March 27 Issue

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Crimea: One Year On

Last March, Putin's 'little green men' annexed Ukraine's southern-most region. Today residents are left bitterly divided.
Funeral March
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Funeral March

A dead leopard is carried high through a crowd in Gauhati, in the northeastern state of Assam. The beautiful animal was not shot but died after falling into a narrow cave near a temple – and could not be rescued. Increasingly, leopards are making their way into populated areas because deforestation and other environmental changes are depriving them of vital habitats. In January, a leopard that wandered into a city in eastern India went on the rampage, killing one man and injuring several others.
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Rape, physical abuse, kidnappings and gender discrimination are on the cards as Western forces leave.
New World
Rhinos were declared extinct in Zambia in 1998, ravaged by poachers. Today they are back and living in the wild once again.
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"The Wrecking Crew," a documentary about the studio musicians who played for Elvis, Sinatra, the Byrds and other bands, shines the spotlight on the price (and benefits) of obscurity.