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Siquijor Island
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
05 Mar 2016

Paddling a Banca Boat at sunset, Siquijor Island, Philippines.

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Ukrainian Protests 2
Ukraine,Lviv
By Maciej Moskwa
05 Dec 2013

Crowd gathered at Plac Svobody (Euromaidan Lviv) during anti-government protests.
Lviv, Ukraine.

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

There are a lot of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Many of them are poor and live in tents. Some children use to work and support their family. For example they pasture ships and goats. Like these three boys from Quneitra, who live now in Bar Elias in Lebanon.

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valey, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Life In The Graves - La Vie Dans Les ...
Shanshrah, Idlib province, Syria
By Marie
13 Apr 2013

A baby infected by leishmania, a skin disease that is passed on by an insect that looks like a big mosquito and is devastating this rural region. It provokes red stings which attack the skin. Before the revolution, an insecticide was spread in order to kill the insect. No humanitarian organization is supporting the sick people.

Bébé atteint de la leishmaniose. Cette maladie de peau transmise par un insecte ressemblant à un gros moustique fait des ravages dans cette région rurale. Il provoque des boutons qui rongent la peau. Avant la révolution, un insecticide était diffusé pour éradiquer l'insecte. Aucune organisation humanitaire ne vient en aide aux malades.

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Cairo by TokTok (17 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

A view of one of the streets that branch off Ahram Street (Giza, Egypt) at sunset. Since the revolution police have disappeared from the streets of the suburbs, and many residents complain that it's not safe to go around after dusk.

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Cairo by TokTok (16 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

A view of the area surrounding Ahram Street (Giza, Egypt) as seen from the top of a building. The local areas are home to millions of people in Cairo, but they live completely forgotten by their government, with no hope for change or a better future.

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Ritual Exhumation -Ifugao, Philippine...
Ifugao, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
19 Mar 2013

Bogwa is an ancient ritual in Ifugao where natives in Kiangan, Asipulo, Banaue, Lagawe, Hingyon and Hungduan exhume their death as form of love and respect to their departed family members and relatives. They feast, celebrate and offer prayers to the dead for three days…

Despite Christianity had penetrated the sacred mountains of Ifugao and most Ifugaonons are converted to this dominating religion in the Philippines, they still practice this taboo and bizarre ritual and incorporate Christian songs and prayers during the “Bogwa”.

Bogwa is an ancient ritual in Ifugao, Philippines where natives in Kiangan, Asipulo, Banaue, Lagawe, Hingyon, and Hungduan exhume their death as a form of love and respect to their departed relatives. They feast, celebrate, and offer prayers to the dead for three days.

Although most Ifuagonos have converted to Christianity, they still practice this ritual taboo and incorporate Christian songs and prayers during “Bogwa”.

On the first day of "Bogwa", a Mumbaki (priest) will offer a prayer and a ritual asking the spirits to allow them to open the tomb of the dead.

After opening the tomb, a group of men are now ready to exhume the dead body and clean its 246 bones tediously . The men remove the garments and decaying flesh of the dead with their bare hands.

After cleaning the bones, they bury the decaying flesh near the tomb and sundry the cleaned bones. Next they wrap the skeleton's bones with white cloth and place native Ifugao garments over the white cloth.They will lay the wrapped bones in the favorite area of their beloved where they will pray and sing Christian songs for 3 days.

All people who wish to join the celebration are welcome. The family who is celebrating this unusual day are required to butcher pigs every day to feed all the visitors and on the last day they must also butcher a carabao.

A new coffin is made for the wrapped bones.

Before returning the dead to his tomb, a closing prayer and ritual is done and family members are asked to throw stones inside the tomb and make wishes to the spirits of their departed loved ones.

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (7 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
04 Mar 2013

A voter casts his ballot at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Lake Victoria (2 of 10)
kisumu
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Oct 2012

Sunset over hyacinth in bloom in Lake victoria, Kisumu, Kenya. Hyacinth is multiplying, making the eradication process more and more difficult.

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Cani islands
Bizerte, Tunisia
By Sarah Mersch
19 Aug 2012

Sunset over the Cani islands in Northern Tunisia near Bizerte

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Cani islands
Bizerte, Tunisia
By Sarah Mersch
19 Aug 2012

Sunset over the Cani islands in Northern Tunisia near Bizerte

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NuJiang (15 of 25)
Fugong, Yunnan, China
By Teo Butturini
03 Aug 2012

Two kids play outside their house minutes before sunset, as seen from the bus window at stop between Fugong and GongShan.

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Libya's Rebirth 1
Tripoli, Libya
By Monique Jaques
08 Jul 2012

The entrance to Bab Azizya, the palace where former president Muammar Gaddafi lived. It has since been ransacked and destroyed.

42 years after the reign of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and a violent civil war, Libya is waking up to a new and free country. With civil services and the countries infrastructure in ruins Libyans struggle with the transition period from dictatorship to democracy. On July 7, 2012, Libyans voted in their first parliamentary elections since the end of Gaddafi's rule. This body will replace the current governing body of the National Transitional Council, name a prime minister, and form a committee to draft a constitution.

L'entrée de l'ancienne résidence de Mouammar Kadhafi, appelée Bab al-Azizia, saccagée par les combattants rebelles pendant les combats contre les forces de Kadhafi.

Après 42 ans d'un régime dictatorial et une violente guerre civile qui a laissé les infrastructures du pays en ruines, la Libye apprivoise peu a peu sa nouvelle liberté et les défis de la transition vers la démocratie. Le 7 juillet dernier, les Libyens étaient appelés aux urnes pour la première fois depuis la fin de l'ère Kadhafi afin d'élire les 200 membres du futur Congrès national général, qui sera chargé de rédiger une Constitution pour le pays.

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Flower Sunset
Beiteddine, Lebanon
By Beau Lowenstern
08 Jul 2012

Macro photo of a tree-like flower with sunset light

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Sunset Skyline
Beirut, Lebanon
By Beau Lowenstern
06 Jul 2012

Looking down the last part of a street in Hamra onto the Corniche and the sunset in the background

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Lights of Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
By Beau Lowenstern
05 Jul 2012

Lebanon's breathtaking natural beauty has been hidden for years behind a mask war and volatility. Its colour and light have been reduced to a monochrome image of violence and bloodshed. By attempting to bring back a balance through use black and white, light and shadow and its brilliant natural colour, Lebanon shines through to people from all corners of the globe. With an incredible variety of land and cityscapes that offer completely unique adventures and getaways, Lebanon delivers an unforgettable travelling experience.

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Waves of the sea
Egypt
By abm666
16 Feb 2012

Small waves in the light of the sunset

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Sunset on the Beach
Egypt
By abm666
16 Jun 2011

The reflection of sunlight during sunset on the sea and the beach

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Sunset on the Beach
Egypt
By abm666
16 Jun 2011

The reflection of sunlight during sunset on the sea and the beach

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Sea beach during sunset
Egypt
By abm666
16 Jun 2011

The reflection of sunlight during sunset on the sea and the beachon

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small stream of water
Egypt
By abm666
16 Jun 2011

A small stream of water on the beach