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Fête populaire dans la villa
Buenos Aires, Argentina
By Fabien Palem
01 Dec 2014

A banner reading "Papa de los villeros" ("The Pope of the slumdwellers" in Spanish) adorns the neighborhood square during a public gathering.

En fond: "papa de los villeros" ("le pape des (habitants de) bidonvilles", en espagnol)

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Yemeni Children Protest Demanding Wi...
Sana'a
By Yousef Mawry
07 Jun 2014

Video shows a rare protest of Yemeni children protesting and shouting slogans demanding for the removal of military forces from their carnival.

Yemen’s President had issued a decree to transform the military base of former military general Ali Muhsun al-Ahmar into a carnival for the Yemeni children. However, a year and half later, military forces of the former army general remain occupying the archers of land which remains a military base for army units.

Children aged 3-9 can be seen in the video chanting slogans such as: “leave Ali Muhsun Leave, Where is our carnival”

The children also called on the Yemeni president to stop procrastinating and to implement his decree to transform the military base into a carnival.

The rushes also include two rare interviews with children who took part in the demonstration

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Eyes Wide Shut Masks
Venice, Italy
By Filippo Biagianti
23 May 2014

Rialto, Venice. In a short but remarkable workshop, in 1985 Franco Cecamore has created two original masks for the Venice Carnival. Twelve years later, a man with white coloured men's clothing, came to that shop: the man was Jan Harlan, executive producer of one of the last movies directed by Stanley Kubrick. He visited "Il Canovaccio" in order to buy several masks. One of them would be used by Kubrick in his last masterpiece "Eyes Wide Shut" for the character of Dr. Bill Harford, played by Tom Cruise. This documentary is the incredible and unknown story behind the creation of the most important masks of "Eyes Wide Shut." The artisans of this typical Italian product say that the origin of the art makes it a unique product. Original documents, photographs and the description of the meeting with the Kubrick's production make this the story we tell in our film.

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Another Sky: An Uruguayan journey 22
Montevideo, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
25 Jan 2014

"La Murga" is a musical dance theater genre performed in Uruguay during the Carnival season. It comes from a spanish tradition brought to Latin America hundreds of years ago. The main themes revolve around the salient events of the year, a source of strong political and social criticism. With a carnivalesque-mood, "La Murga" espouses protest and freedom through satire and humorous mockery of power.

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Sci-Fi Costume
Rotterdam
By Ralf Falbe
28 Jul 2012

Rotterdam, 28.07.2012, Man in a science fiction style costume at the Summer Carnival in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Summer Carnival
Rotterdam
By Ralf Falbe
28 Jul 2012

NDL, Europe, Holland, Rotterdam, 28.07.2012, Summer Carnival in the streets of Rotterdam - indigenous girl from Suriname.

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Libya's Rebirth 20
Tripoli, Libya
By Monique Jaques
11 Jul 2012

Men play a shooting game at Tripo Land, an amusement park in Tripoli, Libya.

After 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi's reign, Libyans participated in the first democratic election since 1969. Calls for boycott and election violence threatened the momentous day as campaigning drew to a close the day before the July 7 election.

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Libya's Rebirth 11
Tripoli, Libya
By Monique Jaques
09 Jul 2012

Boys watch a ride at Tripoli Land in Tripoli, Libya.

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Libya's Rebirth 19
Tripoli, Libya
By Monique Jaques
07 Jul 2012

Libyans celebrate after voting in Martyr's Square. It was formerly called Green Square, where former President Muammar Gadaffi would make yearly speaches.

After 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi's reign, Libyans participated in the first democratic election since 1969. Calls for boycott and election violence threatened the momentous day as campaigning drew to a close the day before the July 7 election.

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Party with Evo Morales 01
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Once a year, Oruro, a moth-coloured mining town on the Andean altiplano, emerges from its drab cocoon as an extravagant butterfly.

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Party with Evo Morales 02
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

The Diablada, as the Carnaval of Oruro is known, rivals that of Rio de Janeiro. Dancers don elaborate costumes and compete as they whirl and twirl along the parade route during this 20-hour spectacle of colour.

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Party with Evo Morales 03
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

The dancers' costumes can weigh as much as four kilograms and are created afresh each year.

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Party with Evo Morales 04
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Fueled by the sacred coca leaf, dancers and musicians surge along a 4km parade route in the 20-hour-long homage to the devil. Then, they fall to their knees and crawl into the cathedral to worship the Virgin and receive blessings from a priest.

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Party with Evo Morales 05
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

This tradition springs from the darkness of the indigenous miners’ underground gods in contrast to Catholicism’s virginal icon.

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Party with Evo Morales 06
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Dancers and brass bands careen by in a kaleidoscopic clash of bodies, colors and sounds.

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Party with Evo Morales 07
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Even President Evo Morales attends the traditional event, underlining its cultural importance to indigenous Bolivians.

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Party with Evo Morales 08
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

From bleachers lining the streets, tens of thousands of spectators from all over Bolivia celebrate the spiritual procession by randomly hurling water bombs as hard as they can. Alternatively, they spray foam from pressurized canisters, often on purpose, directly into the faces of their victims. After all, it’s easier to rob someone blinded by stinging foam.

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Party with Evo Morales 09
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Bolivia’s Vice President, Álvaro Garcia Linera, and President Evo Morales chose foam as their weapon of choice.

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Party with Evo Morales 10
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

The mayhem continues with no regard to presidential safety - and no incidents are reported. The spectacle remains one of the most sensational in the world.