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Mohammed Khoja's History and Harmony

Designer Mohamed Khoja named his latest collection Al Ula after the city in Saudi Arabia that last year hosted the Desert X festival and 2,000 years ago hosted the Nabateans, whose iconic monuments now serve as his inspirational motifs.

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Mohammed Khoja's History and Harmony

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Prince of Enchantment: The 'Ud

Often regarded as the forerunner and name- sake of the European lute, the ‘ud (oud), is among the world’s oldest continuously played string instruments. In Arab and other musical traditions, its deeply resonant, emotionally evocative tones earned it, over the centuries, the sobriquet amir al-tararb.
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Prince of Enchantment: The 'Ud

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Hassan Hajjaj's Hot Remix

With brilliant colors, bold patterns and unbridled exuberance, photographer and designer Hassan Hajjaj has become one of the world’s most popular artists, remixing esthetics from Marrakesh to London, from heritage to hip-hop, with a playful, subversive swagger.
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Hassan Hajjaj's Hot Remix

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First Look: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

The contraption felt like a wood-and-metal prototype VR headset, and indeed it was with stereoscopes that 3D imaging was born in the mid-19th century.
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First Look: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

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FirstLook: One Eye on You

I usually photograph birds in Kuwait during the migration seasons, when the country becomes an important stop for birds migrating throughout Africa, Europe and Asia. In October 2012 friends alerted me to a spotted, short-eared owl at Jahra Pools Nature Reserve in al-Jahra.
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FirstLook: One Eye on You

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Sahara Blues

Coming out of the struggles of post colonial desert Africa, Tuareg band Tinariwen adapted blues rock ‘n‘ roll guitars to North African traditions. The result has been nearly four decades of a sound that has inspired an entire genre of “desert blues,” in which themes of loss, home, hope and unity transcend language for audiences around the world.
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