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Pictures of the Week: November 16 – 23

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From a ceasefire in the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas and President Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar to a rebel takeover of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congoand a camel fair in India, TIME presents the best images of the week.

Photographer #391: Munem Wasif

Munem Wasif, 1983, Bangladesh, is a socially engaged photojournalist who graduated from Pathshala, South Asian Media Academy. His photographic career started as a feature photographer for the Daily Star. In 2007 Munem was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and later won the PrixPictet commission to document a water project in Bangladesh. This resulted in the series Salty Tears showing how the salt water invades the lands bringing not only destruction, but also leading to a lack of drinking water. The project was released as a book in 2011. Wasif has focused on subjects dealing with climate change and its devastating results, economic problems within Bangladesh, political refugees from Myanmar, political and ethnic crisis in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the subject of religion, especially the Islam. In 2008 his book Bangladesh, Standing on the Edge was released. The following images come from the stories Tale of Lost Paradise: Climate Refugees, Bangladesh, Salty Tears and Rohingya Refugees: Illegal Immigrants from Myanmar.

Website: www.munemwasif.com & www.agencevu.com