Practising against a background of explosions – for young musicians from Syria and other Arab countries, that′s the unfortunate reality. Yet recently the Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra gave a concert in Berlin. By Gero SchliessMore
For more than 10 years, Pascal Mannaerts has been travelling the globe as a freelance photographer. Seeking to do justice to the beauty, elegance and grace of Islamic monuments, he has compiled a selection of his favourite shots taken in Asia, India, Africa and the Middle East.