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11/09/2012 - Barcelona Massive demons...
Barcelona, Spain
By javiervidela
11 Sep 2012

Demostrator with flag on Gran Via the las Corts Catalans.

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Demonstrator With Flag
Barcelona, Spain
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Demonstrators For The Independence Of...
Barcelona, Spain
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Demonstrators And Flags Of Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Demonstrator With Flag Of Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Flag Of Catalunya 3
Barcelona, Spain
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Flag Of Catalunya 2
Barcelona, Spain
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Demonstrators For The Independence Of...
Barcelona
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Demonstrator With Flag
Barcelona, Spain
By Carles Trujillo
11 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalunya have gathered in the streets of Barcelona to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe. The dimensions of the event have been compared to those of 1976 when people came to ask for the Statute of Autonomy.

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Editor's Picks 11 September 2012
Barcelona, Spain
By Editor's Picks
10 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalonia gathered in the streets of Barcelona Tuesday, September 11, 2012, to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe.

Thousands of wounded Syrians escape to Lebanon for medical treatment amid an increasingly bloody conflict in their homeland, living in overcrowded conditions, suffering psychological distress and unable to afford medical care.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held talks with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday, September 11, in Cairo, where they discussed a number of regional issues, particularly the Syrian crisis.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and US Deputy Secretary of Treasury Neal Wolin met on Tuesday, September 11 to discuss measures taken by Lebanese banks to safeguard the financial sector from the negative impacts of the Syrian crisis.

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Scenes from Syria
Aleppo
By Tracey Shelton
03 Sep 2012

The bodies of 8 children lie on a back of truck waiting for burial in Aleppo. The siblings were killed in an air raid by government forces. Their tiny bodies where uncovered in the ruins by local volunteers.
Last year alone, 1,049,716 refugees made the journey to Europe to seek asylum from conflict in 2015. The majority came from Syria making a dangerous journey by boat or by land with dreams of a new and safer life.

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London (10 of 10)
London, United Kingdom
By George Henton
02 Sep 2012

Two young girls watch as members of the far right English Defence League (EDL) pass by their house in Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom, 01 September 2012. Despite a massive police presence groups opposing the right wing march were able to attack the EDL members with missiles resulting in a number of scuffles. GEORGE HENTON.

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
08 Jul 2012

A shop entrance as seen from the road with a chair belonging to the owner at the entrance.

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
29 Jun 2012

A big container set by the municipalitie to gather the garbage from looted buildings

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
29 Jun 2012

A bookstore for sale as its previous owner couldn't pay his debts and the rising taxes.

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
25 Jun 2012

A shop in the center of Athens that was attacked by rioters and was almost burned completely inside.

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens,Greece
By giorgos33
24 Jun 2012

Shops that were attacked during riots are closed with a barricade in order to be repaired.;

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
24 Jun 2012

The sign on the entrance of a closed shop reads "For sale together with all the machinery"

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
24 Jun 2012

Seen here is a common sight in Greece. A notice from court that the owner will be removed for not paying his debt.

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
24 Jun 2012

A lock in the entrance of a shop closed down due to economic troubles.

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Crisis forces many shops in Greece to...
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
24 Jun 2012

The storefront of a bookstore chain saying with a sign that it will stop working after 12 years.

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Hymn to my Homeland
Sicily
By Trinacria
02 Jun 2012

View from a baroque Sicilian balcony

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Caltagirone, Summer Midday
Sicily
By Trinacria
02 Jun 2012

Caltagirone, Sicily. Early summer midday.

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Scenes from Syria
Idlib
By Tracey Shelton
18 May 2012

Thousands protest against the Syrian government during a Friday rally in Sarjah, Jabal al-Zawia.
1,049,716 refugees made the journey to Europe to seek asylum from conflict in 2015. The majority came from Syria making a dangerous journey by boat or by land with dreams of a new and safer life.

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A protest dog during Mayday protests
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
01 May 2012

A protest dog, often seen during demonstrations, carries a placard with ironic messages. Although media have often presented Greeks as lazy people, this has been disproved by many official European reports. In fact, wages go down and working hours increase, as many big companies refuse to pay for overtime and social security.

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Scenes from Syria
Aleppo
By Tracey Shelton
24 Apr 2012

A mother is escorted from the body of her only son at a hospital in Afrin, Aleppo province.
1,049,716 refugees made the journey to Europe to seek asylum from conflict in 2015. The majority came from Syria making a dangerous journey by boat or by land with dreams of a new and safer life.

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Homeless persons in Athens (4 of 14)
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
08 Apr 2012

Two homeless persons find shelter and a place to sleep near a METRO railway station.

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The Ritual celebrations of Taranto's ...
Taranto, South Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
06 Apr 2012

Taranto-Italy- April 06th, 2012- EXCLUSIVE FEATURE STORY
The most famous rites take place in Taranto, starting on Palm Sunday when local fraternal orders bid in an auction for the honour of carrying the statues of Christ in the Holy Friday procession. Beginning at midnight on the Holy Thursday, members of the fraternities dress in white robes, covering their faces with hoods with only two slits for their eyes, which render them unrecognizable. Following an ancient route through the town, the fraternities walk barefoot, carrying the heavy statues representing the Stations of the Cross until dawn. The Holy Week celebrations are perhaps the most important event to take place in Taranto. The rituals are similar to those in many cities across Spain, reflecting the long Spanish domination of southern Italy and are organised by confraternita, or brotherhoods, each one affiliated to a particular church in the city.
Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday when people exchange palm crosses, a symbol of peace and of Jesus arriving in Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is also the day in which the two main confraternità of Taranto meet: that of the ‘Addolorata’ from the church of San Domenico in the old town, and that of ‘Carmine’ from the church of Madonna del Carmine in the new town. These two groups auction off the places in the processions and decide who will carry the statues. Throughout the week that follows masses take place in each church.
The processions take place on Thursday and Good Friday. The picture shows a member of the Confraternita, walking in the old Taranto's street.

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Homeless persons in Athens (8 of 14)
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
19 Feb 2012

A beggar seen on the Ermou street near Syntagma Square

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Homeless persons in Athens (9 of 14)
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
13 Feb 2012

A homeless person sleeping covered with blankets in front of a closed shop in the center of Athens

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Attikon cinema on fire
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
12 Feb 2012

Attikon cinema is set ablaze during a massice anti-austerity demonstration in Athens.

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Riots in Athens
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
10 Feb 2012

Austerity and recession triggered massive demonstrations in Greece in 2012, many of them ending with clashes between protesters and riot police forces.