist insurgency has shook the country since 1996, leaving the country in economic and political shambles. The civil war has cost over 12,000 lives so far, and the communist rebels and the incumbent King Gyanendra’s have reached a stalemate: the Maoists control most of the countryside, while the king’s government are entrenched in the cities.

Today, anyone living in rural Nepal have to deal with the Maoists in one way or another. The term ‘Maoist’...

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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Members of the Maoist People's...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Large groups of Maoist cadres and...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. A platoon commander and some of...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. A platoon of Maoist soldiers during...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. A platoon of Maoist soldiers during...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. A girl runs on top of a fence past...
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NEPAL. Near Nepalgunj. 2005. After a Maoist raid on the second...
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NEPAL. Nepalgunj. 2005. Nepalgunj, Western Nepal's biggest government-held...
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NEPAL. Daulatpur. 2005. Women grieve at the funeral of Nankai...
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NEPAL. Daulatpur. 2005. Women grieve at the funeral of Nankai...
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NEPAL. Gorkha. 2005. In the government-held village of Gorkha...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. Til Bahadur GURUNG, a former village-level...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. Tara BHATTARAI, a teacher from a rural...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Comrade Ranju, a 19-year old Nepali...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Female rebels break out in a smile...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Female rebels break out in a smile...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. A man crawling across a rope at...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Young recruits for the Maoist militia...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. A platoon of Maoist rebels do their...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. Trash fires fight the cold...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. A boy kicks a soccer ball...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. In a Maoist-controlled village,...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. In the Maoist-run village...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. In the Maoist-run village...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. In the Maoist-run village...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Young Maoists singing revolutionary...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. A Maoist torch rally celebrating...
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NEPAL. Achham District. 2004. Locals cheer during a Maoist leader's...
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NEPAL. 2004. Village of Babiyachour. A teashop in rural Nepal....
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NEPAL. Nepalgunj. 2005. Streetscene from Nepalgunj, the biggest...
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NEPAL. Rolpa District Headquarters. 2005. Although most of the...
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NEPAL. Rolpa District Headquarters. 2005. Although most of the...
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NEPAL. Rolpa District Headquarters. 2005. Although most of the...
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NEPAL. Kamal Bazaar. 2004. Kamal Bazaar was described by local...
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NEPAL. Kamal Bazaar. 2004. On the move for days, women rounded...
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NEPAL. 2004. A young girl swept up by the revolutionary wave...
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NEPAL. Kamal Bazaar. 2004. On the move for days, women rounded...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. A view of Kathmandu from the Bhimsen Tower....
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. On Nepal's Army Day, King Gyanendra, inspects...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. Although Katmandu is the most developed...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. A bar.
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. Overlooking Katmandu's famous Ason Chowk...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2004.
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. Young Katmandu residents in Ason Chowk...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. At dawn, morning exercises at Swayambunath...
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NEPAL. Katmandu. 2005. Katmandu at dawn.
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NEPAL. Katmandu. September 2005. Anti-monarchy demonstrations....
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NEPAL. Katmandu. September 2005. An Anti-monarchy protest organized...
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