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Photographer Sebastian Meyer on looking at Kurdish life through the lens

Sebastian Meyer (pictured) is a veteran photojournalist who has been covering Iraqi Kurdistan since 2008. At the heart of his coverage are the untold stories of the region. He has just published a book entitled "Under Every Yard of Sky", a medley of photographs and essays. This very personal story unravels in a politically and culturally troubled region with an ambiguous identity. He tells us more about his work and his hopes for the region.

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Meanwhile, tensions have been escalating along the Lebanese border. Over the past week, there have been several tit-for-tat exchanges between the Israeli military and Hezbollah, Iran's most powerful regional proxy. We take a look at reactions from local residents caught in the crossfire.

Finally, we focus on a fragile ceasefire in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib. Since the regime and Russian-led offensive intensified in April, hundreds of people have been killed and wounded. Our reporters Hussein Asad, Ludovic de Foucaud and Shona Bhattacharyya have been to a hospital in Idlib and also met a survivor of an air strike.

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