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ITB Berlin 2017
Berlin
By Ralf Falbe
08 Mar 2017

The worlds biggest Tourism Fair 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

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Drawing Until the Last Drop of Ink
Kuala Lumpur
By Ana Salvá
27 Jan 2016

The government of Malaysia does not find Zunar’s drawings amusing. But his satirical drawings denouncing official corruption and electoral fraud have made him a widely known figure in the country. He is waging a high profile war against the prime minister Najib Razak, even though the authorities are making efforts to ban his work.

Zunar, 53, faces nine charges sedition over a serie of tweets he posted last February in which he criticized the controversial court ruling sentencing the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in prison. Zunar is currently free on bail, but faces a possible sentence of up to 43 years in jail. “In Malaysia they treat me as a criminal, “ he claims.

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Kuala Lumpur
By Ana Salvá
27 Jan 2016

Cartoon by artist Sukhbir Cheema

Drawn in response to Najib's U-turn on his promise to repeal the Sedition Act.

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Kuala Lumpur
By Ana Salvá
27 Jan 2016

Cartoon by Sukhbir Cheema

Cartoonist reaction to ISMA telling Muslims not to wish Christians Merry Christmas.

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Kuala Lumpur
By Ana Salvá
27 Jan 2016

Cartoon by Zunar

BN is the ruling party in Malaysia, so the title "Pirate of Carry BN" explains all. The big hair is the caricature of the wife of the prime minister.

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Kuala Lumpur
By Ana Salvá
27 Jan 2016

Cartoon by Zunar

Prime minister & wife linked with a major corruption scandal, worth USD700 million (equal to RM 1.2 billion Malaysian money). The cartoon show that the couple got billions, while the people get very little.

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Thai Migration Meeting
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
29 May 2015

Mr. Robertson, Deputy Director Asia of Human Right Watch, speak with us about first impressions of "Thailand Migration Meeting" and migration.
Bangkok, 29 May 2015

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times. 

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean;
2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking;
3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin. 


Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit;
2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing;
3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
09 Feb 2015

Thaipusam festival Kavadi bearer with his cheeks pierced as a form of offering and penance.

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
09 Feb 2015

Devotees smash coconuts for good luck and humility on the final eve of the Festival Thaipusam in Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
09 Feb 2015

Hindu devotees attempt to steer the cows pulling the silver chariot containing the statue of Lord Murugan during the festival of Thaipusam in Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
04 Feb 2015

Celebrants of the Festival Thaipusam pay respect to the cows pulling the silver chariot carrying the statue of the Lord Murugan

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
04 Feb 2015

The statue of the Lord Murugan is pulled on a silver chariot during the Festival Thaipusam on the island of Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
03 Feb 2015

Celebrants making their between the decorative stalls on Gottlieb Road in Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
03 Feb 2015

A devotee carries his Kavadi on the way to Thannirmalai Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
03 Feb 2015

A devotee carries his Kavadi on the way to Thannirmalai Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

A young girl searches for the right balloon at the Thaipusam Festival

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

Thaipusam festival Kavadi bearer with his cheeks pierced as a form of offering and penance.

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

Celebrant at the Hindu festival Thaipusam in Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

Thannirmalai Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple overlooking the city of Penang, Malaysia, during the annual Thaipusam festival

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

Inside the Thannirmalai Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple during the annual festival of Thaipusam, in Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

Devotees during the festival of Thaipusam climb over 500 stairs- some bearing pots of milk as an offering- to the Thannirmalai Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple in Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

Thaipusam festival Kavadi bearer with his cheeks pierced as a form of offering and penance.

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

A young devotee at the festival Thaipusam on the island of Penang, Malaysia

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Penang
By Kevin Quinn
02 Feb 2015

A boy gets his head shaved as a sign of devotion before a pilgrimage to the Thannirmalai Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple during the festival Thaipusam on the island of Penang, Malaysia

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Thaipusam - 272 steps
Batu caves
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
01 Feb 2015

This is a set of pictures showing Hindu devotee at the hardest part of pilgrimage, the 272 steps to reach the sacred Batu Caves temple to place their kavadi at the feet of the deity statue.

 

Hindu devotees climb the stairs to reach the temple cave during Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfilled their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burden) to Lord Murugan.  They will make an arduous climbing up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposited at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Malaysia: Hindus Observe Thaipusam Pi...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
01 Feb 2015

Hindu devotees climb the stairs to reach the temple cave during Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan.  They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
31 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
31 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
By Ahmad Yusni Mohammad Said
29 Jan 2015

Thousands of Hindus gather to participate in the annual Thaipusam festival of penance honouring Lord Murugan. During Thaipusam day, devotees will fulfill their vows by carrying 'kavadi' (burdens) to Lord Murugan. They make an arduous climb up the 272 steps leading up to the temple cave and deposit their 'kavadi' at the feet of the Lord Murugan to purify themselves.