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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
16 Apr 2017

This photo essay documents the famous processions during the week before Easter, Holy Week, in Taranto. Since 1605, the devoted perform a traditional "pilgrimage" between the old and new city, visiting all the ancient curches in the city along the route. The two brotherhoods organizing the processions called: "le Perdune", "l'Addolorata," and "i Misteri".

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The priors of the brotherood of the grieving Madonna before the "alzata" of the statue.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The statue of grieving Madonna during the pilgrimage in the Isola (old city). The exit of Madonna from Church of Saint Domenico is considered from the Tarantinians the main event of the Holy Week.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The pilgrimage of the statue of Grieving Madonna, the main event of the Holy week and the church of Saint Domenico, where the statue stands for the rest of the year.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

One of the three "crociferi" who bring the cross on the shoulder during the pilgrimage of Madonna.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The statue of fallen Christ during the procession of "Misteri" the holy Friday.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

People bringing the statue of veiled Christ during the procession of "Misteri" the holy Friday.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

People bringing the statue of veiled Christ during the procession of "Misteri" the holy Friday, it's the last statue in procession during the holy week.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, near the curch of Carmine, in Borgo (new city) where they start their penance. They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in Borgo (new city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in Borgo (new city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

The famous processions of the Holy Week in Taranto.
Since the 1605 the devoted doing the traditional "pilgrimage" in the old and new city, visiting all the ancient curches in the city.
Two brotherhoods organizing the processions called: "le Perdune", "l'Addolorata" and "i Misteri".

In photo: "le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, all'Isola (old city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, going to the church of Duomo (main church) in the Isola (old city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"Le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in the church of Duomo (main church) in the Isola (old city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"Le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in the church of Duomo (main church) in the Isola (old city). A couple of "perdune" is called "posta", at every altar a posta give the change to the previous for the prayer, the change of the "posta" is a rite with secret words whispered to the fellow of brotherhood.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

The brotherhood of Saint Mary of Constantinople (born in 1580) in the old city during the march from Duomo (main church) to the Saint Josef church.

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Amenhotep III
Luxor City
By stringersnewsagency LLC.
27 Feb 2015

Statue of Amenhotep III has been placed up again in Luxor City for the first time after 3000 years

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Franz1_Vienna_2908
Italienische Nationalkirche Maria Schnee, 1010 Wien,Austria
By Ignat Solovey
16 Aug 2014

Monument to the Emperor Franz I Habsburg of Austro-Hungary at Vienna Hofburg in the evening with a dramatic cloudy sky. Silhouette, image includes part of Vienna skyline

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North Korea in Black and White 023
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Jun 2014

One of the numerous bronze statues of Kim Il Sung, eternal president of North Korea. Pyongyang, North Korea.

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The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am ...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Claudia Wiens
12 Sep 2013

Istanbul, Turkey . 12th Sep, 2013. The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. Gulsun Karamustafa's work is shown in SALT Gallery. © Claudia Wiens

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The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am ...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Claudia Wiens
12 Sep 2013

Istanbul, Turkey . 12th Sep, 2013. The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. "The Doorman" by Jimmie Durham, a sculptor, writer, and poet. © Claudia Wiens

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The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am ...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Claudia Wiens
12 Sep 2013

Istanbul, Turkey . 12th Sep, 2013. The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. Gulsun Karamustafa's work is shown in SALT Gallery. © Claudia Wiens

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The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am ...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Claudia Wiens
11 Sep 2013

Istanbul, Turkey. 11th September 2013. The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. Art by Claire Pentecost. © Claudia Wiens

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The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am ...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Transterra Editor
10 Sep 2013

TURKEY, ISTANBUL: The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. Wall by Jorge Mendez Blake. © Claudia Wien

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Lebanese Protests
Martyr's Square, Beirut, Lebanon
By pathilsman
21 Oct 2012

Lebanese youths sit atop a statue in Martyrs Square during protests against the assassination of Intelligence chief Wissam Hassan.

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Lebanese Youth
Beirut Lebanon
By pathilsman
21 Oct 2012

Lebanese youth climb the statue in Martyrs Square during Anti-Syrian protests.

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LX Festa do Viño Albariño - Protests ...
Cambados, Pontevedra, Spain
By Quico Álvarez
01 Aug 2012

A protest of a statue. The Inauguration of the tribute statue to Mr. Manuel Fraga Iribarne, who was minister during the dictatorship of Franco and later President of the Galicia Autonomous government, created some discord in a part of the people of Cambados

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Festa do Viño Albariño, Spain
Cambados, Pontevedra, Spain
By Editor's Picks
31 Jul 2012

The Festa do Viño Albariño took place in Cambados, Spain during which time the townspeople inaugurated the opening of the stands which offer tasting of the wine Viño Albariño. During the festival there were protests of inauguration of the tribute statue to Mr. Manuel Fraga Iribarne, who was minister during the dictatorship of Franco and later President of the Galicia Autonomous government.

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Azerbaijan: An Illusion (5 of 12)
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
21 May 2012

The statue of the country’s modern founding father Heydar Aliyev is standing tall on one of Baku’s many large city squares. The sight of the man that sculptured the country is not rare. The capitol and the country are scattered with portraits of him. Heydar Aliyev was leader of communist Azerbaijan from the late 60’s until 1987. He seized the presidency in 1993 in a bloodless coup a couple of years after Azerbaijan gained its independence.

He was the man to modernize the country and help transform it from a communist satellite state to a sovereign nation. Although not the first president after the Russians left he is the one that formed the country’s modern history.

His son Ilham became president in 2003 after an election that did not meet international standards and were scattered with irregularities.
Some international observers called the latest election in 2010 a farce.
In a 2009 referendum the president removed limits on the maximum terms a president can preside in office. The decision was widely disputed. Critics of the government state that the country is in reality an autocracy.