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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 10
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
30 Dec 2014

Zita watches TV to find out what's going on in the country and world. She learned everything she knows about the European currency on television news.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 05
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
30 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 09
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
30 Dec 2014

Zigmantas drew a chart to help himself and his wife Zita to convert litas to euros after Lithuania adopted the euro on the 1st of January.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 04
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 06
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Special motion cards were made to help people convert litas to euros in Lithuania. Flipping card allows one to see how much a certain amount of litas will be in euros.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 08
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 11
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas and Zita familiarise themselves with euros before Lithuania replaces their national currency, the litas.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 13
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 14
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 07
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 12
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 15
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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North Korea in Color 014
By Ulrik Pedersen
07 Jun 2014

A newspaper at a ski resort with a picture of Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea.

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North Korea in Black and White 013
By Ulrik Pedersen
05 Jun 2014

man reading a free newspaper in the metro. Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

With the Cambodian election campaigns now in full swing ruling party CPP leader prime minister Hun Sen makes a highly guarded visit to Siem Reap to attend various meetings. Hun Sen is the second longest serving leader in Southeast Asia and is one of the longest serving prime ministers in the world, having been in power through various coalitions since 1985. In 1987, Amnesty International accused Hun Sen's government of torture of thousands of political prisoners using "electric shocks, hot irons and near-suffocation with plastic bags. Hun Sen's government has been responsible for the sale of vast amounts of land to foreign investors resulting in the forced eviction of thousands upon thousands of residents from their homes throughout the country.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

With the elections approaching on the 28th of July Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen shows considerable force whilst visiting Siem Reap.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

2nd lieutenent Vorn Ratha inspects his chinese made pistol. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's body guards have a joke with each other before starting their next watch. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

Prime minister Hun Sen's body guards stand proud for a photograph underneath a large sign commemorating the late king Norodom Sihanouk who died on the 15th October 2012. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

One of the Prime ministers many body guards stands proudly underneath a large sign commemorating the late king Norodom Sihanouk.

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London (5 of 10)
London, United Kingdom
By George Henton
08 Apr 2013

A man holds a newspaper display board announcing the death of Baroness Thatcher whilst holding a bottle of champagne at an impromptu party in Brixton in London, United Kingdom, 08 April 2013. The ex British Prime Minister died earlier in the morning at the Ritz Hotel in central London where she had been staying due to poor health. GEORGE HENTON.

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"I Don't Pay Movement", Greek Austeri...
Athens,Greece
By giorgos33
31 Mar 2013

A man reading the newspaper about the "I Don't Pay" movement.

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FEATURING INDIA; CONTEMPORARY EGYPTIA...
Asia
By Editor's Picks
05 Oct 2012

Kashmir Valley celebrates tourism week with the mesmerizing Shikara festival held at the world famous Lake Dal. Hundreds of boaters took part by giving tours on the lake where the tourism department gave live performances of traditional Kashmiri songs.

Based in the Chitrkoot district of Utter Pradesh, one of the most underdeveloped places in India, a creative small-town tribal woman named Meera launched a local paper "Khabar Laheriya" (Wave News) which began as a way for women to address sexual violence, gender issues and education.

Voodoo Doll: An interpretive dance piece performed at Contemporary Dance Night in Egypt.

Thousands of Jordanians gathered in front of Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman to call for electoral reform after Friday prayer on October 5, 2012.

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Editor's Picks 24 August 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
23 Aug 2012

Protest Against Repression of Journalistic Freedom
Dozens of writers, journalists and intellectuals gathered at Talaat Harb Square in central Cairo Thursday evening, August 23, to protest what they consider the "Repression of the press and freedom of expression." The participants chanted slogans indicating their hostile stance toward the Muslim Brotherhood and condemning the imprisonment of journalists as against the basic tenets of freedom of the press.

Trial Of Al Dustour Editor in Chief
Giza Criminal Court adjourned on Thursday, August 23, postponing the trial of the editor-in-chief of Al-Dustour independent newspaper Islam Afifi to September 16. He faces charges of spreading false information and insulting President Mohamed Morsi.

Tension In Tripoli
The port city of Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon, remains tense, with armed men driving through the city and shooting rounds of live fire into the air.
Clashes between the rival neighborhoods of the anti-Assad Sunni stronghold of Bab al-Tabbaneh and the Alawite-dominated and pro-Assad Jabal Mohsen erupted on Monday over a personal dispute.

Early Childhood Education In Kenya
A touching photo essay produced in Nairobi, Kenya, showing the difficult and rudimentary conditions of an elementary school and the will of young children to learn and get an education.

Silent victims: Landmine survivors in Cambodia
Cambodia reported 96 landmine casualties in the first five months of 2012, according to a report of the Cambodian Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Victim Information System, and they quoted sadly young children account for about half of all landmine victims

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Egypt Court Postpones Trial of Newspa...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
22 Aug 2012

Giza Criminal Court adjourned on Thursday, August 23, postponing the trial of the editor-in-chief of Al-Dustour independent newspaper Islam Afifi to September 16. He faces charges of spreading false information and insulting President Mohamed Morsi.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mourad Mouawad, lawyer of Al-Dostour newspaper:
“The trial is strange as it comes at the beginning of a new era that is supposed to be democratic. We were surprised by groundless accusations presented by people who are not concerned, claiming that Islam Afifi and Al-Dustour Newspaper insulted the President and spread false news to cause chaos and disorder in the country.”

The Court postponed the trial of Afifi and put him on remand to give his defense lawyers time to prepare their defense, but President Morsi has just issued a legislation preventing temporary detentions in publishing cases.

Afifi earlier received a travel ban after several lawyers filed legal complaints claiming that Al-Dustour Newspaper had insulted the President.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sayed Abu-Zeid, Lawyera and Advisor at the Journalists Syndicate:
“The Journalists’ Syndicate wasn’t formally informed that the defendant would be subjected to interrogation, which is a basic legal step that must be done. This leads to the invalidity of the order of referring the case and the invalidity of the trial itself.”

Al-Dustour Newspaper published an article in early August claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood was trying to establish an "Islamic state" in Egypt.

President Morsi publicly warned media against spreading rumors that would destabilize the country.

The action against Al-Dustour and other journalists raises fears about press freedom in Egypt as Morsi pledged that freedom of the press would not be affected, affirming during his presidential campaign that no opinion will be supressed.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 23, 2012
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SHOTLIST:

1- Tilt down external shot of Giza Criminal Court
2- Zoom in on editor-in-chief of Al-Dostour private newspaper Islam Afifi heading to the court
3- Zoom out shot of the signboard of the court
4- Zoom out shot of a signboard on inside the court of a verse from holy Quran , demanding people to achieve justice
5- Various shots of crowds of people inside the court
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mourad Mouawad, lawyer of Al-Dostour newspaper:
7- “The trial is strange as it comes at the beginning of a new era that is supposed to be democratic. We were surprised by groundless accusations presented by people who are not concerned, claiming that Islam Afifi and Al-Dustour Newspaper insulted the President and spread false news to cause chaos and disorder in the country.”
8- Medium shot of supporters of Afifi shouting statements inside the court to support him
9- Medium shot of Afifi speaking to one of the reporters inside the court
10- Medium shot of a man shouting inside the court
11- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sayed Abu-Zeid, Lawyera and Advisor at the Journalists Syndicate:
“The Journalists’ Syndicate wasn’t formally informed that the defendant would be subjected to interrogation, which is a basic legal step that must have been done. This leads to the invalidity of the order of referring the case and the invalidity of the trial itself.” 12- Pan left shot of crowds of people and lawyers inside the court
13- Medium shot of Afifi speaking to a reporter inside the court
14- Close up shot of a reporter taking noted during the court
15- Wide external shot of the Giza Criminal Court headquarters