Michael, Tiger, and Osama


Afghanistan’s rigid Islamic laws may not allow its citizens a whole lot of sartorial expression, but the country has spawned one snazzy fashion original: Osama bin Laden T-shirts, complete with a pirated Nike logo.

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  • Vince Beiser, a former Mother Jones senior editor, has reported from more than 30 countries—on troop training in Iraq, natural disasters in Haiti, and prison conditions in California.