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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

This is a series of images taken as President Robert Mugabe’s resignation was announced in Parliament and spread through the streets of Harare like wildfire. Incredulous Zimbabweans poured into public places to celebrate and pulled out their cellphones to document the historic moment for themselves and send messages to relatives and friends overseas. And as evening fell their beaming faces were caught in the glowing light of their phones and passing headlights.

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A soldier poses for a photograph with a baby during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

Celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A group of revellers take a selfie during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue, in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A couple watch the crowd from a vantage point during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A young girl checks her phone during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A man and his young daughter are pictured during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A young man takes a selfie while riding atop a freight truck stuck in traffic on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe during celebrations in the street after President Robert Mugabe's resignation was announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

Young men are caught in the light of a cellphone flash as they hitch a ride on a freight truck caught in traffic on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe during celebrations after President Robert Mugabe's resignation was announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Seaweed Pickers in Peru
Pacasmayo, Peru
By Berta Tilmantaite
02 Jun 2015

Every day local men and women from Pacasmayo (Peru) spread along the shore of the town and wade into the ocean. They are collecting mococho (also called cochayuyo) seaweed. Mococho is used for Peru's traditional ceviche and also for medicine. One kilogram of mocacho is sold for 3 to 4 soles (around 1 dollar). In 2-3 hours men and women can collect between 5 and 20 kilograms. Occasionally they also catch octopuses and use them for ceviche as well.

“It’s quite an easy job and I earn enough to support my family. I spend 3 hours a day working in the ocean and then I can stay with my kids for the rest of the day,” says Claudio, 30, who is doing this job together with his brother Luis for over 15 years. “In the winter we freeze here after a couple hours in the cold water and there is significantly less mococho because of the lower temperature,” says Marilu, 47. “But I don’t complain, I like to spend time in the water,” she adds smiling.
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Dead Sea
Dead Sea
By Ralf Falbe
09 May 2015

Salty crust of the Dead Sea on the Israel-Jordan border. Due to climate change the Dead Sea is shrinking every year.

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Bogota centro
Bogotá
By cdsalas
24 Mar 2015

Vista de Bogotá desde el edificio Colpatria

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Bogotá Norte
Bogotá
By cdsalas
24 Mar 2015

Vías del tren de la sábana que conduce a Zipaquirá, en el norte de Bogotá.

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Bogotá Sur
Bogotá
By cdsalas
24 Mar 2015

Casas de ocupación en el barrio de Soacha al sur de Bogotá, estrato 1.

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Monserrate
Bogotá
By cdsalas
24 Mar 2015

Vistas de la ciudad desde el cerro de Monserrate, uno de los lugares más visitados de Bogotá.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
07 Aug 2014

Located in the Strait of Hormoz, in the Persian Gulf, the island of Qeshm is rapidly expanding, growing in population, business and infrastructures.
New hotels and living quarters are eating up the arid landscape to accommodate the tourists and the international business community. Qeshm enjoys the status of free enterprise zone: visas can be obtained easily by foreigners, the circulation and convertibility of foreign currency and capital is unrestricted. The city-capital has particularly become a major hub for Iranians tourists and business men alike. However, the West of the island is still inhabited by one of the most traditional communities of Iran. Fishing is the leading occupation, but an increasing amount of workers are employed in the gas extraction industry.

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Lake Malawi (11 of 19)
Lake Malawi, Africa
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
05 Aug 2013

Typical landscape at the lake shore. Tourism is an important aspect of revenue for Malawi economy.

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Daily Life After the Spring in Yemen
Sanaa, Yemen
By Serene Yordi
01 Aug 2013

A picture of daily life in Yemen after early 2011 when the Yemeni youth took the streets and forced the ouster of Yemen’s autocratic President, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab World, is now experiencing a transition rife with political corruption, unemployment, a real proliferation of AQAP (Al Qaida in the Arab Peninsula) and a depletion of natural resources. But though Yemen continues to feel the consequences post-revolution, people carry on their day to day work, traditional and holiday celebrations, as well as protests in the streets. The photographer documented this everyday existence over the course of a year in Yemen.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Deep V valleys are the main landscape of the island interior, surrounded by waterfalls and views to the Atlantic ocean in every corner

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Tea Estates in Mozambique (2 of 13)
Mozambique
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
11 Jun 2013

Enormous tea fields in the valley of Gurué, Mozambique.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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A Storm in Africa
Lagos, Nigeria
By Preditor Push
07 May 2013

this picture was taken on our way from the Lagos international Airport to Bayelsa State.

Storms are very common in Nigeria during the spring and summer seasons, it mostly starts suddenly and can last anything from 10 minutes to several hours and sometimes days

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Screenshot of Lagos Wharf
Lagos, Nigeria
By Preditor Push
07 May 2013

I spent almost a full day at the Marina having a good walk as it was stunning, lots of lovely ship and little boats to see and some interesting character we met along the way.

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Pungue River as seen from Bue Maria
Mozambique
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
05 May 2013

Pungue River, the south border of Gorongosa National park

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Gorongosa National Park
Mozambique
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
05 May 2013

GORONGOSA IN THE XXI CENTURY

After decades of war and deprivation, Gregg Carr, an American philanthropist funded a 50 million USD project that intends to bring back the glorious days of Gorongosa National Park, which, in the late 70´s, was the biggest National Park in Africa.

Gregg Carr changed, from one of the first I.T. tycoons, that generated wealth from his invention - the voice mail - to a full time philanthropist, dedicating himself to humanitarian and sustainable development activities. One of this projects is a 30 years plan that will use 50 millions of USD from his personal wealth to restore and bring back to the wild life, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and other species to a place that in the past was the Heaven of wild life in Africa.

Activities like planting more than 3 millions of trees, creating and subsiding a natural research center with a full time investigating team, establishing eco tourism and specially make the communities that live around the park to better levels of health, education and employment were already done. Bring back the times where 6000 elephants, 500 lions and others could be seen in Gorongosa is the next step to be done in this National Park over the next 30 years.

HISTORY OF GORONGOSA

From the beginning of the 20th century to our days Gorongosa region was most of the times seen as a sanctuary of wild life unique in Africa. Meanwhile it reached the 21th century practically depleted of its wild life due to the brutal civil war between Renamo and Frelimo, political party's in the country during cold war time. But the hope and the will of the people, the philanthropy of a millionaire and the magic of Africa is giving Gorongosa rivers, lakes, tress, grass and specially wild animals a new spirit and life is returning to the glorious days.

In 1920 Gorongosa was declared by the colonial Portuguese administrations a game reserve for its directors, governors and all the superior staff and elite at the time. From the 30´s of the past century until the 70´s, Portuguese administration turned Gorongosa into a interesting touristic place receiving around 6000 tourist a year. It can be said that before Kruger National Park in the neighbor South Africa, Gorongosa have transformed safaris and wild life observation, in Africa, a democratic to do thing for the middles classes living in this region. Wild life was abundant and its easy to find old photos where 70´s fashion cars like Mini Cooper and others were stopped near lions or elephants with the same 70´s fashion style persons inside enjoying the animals. It was the time of around 6000 elephants and 500 lions among other species.

But after 15 years of struggling for its independence from Portugal and after few years of relatively peace and high social convulsion and revolution, Mozambique started a civil war between the Soviet supported Frelimo as the ruling party and the Western counterpart, Renamo. It was 13 years of destruction, guerrilla and real war that spread all over the country. Gorongosa, centered in the middle of Mozambique and located exactly near the biggest opposition base (Renamo), have seen a disaster, day by day, happens. Most of its animals were killed for illegal hunting or feeding both sides soldiers or even due to the lack of prey, they starved and diminished in number. Ivory trade played also an important role in the death of wild life, being used as gold in exchange for weapons to support and feed the war machinery.

1994 have seen a peace deal signed but both parts, headed by Italian NGO, Vaticano and the international community. Renamo and Frelimo agreed to shake hands and share the country with the democratic institutions and real politics ruling. Free elections came and started a project of democracy in the country. The war was finally over. In 1994, with the help of African Bank and European Union, Mozambican authorities started again, slowly and with the resources that one of the poorest country's in the world could have at the time, protecting, restoring and rebuilding the Gorongosa heaven.

10 years of peace in the country and Gregg Carr, together with Mozambican authorities, plans to develop and mainly give back to the wild life the park, the necessary support, quietness, freedom and naturalism to grow and return to the past splendor.

Gorongosa have now one main touristic camp in Chitengo area with all the standard commodities and a new luxury tented style opening in July 2013. Even if the number of animals nowadays is not the same as in the 70´s of last century; lions, elephants, innumerous antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and several others species together with more than 350 different species of birds can be seen in this part of Mozambique. Easily reachable from the capital Maputo by plane or even from Johannesburg in South Africa it can be visited from May until December when is dry seasons.

GORONGOSA IN NUMBERS and DATES

1969 - 2.200 elephants / 3.000 zebras / 200 lions / around 6.000 tourists per year
1974 - 6.000 elephants / unknown / 500 lions / around 12.000 tourists per year
1975 - Mozambique Independence
1992 - End of Mozambican Civil War
1994 - 100 elephants / 6 zebras / 6 lions / tourism was insignificant

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Lake Urema shores
Mozambique
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
05 May 2013

flat plains meet small lakes in rivers and Lake Urema inside the park

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Malaysia General Elections (16 of 16)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
24 Apr 2013

Barisan Nasional's logo lights up the night sky in Kuala Lumpur

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Little Jerusalem in Italy (8 of 19)
Pitigliano, Italy
By Nili Bassan
17 Apr 2013

Pitigliano,Italy, also known as "Little Jerusalem", the view is one reason for it, but not the main one, During the 19th Century 10 per cent of the Pitigliano population was Jewish and for that reason "Little Jerusalem".