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Afghanistan: Life on Assignment: Inside the Afghan War Machine
Writer Robert Young Pelton on the Adventure Assignment That Took Him Inside Green Beret Operations and Face-to-Face With John Walker Lindh. 
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Afghanistan's Shadowlands
Robert Young Pelton's photographs of Afghanistan reveal the danger facing coalition forces and the hopes of a battered nation.
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Afghanistan Photos: Rory Stewart's New Kabul
Photographer Aaron Huey shares a look inside Rory Stewart's efforts to save the Old City of Kabul from destruction and remind a nation of its former glory. 
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Bhutan: On the Trail to Shangri-La

Seeking mountain highs without tourist-horde lows, writer Jeff Greenwald and photographer Matthieu Paley set off for Bhutan. What they found was an unspoiled Himalayan paradise where adventure abounds and blue jeans are banned. 
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Indian Summer

Sailing, rowing, and dragging a skiff up the Ganges, writer Charles Graeber went native in India for his new Adventure article. Here he offers anecdotes and images from the odyssey. 
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India's Elephantine Problem
A photo dispatch from ground zero of the escalating conflict between India's elephants and its people. 
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India: Searching for Snow Leopards

Photographer Ami Vitale journeys deep into the mountainous region of Ladakh in northwestern India in hope of catching a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. 
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Indonesia: Hot Times

Fifteen years had passed since photographer Martin Westlake first climbed Krakatoa, the legendary marine volcano that blew itself to bits during a cataclysmic eruption in 1883. Last year, Westlake returned to Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park to pay homage to the fire god once again. 
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A Look Inside Modern Iran
On a month-long expedition, photographer Bobby Model and writer Kira Salak examined the ancient cities and remotest corners of this harsh land. The reward: a rare glimpse into the heart of a nation on the brink. 
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The Kashmir Diaries
After years of political strife, the Kashmir valley has reopened its doors. What's the best way to see it all? How about from a humming, sputtering Royal Enfield motorcyle. 
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Laos by Riverboat

Along the Mekong River, Southeast Asia's superhighway, Laos is one small country that delivers big. 
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Modern Mongolia Photos

Photographer Matthieu Paley takes us on a journey through the pastoral scenery and vibrant culture of today's Mongolia.
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Nepal on the Brink
Photographer Samantha Appleton treks through the adventure travel classic to experience the austere natural beauty coexisting with the harsh political reality. 
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Thailand's Toxic Caves
Creep into the netherland of northern Thailand's intricate cave system, where vertical drops plunge 1,000 feet (305 meters) and suffocating carbon dioxide lurks in the absolute darkness.
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High Times in Tibet
Thousands of pilgrims converge upon Mount Kailas every year, but few push on to the holy mountain's 19,500-foot inner sanctuary. Here, writer Ian Baker takes us trailside and up to the Cave of the Thirteen Golden Chortens during one of the world's highest pilgrimages. 
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