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Mermen

Inside France's First Mermen Competition

Just ten guys comfortable in their own fins.
Matthieu Foucher
4 days ago
Tiananmen Square

The Tiananmen Square Protests Weren't What Everyone Thought They Were

On the 30th anniversary of Beijing's pro-democracy protests, Patrick Zachmann's photos capture what happened before the Tanks arrived.
Patrick Zachmann
5.8.19
Drugs

Drug Dealers Tell Us How to Spot a Sucker

We asked a few drug dealers how they decide which customers they're going to scam.
Sarah Perrin
5.6.19
PROTESTS

We Spent an Afternoon Learning the Art of Civil Disobedience

I learned how to get past a police cordon and how to tangle my legs together to avoid getting picked up.
Matthieu Foucher
4.26.19
Photography

Activists in Lebanon Are Using Religious Tattoos as Protest Symbols

Even though many are not particularly religious, tattoos have become a way of showing solidarity.
VICE Staff
4.17.19
Photos

“I Can’t Find the Words”: Photos of the Devastating Notre-Dame Fire

Last night, thousands gathered near the cathedral to sing and watch centuries of history burn. We heard from some of the Parisians there.
Célia Mebroukine
4.16.19
Photography

An Afternoon with the Tween Skaters of Central Paris

Photographer Seán McGirr captured the scene around the iconic skate ramp on Rue Leon Cladel.
VICE Staff
4.10.19
Photography

The Festival That Celebrates the Arrival of Spring with Violence, Dirt and Booze

Every year, the people of the French village Cournonterral gather to mark the end of a 12th century battle by chasing each other around with barrels of dark wine.
Marine Peixoto
4.2.19
Photography

Phone Photos from the Anti-Government Revolt in Algeria

The protests have successfully ousted the country's 82-year-old leader. Sort of.
Louis Dabir
3.22.19
refugee crisis

Smugglers Are Stealing Fishing Boats to Ferry Migrants Across the Channel

Brexit might be encouraging them to take more risks.
Timothée Vinchon
Sophie Bourlet
3.13.19
Nightlife

A Night with the 'Shower Boys' of Paris

In the city's Marais district, naked male strippers take a shower in the middle of a bar.
Pauline Verduzier
3.6.19
syrian war

How Syrians Are Rebuilding the Monuments Destroyed By ISIS

A French restoration company is working with locals to restore their most important cultural artefacts.
Pierre Longeray
2.20.19
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