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Dead Cities 17
Syria, idlib province
By Maciej Moskwa
16 Mar 2013

Herb and flower picking has become a daily routine for kids who had to seek shelter in this barren land.

Syria,Shensharah. March 17, 2013.

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Dead Cities 18
Syria, idlib province
By Maciej Moskwa
16 Mar 2013

A woman preparing a meal. Twigs are used for the fuel for a simple grate.

Syria, Shensharah. March 17, 2013.

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A RESCUE MISSION - Editor's Picks 29 ...
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By Editor's Picks
29 Nov 2012

Residents of the Alansari Alsharqi neighborhood band together to search for and rescue survivors among the ruins of their homes in the aftermath of shelling by government forces on the morning of November 29, 2012.

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Taking Cover
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

A rescue worker takes cover as a bucket falls into the pile of ruins after the shelling in the Alansari neighborhood of Aleppo on the morning of November 29, 2012

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Destroyed Aleppo Field Hospital - Dar...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

When I met him for the first time in late October, Zachariah told me that "Even in the middle of death, happiness can still rise," in reference to his upcoming wedding with Bushra. The two had been married for about two weeks when she was killed. Now, he spends almost everyday alone in the ruins of the hospital, mourning his wife.

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ANGRY CITIZENS PROTEST IN AFTERMATH O...
Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon
By Editor's Picks
20 Oct 2012

Protesters burned tires and set up roadblocks around Lebanon Saturday, October 20, in an angry response to the massive car bomb that killed senior intelligence official Wissam al Hassan, who was allegedly leading an investigation into a Lebanese politician accused of working with two Syrian officials to plan a string of attacks inside Lebanon. The blast killed at least eight people and wounded over 100. Saturday was declared a day of mourning in the country, though protesters set up roadblocks in Beirut, Sidon, Tripoli and the Bekaa Valley. Many Lebanese worry that the explosion is evidence of an escalation of Syria's war spilling over the borders and fear a return to the wave of political assassinations that rattled Lebanon between 2005 and 2008.

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SYRIA'S HERITAGE SITES; BSM STRIKE; P...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
01 Oct 2012

Rising concern over Syria's historic world heritage sites prompts scientific, archaeological and religious organizations to call for increased local and international pressure on Syria to stop the destruction of their cultural heritage.

Municipal workers from Barcelona Municipal Services (BSM) called a 24 hour strike today, Monday, October 1, 2012, with over 400 workers demonstrating in the streets of Barcelona in protest against budget cuts, including Christmas bonuses, being implemented in accordance with austerity laws approved by the Spanish government. The workers want to negotiate a solution with Municipal Services that would allow them to recover an economic loss that represents a 14% cut in their wages.

The 30th annual Pharaohs International Rally kicked off on Monday, October 1, 2012 near the Giza pyramids, to the enthusiasm of an international crowd waiting to see which top international competitor will come out ahead. Top contenders for the race include Emirati driver Khalifa al-Mutaiwei and French driver Jean-Louis Schlesser.

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Lebanese Lookout
Beiteddine, Lebanon
By Beau Lowenstern
18 Jun 2012

Looking through two windows of an old house in Beiteddine

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Standing in his room
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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Trying to control the fire
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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They lost everything
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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Searching Through Debris
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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Shamoly slum on fire
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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Fire In The Slum
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By U.S. Editor
16 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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The whole slum was burnt
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
16 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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Carthage hill
Carthage, Tunisia
By Sarah Mersch
27 Mar 2011

View from the hills of Carthage, Tunisia, where according to the legend, Elissa (Didon) founded the city

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Ruins of Palmyra
Palmyra
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Palmyra is "an oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences." (UNESCO World Heritage Site Official Website,)


 

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

A steam train passes near the archaeological site of Palmyra, Syria.

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Palmyra Archaeological Site
By Omar Al Khani
20 Mar 2011

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Tunisian landscapes
Tunisia
By Sarah Mersch
27 Mar 2010

Pictures from various regions of the country, from traditional housings in the South over Roman ruins and Mediterranean landscapes to every day life in the old cities. Throughout the Tunisian history, many civilisations have passed through the country, from the original Berber population, Phenicians and Romans, to Arabs and Maures, Ottomans, Italians, Maltese and French, each of them leaving their traces that today built the modern Tunisia.

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Punic port
Carthage, Tunisia
By Sarah Mersch
26 Mar 2010

Punic port in Carthage (suburb of Tunis) in Tunisia

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Raqqa Before ISIS
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 4
01 Nov 2009

This is archival video of various locations in Raqqa province taken in 2009 and 2010, before the outbreak of the war in Syria.
Raqqa came under the control of ISIS in early 2013 and is now considered the militant group’s self-proclaimed capital.

Shotlist

Aerial shot of southern entrance of Raqqa city
Traveling of Raqqa city’s southern entrance
Various of Clock Tower Square in Raqqa city
Various of area in western outskirts of Raqqa city on the Euphrates river
Various of archaeological site outside Raqqa city
Various of Jaabar fort on the Euphrates to the west of Raqqa city
Various of Euphrates dam
Various of irrigation canal
Various of wheat fields
Various of the Euphrates, the Old Bridge and archaeological sites
Various of the Abbasid Caliph Haroun al-Rashid palace in Raqqa city
Various of wheat crops
Various of Euphrates
Various of sugar factory in Raqqa
Various of watermelon field
Various of sugar factory
Various of Resafa archaeological site to the south of Raqqa

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The People of Pingelap (8 of 27)
Pingelap, Federated States of Micronesia
By Hannes von der Fecht
21 Mar 2008

Common area for the inhabitants of Pingelap.

Pingelap is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, a part of the Federate States of Micronesia. About 240 people live on this atoll. Ten per cent of them have a genetic form of colour blindness, achromatopsia, meaning their sight is extremely diffused and their eyes very sensitive to light. This disease is locally known as "Maskun", which in Pingelapese language means "to not see".
In his book, The Island of the Colorblind, Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist, describes the life of the inhabitants of Pingelap. His interest is based on the question, if, because of the multitude of people with Maskun in Pingelap, there is an independent culture of colour blind people. This book inspired me to travel to Pingelap and create a photographic series as a study in the perception of people with Maskun. I discovered that in everyday life people with Maskun are hardly distinguishable from those without – only the constant blinking of the eyes in the bright sunshine reveals any difference. With my camera I wanted to somehow visualise how the island was percieved by its inhabitants and come to terms with those who are living with Maskun.

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Palmyra Ruins, Syria 2007
Palmyra, Syria
By Martin Jay
03 Mar 2007

This video shot in 2007 in Syria, shows ruins in the archaeological site of the city of Palmyra.
ISIS jihadists seized control of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the surrounding area from Syrian government forces in May 2015. Since then, the group had released many videos showing the blow up of antiquities in the city.

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Post Civil War Downtown Beirut 01
Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Martyrs Square: In the background is the Rivoli Building, site of the famous pre-war cinema. It took three attempts to demolish the building with explosives in 1993.

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Post Civil War Downtown Beirut 02
Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Damaged buildings on Martyrs Square, downtown Beirut's most important public gathering place prior to the civil war