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Istanbul Clashes after Death of Kurdi...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Filippo Del Bubba
27 Nov 2015

Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon in an attempt to disperse protesters in the streets of Istanbul during clashes following the death of Tahir Elci, a prominent senior Kurdish lawyer. Elci was shot dead on November 28th in the Diyarbakir province.

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A Biodiversity Odyssey (EN)
Worldwide
By Conteur d'images
06 Mar 2015

To celebrate the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, an environmentalist and a photojournalist visited 10 countries in 300 days in order to discover the most innovative solutions implemented by the peoples of the world to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. A fabulous educational journey through the Amazon, the Arabian desert, the Andes, the Pacific Ocean and more!

TEXTLESS, NATURAL SOUND VERSION / CONFORMED DIALOGUES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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The Destruction of Homs
Homs
By yazan1985
03 Mar 2015

Photos from Homs in March 2014 show the destruction of Syria's third largest city toward the end of the three-year siege (May 2011 - May 2014).  

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Donetsk's Bus No. 6
Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
By danilo.elia
26 Nov 2014

Bus no. 6 runs everyday from Donetsk train station and the suburbs of Pesky. The area is dotted with shrapnel holes, a bust stop has been hit a few days ago and many buildings are destroyed. Its driver, Aleksander, risks his life to bring people back home. He tells of how he is scared of this job, and how absurd is to keep on riding a bus under the bombs. Bus no. 6 was hit by shrapnel splinters a few days after this report. Two people died and Aleksander was wounded.

Buses are often caught in the crossfire, struck by stray artillery or rockets, causing civilian casualties. After the ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists was breached in September, 2014, fighting has continued to escalate. The latest escalation in fighting in Donetsk left several dead when their bus was hit by a shell.

According to Kiev, over 5,000 have died so far in the conflict.

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North Korea in Color 001
By Ulrik Pedersen
13 Jun 2014

Across Pyongyang people wait in long lines for buses to arrive.

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North Korea in Black and White 010
By Ulrik Pedersen
07 Jun 2014

tram passing by children in Pyongyang. Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Korea in Black and White 016
By Ulrik Pedersen
05 Jun 2014

across Pyongyang people are waiting for busses either due to low number of busses or bad planning . Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Korea in Black and White 026
By Ulrik Pedersen
01 Jun 2014

A bus filled with people in the capital of North Korea. There are long quees for busses across the capital. Pyongyang, North Korea.

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The Frontline of Kiev 55
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is squatting on a burned bus that became part of the heavy barricades on occupied Hrushevskoho Street, while holding a club and a cross and watching the demonstration of women and priests between the barricades and Ukrainian riot police.

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The Frontline of Kiev 54
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is squatting on a burned bus that became part of the heavy barricades on occupied Hrushevskoho Street. He holds a club and a cross and watches the demonstration of women and priests between the barricades and Ukrainian riot police.

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Bam: 10 Years After an Earthquake 1
By Ulrik Pedersen
27 Jan 2014

As in ancient times where Bam was on the Silk Road, Bam is again busy with people coming and going. Tourist are still missing but that is due to political reasons. With so many people dead, especially among teachers etc. many new people came to Bam.

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Escaping Syria
Tripoli, Bekaa Valley
By Christina Malkoun
04 Dec 2013

March 6th 2013, one Million refugee officially registered at the centre in Tripoli, Lebanon. A number expected in June 2013. Today it is estimated that double this number have crossed into Lebanon, that's how much the situation is getting worse.
Since the Syrian revolution started in January 2011, families have escaped their home, leaving all their belongings behind, their houses destroyed, terrorised, looking for a safer place to live. In August 2011, the UNHCR launched the Tripoli registration centre, ensuring extension of services to persons under its mandate. 600 to 800 refugees register there every day. 2000 register daily in all of Lebanon. And today there are 7000 daily registrations throughout the region, in the countries of asylum, including Lebanon, Jordan, turkey, Egypt and Iraq.
This project is about portraying the lives of Syrian refugees across Lebanon; their struggles, their strength, their weaknesses, their hope of returning home... one day.
Are their rights as refugees being acknowledged? Being outside of their home country, are Syrian children having access to education? Are Syrian men and women being able to work independently to earn a living? Are Syrian elderly having access to health care?
"Please! Take a picture of me and my children. Let the world see!" said to me a syrian woman during a visit to Halba in Northern Lebanon. Disseminating those life abstracts can only generate and enhance awareness. More people are becoming conscious about the situation and are now more involved in helping the ones in need. Some photos are taken at the UNHCR centre in Tripoli, where men, women, children and elderly refugees gather and wait for their turn to register. They stand in front of the gates sometimes under heavy rains, with no shelter. After registering, they will eventually get the help they need. Other photos were taken in Halba, in tiny apartments where 20 people live under one roof. Some women found each other at the Women Association Centre of Northern Lebanon, and started learning and making accessories to earn a living, while others live off charity contributions. Some more photos were shot at the Beqaa Valley, where Syrian families wander around the streets to find a shelter, holding their babies in their arms, and hiding from the rain. But the generosity of the locals had been tremendous, taking them voluntarily under their roof. They are now refugees. A fate they did not choose.

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Burned School Buses
Al Minya, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Burned bus wrecks in the yard of a Jesuit Church in Al Minya, Egypt that has been attacked by unkown men on August 14th, 2013.

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DABAL HAI
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
18 Mar 2013

"DABAL HAI" Pictorial Feature on Mini Buses and Conductors of Karachi Produced and Photographed by Yasir Kazmi (Photojournalist/ Documentary Film Maker), Karachi, Pakistan.

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The Mayflower
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A converted school bus is parked a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley. The bus has the historical name "Mayflower" written on the side, sharing it's name with the first ship to land in the New World from Britain.

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Destruction of homs 26
Homs
By yazan1985
30 Jan 2013

Destruction of the health institute in the Al Qarabees neighborhood of Homs as a result of airstrikes by the Syrian Regime. Homs, Syria

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Eastleigh, the Somali Neighborhood of...
Eastleigh, Kenya
By Transterra Editor
23 Nov 2012

Eastleigh was founded in 1921. The colonial government allocated Nairobi's residential estates by race, and Eastleigh was pointed for Asians and elite Africans who worked as clerks, builders or shoemakers. Eastleigh was originally a large Kenyan Asian enclave until independence in 1963. Now Eastleigh is almost entirely inhabited by Somalis, except for a few indigenous residents. Somalis have invested heavily in the enclave, contributing over $1.5 billion in the neighborhood alone.

Eastleigh has seen many changes during the last year: first improvement of the situation in Somalia has given the chance for some Somalis to move back to Mogadishu followed by several terrorist attacks in late 2012 and lately the attack on the Westgate mall.

The attack on Westgate Mall on 21 of September has changed the situation in Eastleigh:

Shafici Mohamed Deq, Eastleigh resident, said the the main issues is now going around the failure of the Kenyan security agencies and their involvement, the Somali community is not that much in focus, and have no much worries except the Kenyan police use it as took to take bribe from illegal immigrants in Eastleigh.

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girl in bus
Eastleigh, Kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
22 Nov 2012

Girl in bus in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. Somalian part of Nairobi.

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bus going through water after floods
Eastleigh, Kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
17 Nov 2012

Bus going through a flooded street in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. Somalian part of Nairobi.

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Who?
Adlieh, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Lebanese authorities are responsible for revealing the fate of the thousands of persons who went missing in Lebanon over the past decades.
The people have the right to know.

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London north from top of bus
London
By Martin Jay
01 Nov 2012

Video of London north area from top of a bus.

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Minimum services, transport strike da...
Barcelona
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
16 Sep 2012

Sign indicating minimal services during the transportation strike in Barcelona, Spain

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NuJiang (8 of 25)
NuJiang, Yunnan, China
By Teo Butturini
09 Aug 2012

A man is repairing the electricity cables close to the road, hanging from a rope above the NuJiang River.

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NuJiang: A Road Trip into Traditional...
Fugong Yunna, China
By Teo Butturini
03 Aug 2012

Pictures from the bus,along the road that follows the NuJiang Valley in Yunnan, China, which is the most remote of the Three Parallel Rivers that make up the homonymous UNESCO reserve.

The NuJiang is a river that springs from the Tibet plateu down to Yunnan, and later on to Myanmar (Burma where its name changes to Salween. Here it marks the border with Thailand and then flows into the Andaman Sea.
It's one of the longest undammed rivers in the world, and it's part of the Three Parallel Rivers reserve, a UNESCO Heritage site that includes also the YangTze River and the Mekong (which chinese name is Cang Lang).
It's one of the places with the richest biodiversity in the world, and it's home of 7 out of the 26 ethnical minorities that live in Yunnan.
Human development and tourism are greatly endangering the area, that is also target of a dam project even bigger than the one realized at the Three Gorges, in the Hubei province.

Here is a series of pictures taken from some of the minibuses that everyday travel up and down the valley, from the bottom town of LiuKu up to BingZhongLuo and QiuNaTong.
The places and the faces of this forgotten valley, a road trip into a traditional China that is slowly disappearing.

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The bus to Gulu
Gulu, Uganda
By Amy Hume
21 Dec 2011

End of the Weak General Burney MC in Gulu to organize an event in the North.

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition in each country wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.

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God is Great
Gulu, Uganda
By Amy Hume
21 Dec 2011

EOW General Burney MC on the bus to Gulu to organize a Hip Hop event in the North.

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition in each country wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.

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LEBANON: Pact of Silence
Lebanon
By carloscastro
01 Jun 2011

SYNOPSIS:
Those who fought the war imposed silence. They could do so because they still have power. The political elite in Lebanon neither assumed their guilt in a conflict that pitted the country's communities nor held external actors accountable for their participation. Their objective has been to build a new country over the ruins of the old one in order to forget the war. The words justice, truth and reconciliation are not on the political agenda, but there are voices still crying courageous. "I can not reconcile with the criminal if I do not know the truth. Then I will decide whether to forgive or not", says Wadada Halwani, president of the Committee of Families of the Kidnapped and Missing persons in Lebanon.

The long way towards peace starts just after the signature of the peace agreements, when the complex and difficult process of building peace, memory, truth, reconciliation and justice for all the victims begins. The documentaries of the ‘After Peace' project seek to analyze and explain different paths taken by various countries who suffered an armed conflict in the last quarter of the 20th century. Researchers, activists for peace and reconciliation, victims, lawyers and educators expose what has been done and what has been ignored in their countries and talk about their experiences.

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Domestic Transport
Dakhla Refugee Camp, Southwest Algeria.
By Docphot
08 May 2011

This coach was donated from Spain and was driven though the Algerian desert to its new home in service to the camps and international visitors.

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Migrants (20 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Young afghan boys are being arrested by the police. These boy sleep in a tent under one of the brigdes. The boys where imprison undtil next morning.