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Burundi Capital Shuts Down Amid Protests
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
14 May 2015

Protesters and police face off in the streets in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution. The protest brought large parts of the city to a standstill.

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Bujumbura Students Take Refuge Near U...
Bujumbura, Burundi
By Alex Pritz
09 May 2015

Around 500 students have been living on the streets, and, when it rains, in the halfway built building next to the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students, many of whom are politically active, say this is the only place they can feel safe in a city being rocked by protests and a violent police crackdown.

An eerie calm exists in the students building. Ears are glued to the sides of cell phones and radios, searching for information about the protests and the flag of the US embassy drifts lazily in the wind, just a stone's throw from the students makeshift settlement.

Yet students have self-organized to provide for their basic needs. A cleaning crew sweeps up the construction debris to make room for a new set of beds, while medical students treat a young man for pneumonia and others prepare rice for the day's meal.

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Bujumbura University Students 01
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Medical students from the University of Burundi examines a patient with hypertension inside the abandoned building adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been living on the street outside the embassy, and using the adjacent building for shelter since universities closed due to the protests.

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Bujumbura University Students 02
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

A sixth year medical student from the University of Burundi examines a patient with hypertension inside the abandoned building adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been living on the street outside the embassy, and using the adjacent building for shelter since universities closed due to the protests.

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Bujumbura University Students 03
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students find some rest in the half-constructed building next to the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been living on the street outside the embassy, and using the adjacent building for shelter since universities closed due to the protests.

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Bujumbura University Students 04
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students listen to updates on the day's protests from radios in a stairwell of the abandoned building they use for safety and shelter adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura University Students 05
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Physics students study their lessons despite classes being cancelled due to the protests currently rocking Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura University Students 06
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

A student glances out the window of the empty building they use for shelter adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been on the streets for over a week, since universities were closed May 1st 2015.

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Bujumbura University Students 07
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students avoid the rain in an abandoned building next to the US embassy in Bujumbura. Approximately 500 students have been camped out outside the US embassy since universities closed May 1st 2015.

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Bujumbura University Students 08
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students check their phone while avoiding the rain in a half built building adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura University Students 09
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

A young man sleeps in the hallway of the half built building adjacent the US embassy that students are using for shelter since their schools closed their gates May 1st 2015.

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Bujumbura University Students 10
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

The view of the US embassy from the half-constructed building students are using for shelter in Bujumbura since universities closed May 1st 2015.

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Bujumbura University Students 11
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

The entrance to the half built building students are using for shelter in Bujumbura.

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Burundi protests 01
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Lines for the petrol station snake out onto the main road. Fuel shortages have been common as the city shut down due to the ongoing unrest.

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Burundi protests 02
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

A protester blocks a road with a bonfire. Roadblocks lined the streets of Musaga, Bujumbura following weeks of protests.

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Burundi protests 03
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Over 500 students took refuge outside the US embassy in Bujumbura after the University closed, citing concern for their safety.

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Burundi protests 04
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Over 500 students took refuge outside the US embassy in Bujumbura after the University closed, citing concern for their safety.

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Burundi protests 05
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters and police face off in the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters and police face off in the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Burundi protests 07
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

A protester in the streets of Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Musaga, Bujumbura following weeks of protests.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Police and protesters face off in the streets of Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Road blocks and burnt out cars line the streets of Musaga, Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Burnt cars line the roads in Musaga, Bujumbura following weeks of protests against President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Police and protesters face off in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Boats-full of Yemen Refugees Arrive i...
Djibouti
By Edouard Dufrasne
19 Apr 2015

People escape the ongoing conflict in Yemen, arriving by boat in Djibouti. US Ambassador to Djibouti Tom Kelly greets some as they arrive.

Among those arriving, several do not claim to seek refugee status, but say they are transiting to other destinations where they plan to meet family.

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Houthis Remove Barriers Safeguarding ...
sanaa
By Dhaifallah Homran
04 Mar 2015

All US personnel having vacated the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen on 21 January, the Houthi chief of security in the capital deemed the immediate streets around the US Embassy safe enough to remove the road-barriers that previously surrounded it. They had been in place for the past decade. Having done so, the Houthi militia gather in front of the embassy to chant their signature call to arms, "Death to America; Death to Israel; Curses to the Jews and Victory to Islam."

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Protesting The Anti-Islam Video
Kuala lumpur, Malaysia
By Khairil safwan
21 Sep 2012

People take to the streets to protest against the anti-Islam film, 'Innocence of Muslims' in front of US embassy on September 21, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Muslims across the world continue to protest against America and Israel over the amateur film. Despite efforts to encourage peaceful protests, many of these demonstrations have resulted in violence.

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Editor's Picks 17 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
16 Sep 2012

Nasrallah appears in public to encourage protests against the controversial film insulting Islam that sparked protests throughout Muslim communities worldwide.

New UN Arab League Envoy returns from Syria and meets with the Arab League Chief in Cairo.

Busses and rails provided only the minimal services as employees went on strike in protest against wage cuts and budget reforms.

Lake Katwe salt mine is a source of livelihood to over three thousand people who earn about five dollars a day, laboring in the hyper-saline environment that leaches moisture from their bodies, exposing them to toxic chemicals and creating severe health complications.

Footage from in front of the US Embassay in Yemen where protesters rallied against the film by burning flags, breaking windows and setting fire in the embassy, until security forces pushed them back with gunfire and water trucks.

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Editor's Picks 16 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
15 Sep 2012

Cairo Calms Down After Violent Protests

Gunmen Open Fire At Arish Police Department, North Sinai

Morsi & Bashir Discuss Regional Developments Between Egypt And Sudan

Crowds Gathered In Jordan, Shaking Their Shoes At America
Friday Night Unrest At US Embassy In Jordan

Azaz, Syria's northernmost border with Turkey, has seen its share of fighting and now lives with the remnants. Bombed out schools, tanks and factories are whats left for the villagers whose children enjoy playing on the tanks.

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Egypt Security Forces Clear Tahrir Sq...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
15 Sep 2012

On Saturday, September 15, Egypt’s security forces cleared out protesters who have been clashing with security forces for the past four days near the US Embassy. The protests were sparked by anti-Islam movie that insults the Prophet Mohamed.

Security forces cleared the streets leading to the US Embassy in Cairo and Tahrir Square, beating and arresting protesters.

Egypt’s Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal el-Din said as he inspected the area that, “our presence here is to clear the square of people who are breaking the law" "We must preserve the square as a symbol of the revolution. That is the aim of our operation.

People see that it is the right decision made by the police to clear the square and the area around the embassy, as those who clashed with the security forces appeared to be thugs.

The scene on the streets surrounding the clashes is full of debris, broken sidewalks and rubbish.

Clashes erupted again on Friday night with security forces, leaving one killed and tens injured.

Ismail Rashad, 35, was killed by shotgun fire during clashes with security forces near the US Embassy.

According to a statement released by the interior ministry, Rashad was accused in 16 prior cases and was given a year's prison sentence.

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on Egypt's government on Friday to ensure the embassy's safety.

Clashes were initially started late on Wednesday between security forces and protestors outside the US Embassy, leaving around 250 wounded.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 15, 2012
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1- Pan right shot of traffic movement at Tahrir square
2- Tilt down shot of policemen spreading at the square
3- Various shots of Egyptian Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal el-Din and other security officials touring the area around the US embassy and the square after forces clearing the area from protestors
4- Pan right shot of massive number of central security forces spreading at the area around the embassy and the square
5- Pan right shot of a police vehicle touring the area around the embassy
6- Various shots of police men spreading at the square
7- Various shots of the security forces clearing the square from protestors by force
8- Various shots of security forces arresting protestors
9- Wide shot of massive fire rising out after protestors throwing security forces with Molotov Cocktails then security responded and dispersed them with force
10- Pan right shot of a car dragging a damaged car after forces cleared the area from protestors
11- Various shots of security forces clearing the area of the square and arresting protestors

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Editor's Picks 15 September 2012
middle East
By Editor's Picks
14 Sep 2012

Warm Welcome For Pope Benedict XVI In Lebanon

US Embassy In Tunis On Fire; One Killed During Protest In Tripoli, Lebanon

Security Clears Areas Around US Embassy & Tahrir Square, Makes Arrests

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Qatar's US Embassy Protest (1 of 9)
Doha, Qatar
By mostafaa.sheshtawy
14 Sep 2012

The US Embassy in Qatar where protests took place against the inflammatory film that insulted Muslims worldwide.

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Qatar's US Embassy Protest (4 of 9)
US Embassy, Doha, Qatar
By mostafaa.sheshtawy
14 Sep 2012

Protesters gather outside US Embassy in Doha, Qatar, to condemn the Anti-Islam movie

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Qatar's US Embassy Protest (5 of 9)
US Embassy, Doha, Qatar
By mostafaa.sheshtawy
14 Sep 2012

Protesters gather outside US Embassy in Doha, Qatar, to condemn the Anti-Islam movie

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Qatar's US Embassy Protest (6 of 9)
US Embassy, Doha, Qatar
By mostafaa.sheshtawy
14 Sep 2012

Protesters gather outside US Embassy in Doha, Qatar, to condemn the Anti-Islam movie

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Qatar's US Embassy Protest (7 of 9)
US Embassy, Doha, Qatar
By mostafaa.sheshtawy
14 Sep 2012

Protesters gather outside US Embassy in Doha, Qatar, to condemn the Anti-Islam movie