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From Torino
The Olympics Games have always represented the pinnacle and premier event for sports with the best in the business coming together for a nonstop symphony of sports.
by Donald Miralle
The Soil Dance
In Iran there are many special religious ceremonies held each year...
by Ali Akbar Shirjian
"Passion lives here!"
"Passion lives here!" That was the slogan for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. And a party it was, too!
by Brian Bahr
A Racing Man
Winter never gives up on New England without a fight.
by John Rich
In the Black Zone-Chernobyl
At 1:24 a.m on April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear facility exploded during an attempt to increase the capacity of the reactor.
by Ake Ericson


This month's Dispatches presents two reports on the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, by Brian Bahr and Donald Miralle. The amazing images of fireworks exploding and an abstract vision of speed are breathtaking.

Revisiting the lethal aftermath of the Chernobyl meltdown in Belarus with Ake Ericson is achingly poignant. The intertwining of this month's Boston Marathon with one man's commitment to the race is a surprising treat from John Rich.

I am particularly gratified to have made the e-mail acquaintance of the Iranian photojournalist, Ali Akbar Shirjian. Last month Dispatches presented an article on the observance of Ashura in India. This month we look again at the Islamic ritual through the eyes of an Iranian photojournalist.

Dispatches is open to reports from around the world. We hope that April's offerings will inspire more photojournalists to write and suggest a story.

Marianne Fulton
Dispatches Editor

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