The Nearest Exit is Behind You – 2014 in Photos

Random images from travels and subjects I wrote about last year.

 

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Road to Mpekatoni
Joy's camp (named after Joy Adamson, wildlife behavioralist) Shaba National Game Reserve
Joy’s camp (named after Joy Adamson, wildlife behavioralist) Shaba National Game Reserve

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Mpekatoni

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A young woman was arrested and detained in appalling conditions at a sports stadium near Eastliegh, a Somali dominated suburb of Nairobi. #Kasarani

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Favorite hat on safari
Favorite hat on safari
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Independence Day, Istanbul, Turkey

 

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Photo on #ISIS related FB page
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Found him hanging in the women's washroom at Frontline Club.
Found him hanging in the women’s washroom at Frontline Club.
River walk
River walk
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Casablanca, Morocco (looks like LA, no?)

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Flip sides of same coin – police reservist Athmed Bakshwein, (left) murdered in Malindi last January. Confessed Al Shabaab recruiter Abu Shariff Athmed alias “Makaburi” gunned down by a death squad on April 1st. RIP
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Arabian desert
14th century villa converted into guesthouse-Nord-de-Pinus (pronounced phonetically)
14th century villa converted into guesthouse-Nord-de-Pinus (pronounced phonetically)

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Doha beautiful from this angle
Doha beautiful from this angle
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Lamu, photo MK

 

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Mombasa Republican Council Secretary General, Randu Nzai

 

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US Ambassador, Robert Godec, Foreign Correspondence Association of East Africa evening Gigiri, Nairobi
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Sunrise at home

 

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T-shirt for sale in a Dubai mall

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Tangiers
Tangiers

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Somewhere below is Berbera, Somaliland

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Another mall, Doha (photo Margot Kiser)
Another mall, Doha (photo Margot Kiser)
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Central Park, New York City, USA

 

Genie slippers in the souks, some better made than others.
Genie slippers in the souks, some better made than others.
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Syrian waiter, Istanbul, Turkey
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Orma garage mechanic, Mpekatoni

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Dhow race, Shela village, Lamu
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Hope the cow who parallel parked beside motorbikes almost every day for years, Malindi RIP

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Proposed plans for the Lamu Port
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Eid Lamu town

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Cafe in Soho NYC
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Doha
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Arabian desert
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A Christian wedding at a mosque, Istanbul
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Mangrove forests

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Al Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste during Westgate Mall attack. Peter has spent the last year in a Cairo jail for doing his job. “FreeAJStaff

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Tangiers
Tangiers

Garbage roundabout

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Marrakech

 

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Warlord’s sandals

 

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Somali-US relations
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Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud with Secretary of State John Kerry

 

psychedelic Grevy's zebra. Grevy also unlike the more common zebra with thicker stripes
psychedelic Grevy’s zebra. Grevy also unlike the more common zebra with thicker stripes
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Aero Club of East Africa, Nairobi

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Wings over Mombasa
Wings over Mombasa
Lion spoor
Lion spoor
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Haki Africa press conference after closure of four mosques in Mombasa

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Big Mama Eid Baraza
Eid Baraza, Mombasa

 

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Pate Island
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Mosque near Shimo La Tewa prison, Mombasa

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Post Mpekatoni Security meeting

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Mpekatoni

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Manda Bay
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Police escorts for the Lamu County governor.

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Doha
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Flip sides of two coins – police reservist Athmed Bakshwein (left) murdered in Malindi last January by unknown assailants. Abu Shariff Athmed alias Makaburi murdered by death squad on April 1, 2014. RIP

 

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Mpekatoni

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Governor of Lamu County
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Church in Mombasa
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“Westgate”  scrawled on a wall near a mosque
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Istanbul
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Hemed was arrested after police raided a mosque last February and has never been seen again. His family suspects the police “disappeared” him.
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Health notice at Kenya International Conference Center, Nairobi

 

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Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho
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The genial jihadist “Makaburi” a few weeks before death squads killed him.
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Malindi
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Mosque near Shimo La Tewa prison/Shanzu Courts, Mombasa

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Turtle hatchling
Turtle hatchling

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Margot Kiser | Conflict in Context

I am a Kenya-based American correspondent, focusing on conflict in East Africa. I have contributed to Newsweek, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, among others.

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Best long read ByLiner 2011 for my Newsweek feature, 'Pirates in Paradise' http://byliner.com/margot-kiser/stories
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