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Paul Durrant is a man of many careers. He was working as a hairdresser in the northeast of England in the late '70s when he heard a lecture by a photojournalist who had covered the Vietnam War. With a camera and a plane ticket, Paul set out to, as he says, "find his own war." He made it as far as Istanbul in 1981, when the military tensions in the Gulf got in the way of his eastward progress. On a tip from a fellow backpacker, he headed to Israel to find work at a kibbutz. He stayed for most of...

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