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The Romanian President, Traian Basesc...
Ramallah, Palestine
By Florin Ghioca
21 Jan 2014

The Romanian President Traian Basescu during his press statement in Ramallah, Palestine, at the Mikata’a residence.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 5
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

Syrian football players are playing in difficult conditions. Many of them have trainings in the cities like Aleppo or Homs, which are known for bloody clashes.

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Anti-government protests in Bangkok 14
Bangkok , Thailand
By Biel Calderon
03 Dec 2013

Anti-government protesters gather in the compound of Government House in Bangkok. Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister's office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched, allowing them to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes. Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

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Syrian Limb Center 3
Reyhanli, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
26 Nov 2013

A patient gives feedback to one of the NSPPL's technicians about how the leg fits.

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Riots in Bulgaria(9 of 10).
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
11 Nov 2013

Protesters and police scuffle during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.

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"Eid al -Adha " in libya.
lybia
By Nohad Ghayad
17 Oct 2013

Video about : Preparations for the reception of" Eid al-Adha" in Libya, where the booming markets to sell cattle.

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

There are a lot of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Many of them are poor and live in tents. Some children use to work and support their family. For example they pasture ships and goats. Like these three boys from Quneitra, who live now in Bar Elias in Lebanon.

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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The economic situation in Aleppo.
syria
By Nohad Ghayad
22 Sep 2013

Video about: With the continuation of the crisis in Syria, Aleppo, suffers from a significant rise in prices, especially with the solutions, "Eid al-Adha".

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Aftermath in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Students demonstrating in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, Egypt on August, 28th 2013.

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Cyprus Bank Affects Helios Airways Or...
Paralimni, Cyprus
By Vasia Markides
13 Aug 2013

This piece tells the story of the Koutsofta family who suffered the loss of their son, daughter in law and granddaughter in the 2005 Helios Airlines crash. With the recent economic crisis in Cyprus, a second tragedy has struck that particularly affects the life of their grandson, the only surviving member of their son's family.

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The peaceful revolution
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
06 Aug 2013

This is Nikolay Iliev, he works as a taxi driver at the moment. Before I took the shot at his workplace we talked for a long time about the political situation in our country and why foreigners abroad find it hard to understand the protests in Bulgaria. He said that there is no way to explain that the government is purposely pointing the ‘ship’ to a clash. I asked him to summarize why he participates in the campaigns against the government with a few sentences. “Because of the back-stage puppeteering in politics in Bulgaria” he said confidently and continued “It’s preposterous for a prime minister not to remember the names of the people in his team as he introduces them because he was told those names not ten minutes prior to the preconference. This cabinet has to resign immediately because to a demand to Oresharski to tell the truth about the appointment of Delyan Peevski he answered with “You want me to lie to you.” A Bulgarian Prime Minister that answers that he has to lie to me when I want the truth from him, won’t have my support for a hundred minutes, let alone days regardless of which political party he is” said Nikolay. He shared that he goes to the protests very often with his son. The latter is three years old. On the photo he is on his father’s shoulders and carries a toy-gun in response to the head of “Ataka”, Volen Siderov, who goes into the parliament with a gun, yet his is no toy, and “threatens the citizens with prison just because they have a different point of view.” “This is nonsense that needs to end.” Nikolay doesn’t want his son to protest again after fifteen or twenty years for the same reason as today. He adds “The leader of PES with his incompetence to go against the back-stage maneuvers is discredited and I believe that in Europe, he would’ve been replaced from the post he is at in PES. The European Socialists doubtlessly don’t imagine such a model of governing their own countries.” Nikolay thinks that the protests aren’t going well. He dreads that while the Bulgarian protests from home or after working hours in front of an empty building there won’t be a lot of development. “Because how indignant is a person who shouts ‘resignation, now’ when he is ready to do it only at a convenient time after working hours. We can’t only be rebels and patriots just after 7 p.m.”

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Le village de pêcheurs de Vanakbara
Diu, India
By Delphine Darmency
26 May 2013

Enclavée dans l’Etat du Gujarat, la presqu’île de Diu fait partie de l’un des sept territoires que compte l’Union indienne (en plus de ses 28 Etats) : celui de Daman et Diu, deux anciens comptoirs portugais. Adulée par les touristes indiens et étrangers grâce à ses plages et à sa quiétude, la presqu’île de Diu abrite également le petit port de pêche de Vanakbara à son extrémité ouest. Entre la réparation des filets de pêche et des bateaux, le triage et le séchage des poissons à même le sol, chacun s’affaire à la tâche.

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Egyptians Address Morsi during Eid - ...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
27 Oct 2012

During the first Sacrifice Feast (Eid al-Adha) under the rule of President Mohamed Morsi, Egyptians send their president messages with various demands and issues that they wished would have been settled by the Eid.

The lack of security was the number one demand of Egyptians and the first wish they wanted Morsi to hear on this holy Muslim occasion.

Egyptians also address their new President to focus on the youth and work on providing them with housing and job opportunities, as unemployment in the country has exceeded 12%.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Beesa Talaat, Egyptian woman:
“Our demand from President Morsi is security, safety, stability and to live in a clean country, those are mainly the things that he already promised us. Adding to that, we want him to provide us with proper means of public transportation, and also we want the police to return back to normal.” SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Ahmed Abdel-Aaty, Egyptian young man:
“One of the main problems we face is traffic, those few days before Eid; the traffic was unbearable, and one of the main problems also is cleanliness, which they still didn’t find solutions for, so hopefully step by step; we will make some achievement if people would cooperate with the government.”

A clean environment is also among the top demands of Egyptians.

President Morsi launched a two-day “Clean Homeland” campaign late July, during which workers, bulldozers, machines and officials could be seen everywhere nationwide. However, piles of garbage gradually returned to fill Egyptian streets.

Some Egyptians also demand retrial of those who killed peaceful protestors during the January 25 Revolution last year, complaining that most of the perpetrators have been acquitted.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Ahmed Mansour, Egyptian man, Engineer at General Motors:
“I was hoping to see more achievements from President Mosri, to feel that he came after a real successful revolution and that he came to achieve the goals that were set by that revolution, for me this is the main issue…I don’t feel that President Mosri achieved anything out of the revolution goals.”

President Morsi promised that his first 100-day plan would put an end to five main problems in Egypt: lack of security, garbage in the streets, traffic jams and shortages of bread and fuel. However, monitoring activists say that Morsi achieved only 9.37% of the promises of his first 100 days.

In a previous speech, Morsi gave greater indication of the progress he made in the five major issues than what a lot of Egyptians actually feel.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 27, 2012 (and archive)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 27, 2012
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of the main street in Tahrir Square
2. Long shot of some little boys hanging out in Tahrir Sq.
3. Wide, pan right shot of streets around Tahrir Sq.
4. Long shot of some boys walking around in the square
5. Wide shot of the Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
6. Medium shot of President Morsi during a press conference at the Presidential Palace (archive)
7. Close shot of a reporter taking notes during President Morsi’s speech (archive)
8. Medium shot of President Mosri continuing his speech (archive)
9. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Beesa Talaat, Egyptian woman:
“Our demand from President Morsi is security, safety, stability and to live in a clean country, those are mainly the things that he already promised us. Adding to that, we want him to provide us with proper means of public transportation, and also we want the police to return back to normal.” 10. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Ahmed Abdel-Aaty, Egyptian young man:
“One of the main problems we face is traffic, those few days before Eid; the traffic was unbearable, and one of the main problems also is cleanliness, which they still didn’t find solutions for, so hopefully step by step; we will make some achievement if people would cooperate with the government.” 11. Various, long shots of streets of Cairo
12. Wide shot of President Morsi heading to deliver a speech at the UN during the UN United Nations General Assembly meeting (archive)
13. Medium shot of President Morsi while giving the speech (archive)
14. Medium shot of the attendees during Morsi’s speech (archive)
15. Medium shot of President Mosri continuing his speech (archive)
16. Wide shot of Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo
17. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Ahmed Mansour, Egyptian man, Engineer at General Motors:
“I was hoping to see more achievements from President Mosri, to feel that he came after a real successful revolution and that he came to achieve the goals that were set by that revolution, for me this is the main issue…I don’t feel that President Mosri achieved anything out of the revolution goals.” 18. Wide shot of a main street in down town Cairo
19. Long shot of little boys hanging out in Tahrir Sq.
20. Various shots of the streets of Cairo
21. Medium shot of President Morsi during a speech to the nation, that was given in Cairo University (archive)
22. Long, pan right shot of President Morsi greeting the attendees of the meeting in Cairo University, after he finished his speech, and leaving the podium (archive)

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (1 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men and women gather before the prayer begins for Eid al-Adha on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protesting for Syria in Jordan (3 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered before the prayer began for Eid al-Adha on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (4 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (5 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (6 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A young boy sits atop his father's shoulder giving the victory sign. Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (7 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (8 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (9 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (10 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (11 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (12 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (13 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (14 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (15 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (16 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (17 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (18 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (19 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Women chant together on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 men, women and children protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (20 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A young girl gives the victory sign on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 men, women and children protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (21 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A woman wipes tears from her face as about 300 people around her call for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad. Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26 across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

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Eid in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
26 Oct 2012

A man lies atop many slaughtered sheep in preparation of the Eid el-Adha celebration that was supposed to see a ceasefire in late October.

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Eid preparation in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
26 Oct 2012

A child stands in front of several slaughtered sheep in preparation of the Eid el-Adha holiday in Aleppo. The child lost several relatives in the past months due to the fierce fighting taking place in his hometown.

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Skyrocketing Food Prices Ahead Of Mus...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
25 Oct 2012

Skyrocketing prices hit Egyptians ahead of the big Muslim holiday, the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid Al-Adha), particularly the prices of meat, vegetables and fruits, which Egyptians buy in exceptionally large quantities on this occasion.

Muslims in Egypt and worldwide buy sacrificial animals, whether a cow, ram, goat, etc, to slaughter on the first day of the Feast, known by Muslims as Eid, but those who cannot afford it just buy meat to cook and share with family members.

The kilogram of meat used to vary from 35 to 40 Egyptian pounds, but on these days it has exceeded 70 pounds, which is not affordable by a lot of Egyptians, 40% of which live under poverty line. [1 USD = 6.1 EGP]

Egyptian butchers complain that the difficult financial conditions of the people reflected in their selling.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Abdel-Tawwab, butcher, store owner:
“Selling is very weak and things are very quiet. The difficult financial conditions affect everything, the people and the market.”

Rising prices didn’t stop at meat, but the prices of vegetables and fruits also recorded notable increase.

Some vegetable and fruit sellers say that the Eid eve used to be a prime selling season before the revolution, and that this year the selling on this day is just like other days.

Egyptian customers now reduce the quantities of food they used to buy for such an occasion, whether it is meat, fruits or vegetables.

Some see that food prices are incredibly higher this year while others see that they are reasonable.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Fatima, woman, customer at the marketplace:
“Whether it is on Eid days or ordinary days, Food prices have become very expensive. It’s rather too expensive.”

A few hours before the big Muslim holiday kicks off, Egyptians, 90% of whom are Muslims, hope that the new president and his government fulfill their promises regarding improving people’s standard of living and financial conditions, boosting economy and reducing poverty.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 25, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 25, 2012
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot, a bridge and traffic in Cairo
2. Various shots at a butcher’s, butchers chopping and slicing meat, a customer waiting
3. Various shots of cows at a stockyard
4. Pan right, a man dragging a cow
5. Various shots of sheep at a stockyard in the street
6. Various shots of customers at a butcher’s
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Abdel-Tawwab, butcher, store owner:
“Selling is very weak and things are very quiet. The difficult financial conditions affect everything, the people and the market.” 8. Various shots of a marketplace of vegetables and fruits
9. Various shots of fruits displayed for sale on stands in the marketplace, including peaches, pineapples, mangoes, etc
10. Various shots of a fruit seller
11. Various shots of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and other vegetables displayed for sale in the marketplace
12. Various shots of the vegetable seller
13. Long shot, people walking around at the marketplace
14. Various shots of a marketplace of vegetables and fruits displayed for sale
15. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Fatima, woman, customer at the marketplace:
“Whether it is on Eid days or ordinary days, Food prices have become very expensive. It’s rather too expensive.” 16. Pan right, an old man buying something at the marketplace
17. Long shot, people walking around at the marketplace

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DIFFICULT EID FOR SYRIANS & EGYPTIANS...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
25 Oct 2012

Though Eid is a time for celebration, many Muslims are facing the challenges of economic struggles and war, dampening the holiday spirit. In Syria, families hope for a respite from the violence, while in Egypt storekeepers are hoping for business.

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Eid Al-Adha in Cairo Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By David
18 Nov 2010

A father dips his 2 year old daughter's feet in the blood of a sacrificed cow. Butcher shops wait until after the morning prayer of Eid Al-Adha to kill animals bought as sacrifices, the meat is portioned out for the days celebration and donated to the poor.

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Eid Al-Adha in Cairo Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By David
18 Nov 2010

A small back alley of Shubra is filled with onlookers as a cow is killed with a sharp kife. Butcher shops wait until after the morning prayer of Eid Al-Adha to kill animals bought as sacrifices, the meat is portioned out for the days celebration and donated to the poor.