Jennifer Rentschlar

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Banksy in NYC

At the beginning of October, the famous street artist known as Banksy announced an upcoming "residency" on the streets of New York City, titled "Better Out Than In". Nearly every day this month, Banksy's website announced the appearance of a new piece somewhere in New York's five boroughs. New …

Eid al-Adha 2013

Now that the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, is complete, Muslims all over the world are observing Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. These "days of remembrance" feature a feast honoring Abraham who, according to Muslim tradition, was prepared to sacrifice his son Ishmael before God …

A Trip to South Korea

While neighboring North Korea makes worldwide headlines with threats and demands, South Koreans have adjusted slightly to possible dangers, but largely carry on with their everyday lives. The war that halted in 1953 reverberates strongly today, including the continued strong presence of U.S. …

Taking Detroit Into Their Own Hands

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>Erica Yoon is an intern in NPR's multimedia department. She recently spent time in Detroit for a school project and offers this reflection.</i><p>I am an outsider to Detroit. And until recently, I'll admit, the place I imagined was shaped by a lot of assumptions. To me it was a city defined …

In pictures: Before They Pass Away

In pictures: Mexico's poor rural schools

Photographer Paola Nunez Solorio documents the poor infrastructure of rural schools in three Mexican states.

Nelson Mandela death: A life in pictures

South Africa

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek

In pictures: Christmas around the world

Christmas Eve

Your pictures: India

Taj Mahal

Blurring The Border To See Two Sides

Growing up in Santa Barbara, Calif., photojournalist Dania Maxwell saw two different sides of life.<p>"I grew up, I feel, with a lot of privilege," she says. "I was given a house, a home, a family that I love."<p>But her mother, an immigrant from Argentina, wanted to show her that there was "another …

Go Big Or Go Homecoming: Supersized Corsages

Somewhere in my parents' house, I think I still have a corsage from some dance in high school. A little rose on a sparkly elastic band, which I wore awkwardly around my wrist. You know the drill.<p>In Texas, though, they have a different drill. Photographer Nancy Newberry recalls her first "mum" — …

On the Border

The border between the United States and Mexico stretches 3,169 kilometers (1,969 miles), crossing deserts, rivers, towns, and cities from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico. Every year, an estimated 350 million people legally cross the border, with another 500,000 entering into the United States …

The City of White Marble: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Travel photographer Amos Chapple recently crossed into Turkmenistan on a three-day transit visa and was able to photograph many of the sights and monuments in Ashgabat, the capital and largest city. Turkmenistan is a single-party country, a former Soviet state, run by a president at the center of a …

The Women of the Afghanistan War

The present war in Afghanistan, now nearly 12 years old, has affected the lives of millions of women. Many have been victimized; others have played the roles of soldiers, insurgents, politicians, caregivers, and much more. NATO nations have sent thousands of female troops into the conflict, …

Overnight in an East German Bunker

Reuters photographer Ina Fassbender recently traveled with a group to a former East German bunker near the city of Ilmenau. Built in the 1970s as an emergency shelter for the district's command unit, the bunker has now been transformed into a museum. For 109 euros ($150 USD), visitors can …

Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion

While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways -- or possibly to drag back to his lair in a …

The Carnival of Vevcani

Each year, the Macedonian village of Vevcani marks the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day -- the beginning of the old Julian calendar -- with a 1,400-year-old carnival rooted in pre-Christian traditions. Performers revel in the streets wearing masks that reflect pagan rituals, religious issues, or political …

In pictures: Ramadan's holiest night

Nearly 400,000 Palestinians gathered in Jerusalem at the famous al-Aqsa Mosque for Laylat al-Qadr, the holy night commemorating when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammad.<p>Laylat al-Qadr is considered to be the most holy night of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. The exact date of …

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr around the world

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival commemorating the end of the holy month of Ramadan.<p>Eid al-Fitr marks the end of a month-long fast from consuming liquids and food, and partaking in sexual activity, from sunrise to sunset.<p>Muslim families and communities across the world …

Myanmar's neck ring women

<b>Pan Pat, Myanmar</b> - Women of the Kayan tribe in Myanmar are well known for wearing brass coils around their necks their entire lives in order to lengthen it. The belief is the longer the neck, the more beautiful the woman.<p>The cultural practice does have its drawbacks. The brass coils can weigh up to …

In Pictures: Who's heading to 2014 World Cup?

In pictures: Migrants on the move

Migrants and refugees trying to reach Western Europe must travel by ship, where they face several dangers. Colloquially known as "boat people", they have to endure unsafe waters, weak vessels that often capsize, and unsympathetic police. In 2013, nearly 35,000 people have so far arrived in southern …

In Pictures: Saving the Amazon

<b>Cuiaba, Brazil -</b> Agriculture in Brazil is booming, with beef exports alone generating almost $6bn a year, and soy production set to surpass that of the US to become the largest in the world.<p>This is especially true in Mato Grosso, the state at the heart of the forest's southeastern "arc of …

In Pictures: Mexico's Day of the Dead

Every year, Mexicans gather in cemeteries to remember their departed family members. According to tradition, the heavens open on November 1 and 2 and the souls of the dead come back to earth.<p>Relatives will offer food, drinks and even toys on alters to entice the souls in a holiday which melds …

'Hotels of death' in Indian holy city

The holy city of Varanasi in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state is the gateway to salvation, so goes a Hindu belief. Fuelled by such faith, thousands over the last many centuries have travelled to Varanasi, also called Kashi, with a desire to die there. Dying in Varanasi is supposed to break the …

In pictures: Orthodox Christmas

China's annual human migration

<b>Shanghai, China</b> - Hundreds of millions of people, including migrant workers and students, will crisscross the country to reunite with their families during the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival.<p>For most of them, it's the only time of the year when they can see their loved ones. Some 3.5 billion …

In Pictures: Pakistan's education woes

A report released on January 29 has found that a global learning crisis costs governments $129bn a year. The 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report, published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, found that 10 percent of global spending on primary …

China's Yao community

<b>Guangxi, China -</b> About 400 ethnic Yao live in Huangluo village, a mountainous and remote place that was nearly unreachable until 2002 - when China's government launched a "tourism reform" programme.<p>Yao women are well known for their colourful traditional dresses decorated with bright embroidery. …