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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Water channels that after more than 350 years continue to deliver water from inside the island to the villages and farms. The trek paths follow this water routes until its final destination

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Madeira Island is visited mainly because its nature and natural beauty. Its common see tourists from all ages trekking paths that ranges from easy to very difficult, from half an hour to one or two days walking.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Laurissilva is the name of this rainforest that only exist in Madeira and Azores Islands (Portuguese), Canarias Islands in Spain, Cape Vert Islands and parts of Mauritania coast. Is the same forest that existed between 15 to 50 million of years ago.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Since the middle of the XVI century man started cutting and detouring water in the island to use in agriculture and human use. Now there are more than 200 km of water channels (in a 30 km x 80 km island) that continues to be used for the same pourposes and also to guide trekking enthusiasts go deep inside the island

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

levadas is the term in Portuguese for the water channels that take the water from inside the island to the villages and farms along the tiny island

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

The water necessities "ordered" two century's ago islanders to open tunnels deep inside the volcanic island.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

From European royal dynasties in the end of XIX century to middle class German and British tourists, trekking in the island levadas is a must have during a holiday season in Madeira

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

With volcanic origins, the island now presents deep valleys, where nature is abundant and UNESCO classified of World Heritage Nature Site

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Tourists can find themselves, when inside the island at the real human scale and insignificance when compared with Nature

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Deep V valleys are the main landscape of the island interior, surrounded by waterfalls and views to the Atlantic ocean in every corner

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Intense wet forest with frequent periods of sun and fog at an altitude between 400 meters above sea level to 1800 meters

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Resting after a 6,5 kilometer trekking path during 2,5 hours in a stunning environment

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Deep V valleys rapid change from subtropical sun to intense fog and humity

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Madeira Island is home of hundreds of endemic flora species like more than 30 different wild orchids only found in this island

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Many times the paths turns into varandas with more than 800 meters below

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Italy under eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jun 2013

Arnold, his wife Mardy and their sons Adrian, Alessa and Angel Mauhay used to live in a 35 sq.m. two-room apartment.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
14 Jun 2013

Trekking paths follows the water channels for more than 200 routes inside the island

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Asian Families Face Evictions In Italy
Milan, Italy
By U.S. Editor
14 Jun 2013

Technically, it's called “arrearage innocent”: indicating people will be evicted because with their scarce income they are unable to pay the rent.
The families with many members are the most vulnerable; families of up to 6 often live in a 40 square meter apartments with little or no means to apply to public housing to relocate.
While social emergency demands increase rapidly, just in the city of Milan 5.000 public houses remain empty, waiting to be surveyed and put in condition to be inhabited.

The Mauhay family is from Philippines. Arnold, Mardy and their children Adrian, Alessa and Angel, were living in a house in the north of Milan. The building was very badly maintained, the stairs had no lights and the dangerous electric wiring affected their house. After their eviction they are living in a hotel with the support of the municipality.

Kumara and Mary are from Sri Lanka. They, as many others, are victims of the illegal rent black market. As they are undocumented migrants it is impossible for them to register without permits for a housing contract. When they tried to ask the owner to give them a proper lease, he increased the rent. They were unable to pay and soon after received an eviction notification. Now Kumara is living in his car, and Mary is hosted in protection housing with their son, Nathaka.

During the realization of this project I've built a close relationship with several families. In the beginning I tried to follow their stories from the notification to the eviction, but when the police and the legal officer avoid me to take photos during these moments, I had to focus my attention on other aspects of their stories, like details that could reveal the dramatic experience they were experiencing. After the eviction, in fact, some families went to hosting structures, another part moved to hotels with the support of the municipality, while many others had no other choice but to sleep on the streets while they wait for a public social house, to which they are entitled.

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (7 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 May 2013

A flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passes by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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London
London, England
By U.S. Editor
15 May 2013

A selection of images from the last two years in London, United Kingdom.

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (15 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A police officer secures the area waiting for the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (14 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A police officer secures the area waiting for the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (13 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A street cleaner works near a protestor after the funeral ceremony of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul's cathedral in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (12 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A woman poses with a soldier who escorted the flag-draped coffin carrying the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to St. Paul's cathedral in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (11 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A woman holds a sign as the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrives at St. Paul's cathedral in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (10 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

Police secure the area after the flag-draped coffin carrying the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrived at St. Paul's cathedral in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (9 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

People film the scene after the flag-draped coffin carrying body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrived at St. Paul's cathedral in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (8 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passes by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013..PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (6 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

Soldiers walk away after they escorted the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (5 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

Police officers secure the area as they wait for the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (4 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

Soldiers walk away after escorting the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (3 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A small group of protestors gather as they wait for the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (2 of 15)
London, England
By Karel Prinsloo
17 Apr 2013

A small group of protestors gather as they wait for the flag-draped coffin with the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to pass by 10 Downing street in London, Britain 17 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87 on 08 April 2013.
PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO