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Krosnogorovka 07
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
06 Apr 2015

Volunteers help to prepare the hundreds of meals that they are going to serve that day.

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Krosnogorovka 08
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
06 Apr 2015

Several old woman were present at the shelter, alone and often silently crying.

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Krosnogorovka 09
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
06 Apr 2015

Up to 40 people at a time can sit around the table inside the church.

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Krosnogorovka 10
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
06 Apr 2015

Children enjoy what are probably their only real meals for a while, until another generous donor comes with more food.

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Krosnogorovka 11
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
06 Apr 2015

The community center of Krasnogorovka also serve as a shelter.

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Krosnogorovka 12
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
06 Apr 2015

Serenka, 72, lives in anguish, hoping for help. Like most elderly people in the region, she doesn't receive a pension. She relies only on humanitarian aid for food and clothes.

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Krosnogorovka 13
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
06 Apr 2015

The elderly were quick to explain their complaints and fears. many of them have lived on one meal per day for weeks now.

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Drone Ukraine 01
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

On the walk to the drone field, the commander told us to not step outside his footprints in case of land mines.

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Drone Ukraine 02
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

On our way to the drone field, the commander thought he saw the fuse of a land mine, but luckily for us, it was not.

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Drone Ukraine 04
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

Drone teams rely on a multitude of spare parts from used equipment, as the Ukrainian army doesn't supply them with any new parts to repair the drone.

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Drone Ukraine 05
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

The commander helps the drone take off by throwing it in the air.

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Drone Ukraine 06
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

The commander watches his drone as it flies over the separatist area.

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Drone Ukraine 07
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

The drone flies its reconnaissance mission to locate the position of pro-Russian militants.

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Drone Ukraine 08
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

A soldier watches as the drone arrives back from its mission over the enemy position and prepares to land.

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Drone Ukraine 09
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

The commander comes back to camp with the drone after a very successful flight over enemy positions.

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Drone Ukraine 10
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

Normal life at the drone team's camp revolves around maintenance of the drones, and waiting for flight orders.

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Drone Ukraine 11
Pisky, Donetsk Oblast
By Yves Choquette
05 Apr 2015

We heard severe shelling at the drone camp. A soldier with his radio stares from his post towards the front line, listening for orders to evacuate or to go into the fight.

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Government Forces Raise Iraqi Flag Ov...
Tikrit
By mushtaq mohammed
01 Apr 2015

March 31, 2015
Tikrit, Iraq

Video shows soldiers from the Iraqi Army with remaining Shiite militias clash with ISIS as they advance into Tikrit, raise Iraqi flag over former ISIS strongholds. Many Shiite militias had refused to participate in the assault after the intervention of the US in the campaign.

The first shot is of burning building with an ISIS flag amidst the smoke. Later we see troops raising the Iraqi flag over a previous ISIS fortification. One can also make out a drone and an Iraqi officer giving coordinates on a walkie-talkie.

Iraq’s leader, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announced that his forces had recaptured the strategic city of Tikrit on Tuesday March 30, 2015. The official Iraqiya television station published a headline quoting the PM's words: “Tikrit has fallen to us.”

Nonetheless, local sources in Tikrit say that ISIS still controls many parts of the city and that heavy fighting is still going on.

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Unidentified Body Lands Near Lebanon-...
Marjaayoun
By lotfallah
15 Feb 2015

Marjaayoun, Lebanon

February 15, 2015

An unidentified object fell from the sky in south Lebanon near the border with Israel on Sunday, February 15, according to eyewitnesses. The Lebanese Army searched for the unknown white body, which landed near the Lebanese town of Deir Mimas.

Israeli forces routinely monitor south Lebanon using warplanes and remotely controlled drones. Hezbollah is also known to have to launched several unmanned drones as part of its conflict with Israel.

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Drone Crashes in Raqqa (Photos)
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
23 Sep 2014

September 23, 2014
Raqqa, Syria

Islamic State fighters collect the debris of an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) that collided with a telecommunications tower in Clock Square in Raqqa. Photos show fighters putting the debris into the back of a van.

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Drone Crashes in Raqqa (Video)
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
22 Sep 2014

September 23, 2014
Raqqa, Syria

IS fighters and civilians collect the debris from a drone that crashed into a telecommunications tower in Clock Square, in central Raqqa. The origin of the drone is yet to be identified.

Abu Ahmad, civilian:

"We were able to take down an American jet the first time one flew over Raqqa."

Abu Abdullah, Police man:

"Thank God an American jet was shot down. When they hit the telecommunication tower, they lost control. This is a joy for the Muslims and proof that God is by our side and our state will remain."

Abu Lhatoun, IS fighter:

"They keep saying they have jets and they have weapons, but we have fighters who love death as much as they love life. The sky is owned by God and so is the land, and he will give it to who God wants. The drone hit the telecommunication tower and crashed."

Mohammad Ahmed, Civillian:

"We woke up to the sound of explosions in the early morning, and the shelling continued between 3-4 am. I then came here to find that drone had crashed after it hit the telecommunication tower."

Ibrahim Mahmoud:

"At 5am, a drone hit the telecommunication tower in Raqqa city. So we came and found the pieces in the streets, why are they doing this, we are Muslims."

Hatem Khalaf, University student:

"At 4am we woke up to the sound of explosion after a drone hit the telecommunication tower in Raqqa. The pieces of the plane were spread across the city."

Fadel Zida, Civilian:

"A drone crashed after it hit a telecommunications tower in Raqqa at 4 am. We tell America, we are not afraid."

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Oleg the Hunter: Behind the Scenes (N...
Evenkia
By Berta Tilmantaite
02 Sep 2013

Diupkin Lake, Evenkia, Russia

In one of the coldest places on earth, 1000km from the nearest city, in the depths of Siberia, one storyteller braved the deadly cold to tell the story of Oleg, a hunter who lives off the Siberian Taiga. Like Oleg, storyteller Berta Tilmantaite sees beauty and abundance in the world's harshest climates.

This video takes a behind the scenes look at the production of Berta Tilmantaite's "Oleg the Hunter."

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Oakland, California - Beirut, Lebanon - Caracas, Venezuela - Seremban, Malaysia
By Editor's Picks
11 Oct 2012

Occupy Oakland celebrates its first birthday with cake, music and community.

Malaysian court rejects transgender people's appeal to allow cross-dressing, based on Sharia' law.

Chavez wins Venezuela election.

Hezbollah's Nasrallah claims responsibility for the Iranian-built drone that was shot down over Israel.