Forbidden Reel by Jonathan Saruk

April 20, 2014

The lights go down and the projector whirrs into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors. Below him in the gallery of the Temorshahee Cinema, men sit in their Shalwar Kameez, sipping mango juice, smoking cigarettes, clapping and, sometimes, even dancing together on the theatre stage as Pakistani women sing and dance across the screen.

Best photography from around the world April 19

April 19, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

Best photography from around the world, April 18

April 19, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

After the Typhoon by Chris McGrath / Getty Images

April 18, 2014

Filipinos continue to rebuild their lives five months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on November 8, 2013, leaving more than 6000 dead and many more homeless. Photos by Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

Nothing sweet about sugar by photographer Matilde Gattoni

April 17, 2014

Since 2006, thousands of Cambodian subsistence farmers have lost their land, homes and income.

Inside India: Election Special, Promoting the Vote

April 17, 2014

A view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent for the week of April 10, 2014.

Best photography from around the world, April 17

April 17, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

Best photography from around the world, April 16

April 16, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world April 16

Best photography from around the world, April 15

April 15, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

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