Teaching a Syrian Warlord to Swim


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Photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie, who was recently held captive in Syria for 81 days, recounts the surreal story of being forced to teach a Hawaiian swimsuit-clad local militia leader how to swim. ‘I was holding him like a baby for an hour,’ says Alpeyrie, ‘but by the end he could swim.’


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