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Thai Committee Meets Press on New Dra...
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

A briefing session to foreign correspondents at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, by the NRSA (National Reform Steering Assembly) on the New Thai Draft Constitution.

The objetives are to provide an update on the progress of the NRSA's work and the New Thai Draft Constitution.

Goals of the reform as provided by Constitution are to develop: Democratic regime with the King as the Head of State, as deemed suitable for Thailand social context; Transparent and fair electoral system; Efficient anti-corruption mechanisms; Economic and Social Equity for the sustainable development; Mechanisms for comprehensive and rapid public services; Strict and equal law enforcement; 11 areas of reform respectively completed on the basis of priority and available time frame.

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Greece Debt Crisis Affects Ordinary P...
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
30 Jun 2015

As the Greek debt crisis continues to take the headlines in Europe and beyond, the country’s population fears that capital controls would be imposed by the government. On the streets, Greeks show mixed signs about the Eurozone. As the country’s economy is in recession, many in Greece are now favoring an exit from the Eurozone, with some others still supporting the single currency.

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Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
30 Jun 2015

People queue outside the National Bank of Greece on June 30, 2015 to withdraw money after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 03
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

People queue outside Piraeus Bank on June 27, 2015 to withdraw money after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 04
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

Street scene in Athens after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 05
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

A security guard stands in front of a Piraeus Bank ATM on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 06
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

A man reading the newspaper headlines in the center of Athens on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 07
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

Street scene in Athens on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 08
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

Street scene in Athens on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 02
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
22 Jun 2015

Pro-Euro and EU demonstration at Syntagma, in Athens, on June 22, 2015.

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Greece Debt Crisis 01
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
18 Jun 2015

Greek soldiers at a pro-Eurozone and Euro currency demonstration on June 18, 2015 in Athens.

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Catalans Vote in Favor of Independence
Barcelona
By Ramon Fornell Gatnau
09 Nov 2014

Catalonia’s population went to a non-binding referendum on November 9 on whether to become independent or not from Spain. The polls showed that 80,72% of those polled voicing opinions favorable to independence, and the confidence vote may just be an historic precursor to an official Catalan referendum.

Although the Spanish government had threatened to prevent the query from taking place, a calm atmosphere reigned as over 2 million came together to vote on whether or not they would prefer to live in Spain or an independent Catalonia.

The inquiry is has no legal value but the result of the vote is a widespread understanding in Spain of what a large majority of Catalans aspire to. At the same time, the refusal of the Spanish government to take into consideration the pro-independence sentiments of many Catalan citizens and its immutable, almost threatening position, against the process has led many Catalans to believe that an independent state is in their best interest.

The confidence vote comes just under two months after Scottish citizens of the United Kingdom voted against independence by a small majority. Many feared that the failure of the Scottish referendum would have negative consequences for the Catalan movement. However, the large majority voting in favor of separation has calmed these fears and given new legitimacy to the separatist movement.

Spanish far-right nationalist and fascist groups demonstrated to show their discontent with the query, but drew a very small crowd of around 50 people, and failed to significantly disrupt the pro-independence sentiment of Catalan voters.

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Referendum Voting Slaviansk, Ukraine
Slaviansk, Ukraine
By Elbaba
11 May 2014

Residents of Slaviansk in Eastern Ukraine cast ballots on May 11, 2014 in a referendum on self-rule.

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Tatars Crimea 07
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
18 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at the cemetery to mourn one of theirs killed by pro-Russian militia, in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 18, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 05
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
18 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at the cemetery to mourn one of theirs killed by pro-Russian militia, in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 18, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 03
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
18 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at the cemetery to mourn one of theirs killed by pro-Russian militia, in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 18, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 02
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
18 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at the cemetery to mourn one of theirs killed by pro-Russian militia, in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 18, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
16 Mar 2014

The Djemilev family gathering around 87 year old Remzie (center). 4 generations pose with their Ukrainian passports as well as photos of their ancestors, in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 16, 2014. Like many of the Crimea's Tatars, the Djemilevs were deported to Uzbekistan by Stalin in the 1940s. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 09
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
16 Mar 2014

Refat Choubarov, political leader of the Tatar community in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 16, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 15
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
14 Mar 2014

16 year old Zera, member of the Tatar community, wear a traditional hat, made by her mother, she will wear to join a traditional Tatar songs competition, in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 14, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 14
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
14 Mar 2014

A member of the Tatar community shows a holy quran copy at home in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 14, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 13
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
14 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at the Friday prayer at the Kinbi Jemi or Great Mosque of Simferopol, Crimea, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
14 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at the Friday prayer at the Kinbi Jemi or Great Mosque of Simferopol, Crimea, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 08
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
14 Mar 2014

A member of the Tatar community seen in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 14, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 06
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
14 Mar 2014

A young couple wedding, in traditional dress, at the main mosque of Simferopol, Crimea, on March 14, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 04
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
14 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at the cemetery to mourn one of theirs killed by pro-Russian militia, in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 18, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
13 Mar 2014

Elder Kurtsehitov, anchorman of Tatar television channel ATR TV seen in the channel studio in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Tatars Crimea 11
Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
13 Mar 2014

Members of the Tatar community seen at Tatar language class at University of Industry of Crimea (UPIC) in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Simferopol
By rafael.yaghobzadeh
13 Mar 2014

Atmosphere in a Tatar traditional restaurant in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Transterra Media

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

In the lagoon, between "Petite-Terre" and "Grande-Terre".

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Ismane, 17, Adballah's friend, grew up without his parents in the Kawéni slum. In an attempt to trick his solitude, he picked up a dozen stray dogs.

Ismane, 17 ans, ami d'Abdallah, a grandi sans ses parents dans le bidonville de Kawéni. Pour tromper sa solitude, il a recueilli une dizaine de chiens errants. ©Adrien MATTON

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Saindou, 16, French of Comorian origin, is a friend of Djof’s and lives as well in a Banga, a makeshift shelter made of sheets.

Saïndou, 16 ans, français d’origine comorienne et ami de Djof vit lui aussi dans un "banga", un abri de fortune fabriqué avec de la tôle. ©Adrien MATTON

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah is playing football on a construction site, away from the slum.

Abdallah joue au foot sur un terrain en construction, loin du bidonville.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah regularly goes to a friend’s place to sleep in a "Banga", a makeshift shelter.

Abdallah se rend régulièrement chez un ami pour dormir dans un "Banga", un abri de fortune, qu’ils partagent souvent à plusieurs.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

When they have the means, Abdallah and his friends get drunk on cheap wine.

Quand ils en ont les moyens, Abdallah et ses copains se saoulent de mauvais vin.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

After a fire in the Kawéni slum.

Après un incendie dans le bidonville de Kawéni.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Kayoum, 16, French of Comorian origin, lives in the Kawéni slum. He’s Djof’s best friend.

Kayoum, 16 ans, Français d'origine Comorienne, vie dans le bidonville de Kawéni. Il est le meilleur ami de Djof.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah has to leave his shantytown in order to find water for a shower.

Pour se laver, Abdallah doit quitter le bidonville afin de bénéficier d'eau pour se laver.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Djof, 17 (center). He arrived to Mayotte at the age of 10 after leaving the Comoros Islands, his native country, after an accident. He lives ever since in the Kawéni slum, without his parents.

Djof (au centre) a 17 ans. Il est arrivé à Mayotte à l'âge de 10 ans après avoir quitté les Comores, son pays d'origine, suite à un accident. Il vit depuis sans ses parents dans le bidonville de Kawéni.