JORDAN • PHOTO REPORTAGE OF ANDRE VLTCHEK
Air force bases in the desert. Carefully guarded as the Middle East is one of the most heavily militarized areas in the world. But impregnable?
Amman's poor districts.
Building new road to Iraq, to Azraaq camp to the air foce base...
Empty water tank. Bedouin refugees from Syria idling outside Zataari camp.
One of many anonymous but afflicted humans displaced by the endless wars. This one from Syria.
The Dead Sea is now heaviliy developed. Real estate has no patience with history or archeological value.
Internaitonal technocrats, diplomats and other foreigners in the upper layers of Jordan.
Jordan - Syrian border post.
Syrian border, using hidden camera.
Jordanian military in front of Zaatari.
Malls, malls...just forget it and shop.
Marriott on the Dead Sea: chiefly for Israelis and foreign expatriates.
Melting of cultures—the past is never too far in the Middle East.
Monstrous Zaatari camp.
New Araaq camp. The continuing conflicts in the area will create the need for more and more camps.
"Normal" life in Jordan.
Pope Francis, his holiness investor, and Jordanian intelligence guys, near the birthplace of Mr. Christ.
The mark of violence is everywhere in the Mideast, icluding in nations theoretically at peace.
Syrian refugees in Zataari—they watched their husband and father explode in front of their eyes.
Ah...those nice royal blokes.
Apaydin Camp in Turkey, training Syrian "liberation" fighters. Guess who is the paymaster.
Jordan's Taj mall at sunset..opulence side by side with extravagant destitution.