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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

Procession participants in costume marches with the procession during Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

Guatemalan men carry an Anda during Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

Anda returns to the church after hours of procession. During Semana Santa, a number of processions are carried out throughout the day.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

People gather in Central Park to watch procession during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Antigua, Guatemala. Processions are carried out throughout the day.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

Children in costume march with the procession during Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

Procession participants in a cloud of vanishing smoke during procession during Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Holy Week in Brazil (18 of 29)
Aparecida, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Mar 2013

The faithful accompany the procession that tells the story of the last days of Jesus

Only today, 41 thousand pilgrims are expected at the Shrine of Aparecida. Statements of faith and love for Christ marked the Way of the Cross celebration at the National Shrine on Friday morning. Hundreds of faithful followers and pilgrims came to spend the most important week of the year in the House of Mother Aparecida and the day the Church remembers and relives the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.

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Interview with Dutch Priest, Frans Va...
By yazanhomsy
12 Feb 2013

Father Frans Van Der Lugt, a Dutch Roman Catholic priest, is determined to stay in Homs as hundreds have been evacuated from the besieged old city in the past week. The priest talks to the people of Netherlands and of the world as he describes the extremely difficult situation that the people of Homs face every day - at times preparing soup with only olives and grass, surviving bombings and keeping their faith as the situation continues to deteriorate around them.

Much of the priest's time has been spent arranging for both Muslims and Christians to leave the city, when they do not have services or prayer. Though there are now an estimated 28 Christians left, Father Franz vows to stay, even when no Christians are left. He is there to "be a church for everybody," and for the Syrian people.

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Funeral of the mother of the former P...
Warsaw, Poland
By jasza
23 Jan 2013

The funeral of mother of ex Polish President Lech Kaczynski - Maria Kaczynska.

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Funeral of the mother of the former P...
Warsaw, Poland
By jasza
23 Jan 2013

The funeral of mother of ex Polish President Lech Kaczynski - Maria Kaczynska.

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Funeral of the mother of the former P...
Warsaw, Poland
By jasza
23 Jan 2013

The funeral of mother of ex Polish President Lech Kaczynski - Maria Kaczynska.

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Funeral of the mother of the former P...
Warsaw, Poland
By jasza
23 Jan 2013

The funeral of mother of ex Polish President Lech Kaczynski - Maria Kaczynska.

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Funeral of the mother of the former P...
Warsaw, Poland
By jasza
23 Jan 2013

The funeral of mother of ex Polish President Lech Kaczynski - Maria Kaczynska.

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World's Largest Christmas Tree in Gub...
Gubbio, Italy
By Piergiorgio Pescali
08 Dec 2012

The World's largest Christmas tree has been lighted up in the Umbrian town of Gubbio, Italy. The tree has more than 800 lights powered by solar energy. Since 1991 the tree is enlisted in the Guinnes World Records

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Pope Benedict Cheered by Thousands up...
Baabda Presidential Palace, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
15 Sep 2012

Thousands of Lebanese greeted Pope Benedict XVI as he headed on his Popemobile to the Baabda Presidential Palace where he met with the country's top political and Muslim religious leaders on Saturday, September 15.
Crowds of people were waving both the Vatican and Lebanese flags and cheering as he passed with confetti swirling in the air.
In the Beirut suburb of Baabda where there was a festive atmosphere on the streets, the Pope first met with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and his wife.
The Pope also met with Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Miqati.

Pope Benedict calls on Lebanon to be a model of peace and religious freedom in the tumultuous Middle East.
During a speech, the Pope expressed sympathy with youth in Syria. The pope said he admired their courage, adding this is a time for Christians and Muslims to come together "so as to put an end to violence and war."
He also called for interfaith unity in order to end violence in the Middle East.
The visit of the Pope to Lebanon is aimed at bridging the gap between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.
The pontiff, who arrived on Friday for a three-day visit, praised Lebanon as an example of “coexistence and respectful dialogue between Christians and their brethren of other religions” when he arrived at the airport.
Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah also welcomed the Pontiff's arrival in Lebanon, describing the event as "historic and extraordinary.”

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: September 15, 2012
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1. Various shots of thousands of Lebanese lined the road as Pope Benedict XVI headed on his Popemobile to Baabda palace where he met with the country's top political and Muslim religious leaders
2. Various shots of the crowds waving with both the Vatican and the Lebanese flags as he passed
3. Pan left shot of the Pope arriving at the Presidential Palace where he met by cheering of the crowds of people
4. Medium shot of the pope arriving at the Palace and a man greeting the Pope upon his arrival
5. Various shots of the ceremony
6. Various shots of the Pope during the ceremony
7. Wide shot of thousands of Lebanese gathering at the ceremony, greeting the arrival of the Pope
8. Close up shot of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
9. Wide shot of crowds of people during the ceremony

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Editor's Picks 4 September 2012
Asia
By Editor's Picks
04 Sep 2012

Destruction of an Uthman Pasha School, tombs and artifacts in Tripoli, Libya.

Protests in Bahrain

Center for Disabled in Myanmar

Attacks in Aleppo, Syria

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Myanmar - Handicapped Centre at Taunggy
Taunggy, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

Catholic Nuns run this center for disabled people in Taunggy, Myanmar. State run hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only rely on thic catholic centre.

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Myanmar - Taunggy Handicapped Centre
Taunggy, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

This legless woman feeds an orphaned child with milk. Catholic Nuns run this centre for the disabled in Taunggy, Myanmar. State run hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only rely on thic catholic centre

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Myanmar - Taunggy Handicapped Centre
Taunggy, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

Orphan children are received in this center for the disabled. Catholic Nuns run the centre in Taunggy, Myanmar. State run hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only rely on thic catholic centre.

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Myanmar - Dispensary in a remote village
Zawgyi, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

Sister Mary is responsible for taking care of the dispensary in Zawgyi Village, Mandalay District, where a female-orphanage is located. The nearest dispensary is in Mandaly, two hours by car from this small village, so Sister Mary takes care of all the people of Zawgyi and nearby villages.

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Myanmar, Yangon, Poor family
Yangon, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

This family is one of the poorest, living in the outskirts of Yangon, near Insein Prison. English soccer players and religious posters fill up the paper-wall which divide the tiny wooden house into two rooms. Catholic Caritas help this family by giving food and paying the daughter's school fee.

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Myanmar, Kawthaung , Kindergarten
Kawthaung, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

This kindergarten is run by Catholic Nuns, but 90% of children are from buddhist families. Public kindergarten in Myanmar is often considered at a low level, so when it is possible, people send their children at private institutes.

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Myanmar, Kawthaung Kindergarten
Kawthaung, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

This kindergarten is run by Catholic Nuns, but 90% of children are from Buddhist families. Public kindergarten in Myanmar is often reputed to be at a low level, so when it is possible, people send their children to private institutes.

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Myanmar, Kawthaung Kindergarten
Kawthaung, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

This kindergarten is run by Catholic Nuns, but 90% of children are from Buddhist families. Public kindergarten in Myanmar is often reputed to be at a low level, so when it is possible, people send their children to private institutes.

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Liberia after the war
Monrovia Liberia
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
27 Jan 2011

” Monrovia-Liberia-West Africa, January 27, 2011 After two wars over two decades in Liberia, the country is still trying to find a new pathway towards the wellbeing of its people. A small 141 bed hospital, known in West Africa for its pediatric surgery department and as “THE HEROES WITHOUT BORDERS HOSPITAL”, has become the main reference platform for the people suffering in Liberia including foreign refugees from Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone; the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, established in 1963 by the Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of St. John of God. In synchronicity, and for almost a decade ”POR AFRICA”, a small Spanish NGO fully dedicated to the children’s’ welfare, is working in collaboration trying to provide the finest in healthcare. The very small team of Spanish doctors is known by the affectionate moniker of “HEROES WITHOUT BORDERS”. In the picture, the maine gate entrance of St. John of God hospital in Monrovia.

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Mother Teresa's Visit to Canada
Saint Paul, AB, Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

On June 25, 1982, Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a gift from the community — money to build a leper colony in India. The day was hot and sunny. Hundreds of people from St. Paul and the region thronged to the Landing Pad to see the iconic Sister accept the gift the people had bestowed on her. Premier Peter Lougheed was on the pad with Mother Teresa, as were representatives from Saddle Lake and other officials. A parade ensued. It was led by Mother Teresa who was in the passenger seat of a jeep, followed by crowds of her admirers and supporters. Residents of the seniors’ lodge, who couldn’t walk to the event, lined the curb outside of the lodge to watch the parade roll by. Whenever she stopped, she went among the people, meeting and exchanging a few words with the adults and chatting with children, who were clearly in awe of her presence. A children’s choir sang.

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Mother Teresa Thanks People of St. Pa...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

On June 25, 1982, Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a $925,000 gift from the community — money to build a leper colony in India.

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Mother Teresa Attracts Hundreds of Ci...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

The day was hot and sunny. Hundreds of people from St. Paul and the region thronged to see the iconic Sister accept the gift the people had bestowed on her. A parade ensued. It was led by Mother Teresa who was in the passenger seat of a jeep, followed by crowds of her admirers and supporters.

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Mt, lougheed, priest
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Premier of Alberta, Peter Lougheed, attended the important event, as did the Chief of the Saddle Lake First Nation and religious leaders in the region.

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Hands of Mother Teresa
Saint Paul, AB
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

"Give of your hands to serve and your heart to love." ~ Mother Teresa

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The Feet of Mother Teresa
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

"Love has a hem to her garment that reaches the very dust. It sweeps the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must." ~ Mother Teresa

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Mother Teresa Prays with Humility at ...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

The amount of the gift was significant and Mother Teresa was humbled by the generosity of the people of St. Paul, Alberta.

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Seniors Sit in the Sun to Greet Mothe...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Residents of the seniors’ lodge, who couldn’t walk to the event, lined the curb outside of the lodge to watch Mother Teresa's entourage roll by.

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Mother Teresa Greets People in the Crowd
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Whenever she stopped, she went among the people, meeting and exchanging a few words.

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Children's Choir Serenades Mother Teresa
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

A children's choir sang sweetly to honor Mother Teresa's visit.

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Mother Teresa Blesses the Children
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Mother Teresa was generous, chatting with children, who were clearly in awe of her presence.