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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Amina and her son Mohamed. The wall behind them was damaged in the bombing of their neighborhood in Aleppo.

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By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Mohamed and his sister Kawthar. The wall behind them was damaged in the bombing of their neighborhood in Aleppo.

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By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Mohamed and his sister Kawthar. The wall behind them was damaged in the bombing of their neighborhood in Aleppo.

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By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud standing near the handmade stove used for heating and cooking. The wall of his balcony is damaged in the bombing of his neighborhood in Aleppo.

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By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud lights the handmade stove used for heating and cooking. The wall of his balcony is damaged in the bombing of his neighborhood in Aleppo.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud uses plastic bottles to burn as fuel in the handmade stove used for heating and cooking. The wall of his balcony is damaged in the bombing of his neighborhood in Aleppo.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud stands by the handmade stove waiting for a cattle of water to boil.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Kawthar, Areefa and little Mohamed watch as their father Jannud adds wood sticks to burn in the handmade stove.

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By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Kawthar, Areefa and little Mohamed watch as their father Jannud adds wood sticks to burn in the handmade stove.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Mohamed tries to warm his hands as he and his father Jannud stand by the handmade stove waiting for a cattle of water to boil.

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By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud's elderly mother, Farida, is unable to walk and is confined to a wheelchair.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud's elderly mother, Farida, is unable to walk and is confined to a wheelchair.

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Ukraine 2014 to 2017-27
Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
07 Sep 2015

Musicians play in Kyiv metro, September, 2015.

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Ukraine 2014 to 2017-20
Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
30 Aug 2015

September, 2015. Sergei sits during night watch in Zolote, Luhansk region, prepping his gun at the slightest noise in the distance; remains of an exploded 80mm mortar shell is a few meters away. In the morning, his face bathes in the warmth of a late summer’s sunrise – “What a beautiful day, we all woke up alive.” Sergei died on September 23 during a skirmish, one day before he was due to return home.

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Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
29 Aug 2015

August, 2015. The bomb-damaged Lenin statue seen through the window of a Ukrainian aroured personell carrier in Popasne, Luhansk region.

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Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
29 Aug 2015

September, 2016.“I came here to replace the guys who have been here for months without rotation, so someone can go home - not because I’m some big Ukrainian patriot,” says Vladislav, stationed in Zolote, Luhansk region.

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Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
29 Aug 2015

September, 2015. The decrepit reminder of the war in Zolote, Luhansk region, ruins the beautiful vista over the Donbass steppes. Yet, the war is still on going, the steppes are the buffer zone, and the current trenches still scar the landscape, two meters behind the tank.

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Ukraine 2014 to 2017-23
Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
27 Aug 2015

August, 2015. Sergei, the NCO in charge of the position, looks across the no-man’s land in Popasne, Luhansk region.

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Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
27 Aug 2015

August, 2015. Child living on the frontline observes bombardment of Ukrainian positions in the rear, as shells fly overhead in Popasne, Luhansk region.

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Ukraine
By Benas Gerdziunas
26 Aug 2015

August, 2015. After months without rotation, the prospects of an entrenched warfare in Popasne, Luhansk region, remain bleak. Faced with increasing apathy from their own society in Ukraine, many soldiers turn to bottle, or worse.

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Land Day R
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

As the Land Day action is brought to an abrupt halt in Wadi Fukin, the majority of the 350 olive tree saplings remain unplanted outside a house in the village after activists were forced to escape from clouds of tear gas that was fired by Israeli soldiers.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

A Palestinian child watches from a rooftop in Wadi Fukin as Israeli soldiers fire rounds of tear gas at fleeing activists during a tree planting event to mark Land Day. In the background stands the huge Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit which is built partly on the land of Wadi Fukin.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 19
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

Two elderly Palestinian women attempt to make their way down the hill in Wadi Fukin to escape from the tear gas that is being fired by Israeli forces.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

An Israeli security helicopter circles above Wadi Fukin during the olive tree planting event to commemorate Palestinian Land Day on March 30th 2015.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

Israeli soldiers line up on a hill top in Wadi Fukin as Palestinian activists watch from a distance during an olive tree planting event to commemorate Land Day in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

350 olive trees were brought to Wadi Fukin to be planted on the lands threatened by settlement expansion.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine, March 30 2105.

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Land Day 5
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

Activists make their way up a hill toward land that is threatened by the expansion of the Sur Haddasah settlement. In the background, the huge Beitar Illit settlement is also built on the land of Wadi Fukin.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine, March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

In the West Bank village of Wadi Fukin, an olive tree planting event is underway with local activists and refugees from Bethlehem's refugee camps to commemorate Land Day on March 30th 2015.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 18
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

Activists flee as Israeli forces rain tear gas down on them. The tear gas stopped the olive tree planting event being held to commemorate Land Day in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

A Palestinian youth raises a Palestinian flag from the top of settlement construction machinery within the construction site that is expanding the Israeli settlement of Sur Hadassah. Sur Hadassah is located on the land of the West Bank Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin and the land of the pre-Nakba Palestinian village of Ras Abu Ammar.

Wadi Fukin/Ras Abu Ammar, West Bank/Green Line, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 2
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

A small group of activists reach the construction site on the top of the hill in which Sur Hadassah settlement is being further expanded.

Wadi Fukin/Ras Abu Ammar, West Bank/Green Line, Palestinel. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 3
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

An elderly Palestinian women plants an olive tree sapling on land of the village of Wadi Fukin, which is threatened with confiscation by the expansion of the Sur Hadassah Jewish settlement.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
27 Mar 2015

Yakoub Odeh is one of Lifta's Nakba survivors and also the head of 'Sons of Lifta' - a community group that was established by the refugees in defense of their village and their right to return to live in the village: "We are here to remember, we are here to learn and we are here to say we will never give up (our struggle for return)." Yakoub Odeh and Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

The refugees ended their Land Day action with Friday prayers at the edge of Lifta's spring under the watchful eyes of Israeli security forces and Jewish orthodox youth from the nearby settlements.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Land Day 8
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

A Jewish youth from a nearby settlement talks to Palestinians commemorating land day in the village of Lifta.

Although the village centre of Lifta and its houses remain unoccupied, large areas of the village's wider lands were expropriated for settlement expansion. Orthodox youth from these settlements regularly visit Lifta to bath in its spring

Palestinian refugees and Jewish orthodox youth, Lifta, West Jerusalem, March 27 2015.

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Land Day 9
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Lifta's mosque is also still standing today and offers sweeping views across the western slopes of the village from its arched windows.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel, March 27 2015.