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Saber Strike 2017-6
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-7
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-8
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-9
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-1
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-2
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-3
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-4
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-5
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-17
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-11
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-14
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-12
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-13
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-10
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Saber Strike 2017-16
Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Pabrade
By Benas Gerdziunas
15 Jun 2017

Lithuanian military and its NATO allies, trained to fight together in urban conflict scenarios.

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Easter Celebration in conflict Zone I...
Kramatorsk, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
14 Apr 2015

Liberated Kramatorsk residents celebrate Easter during an open air event.
Kramatorsk is still in the conflict zone in Ukraine and just to remind the city was heavily shelled with Russian MRLS BM9K58 Tornado by Russian mercenaries just two month ago during another day (on Feb 10 2015).
More materials: http://empr.media/news/kramatorsk-shelled-with-russian-missiles-1-civilian-killed-6-wounded
http://empr.media/video/conflict-zone/shelling-of-kramatorsk-by-russian-tornado-missiles
http://empr.media/video/conflict-zone/kramatorsk-shelled-by-russian-tornado-missiles
http://empr.media/video/conflict-zone/unexploded-russian-tornado-missile-at-kids-playground-in-kramatorsk
https://youtu.be/SFFFL36NKb4
Young and old people now are tired from warfare during a year of Russian military invasion into Ukraine and are glad to celebrate the spring coming.
Full English description and sound bites translation will be provided after request.

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Easter presents from volunteers for U...
Kramatorsk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
12 Apr 2015

Ukrainian volunteers bring homemade made Easter presents to Ukrainian border guards in Kramatorsk.

Full English description and sound bites translation will be provided after request.

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Turkey: Anti-ISIS Civilian Border Pat...
Turkey-Syria Border
By Ibrahim Karci
08 Feb 2015

From the beginning of the battle for Kobane, many volunteers from numerous districts around Turkey gathered in the villages close to the border to help patrol the border and prevent ISIS fighters from slipping in and out of Syria. Despite the fact that that Kurdish forces have now cleared Kobane of ISIS fighters, volunteers still patrol in the villages close to the border, fearing ISIS remnants will slip through.

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Interview with Halit Çelikarslan – Villager
00.37– 00.50: Since the first day of the resistance, from different parts of Turkey, even from abroad, people came here, with the aim of helping the people resisting in Kobane.

00.52 – 00.56: We received help from them.

00.57 – 01.26: Usually young people and women were coming here. They worked united, stayed in tents for days in bad weather conditions and served the cause in many ways.

Interview with Emin Baran – Lawyer and Volunteer aid worker in Suruc
Journalist:
01.31 – 01.36: Why were the border patrols initially started?

Emin:
01.36 – 01.43 People were passing the border from Kobane to here, so people felt obligated to welcome them, since their passage was stopped frequently [by Turkish border patrols].
01.44 – 01.46 [Turkish] Soldiers tried to keep them in restricted areas.
01.47 – 01.53 Some of them [refugees] were injured. So, to have a front group on the border became necessary.
01.56 – 02.04 After the displacement came to the end, people kept patrolling in order to ensure that ISIS would not get help in Kobane.
02.05 – 02.10 Essentially, it was aimed to not letting ISIS gain strength in Kobane by using Turkish land.
02.18 – 02.28 The border patrols had two purposes. First, to show the people of Kobane that others are supporting them in their resistance.
02.29 – 02.35 Second, to narrow the movements of ISIS in Turkey. [Turkish] Soldiers blockaded the villages in which people were border guarding.
02.36 – 02.46 Every time the [Turkish] soldiers tried to force people to leave the [border] villages [which were located literally right beside ISIS held areas]. ISIS attacks gained enormous strength, immediately after.
02.47 – 02.50 Without exception, this happened each and every time.

Interview with Figen Yaşar-Mayor of Mus Bulanik from HDP
02.52 – 02.56 We initially came here during the beginning of the resistance in Kobane.
02.57 – 03.02 We first watched the border for seven days, during the peak of the clashes.
03.03 – 03.07 After, we went back to Muş and Bulanık, where we came.
03.09 – 03.16 During our second shift [on the border] we stayed here for nine days. Those days the clashes were really severe.
03.17 – 03.23 From Kobane to the air, smoke and fire clouds were raising.
03.24 – 03.30 We brought 12-13 martyr bodies to our village alone.
03.31 – 03.37 They were all the children of this land. Some of them joined to the war three months ago, some five months, and some six years.
03.39 – 03.46 Kobane has been cleansed [of ISIS fighters], but there are hundreds of villages connected to the Kobane [which ISIS controls].
03.47 – 04.02 Until the villages of Kobane are liberated, until the people of Kobane go back their homes and settle there, the people of Kurdistan and Turkey will guard and keep guarding.

Interview with Head of the security in the Village-(Name withheld)
04.07 – 04.13 I am responsible for the security of this district. I have been here for 95 days.
04.13 – 04.19 We explain to the border guards how to prevent ISIS from crossing.
04.20 – 04.23 Usually they cross from this district.
04.25 – 04.29 The ones who want to participate can easily cross the border.
04.30 – 04.36 As you see, that's the border for the guards. Between 6 pm and 6 am people [civilians] keep guarding.
04.38 – 04.42 There are other check points in other villages.
04.43 – 04.50 When they see them [refugees] from the distance, they inform us and we help them through.
04.54 – 04.57 The border guards notices us.
05.03 – 05.04 “hello” “hello”
05.10 – 05.11 Are taking over the shift?
05.11 – 05.12 Yes, two people in each shift.
05.19 – 05.20 Thank you.

05.28 – 05.29 We keep guard here, we can't leave.
05.29 – 05.31 We came for the shift change. You can leave now.

Filiz Aydın - Volunteer Watch Guard
05.34 – 05.42 We began guarding when ISIS come to Kobane. Not only in this village, but also in others.
05.43 – 05.55 The reason I keep guard is to prevent ISIS soldiers crossing the border. I also lost my brother at the war.
05.56 – 05.58 Not in Kobane, but in Rojava, in Serikani, I lost my brother.
05.59 – 06.04 My brother might be still alive if we watched the borders in Serikani.
06.06 – 06.14 It was his cause, and if we have the same cause, if we want his dreams to come true, we can also contribute.
06.15 – 06.25 Not everyone can get involved in armed battles in the mountains. Not everyone can fight in Kobane, but you can do whatever your hands find to do.
06.27 – 06.32 We say Kobane got liberated, but some of the villages are still under the siege.
06.33 – 06.39 Even if Kobane is cleansed [of ISIS], it's not just Kobane. Until Rojava gets liberated...
06.41 – 06.47 As I said it's not only about ISIS, it was first Al-Nusrah, Al-Qaida, and now ISIS.
06.48 – 06.54 There is Qamishle, Afrin... Until Rojava is completely cleansed,
06.55 – 07.05 Until the canton's [Rojava] political autonomy is recognized by the world, this is my opinion, the threat won't be defeated.

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Chevron's guards
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Chevron guard signaling demonstrators to back up from Chevron's compound in Pungesti. Guards are well equipped with helmet, shin pads and glasses. Many residents were injured by guards and the riot police in protests that turned violent.

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Pungesti: The village that said no
pungesti, romania
By Ulrik Pedersen
06 Mar 2014

The villagers of Pungesti, Romania are unlikely eco-activists. The tiny village garnered worldwide attention in October 2013 when villagers started protesting against US energy giant Chevron's fracking activities in their village. Hundreds of activists from across the country also flocked to the Pungesti to support the residents in their fight. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, consists of pumping chemicals at high pressure into deep rock to extract oil or gas. The village's inhabitants, most of whom are elderly farmers who rely on agriculture to survive, are worried fracking could damage the local environment by contaminating their land and ground water. They say fracking will lead to health problems, air pollution and deforestation. Following the protests, police and gendarmerie increased their presence in the village and many residents were subsequently injured in protests that turned violent.

In 2010, the Romanian Government quietly allowed fracking operations to commence by signing an agreement with Chevron, giving it access to more than two million acres of land in Romania. The villagers managed to collect over a thousand signatures from a population of 3,300 for a petition demanding the dismissal of the mayor, who they accuse of corruption. However, the Romanian government disregarded the petition and the mayor remains in office.

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Occupy Maidan 30
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

A man of the activists's militia is guarding the barricaded entrance to the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

A masked protester is standing as a guard at the entrance of a Metro station at the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 3rd, 2014.

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A policeman stands gurd during the occupy parliament demonstrations

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (7 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 May 2013

A flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passes by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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International Children's Day (17 of 18)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
23 Apr 2013

Snapshot with the Guard
Turkey's International Children's Day, April 23, was created in 1927. In addition to local school celebrations, many people pay their respects to the Turkish Republic's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on this day. Atatürk, who adopted 13 children, stressed the importance of education for future success of the Republic.

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (12 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A woman poses with a soldier who escorted the flag-draped coffin carrying the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to St. Paul's cathedral in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (10 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

Police secure the area after the flag-draped coffin carrying the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrived at St. Paul's cathedral in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (6 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

Soldiers walk away after they escorted the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (4 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

Soldiers walk away after escorting the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (2 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A small group of protestors gather as they wait for the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Nation Celebrates Pakistan Republic D...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Mar 2013

The guard changing ceremony was performed at the mausoleum and the officials laid wreaths on Jinnah’s grave. Representatives of all three armed forces and a large number of citizens were also present at the mausoleum, March 23, 2013
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan

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Blood Sugar 020
By Ruom
16 Jan 2013

January 16, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia

Sugar cane collectors come back home after a day of work.

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Blood Sugar 013
By Ruom
16 Jan 2013

January 16, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia

B. S. (11) takes a break from working on the sugar cane plantation. Seth works normally 2 days a week trying to not miss too many days of school.

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Blood Sugar 006
By Ruom
16 Jan 2013

January 16, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia

B. S. (11) carries a bunch of sugar cane. To help his family (evicted from their land in 2006 to make way for the sugar plantation), S. works normally 2 days a week trying to not loose too many days of school.

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Blood Sugar 012
By Ruom
16 Jan 2013

January 16, 2013
Srei Ambel, Koh Kong, Cambodia

N. T. even if he's just 9 years old, helps his parents count and make bunches of sugar canes. He's from Bang Village, about 2 hours drive away from the plantations, where he lives with his other 2 brothers. His family decided to start working in the plantations as the area is suffering a very strong drought and they are not able to cultivate their lands.