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Sarah A. Topol has been based in the Middle East since 2008. Her writing has been published in the Atlantic, Businessweek, Esquire, Foreign Policy, GQ, Harper’s, Newsweek, The New Republic, Popular Science, Slate, and Vice, among others. Topol lived in Cairo for four and a half years, where she blogged for The New York Times, before moving to Istanbul in 2013. Topol reported on the Arab uprisings from Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and the Syrian border with Turkey. She won the 2012 Kurt Schork Award for International Journalism for her coverage of the civil war in Libya.