Taking the plunge

Mostar's raucous Bridge Diving Festival sees former Balkan adversaries compete without fear or favouritism. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

Net prophets

It’s not Silicon Valley but Hong Kong’s technology entrepreneurs are starting to find their niche, writes Vanessa Ko. Pictures by Jonathan Wong.

Beauty treatment

A tribal tradition that saw pubescent girls tattooed to render them ugly to marauding males is dying out. Words and pictures by Brent Lewin

Beauty treatment

Mecca, home to the world’s second-tallest building, is seeing its most holy sites vanish in a surge of astronomically priced development, writes Oliver Wainwright.