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Islamists Raised Slogans against the ...
tunis, Tunisia
By Mohamed Krit
16 Jan 2014

Islamists raised slogans against the new constitution.Islamists raised slogans against the new constitution. Islamist women with papers talks about what they need in the new constitution and insulte the democratic party. Front the ANC, Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia. JAN, 17th. 2014

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Islamists Raised Slogans Against the ...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Mohamed Krit
31 Dec 2013

Islamists raised slogans against the new constitution. Adel Almi the president of the Party " Tunisia Zaytuna" talk to medias. Front the ANC, Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia. JAN, 17th. 2014

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Islamists Raised Slogans Against the ...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Mohamed Krit
31 Dec 2013

Islamists raised slogans against the new constitution. Adel Almi the president of the Party " Tunisia Zaytuna" talk to medias. Front the ANC, Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia. JAN, 17th. 2014

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Karen Christmas 5
maela refugee camp Mae Sot Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
24 Dec 2013

Christmas rituals on the 25th of December at the Anglican Church at C zone of Maela refugee camp.

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Karen Christmas 3
Maela refugee camp Mae Sot
By vincenzo floramo
24 Dec 2013

Altar boy puts in place the wine for the Mass on Christmas Day at the Anglican Church of C zone at Maela refugees camp.

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Karen Christmas 4
Maela refugee camp Mae Sot
By vincenzo floramo
24 Dec 2013

Naw Tue Tu,65 years old listens to the priest Sermon during the Christmas day at the local Anglican Church at Mae la refugee camp.

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Christmas at The Maela Refugee Camp
Myanmar, Karen State, Burma, Thailand
By Transterra Editor
24 Dec 2013

The Thai-Burmese border area is an exotic and dangerous paradise at the same time. However, for most people, it is unknown.

Nearly 30 years ago, the first Karen minority refugees who escaped Myanmar arrived to this area. Today more than 50,000 people are living at the Maela refugee camp, situated 70 km north of MaeSot, a recently economically booming border city.

Although at first glance this might seem like an idyllic village, where the quality of life of its inhabitants is much higher than the "normal" standard of other refugees around the world, the Burmese who live in the camp have suffered the most atrocious violence by the Myanmar army. The majority of the camp resident are Christians. During Christmas Eve and holy days, they celebrate in the numerous Churches spread around the camp. Night shows and masses attract the devotes to the Churches and presents are distributed. The camp's residents have been stuck in a small corner of tropical forest with no choice but to live with dignity between the barbed wire fences surrounding the camp, under strict control of the Thai army.

A ceasefire was signed between the Karen leaders and the Myanmar authorities. However,there are many rumors about the Karen being repatriated back to their country which is a first step on the long way of reconciliation.

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Karen Christmas 6
Maela refugee camp Mae Sot
By vincenzo floramo
23 Dec 2013

Naw Nu Poe, 25 years old with at her parentshome preparing the parcels for Christmas eve night celebrations with her son

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Karen Christmas 7
Mae La refugee camp,Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
23 Dec 2013

Christmas decoration at the pastor house of the Baptist Church at C zone of Maela refugee camp.

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Karen Christmas 9
Maela refugee camp Mae Sot
By vincenzo floramo
23 Dec 2013

Saw Taw Kaw Si So Gay with his presents on Christmas eve at the Baptist Church of C zone at Maela refugee camp.

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Karen Christmas 2
Mae La refugee camp,Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
23 Dec 2013

View of C zone at Maela refugee camp where the majority of Christian Karen Burmese minority lives.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

An Afghanistan veteran preparing for a night shift.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

One of the barricades built around Maidan Square. Barricades were reinforced and rebuilt after police forces tried to evacuate the camp in the night between 10th and 11th of December, shortly after the departure of the EU representative Catherine Ashton.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

An Afghanistan veteran rests after a night watch.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

A veteran exits the headquarter of the Afghanistan's veterans headquarters.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

A poster in a tent of Afghanistan's veterans says: "Mr. Yanukovych, go away!" memorial for all the people who have been injuried by Berkuts, a special unit of riot police known for its use of violence.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

Oleg, 42, was with the radio team of the Soviet Airborne Troops in Tskhinvali, now south Ossetia, in the Caucasus, between 1990 and 92. Now he stands in front of a memorial for all the people who have been injuried by Berkuts, a special unit of riot police known for its use of violence. For him, to try to kick peaceful people out of Maidan Square was the last drop after years of suffering under the bad ruling of the country. "It's not a government we should call it Mafia," he says. He continues, " I thought we would have never come back to Maidan after the Orange Revolution but no, in 2013, I had to come back."

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

A group of Afghanistan veterans bring a suspected provocateur to the police station. They believe that Yanukovych supporters pushed paid him to be drunk and provocative in Maidan, hoping for a violent reaction. They believe that police will let him free again in few hours.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

A section of the Afghanistan's Veterans sing the Ukrainian National anthem, which is played sporadically on the main stage of Maidan Square.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

Veterans control the access to Maidan Square. They have to keep their eyes open for provocators, which protestors believe might be sent in to give a wrong image of the Euromaidan.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

A independent group from the region of Khmelnytskyi, 200km from Kiev, helps the veterans and other people preparing food at all hours of the day and night.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

Oleg, 49, commander on the ground of the Afghanistan's Veterans. He was part of the Soviet Airborne Troops in Logar province, Afghanistan, between 1983 and 1985. Logar was one of the worst areas during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Oleg was chosen by other veteran as chief when he decided to join Maidan after the violence of police against the protesters on November 30. He doesn't know what will happen next. "Well," he adds, "we remain here and we will protect the people because we know the price of life, blood and death."

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
kiev,ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

One of the barricades built around Maidan Square. Barricades were reinforced and rebuilt after police forces tried to evacuate the camp in the night between the 10th and 11th of December, shortly after the departure of the EU representative Catherine Ashton.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
kiev,ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

An Afghanistan veteran controls the entrance outside one of the barricades. The missions of the veteran is to be alway the first line between the police and the protesters, they claim they are not scared and they know how to deal even with Berkuts, Golden Eagles, a section of riot police well known for its violence.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
kiev,ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

Alexander, 50, divides his team in smaller groups for the night watch. They will have to keep their eyes open for provocateurs, who might be sent in to disrupt the image of the protests at Maidan Square.

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

A veteran places a flag saying "for Ukraine" on a newly built barricade in Madian Square. Barricades were reinforced and rebuilt after police forces tried to evacuate the camp in the night between 10th and 11th of December, shortly after the departure of the EU representative Catherine Ashton.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 1
Sarajevo, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

War damages in Bosnia & Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo have mostly been disappeared during the past decade. On August 25th, 1992, due to heavy shelling of the city, the Vijećnica, Sarajevo’s National Library and nearly all of its books burst up in flames. In 2013 the outside restoration has been completed and re-opening is scheduled for 2014.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 2
Visoko, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Goran Stanusic from Bosnia & Herzegovina Mine Action Center (BHMAC) is clearing in an area near Visoko. Members of the mine squad work alone and scan about five square meters with a metal detector every 30 minutes. Since 1995 nearly 50 mine clearance personnel have been killed, 115 have been seriously wounded

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 3
Sarajevo, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Since the outbreak of Bosnia’s three-year war in 1992 nearly 10.000 people have either been killed or badly injured in landmine incidents all over the country.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 4
Olovo, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Adila Bijelic (62) and her family have been seriously affected by Bosnia’s landmine situation in multiple tragedies. Her husband Fehim got killed by a landmine in 1996. In another incident in late 2012 her son Ibrahim was badly injured while her 6-year-old grandson Tarik was fatally wounded and died in the arms of his father.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 5
Zivinice, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Ajka Ibrahimovic (50) was badly injured during an explosion ordnance (UXO) incident in 1995. Until today Ajka has shrapnel pieces inside her body and lungs. Removing them in an operation would be too dangerous. A shrapnel inside her lung can be seen as a white point on this x-ray.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 6
Visoko, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Nearly 1.250 square kilometers of Bosnia – about 2,5 % of its total land mass – are still profoundly mined. Big vegetation is one of the biggest problems in the act of demining along with the fact that a lot of the soil is contaminated with metal from bullets, cartridge, fragments, shrapnel, barbwire and other metal garbage. Due to safety reasons a deminer has to check every signal, even the smallest, until a depth of 20cm. This makes the job of clearing a mined area slower and more dangerous.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 7
Doboj, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Goran Goranović (40), far right, stepped on a landmine while serving in the army of Republika Srpske in 1992 and suffered a below-knee amputation of his right leg. After the end of the war Goran didn’t receive any financial or psychological support. He is living with his family in a very remote area in Doboj region, Republika Srpska. In 2002 Zoran Panic (far left), who is working for the Landmine Survivors Initiative (LSI) in Doboj, learned about his case and the initiative started to support Goran with a cultivator for agricultural use as well as weekly visits. Here the two are accompanied by Ramiz Bećirović from LSI Tuzla.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 8
Olovo, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Warning sign at the entrance of a wood land near Olovo.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 9
Olovo, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Ibrahim Bijelic (38) has been badly injured during a landmine incident in late 2012 when the family was collecting firewood in the nearby forest. His 6-year old son Tarik has been fatally wounded in the same incident and died in the arms of his father. Like for many other villagers in such a remote area the only possible way for the Bijelic family to make a living is by seling collected firewood from the forests. Ibrahim and his family have not been supported by the government since the incident. They are in need of financial and psychological support. The Landmine Survivors Initiative (LSI) supports the family with regular visits and provided an agricultural cultivator so that Ibrahim is able to earn some money.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 11
Doboj region, bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Since she was a little girl collecting firewood has always been essential to Razija Aljić (54). This made her make a living and to weather long and cold winters in remote Bosnian landside.

After the war, following the return to their pre-war house in the village of Lukavica Rijeka in Doboj municipality, the circumstance got very wicked and the family’s tragedy took its course:

In 1996 Razija has lost her 19-year old son Nedzad in a landmine incident near their house. Only two years later her husband got killed in another explosion. In summer 2011 Razija’s second son Yusuf and his brother-in-law were fatally wounded by a landmine explosion and died in the forests. Ruzmir (19) is Razija’s only remaining son.

During the interview he points out that in order to support a living for his family he will soon go back to the forests.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 12
Visoko, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Goran Stanusic from Bosnia & Herzegovina Mine Action Center (BHMAC) is clearing an area near Visoko. Members of the mine squad work alone and scan about five square meters with a metal detector every 30 minutes. Since 1995 nearly 50 mine clearance personnel have been killed, 115 have been seriously wounded.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 13
Visoko, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Deminers from BH MAC have successfully cleared a small area near Visoko and withdrawn the security tapes. (from left to right: BH MAC inspector Sinisa, team leader Marko, deminer Nebojsa, operative officer Savo)