January 23, 2015 Issue

Cover story U.S.
The military brass says three detainees simultaneously killed themselves. A decorated soldier who saw what he wasn't supposed to see believes it was something much, much worse.
In Focus

Room with a View

A climber rests as he waits for the skin on his hands to heal halfway up the "toughest climb in the world". Americans Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson make their way up the sheer 3,000 food monolith El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park for two weeks with no safety equipment bar robes in case they fall. In this picture the two are over the most difficult part of their route and hang above the ground at a distance well above the height of Europe's tallest building - London's Shard.
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