Editor's Picks 22 July 2013

Collection with 9 media items created by Transterra Editor

22 Jul 2013 09:00

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Education in Rural Uganda (13 of 14)
Bombo, Uganda
By Leyland Cecco
26 Jul 2012

Students take a break between lessons in Young Cranes Primary. While education is universal, fees for meals, supplies and uniforms still place a large financial burden on many families.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier in ...
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by sniper. Doctors placed tape on his eyes in an effort to curb medication-induced hallucinations. Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Camel Wrestling in Turkey (9 of 16)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
02 Feb 2013

Pelitkoy, Turkey--A camel pins it's opponent during a wrestling tournament held in a village in the Aegean region of Turkey. No champions are declared, and most often the bouts end in a tie. Owners say winning is not important.

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Serekaniye or Ras al Ayn (9 of 17)
Ras Al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2013

Abu Yusuf separates the men from the women in the line at the bakery.

He fights for the Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al Nusra faction. In Ras al Ain, Nusra is allied with the FSA, where they have jointly fought the YPG.

In the night of 16 July, the YPG attacked the FSA and Jabhat al Nusra. In one night, at least 9 FSA/Nusra members died. Abu Yusuf shaved his beard and fled to Turkey.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Upon his arrival to Mayotte, Djof found shelter at a cousin’s place. He still goes back for consultation and to acquire his administrative documents.

A son arrivée à Mayotte, Djof a été hébergé chez une cousine. Il s’y rend encore pour consulter ou récupérer ses documents administratifs.

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Sunrises over Zaatari
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
31 Oct 2012

Sunrise in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees now estimates that over 47,000 displaced Syrians live in Zaatari refugee camp. This camp population is included in the total 275,000 estimated to be living in Jordan by the government. But despite the hardships of a desert camp in winter, daily life continues. Marriages, births, children playing and people calling home to check on loved ones still in Syria - this is Zaatari. Oct. 31, 2012.

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Protestors battle with riot police in...
Abu Saiba, Bahrain
By AlFardan
21 Jul 2013

Clashes occurred between riot police and protestors as a government crackdown on the anti-regime demonstrations was put into effect in several villages throughout the country, including Abu-Saibah. Riot police fired tear gas and according to a human rights group in Bahrain, more than 100 people have been injured so far. The Bahraini uprising began in mid-February 2011. This comes in front of the planned countrywide anti-regime protest on August 14, organized by Bahrain's "Tamorrod" movement. Abu Saiba, Bahrain, July 21, 2013.

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Letters to my (Former) Enemy
By benoit.faiveley
11 Oct 2011

Letters to My (Former) Enemy is a documentary film directed by Benoit Faiveley and is currently in production. Contact [email protected] for more information

The characters in the Documentary:
Mary is the mom of a soldier who went to Iraq twice. He is now recovering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Mary is also the woman who inspired the idea for this documentary.

Chanan, Seth and Jeremiah are veterans. Chanan is now hanging out with anti-war people. He is studiying to be a nurse. Seth has a very American hobby: firearms. He also works at the Coffee Strong café, a place he opened near a military base. Jeremiah is a Republican who used to think “Bush was too much of a lefty.” He is studying to be an actor.

These Americans will interact with four Iraqis : Baqir, Ahmed, All’a and Mohy. Baqir is a doctor. He requested political asylum in Sweden when four of his brothers were arrested by the American troops. Ahmed fought in the Mahdi Army while his brother was an interpreter for the American forces. The two “brothers at war” now live in Stockholm. All’a is a Baathist and is nostalgic for the Saddam Hussein Era... even though he’s a Shiite. Mohy has always been against : against the Baath party, against Saddam, against the U.S. He is a former communist. In contrast, Haider keeps supporting the American intervention, even if Baghdad remains in a mess today...

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Protesters block main highway linking...
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.