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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
05 May 2013

Hefazot E Islam called for a meeting on May 5th, 2013, in Motijeel, Dhaka, Bangladesh for the purpose of passing the new blasphemy law. Upon their arrival, the police began firing at the Hefazot E Islam activists with modern weaponry leaving the activists to defend themselves with sticks and bricks.

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Hefazot E Islam rally
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
05 May 2013

Hefazot E Islam called for a meeting on May 5th, 2013, in Motijeel, Dhaka, Bangladesh for the purpose of passing the new blasphemy law. Upon their arrival, the police began firing at the Hefazot E Islam activists with modern weaponry leaving the activists to defend themselves with sticks and bricks.

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Police men firing bullet and tear she...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
05 May 2013

Hefazot E Islam called for a meeting on May 5th, 2013, in Motijeel, Dhaka, Bangladesh for the purpose of passing the new blasphemy law. Upon their arrival, the police began firing at the Hefazot E Islam activists with modern weaponry leaving the activists to defend themselves with sticks and bricks.

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Police men firing bullet and tear she...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
05 May 2013

Hefazot E Islam called for a meeting on May 5th, 2013, in Motijeel, Dhaka, Bangladesh for the purpose of passing the new blasphemy law. Upon their arrival, the police began firing at the Hefazot E Islam activists with modern weaponry leaving the activists to defend themselves with sticks and bricks.

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Activists of Hefazot E Islam
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
05 May 2013

Hefazot E Islam called for a meeting on May 5th, 2013, in Motijeel, Dhaka, Bangladesh for the purpose of passing the new blasphemy law. Upon their arrival, the police began firing at the Hefazot E Islam activists with modern weaponry leaving the activists to defend themselves with sticks and bricks.

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Police men firing bullet and tear she...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
05 May 2013

Hefazot E Islam called for a meeting on May 5th, 2013, in Motijeel, Dhaka, Bangladesh for the purpose of passing the new blasphemy law. Upon their arrival, the police began firing at the Hefazot E Islam activists with modern weaponry leaving the activists to defend themselves with sticks and bricks.

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The Last Church of Benghazi (14 of 14)
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
14 Apr 2013

Nigerian children play in the courtyard of the church. It's a safe haven away from the congested streets of the city

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed Osam
06 Feb 2013

Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters (background) clash with Egyptian riot police during a demonstration in the streets of Al Haram , giza Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow

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Waiting
Bamako, Mali
By bindra
16 Dec 2012

A displaced Tuareg man sits on a pile of cinderblocks outside the house in Bamako he seeks refuge in. Former residents of Timbuktu, Kidal and Gao, cities now under the occupation of Islamists linked to AQMI and other extremist groups, comprise the bulk of those displaced.

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Room
Bamako, Mali
By bindra
16 Dec 2012

A displaced man sits in the corner of the room where he has found refuge since fleeing Timbuktu. Former residents of Timbuktu, Kidal and Gao, cities now under the occupation of Islamists linked to AQMI and other extremist groups, comprise the bulk of those displaced.

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MALI’S DISPLACED
Mali
By Mais Istanbuli
16 Sep 2012

More than 450,000 people have left their homes since fighting broke out between Tuareg rebel forces and the Malian army earlier this year in January. According to the U.N. Refugee agency, 265,000 former residents of Timbuktu, Kidal and Gao, cities now under the occupation of Islamists linked to Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, travelled to refugee camps in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso, while 185,000 more have been internally displaced.
Many of the displaced live with extended families and friends. Others live under whatever shelter they can find. The sudden influx of people is exacerbating an already rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation as food prices continue to rise and health services decline.
They are in need of adequate shelter, food and clean water and complain that they cannot find work. Young people want to study but can’t afford private education. Light-skinned Tuaregs are fearful of being associated with the MNLA and feel discriminated against in Mali’s southern regions.
Although they miss their homes, have found the strength to rebuild some aspects of their old lives and support those struggling around them. Women with babies on their backs carry vegetables and spices to the market each day to bring in meager amounts of money. Families, often separated, keep connected to each other through phone calls. Neighbors share their mosquito netting with newly displaced on their exposed rooftop sleeping quarters.
As the rest of world focuses on the geopolitical consequences of Mali becoming the so-called new “Afghanistan” and the horrors of occupation under Islamist rule, the struggles and resistances of the displaced receive little attention.
Yet these are the people that know firsthand the reality of Mali today. These are the people that know what it is like to lose a home without the hope of return.

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Islamist Demonstration
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
10 Feb 2012

Since June 2011, Sunni extremists in Tripoli have organized Friday demonstrations in support of the Syrian revolution. The number of demonstrations has increased and intensified, along with gun battles - between Sunnis in Bab al-Tabbaneh and the minority Alawite sect in the neighboring area of Jabal Mohsen - as the conflict continues.

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Egyptian Revolution 2011: November Pr...
Cairo
By May Kamel
18 Nov 2011

Massive rallies in Cairo on November 18, 2011 against the ruling military junta lead to three days of violent clashes in downtown Cairo where security forces killed several demonstrators and wounded hundreds. This video shows the rally in Tahrir square followed by clashes in nearby Mohamed Mahmoud Street.