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Balochistan: Portraits Of Life On The Brink

Balochistan, a vast, resource-rich desert region spanning Pakistan and Iran is a hotbed of separatist conflict. In his new book titled "Balochistan at a Crossroads," journalist Willem Marx and photographer Marc Watterlot documented the suffering and struggles of Baluch people living in underdeveloped and marginalized communities in both Pakistan and Iran.
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A group of fighters from the Baloch Liberation Army pose with their weapons around the campfire.
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A group of fighters from the Baloch Liberation Army pose with their weapons around the campfire.

A child sits inside a makeshift school building built by Baloch refugees who fled the violence that engulfed their remote rural villages.
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A child sits inside a makeshift school building built by Baloch refugees who fled the violence that engulfed their remote rural villages.

The Kech valley to the north of Gwadar is representative of the beautiful but desolate landscapes of the Makran coastal region of Balochistan.
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The Kech valley to the north of Gwadar is representative of the beautiful but desolate landscapes of the Makran coastal region of Balochistan.

An elderly woman is one of many Baloch people to have moved from a rural region to the area surrounding Gwadar port in search of work.
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An elderly woman is one of many Baloch people to have moved from a rural region to the area surrounding Gwadar port in search of work.

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