Editor's Picks 17 April 2013

Collection with 10 media items created by Editor's Picks

17 Apr 2013 08:00

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Kurdish Women Fighters in Syria (23 o...
Ras Al Ain, Syria
By audeosnowycz
07 Dec 2012

Serekaniye (Ras al Ain). YPG fighters Rusha, 27, and Jiha, 18, have been assigned to the last checkpoint between Qamishlo and Serakaniye (Ras al Ain). This checkpoint has been the site of many confrontations between the various armed forces. For weeks now, the city of Ras al Ain has been experiencing a guerilla opposing the Syrian Free Army, the Islamist forces of Jabhat al Nosra (broadly affiliated to the SFA), and the Kurds of the YPG. The bombardments of Bashar al-Assad’s army have killed several persons in the city. Currently, sporadic fighting continues despite of the truce between the different parties.

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Health in Uganda (46 of 49)
Luweero, Uganda
By Papillon
10 Feb 2013

Luweero, Uganda - March 10, 2013
Involvement in the promotion of better health is central in the development of Uganda as a better nation. This includes clean hospitals and health centers, schools, wells and effective community outreach programs in which people receive free medication, health services and mosquito nets. But even with the strong government efforts in reducing mortality rates, the situation is still serious and dangerous in some areas of Uganda. Children are at especially high risk of vector borne diseases including malaria, as well as water-borne diseases including bacterial diarrhea. Maternal mortality is high in Uganda, and pregnancy is still the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19.The picture shows orphans of HIV/AIDS victims.

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Gold rush in the heart of Mozambique ...
Manica, Mozambique
By palyizsofi
24 Jan 2011

The gold diggers wash the soil during the day and all night, hoping that it reveals the precious metal. The majority of prospectors arrive illegally from neighboring countries like Zimbabwe. The gold nuggets, belonging to the state, end up in the hands of Nigerian, Somalian, Zimbabwean, Israeli and Lebanese merchants. The state is left with the ground and rivers where the water is no longer suitable for drinking and the ground infertile. The rivers become heavily polluted from mercury used to extract the gold, poisoning aquatic life in the river and posing a serious health risks for the gold diggers. The diggers work on their own account and after selling the gold they must give half of the money to the owner of the land they found it on.

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Dervishes of Prizren (20 of 23)
Prizren, Kosovo
By Michael Biach
22 Mar 2013

A young Sufi man has pierced his cheeks with a metal skewer after dancing himself into religious trance during an annual gathering of a Sufi order in Prizren, Kosovo.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Remnants of the Syrian army
Aleppo, Syria
By Yusuf mousa
16 Apr 2013

A flag of the Syrian regime is what remains after the FSA liberated the area after a big battle in the Great Umayya Mosque in the old city of Aleppo

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Thailand's Songkran festival (12 of 19)
Bangkok, Thailand
By FirstName LastName
14 Apr 2013

Crowds at Thailand's Songkran festival are sprayed with water by firetrucks. The festival lasts for several days.

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Venezuelan opposition candidate deman...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
15 Apr 2013

Supporters of Henrique Capriles Radonski react to the announcement made by the National Electoral Council giving Nicolas Maduro as winner.