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Lavori in corso
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Porta aperta
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Casa e crepe
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Attendere prego
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Casa e puntelli
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Centro storico
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Arco senza trionfo
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Zona rossa
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Bangladesh 'at Risk' due to Climate C...
Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
28 Jun 2014

Rising global temperatures have been accompanied by changes in weather and climate, and many places have seen changes in rainfall, resulting in more floods, droughts, or intense rain, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. Climate change is now one of the greatest threats facing the planet.

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries, as the lives and livelihoods of millions of Bangladeshis are challenged due to climate change. A study by UK researcher Maplecroft cites Bangladesh at the top of a list of 32 nations at risk due to the alarming effects of climate change.

Low lying coastal areas are speculated to be submerged as the sea level rises, and as world temperature continues to go up. Two recent cyclones, Sidr (2007) and Aila (2009) totally devastated the coastal territories of Satkhira and Barguna along with many others in Bangladesh.

Hundreds if not thousands of people have lost their land and their homes to erosion along riverbanks and coastal areas. Bangladesh is one of the countries in the world with the highest proportion of the population living in coastal areas. Some 32% of the habitable land lies in coastal areas, equivalent to 47,211 square kilometers. According to the population census in 2001, about 35 million people, or 28% of the total population, live in these low-lying coastal areas.

Another cause for alarm that exacerbates the effects of climate change on the population in Bangladesh is pollution. By throwing waste chemicals and oil from factories into canals and rivers, soil and groundwater become polluted. Industrial processes are not only a factor in climate change, but also produce toxic waste that threatens Dhaka's natural resources.

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Los Habaneros 2
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
12 Sep 2013

A dancer cuddles her puppy in her one-room apartment. The cracked and sagging marble floor is typical sight in buildings throughout Havana. Despite the acute shortage of living space in Havana, most people have at least one pet. Dogs are particularly popular. Pets are considered part of the family and are treated with love and respect.

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Los Habaneros 1
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

Inside the home of four elderly brothers in Old Havana. The youngest of four brothers is enjoying a cigarette at the ground floor apartment his family has lived in for four generations. The apartment has electricity and basic plumbing, but water infiltration into the ceilings and walls has caused great damage.

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Los Habaneros 22
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

A young couple and their baby live in this small apartment that has heavy damage due to the water infiltration. Their belongings are moldy and it is no longer safe to use anything electrical at the apartment. The family are considering moving into the already crowded home of some relatives.

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Los Habaneros 3
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

An elderly lady points toward a portrait of revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos. This 78-year-old woman shares two small rooms with her son. The original stairs to their home collapsed completely and were replaced by a four meter-high, rickety, homemade staircase. Ten years ago, this woman fell down these stairs and broke her shoulder, hip and all of her front teeth.

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Los Habaneros 4
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

A young woman in her kitchen. The floor of the landing in front of this apartment has caved in and large marble slabs have fallen down to the hallway below. The couple who lives in this apartment have to walk carefully along the edge of the landing to get to their front door. They have no running water and have to carry buckets of water across the dangerous landing.

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Los Habaneros
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

The room where this woman lives has no windows or any other ventilation, so she keeps her door open whenever she is at home. She is seen here standing just outside her room.

She said she wasn't worried about her safety at night because her neighbours also had their doors open and they would hear if anything untoward happened.

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Los Habaneros 6
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

A cabaret performer dressing in his one-room home in Old Havana. As well as performing in clubs, he also teaches salsa to tourists.

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Los Habaneros 7
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

Although the building where this man lives is as unstable as most buildings in Old Havana, he has family in Miami who help with the costs of keeping his small apartment in relatively good condition. Cubans with family members abroad often have the latest flat screen televisions and other appliances in their homes. These items are unaffordable to most Cubans and they are not generally for sale in shops in Cuba.

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Los Habaneros 18
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

A man smoking with friends in his one room home in Old Havana, combining two of the favorite pass-times in Cuba - socialising and smoking.

More than half of Cuban adults smoke and lung cancer is a major cause of death on the island. The government is working at increasing regulations on advertising and sales of cigarettes and, as of January 2014, smoking has been banned in public places. Time will tell whether or not this new ban will be enforced.

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Housing in Havana 25
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

A communal hallway of a house in Old Havana. These loose hanging wires can be seen in most of the buildings of Old and Central Havana.

Neither the Cuban state nor the people have money for repairs and this lack of money has played a major part in the critical state of the buildings. Nicholas Quintana, a Cuban-born professor of architecture at Florida International University, said that the neglect of Havana's architecture was politically motivated and that it represented the work of the republic and, as such, Fidel wanted to see it eliminated. Other experts in architecture say that half a century of communist rule and embargos have indirectly saved the capital's architecture from developers, even though the lack of money for repairs has taken a terrible toll.

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Los Habaneros 5
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

This lady shares her apartment with her daughter and grandchildren. Although the apartment allows in more air and is brighter than most, it can only be accessed by a crumbling staircase.

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Los Habaneros 11
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

This woman enjoys the good lighting and ventilation due to the large street-level windows. Her windows, like most street-level windows in Havana, are barred for security.

Like most Cubans, she is very sociable and she has a constant stream of friends stopping by to talk and to swap rations.

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Housing in Havana
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

This fish tank belongs to a cobbler who lives and works in this partially collapsed building. In 2011 part of the building collapsed. Fortunately no one was hurt. The residents continue to live in what is left of the very unstable building. Although the residents have been advised to leave the building, they have no where else to go.

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Housing in Havana 5
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

This small room was designed for storage but it is now being used as a communal kitchen for the three families who live on the ground floor of this house.

Gas hobs are frequently left alight all day as gas is subsidised and is cheaper than the cost of matches.

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Housing in Havana 13
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

In the home of an elderly lady, Old Havana.

Religious icons and symbols are displayed in the majority of Cuban homes.

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Housing in Havana 7
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

Paint never lasts very long because of the humidity in the walls. Most Cubans love and have an instinctive understanding of colour. Although their homes are usually in a very poor state, they are decorated with flair.

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Los Habaneros 15
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

Two elderly brothers in their home that is very damp and has a mould issue. Although the house is quite spacious the plumbing is very basic. The brothers were born in this house and have always lived here. Neither brother married and they have no children.

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Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

Most homes in Cuba have a Santeria shrine. The walls in this room are marked by a combination of mould and smoke from the almost constantly lit candles.

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Housing in Havana 9
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
10 Sep 2013

A staircase that is close to collapse in an Old Havana house.

Neither the government nor the people have the money to repair and care for the buildings and this is the main reason why Havana's Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Deco buildings haven't been modified and the city is of such historical importance. Old Havana is was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. Since this date many buildings have been restored and the work continues but the emphasis is always on preserving key buildings rather than improving or saving the lives of the general population. While certain buildings are done up to a high standard the vast majority of the homes remain in a dangerous state.

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Housing in Havana 31
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
09 Sep 2013

A man trying to figure out why the electricity isn't working in his apartment. Residents rarely have the means to call in professionals to fix things in their homes. They are forced to use whatever materials they can find to make repairs and they take risks trying to repair electrical malfunctions.

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Housing in Havana 16
Havana
By Alison McCauley
09 Sep 2013

When the young woman who lives in this small appartment moved out from her family home in Guantánamo province, she bought this parrot with her for company. Unfortunately she now has no space in her apartment other than the windowless toilet to keep his cage.

The young woman is working hard buying clothing and accessories from wholesalers and then selling the goods to individuals. She has been able to pay her rent and she is slowly saving some money to take back to her family in Guantánamo province.

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Los Habaneros 14
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
09 Sep 2013

Three friends who are sharing a room with one other friend. The two men standing had small roles in a Spanish movie, filmed in Cuba, in the 1990's. They are proud of this and still refer to each other jokingly by they on-screen names. They were well paid but they spent all the money in the months after the filming ended on having a good time.

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Los Habaneros 12
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
08 Sep 2013

This man was hit by a car a few years ago and his right leg was badly injured. After years of serious infections, the decision was made to amputate his leg. Whenever he needs to leave his first floor apartment he has to either drag himself down the crumbling staircase or rely on two strong friends to carry him down. He turned to drink to ease his suffering and although he is no longer in pain, he continues to drink heavily. He relies on begging to survive.

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Los Habaneros 13
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
04 Sep 2013

This woman's apartment is on the ground floor. Although there is the constant risk of the building collapsing, the ground floor rooms often have better light and ventilation.

This woman is taking a break from her dusting and enjoying her cigarette seated next to her window which looks onto the street.

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KENYA KIBERA INFRASTRUCTURE
Nairobi, Kenya
By Mais Istanbuli
04 May 2013

In recent years the government has resorted to upgrading the roads in Kibera due to their inhospitable conditions that reduces trade in the region. Acknowledging the problem, the government of Kenya launched the “vision 2030 project” in order to propel the trade route to the standards of developed nations. The project plans to provide the inhabitants of the local area with a clean and hospitable environment that will in time benefit the residents bringing more trade to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (2 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 May 2013

Two girls stand outside a home residents from Kibera are working on relocating it from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 4 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (22 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Woman sell produce on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (21 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera make their way on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (20 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Materials for the build of a road is scattered between homes as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (17 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Workers place rocks as residents hang their washing on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (14 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera sit inside his paraffin shop on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.