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Voting for the New Syrian President i...
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
27 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Yarzeh, Lebanon

Photos show Syrian citizens living in Lebanon voting at a polling station set up at the Syrian embassy in the town of Yarzeh, near Beirut.

The polling station opened its doors at 7:00 am and will be receiving voters until 7:00 pm.

The Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) quoted the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, as saying that the voting process may have to be extended until tomorrow.

Ali told the NNA, "Syrians who have not been able to register their names, or have been prevented from voting can go to one of the polling stations on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border on June 3rd."

The Syrian Presidential election will be held in Syria on June 3, 2014. It will be the first multi-candidate presidential election in Syria since the Assad family took power in 1971.

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Central African Republic Refugees Fle...
democratic republic of congo
By sorinfurcoi
06 Mar 2014

The Central African Republic (CAR) has experienced decades of political unrest. Violence has spiralled since the 2013, when the mostly Muslim Seleka rebels alliance
ousted President Francois Bozize. Their abuses against the majority Christian population sparked a wave of revenge attacks that led to massacres across the country.

Violence in the north east of the country and in the capital Bangui has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. UNHCR estimates that over 2000 people have been killed since December 2013. More than 600 000 people have been internally displaced and some 100 000 have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Republic of the Congo, Chad and Cameroon.

According to the UNHCR, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now hosting nearly 60,000 refugees from Central African Republic. Half of them are spread across four refugee camps, while the others are living with host families.
An estimated 9000 people live in the Mole refugee camp, located on the banks of the Oubagui river, 35 kilometres from the nearest big town, Zongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nearly 10,000 refugees, both Muslims and Christians, have found refuge in the Boyabu Camp.

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed osam
06 Dec 2013

Egyptians react to tear gas fired by security forces to disperse a protest by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi demanding his reinstatement, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Egypt's Interior Ministry says it will no longer allow visits to the country's ousted president, now held in a remote desert prison. Ministry spokesman Col. Gamal Mokhtar said Friday that Mohammed Morsi had delivered four messages "inciting violence" against the interim government during a first meeting with his lawyers on Nov. 13. Morsi made a statement through his lawyers saying Egypt will see no stability unless he returns to power.

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed osam
06 Dec 2013

Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters (background) clash with Egyptian riot police during a demonstration in the streets of Al Haram , giza Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow

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Twin explosions in Beirut Near Irania...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
17 Nov 2013

At least 23 people were killed and more than 145 injured in two explosions that ripped through Beirut's neighborhood of Bir Hassan, near the Iranian embassy. The cultural attaché for the Iranian embassy, Sheikh Ibrahim Ansari, was among those killed. Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an al-Qaeda-linked group, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Photos by Hussein Baydoun

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Bab Al Salameh IDP Camp
Bab El-Salameh IDP Camp, Syria
By zackbaddorf
23 Aug 2013

LEAD: As the US prepares to strike targets inside Syria, the people of Syria are preparing for a US response. Reporter Zack Baddorf, with Transterra Media, went to an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Syria to speak to some Syrians about their response to the attack and what they want the international community to do.

STORY:

Sameer Idris prepares tea outside her tent in the Bab al Salameh Internally Displaced Persons Camp. She’s been living here, alongside about 11,000 other Syrians, for about four months. She says she and her family had no choice but to flee her home in Marea, north of Aleppo.

SAMEER: “My house was bombed. Cluster bombs were dropped near my house. Machine guns shot up my house, opening a hole in the wall. We don’t have money. We’re afraid.”

After hearing about the chemical attacks in Damascus, this mother of five said she worries that the President Bashar al Assad’s regime will use chemical weapons on the camp. She called on the United States to act.

SAMEER: “Now we know Bashar al Assad has used chemical weapons. I expect Obama to act. He has to do something now,” “We ask the international community to do something about this situation, to support the opposition, to do something against the regime. Bashar al Assad has a lot of money now so he can go to any country and live like a prince.”

To make some extra money, Sameer, who was a saleswoman back home, repairs other Syrians’ clothing using her hand-operated sewing machine.

Although, she insists she will stay in Syria, other Syrians are now leaving the country -- out of fear of more chemical attacks.

At the Syrian-Turkish border crossing, Mustafa Husain and his sons sit with a few boxes and bags -- their worldly possessions -- as they prepared to cross into Turkey to go live in a refugee camp there. They were previously living in the Bab al Salameh camp.

HUSAIN: “We came to Bab al Salameh because of shelling in our home areas but it wasn’t safe here either. There was shelling. The kids were afraid. Some people were injured and a woman was killed inside the camp,”

When they heard about the chemical attacks, Husain had enough.

HUSAIN: “The regime used chemicals in Damascus and elsewhere and they can do it in the Bab al Salameh camp, too.”

Back in the camp, Said Mermet walks home to his tent. He’s a border guard with the Free Syrian Army. He thinks Assad is destroying the country, especially after he heard about the chemical attacks in Damascus.

He called on Western countries to support the FSA.

MERMET: “Of course, we don’t expect them to fight for us,“ “We are responsible for our country, we can defend our country, we can free the regime.”

Mermet said that Kalishnikovs, sniper weapons and other small weapons can’t do the job. The rebels need bigger, better weapons.

MERMET: “The FSA will do the rest. We will finish Bashar al Assad.” [This quote comes from within the last clip of Mermet]

For Transterra Media, I’m Zack Baddorf, Bab al Salameh Internally Displaced Persons Camp, Syria.

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Flash Floods in China
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By Serene Yordi
19 Jul 2013

Recent torrential rains and flash flooding in Kunming have caused over 84 million Yuan ($13.6 million) in damage to the city, with one person missing, according to initial reports from the Yunnan Provincial Department of Civil Affairs. The flood affected over 77,000 Kunming residents, while testing the city’s drainage system and its infrastructure. The north and east of the city appeared to be two of the worst impacted areas which faced major traffic standstills after the flooding. This year, the Yunnan province has experienced historically high rainfall levels, causing dozens of fatalities and millions of dollars in damage.

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Flash Floods in China (5 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A man assesses the damage inside his flooded apartment complex.

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Flash Floods in China (3 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Shopkeepers try to save some of their inventory amidst rising waters.

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Flash Floods in China (11 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A view up Beijing Road, where the under-construction subway was completely submerged.

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Flash Floods in China (9 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Two businessmen make their way through the flood waters.

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Flash Floods in China (2 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A traffic police officer shares his island with stranded pedestrians.

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Flash Floods in China (14 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A young woman is driven away in the back of a tricycle.

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Flash Floods in China (13 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Although people attempted to drive, water around the city ultimately brought traffic to a standstill.

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Flash Floods in China (12 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A young man helps an elderly man navigate the floodwaters on Beijing Road.

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Flash Floods in China (1 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A view up Beijing Road, one of the areas where the flood was most critical.

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Flash Floods in China (15 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A bird's eye view of emergency workers trying to clear water from an underpass at the city's North Railway Station. At its highpoint, water was roughly four meters deep in the underpass

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Flash Floods in China (8 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Two friends make their way through a flooded intersection on a tricycle.

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2 killed in motorcycle bomb blast in ...
Kohat, Pakistan
By Mumtaz Khan
11 Jul 2013

At least two people were killed and six injured in a motorbike bomb blast, in Kacha Pakha, district of Kohat, Pakistan.

The bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque. A four killogram explosive material was used in the bomb, according to DPO Kohat Police Dilawar Khan Bangash. Four shops and two motorcycles were also destroyed in the blast.

The injured were rushed to the Divisional Headquarter Hospital in Kohat. Kacha Pakha is a Shia majority area, a hub for militants where security operations is ongoing.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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Raw Footage: Muslim Brothers March Fr...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Ali Khaled
06 Jul 2013

5 th June 2013
Muslim Brothers marched from Giza to Maspero, but the Anti-Morsi presence stopped them march on the 6th October bridge. The army arrived after Pro-Morsi demonstrators tried to go to Maspero and clashes broke out in Tahrir SQ.

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Tahrir Square, July 2 (4 of 18)
Cairo, Egypt
By Mat Wolf
03 Jul 2013

A man waves a flag from atop a street light as Anti-Morsi crowds pack into Tahrir square to demonstrate for the ouster of the Egyptian President on July 2, 2013.

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Tahrir Square, July 2
Cairo, Egypt
By Mais Istanbuli
02 Jul 2013

Massive demonstrations erupted across Egypt, beginning on June 30, under the organization of the Tamorrod, or "Rebellion," movement, calling for the ouster of Mohammed Morsi and early presidential elections. The millions on the streets were successful in their demands in-so-far-as Morsi was removed from power by Egypt's Military on July 3. The Military stated that it was serving the people's will.

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Egyptians Interaction with the Army A...
Tahrir Square, Cairo , Egypt
By Ali Khaled
01 Jul 2013

Egyptians interaction with the army again after the dismissal of President Morssi .

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (1 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

A child tries to take a photo of the tomb of Sayed Zeinab as his father holds him above the crowds of people filing into the room.

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Ankara Protest (17 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (16 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (15 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (14 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

Water cannon laced with pepper spray is used on the crowd.

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Ankara Protest (13 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

Water cannon laced with pepper spray is used on the crowd.

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Ankara Protest (12 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (10 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (9 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (7 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (6 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (5 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
01 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.