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Kathmandu
By Taylor Weidman
30 Apr 2015

Kathmandu residents displaced by the earthquake spend time in temporary shelters in a park in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu
By Taylor Weidman
30 Apr 2015

Nepali soldiers and civilians try to pull down a dangerous section of severely damaged wall that is in danger of collapsing in Bhaktapur, Nepal on April 30, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Nepal Quake
Kathmandu
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Surveying Earthquake Damage in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nepal
By nomichele
29 Apr 2015

The earthquake, measuring 7.8 Richter, that hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25th, left  behind death and destruction. The capital Katmandu was heavily damaged, leaving temples, stores and buildings reduced to rubble.

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Bhaktapur
By vincenzo floramo
29 Apr 2015

Groups of citizens in Bhaktapur organize night shifts working as security guards around the city to avoid robberies inside abandoned houses.

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Bhaktapur
By vincenzo floramo
29 Apr 2015

A victim of the earthquake sleeps outside on the road as a result of the damage his home suffered in the quake. More than three-quarters of the buildings in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, are uninhabitable or unsafe.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

Kathmandu residents perform cremation rituals for loved ones killed in a devastating earthquake at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 29, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

A Japanese aid worker walks past a military plane sent from India arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 29, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
28 Apr 2015

An earthquake victim stands in front of the fire near her home in Bakhtapur.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
26 Apr 2015

A Bhuddist monk from a nearby monastery, who lost his mother in the earthquake that hit Nepal.

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
14 Apr 2014

National Chilean newspaper of record "El Mercurio" lines the cage of a resting dog

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PHOTOSTORY: Vets rush to save burned ...
By Zachary F. Volkert
14 Apr 2014

While many of the pets were brought in by owners, the small entrance to the emergency veterinary shelter was largely crowded by strangers bringing in wounded animals that they found in the streets.

Here, a dog waits for surgery on its burnt tail and paws.

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
14 Apr 2014

A cat with burned paws receives emergency surgery at the medical center

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
14 Apr 2014

A sleeping golden retriever puppy arrives to facility for much-need care

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
14 Apr 2014

A vet muzzles an animal with rope to hold him tranquil as other hands work to save its life

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PHOTOSTORY: Vets rush to save burned ...
By Zachary F. Volkert
14 Apr 2014

Lucas Gacés, a young student veterinarian provided emergency care at the shelter for several days.

"We're seeing a lot of burns, and a lot of animals whose house fell down on top of them,” Garcés said. "Most of the animals have burns over 80 to 90% of their bodies."

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
14 Apr 2014

A vet holds a wounded puppy brought in by strangers who found it in the street.

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
13 Apr 2014

A dog with the name "Laura" written in green marker on a piece of athletic tape across her forehead is fed by an emergency vet.

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
13 Apr 2014

Rows of cages separate animals, notes pinned on their bars describing their age, sex, name and injury

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Valparaíso Fire Emergency Animal Shel...
Chile, Valparaíso
By Transterra Editor
13 Apr 2014

Dozens of makeshift cages fill a a vacant schoolhouse, interspersed with tables to perform emergency medical care on the animals.

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Earthquake in Chile: A Family Forced ...
By Pablo Figueroa
09 Apr 2014

Jose Rivas is from Iquique, Chile. His ground floor apartment was heavily damaged in the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off the northern coast of Chile on April 1st. He now lives in a tent with his family.

Interview 1 (Spanish) Jose Rivas:
"The first time the earthquake hit, the first day, I didn't know anything about the apartment. You runaway to the street during the night and you don't know how your house has been affected. The day after, we got into the house to get our tent and we slept out in the cold with our kids. The other day, I noted the damage in my house, but they [SERVIU - HOME SERVICE OF CHILE] said we could live in our house. I don´t know what you think when you see this house. Would you be able to live here?"

Interview 1 (Spanish) Jose Rivas:
"I can't push the government to give me a new house right now, it is impossible. I understand that, but we want a solution, a emergency house, to have a roof."

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Chile: World Heritage Site in Danger
Iquique
By Pablo Figueroa
09 Apr 2014

The Humberstone and Santa Laura former saltpeter works in northern Chile has been placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger by UNESCO after it was damaged in an 8.2 earthquake on April 1st, 2014.
The site is located 45 kilometers east of the port of lquique, in the Pampas desert region, one of the driest deserts on earth. Thousands of miners from Chile, Peru and Bolivia lived and worked at the site producing saltpeter from the late 1800s to the mid 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2005 and is open to tourists.
  Interviews (Spanish):
Georgina Pastenes: Responsible for Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpeter works:

“ We are in evaluation process of damage, the first evaluation was made broadly to close the most endangered places, to avoid further damage to the people who come to the site”

  • Georgina Pastenes, Responsible of Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpeter works, saying:

“Humberstone, was one of the few plant that opened in 1934, this was previously La Palma saltpeter, which closed with the 29’ depression and reopen like Santiago Humberstone in 1934. Was an office with many facilities where many people wanted to get.”

Shot list

  • Wide view of leaching plant.
  • Entrance of  the leaching plant.
  • A sign with the text “Heritage of Mankind” July 17, 2005” and in the middle “Saltpeter J.F. Santiago Humberstone (ex La Palma) 1894”. You can see the plant in the deep.
  • Georgina Pastenes, Responsible of Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpeter works, walking with the plant in the background.
  • Close of Georgina walking.
  • Close of workers houses.
  • Close of a “Danger” with a cracked house.
  • Close of a worker house without a wall.
  • Wide view of the grocer’s shop.
  • The guard open the grocer shop door.
  • Inside the grocer shop.
  • Wall of the grocer shop with notable damage.
  • Close of debris on the floor.
  • A wide view of houses with damage.
  • Close of crack
  • Inside a house with debris.
  • A hole in the wall, where you can see in the deep the last house of the line.
  • A wide of the houses. -  Inside a house without part of the wall.
  • Bags of salt, with a office in the background,
  • A train.
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Andrea's family
By Ulrik Pedersen
12 Mar 2014

Andrea is eating lunch with her mother and her father. She says she doesn't know if she will stay in Pungesti when she grows older. She thinks there is no future in Pungesti if Chevron continues its fracking activities because it will destroy the area's natural resources. The majority of villagers in Pungesti are farmers who depend on agriculture to survive.

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Andrea's family
By Ulrik Pedersen
12 Mar 2014

Andrea is eating lunch with her mother and her father. They took part in protests against Chevron. Police officers are constantly patrolling outside their house.

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Teenagers on the main square
By Ulrik Pedersen
11 Mar 2014

Two teenagers sitting on the main square, in front of a local shop. Unemployment is a plague in Pungesti. Most people have nothing to do besides hanging out around the bar and shops.

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Carriage
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

A man on a carriage going through the village's main square. Pungesti is one of Romania's poorest villages. It lacks basic infrastructures such as paved roads.

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Children playing
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

Two girls playing on the village's main road which also passes by Chevron's compound. Pungesti, Romania.

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Youth's hopeless future
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

Pungesti's villagers say environmental impact of fracking is jeopodizing the future of villages like Pungesti. Many young people are already forced to leave the village and go to Western Romania to find work.

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Pungesti child
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

Lack of opportunities and poverty is forcing the youth to leave Pungesti. Even education is difficult to access. Children who want to pursue their education after 9th grade are forced to go to school loated 37 kilometers away from Pungesti.

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angry man
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

This poor farmer says there is no point in fighting Chevron and the Romanian government because Pungesti's resident will remain poor no matter what happens.

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Pungesti's elderly
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

A poor elderly sitting in his small room. The man says the mayor burned down his house after he got in a fight with his father. Residents of Pungesti accuse the village's mayor of corruption.

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Youth unemployment
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

Teenagers hanging out in the main square. Unemployment forces youth to either leave Pungesti, work with their family or apply for jobs at Chevron.

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Farmer
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

A farmer on haystack. Most people in Pungesti are farmers and rely on agriculture to survive. They say they oppose Chevron because they were not given enough information about the company's activities. They also fear that fracking will lead to health problems, water and air pollution and deforestation.

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Man with horses
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A man with his horses on the main street of Pungesti. The village is one of the poorest in Romanian. It lacks basic infrastructures like paved roads. Horses remain the main means of transportation.

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Organizing the protests
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A man is motivating other protesters before going to Chevron's compound to demonstrate. There is no actual leader, but some people are more active than others and try to encourage people from the village to keep fighting for the cause.

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The activists' headquarter
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

The activists' headquarters from where they organize their protests. At first, activists stayed in tent camps around Chevron's compound. They move to this house when the winter came. Hundreds of activists from all across the country flocked to Pungesti to supports the villagers' fight, but they all left to go back to their hometowns. Only one activist from Bucharest remains in the village now.

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Romanian flag
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A Romanian flag hung in a three. Similar flags and signs saying "Chevron go out" or "No Fracking in Pungesti" have been hung across Pungesti and the surrounding villages to protest against' Chevron's fracking activities in the area. Pungesti, Romania.

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Horseriding
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A man scouting the area around Chevron's compound. Horses are still the main means of transportation in Pungesti.

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Police filming protesters
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

Police filming protesters. Activists often post videos on social media to raise awareness about their cause. As a result, the police also started filming the protests in case protesters accuse them of brutality.