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Nepal Anti-government Protest (7 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (6 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties shout slogans during a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (5 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

A supporter of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (4 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

A supporter shouts slogans during a mass rally organized by Nepal's opposition parties in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (3 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-Government Protest
Kathmandu
By U.S. Editor
07 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (18 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
05 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (19 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
05 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (20 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
05 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (21 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
05 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (22 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
05 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (23 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
05 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (1 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries. Apart from homes, there are also a number of abandoned churches from the colonial era.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (2 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (3 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (4 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (5 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (6 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (7 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (8 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (24 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (9 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (10 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. This "villa" dates back to the colonial era with the family name "Stanton" clearly visible on the entrance arch way.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (11 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (12 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (13 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (14 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (15 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (16 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (17 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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Jaffna's abandoned houses (25 of 25)
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By George Haddad
04 Feb 2013

An abandoned building pictured here in Jaffna. Years of war and scarcities forced many people to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives in other countries.

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JAFFNA'S ABANDONED HOUSES
Kayts, Sri Lanka
By Mais Istanbuli
03 Feb 2013

Jaffna has been the cultural heart of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka for centuries. Many of its houses were abandoned during the 1980s insurgent uprising and military occupation. Extensive damage, expulsion and depopulation occurred in this region. Many people had to abandon their lives and homes and seek new lives as immigrants in other countries. Their houses lie empty but with the new drive by the Sri Lankan government to improve the conditions in Jaffna, some of the houses might once again become occupied.
The island of Kayts; just off the Jaffna Peninsula and where most of these houses are situated, was the scene of a massacre that took place on the night of May 13, 2006 in the villages of Allaipiddy, Puliyankoodal, and Vangalady. In all three incidents, the Sri Lankan Navy entered homes and opened fire on the residents. The deadliest incident took place in Allaipiddy, where nine people, including two children, died. Three more were killed in Puliyankoodal and one in Vangalady. The killings took place two days after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched a suicide assault on a naval convoy in which 18 sailors died. At least 150 people fled Allaipiddy after the massacre with many more following.
Most of the houses lay on the outskirts and country side around the mainly Christian villages on the island of Kayts, some buildings date back to the colonial era.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (5 of 24)
Faridpur, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
28 Jan 2013

Establishing a brick field is a straightforward process which makes it attractive for investors because it does not require lots of experience. The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Faridpur, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (11 of 24)
Faridpur, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
27 Jan 2013

In 2010, UNDP Bangladesh launched a five-year program to transform the brick-making industry and replace old and inefficient kilns with new ones, friendly to the environment. Faridpur, Bangladesh. January 2013. View the full collection here: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1201

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.