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Syrian Kurds Celebrate Nowruz in Qami...
Syria
By Bedir
20 Mar 2015

Kurdish women declare victory as they gather around a bonfire during a celebration of the Nowruz in Qamishli. The ritual fire symbolizes revival at the beginning of the New Year.

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Syrian Kurds Celebrate Nowruz in Qami...
Syria
By Bedir
20 Mar 2015

Kurdish men and women dance around a bonfire and brandish the People's Protection Units (YPG)' s flag during a celebration of Nowruz in Qamishli.

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Kurdish Women Help Liberate Village f...
Al Hassakah
By TTM Contributor 33
03 Mar 2015

Telbrak, Rojava, Syria

This video depicts the March 3 liberation of the village of Telbrak, a part of Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, 45km south of Qamishli, a strategic point in the war between ISIS and Kurdish forces. The latter included the Women's Protection Units, People's Protection Units, the al-Sanadeed forces, who are descendants of the tribes of Al-Shummar, and the al-Mondaweya tribe, which fights under the umbrella of the Kurdish forces. The international coalition also took part.

Telbrak and its rural areas had been under the control of al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda affiliate. According to the contributor of this video, Syrian regime forces declared they had in fact liberated the area and were occupying the village. However, the heavy presence of Kurdish forces and Kurdish delegations proves the contrary, according to the contributor.

Video description:

Shots of the destruction caused by fighting between Kurdish forces and ISIS; ISIS writings and mottos; shots of the city streets; shots of the Kurdish forces in the city, in addition to Kurdish military vehicles and flags.

(02:03-03:42) An interview with Doctor Nasser Haj Mansour, the responsible of Kurdish forces affairs: (Man, Arabic)
This visit is for many reasons, one of the most important reasons is to visit the People's Protection Units and al-Sanadeed forces, to encourage them after their successful operation in Telhamis, and liberating Telbrak, and to check on people around here. And to deny what have been said about violations and killings in the area, the committee includes officials from the self-directory, most of them are in the level of ministers and committee officials, we are here and we did not see any violations, not in the villages nor in the center of Telbrak.
Interviewer: What is the total area that you have liberated?
I cannot determine a certain number of the size of the liberated area, but i can tell you that from the line of Telbrak, until Jazaa, and the Iraqi-Iranian borders is free of ISIS members. Now the battles are in the south of Telbrak and Telhamis going towards the southern rural side of this area.

(03:42-04:51) Interview with Akram Mahshoush, leader of Kurdish delegation: (Man, Arabic) The operation taken by the People's Protection Units YPG, Women's Protection Units (YPJ) , and al-Sanadeed forces to clean the area of Tebrak located between al-Hasakah and Qamishli from ISIS members who killed people and destroyed areas, confiscated people's farms, and forced them to pay Zaka.
We came to see what happened, and to say to the people who are claiming that People's Protection Units have come to invade the area, we tell them, we did not come to invade the area. People's Protection Units worked on liberating the area because it is a part of Syria and we are all Syrians, and what we want is for life to return to this area.

(05:28-05:57) Interview with Hussein al-Khattab, an Arab member of Kurdish forces: (Man, Arabic)
We came here to retrieve Telhamis, we went through many villages and reached Telbrak, we liberated the areas and thank God none of our men died.

(08:05-09:03) Interview with a female Kurdish field leader, Narkaz Botan, (Woman, Kurdish)
“We began the liberation operation of Telhamis and Telbrak, and we liberated the two towns and many villages and compounds. We have strong willpower, and our fighters were persistent in finishing off ISIS and kicking them out of the area. So the people of our area – Arabs, Kurds, Syriacs and Assyrians – can live peacefully. Our raid was huge and successful. We killed many ISIS members and the area in general has come under our control. The raid will continue until we clean the entire Jazira area of them."

(09:0-10:15) Interview with a Kurdish female fighter, Jinda Kamishlo: (Woman, Kurdish)
“We are very happy to have liberated Telbrak and Telhamis from the cruelty of ISIS, who were raping and lashing women. The liberation process was successful. We are now in March; Women's Day is approaching and this holiday, the women of the two towns will be free, safe and away from ISIS. We will celebrate Women's Day in Telbrak, the single biggest blow against ISIS ideology, which considers women to be objects that are bought and sold. People in this area and in Kurdistan and Rojava are happy with this victory. And we ask God to give us more power to be able to eliminate ISIS from Rojava and Syria. We are happy, and I do not know how to describe it. Victory is ours and is dedicated to our people, and our great leader Ocalan, who is considered the leader of the revolution of Kurdish women and led us to this level, thanks to his ideology and instructions.”

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Greek Elections B-ROLL: Athens City S...
Athens
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Jan 2015

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Libyans Celebrate Feb 17 Revolution
Zuwara
By Mourad TEYEB
31 Oct 2014

Libyans celebrate the 5th anniversary of the February 17 Revolution in Zuwara, Libya.

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Protestors in Ibb Support Saudi-led A...
Ibb
By Wahib Mashrah
28 Mar 2014

March 28, 2015
Ibb, Yemen

Protestors in the Yemeni city of Ibb take to the streets to demand the end of the Houthi coup. They wave the flag of Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, in addition to Pakistan, involved in the coalition who are bombing Houthi positions throughout Yemen.

The protestors are also waving banners which say "No to War, Dialogue is the Solution", while accusing the Houthis of forcing the coalition to interfere in Yemen. The protestors also show their support for the Hadi government who are fighting against the Houthis.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 8
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

A citizen watching the funeral ceremony as it moves across the city.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 7
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

A Funeral ceremony with national flags passing by the Monument of the Soviet Liberator.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 15
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
22 Feb 2014

Citizens taking Shcherbanyuk's body to the graveyard.

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The Frontline of Kiev 52
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Activists at the occupied Independence Sqaure (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) watch the Ukrainian Constitution Talks on a screen mounted on the stage.

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Occupy Maidan 22
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Daily life continues on the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014, which has been occupied since November 21st, 2013.

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Occupy Maidan 6
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Protesters persist on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 9
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Barricades built of tires and sandbags divide the protesters and riot police on Hrushevskoho Street close to the Stadium of Dynamo Kyiv and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Protesters persist on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Aftermath in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Students demonstrating in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, Egypt on August, 28th 2013.

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Syndicate of Journalists
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Students demonstrating in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Downtown Cairo, Egypt on August, 28th 2013.

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Syndicate of Journalists
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Students demonstrating in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, Egypt on August, 28th 2013.

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Aftermath in Cairo
Egypt, Cairo
By Daniel Van Moll
25 Aug 2013

Students demonstrating in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, Egypt on August, 28th 2013.

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Female protesters in Tahrir Square
Cairo, Egypt
By Yasmin Al Tellawy
14 Jul 2013

Female protesters protected by a male chain demonstrate in Tahrir Square

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
08 May 2013

Umbrellas and flags in the rain at opposition rally.

Protests in Malaysia against alleged “fraudulent” election
Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
By Phillippa Stewart, Kuala Lumpur
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

Local election watchdogs have also questioned the results of the election.

A joint report released Wednesday by the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) said that the election was “only partially free and not fair.” http://ideas.org.my/?p=6799

The report said the election was carried out “on a very uneven field” citing: a pro-government media bias in mainstream media, lack of transparency in campaign spending, questions over the lack of trust in the integrity of the electoral roll, the impartiality of the Election Commission, exploitation of racial issues, and unreliable indelible ink.

The United States and European Union also acknowledged concerns over electoral “irregularities,” according to AFP.

The government has denied any wrongdoing.

Dressed in black protestors packed into Kelana Jaya stadium on the outskirts of the capital; cars left abandoned on the motorway.

Waving flags, blowing vuvuzelas and rocking out to upbeat tunes the mood was more festive than fearful. Opposition leaders roused the crowds with statements like: “we will win the war”, “today we start the fight back” and “reformasi” (reform).

Aman Shah Ahmad, 47, a construction work was helping his brother sell black t-shirts at the entrance to the stadium.

“We have problems with authoritarian rule. Everything looks democratic but there’s lots of hanky-panky going on behind the scenes. I want the election result to be reviewed. We want a re-election. Please tell the world,” he said.

Asked if he was afraid of being arrested, he said: “how are the police going to arrest all of us? There’s not enough space in the police stations to luck us all up!”

Mukhzani Alia, 18, a student, said: “we want change in the government. They’ve spent the last 55 years cheating on us, it’s time for change.”
Sharon Balon, 22, and her family were outside the stadium holding yellow flowers and anti government placards.
“We’ve had to leave the stadium,” she said. “It’s too hot in there – so many people. We are all so angry, that’s why we’re here tonight.” Malaysia’s state news agency, Bernama, reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar, had warned that rally participants would be arrested. http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/newsindex.php?id=948221

Evoking the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, the police said the rally was illegal because organisers did not apply for a police permit for the event. Organisers must also inform the police 10 days before an event.

According to AFP, the opposition acknowledged the rally was “not within the letter of the law.”

However, there was no visible police presence at the rally.

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, was returned to power Sunday, although with a reduced majority. The Barisan Nasional coalition has been in power since 1957.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (6 of 7)
Sialkot, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
06 May 2013

Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI cheering as they go with an Election Rally lead by Imran Khan.

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Malaysia General Elections (2 of 16)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
05 May 2013

Opposition supporters waving flags after the polls in Malaysia's general elections closed.

May 5th, 2013.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (25 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Kenyan elections: Coalition for Refor...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Mais Istanbuli
04 Mar 2013

Supporters of political parties rally on the day of elections, Nairobi, Kenya.

Thousands of people gathered in central Nairobi on Saturday to hear Kenya's presidential frontrunners offer their final pleas on the last day of campaigning.
Supporters of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta dressed in the party's red colors met in the capital's Uhuru Park.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Yemen's Youth Revolution Remembered (...
Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
12 Feb 2013

Family members of some of the thousands of protesters who lost their lives in Yemen's Youth Revolution carried photos of their deceased loved ones on the two-year anniversary of the revolution’s launch.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (7 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (6 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties shout slogans during a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (5 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

A supporter of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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School for Syrian Refugees in Turkey ...
Antakya, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
14 Dec 2012

Nureddin, 11, left, who arrived with his mother to Antakya after his father was killed 15 days ago in Syria, registers for the Albashayer School for Syrian Refugee Children, which is free for Syrian children living in Turkey.

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March for immigrants in Sao Paulo, Br...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
02 Dec 2012

Immigrants in Brazil out in the streets demanding rights and improvements in immigration laws.

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São Paulo, Brazil In Solidarity With ...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
26 Nov 2012

Expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people, on Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Polytechnic Day Protest 17/11 | Athen...
Athens, Greece
By VeriasA
18 Nov 2012

Annual march in Greece marking the fall of the military dictatorship which lasted from 1967-1974

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Polytechnic Day Protest 17/11 | Athen...
Athens, Greece
By VeriasA
18 Nov 2012

Annual march in Greece marking the fall of the military dictatorship which lasted from 1967-1974