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Demonstrations In Response To Death O...
Sanabis, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Aug 2012

18 August 2012
Thousands gathered to mourn the death of Hummam Al Haddad, a sixteen year old boy who was allegedly shot, beaten and killed by Bahraini security forces. At the funeral Bahrainis shouted for the king and his successors to step down. Heavily armed regime forces reportedly blocked all bridges leading the the island of Muharraq where the boy was from and where the funeral was held, to prevent citizens from attending. The opposition group called The National Islamic Accord Association announced 3 days of mourning.

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Abu Saiba, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Aug 2012

18 August 2012
Thousands gathered to mourn the death of Hummam Al Haddad, a sixteen year old boy who was allegedly shot, beaten and killed by Bahraini security forces. At the funeral Bahrainis shouted for the king and his successors to step down. Heavily armed regime forces reportedly blocked all bridges leading the the island of Muharraq where the boy was from and where the funeral was held, to prevent citizens from attending. The opposition group called The National Islamic Accord Association announced 3 days of mourning.

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Uganda: Slaves of their own survival ...
Katwe,Village,Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
17 Aug 2012

Lake Katwe - Uganda - 2012-08-17- Formed about ten thousand years ago from a volcanic eruption, Lake Katwe lies in Queen Elisabeth National Park, in Kasese district, western Uganda, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo through Lake Edward. Lake Katwe salt mine is a source of livelihood to over three thousand people in the area and in good times hundreds of salt miners at Lake Katwe can make a reasonable living, even if in self-slavery. Due to the hyper saline water that sucks moisture from their bodies and infuses them with toxic chemicals, there are severe health complications. The smell of hydrogen sulphide is all over the place. For the women when the female reproductive organs get in contact with this salty water, more often they develop uterine complications. The men on the other hand are also affected. When the male organs come into contact with this salty water, they itch, which makes them scratch their male organs causing wounds. Surviving for a meager five dollars a day is a poor income. Coarse salt is still mined the way it was done over centuries years ago. Men, women and children all work at the mines for their own survival, including a large number of refugees from the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo. Workers extract three main products from Lake Katwe: blocks of rock salt used in curing hides; high quality salt crystals that can be sold as table salt; and salty mud that is used as salt licks for cattle. The picture shows a salt miners coming out from Lake Katwe, after an entire day digging for salt rock inside the lake.

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Victory Child
Mafraq Governate, Jordan
By Mat Wolf
16 Aug 2012

A Syrian boy flashes victory signs while waiting in line for a food truck in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq Governorate Jordan. August 2012.

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CitiAct Organized Protest for the 11 ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By mkleit
10 Aug 2012

Son of one of the abducted fathers by the Free Syrian Army

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Sitra, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Sitra, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Wounded boy

A peaceful demonstration in Sitra city at southern Manama Capital, Bahrain, on the Start of Ramadan was subjected to repression by security forces. Arrests were made all over the country and many protestors were injured while civilians were subjected to suffocation from tear gas uses as a punishment for whole neighborhoods.

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Gayaza
By Tadej Znidarcic
20 May 2012

Jacquelyne Mugenyi, HIV positive mother, plays with her son Mutumba Alpha in the backyard of their home in Gayaza, Uganda.

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Young Palestinian Boy watches IDF sol...
West Bank, Palestine
By laketrev
12 May 2012

A young Palestinian boy watches IDF soldiers trough the fence of his school in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, Palestine.

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Checkpoint Outside Taftanaz
Taftanaz, Syria
By Rachel Beth Anderson
29 Apr 2012

Taftanaz, Syria

Checkpoint guarded by Free Syrian Army outside Taftanaz.

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Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Apr 2012

Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Thousands of Syrians have been crossing into the Bekaa Valley situated along the border with Syria. We managed to reach some families in hiding in villages of Saad Neyil and Arsel.

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Monte Cristo of Favela Vidigal
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
By Anna Karatvuo
01 Apr 2012

The "real Monte Cristo" of Rio de Janeiro. Young boy standing on the roofs of favela and flying his kite.

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The beach of Sao Condrado
Rochina, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
By Anna Karatvuo
31 Mar 2012

Beach of Sao Conrado lays in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro. It is the closest beach from Brazil's largest favela, Rochina. In Rio there are about 1000 slum areas like that and more than 1.2 million people live in them. For them beach of Sao Conrado is the only place to get away from the hustle. It's a place to play, swim and forget all the worries for a moment.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Feb 2012

Kreet loves to do his work on his own. He makes sure to brush his teeth before he sleeps.

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Lonely Boy (15-24)
Benghazi, Libya
By Karim Mostafa
20 Feb 2012

2011 meant big changes for Libya. After forty years in power, former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power. But it took an ugly war, and Libyans are now facing the challenge of rebuilding and unifying their country. Among those suffering the consequences are the population of Tawergha, a coastal city of 30,000 inhabitants. During the war, many Tawerghans fought alongside Gaddafi’s forces. Many men were part of laying siege on the neighbouring Misrata, a city that suffered heavily during the months of fighting. When the war was nearing its end, Tawergha was captured by rebel groups from Misrata, who expelled the population and destroyed the houses. The inhabitants were forced to flee; today, many men are imprisoned while women, children and others are dispersed in refugee camps across the country. What will happen to them? The Tawerghans want to return to their homes, but the rebels guarding the city say that they can never come back.

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Business is business
Cairo, Egypt
By cbrog
24 Nov 2011

In the street Mohammed Mahmoud, after the end of the confrontations between police and demonstrators, this young man sells some Cotton candy.

Mohammed Mahmoud Street
Cairo - Egypt
11/24/2011

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 01
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

While dancing, Mugat wedding attendees put money in each other's headdresses. The money is meant to symbolize wealth. The tradition is an adaptation of a local Uzbek custom of throwing money at the dancers as a gift and allowing the children to collect the money. However, the Mugat are cautious of thieves and prefer to put the money directly into another person's headdress.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 02
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Guests also brings presents to the boy who is being circumcised. The gifts can be clothes, toys or just money.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 03
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

The 9 year old boy who will be circumcised. The age of circumcision varies, but is usually performed before the boy hits puberty. The primary determining factor is the family's ability to gather money for the ceremony. Mugat tradition forbids photographing of the actual circumcision.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 04
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Cars parked in front of the place of ceremony. Mugat are known for driving old Soviet cars, like those pictured here.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 05
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

However, the poverty of Mugat society means that most cannot afford cars and many still use donkeys.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 07
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Mugat children, including the boy to be circumcised stand in front of a Soviet era monument to fallen soldiers.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 06
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Relatives of the boy to be circumcized arriving at the ceremony

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 07
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

The boy's parents have to arrange the help of all of their relatives and friends in order to help feed the approximately 200 guests.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 08
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Photos of dead relatives are placed above a carpet depicting the Kabaa in Mecca. This is done as a sign of respect to the dead relatives.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 09
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Twin sisters. Their parents rented dresses for them for the ceremony.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 11
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Mugat love to decorate their houses with cheap Chinese landscape pictures.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 12
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Chickens and watermelons are very cheap and a common staple of any meal in Uzbekistan

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 14
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

According to tradition, every family at the ceremony will receive a dish full of fresh meat and a bottle of vodka. Despite the fact that the Mugat are Muslims, alcohol, and especially vodka is an accepted legacy of heavy Russian influence in the region.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 15
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Fresh meat and vodka are very desirable products for Mugat, symbolizing prosperity. Guests will take this meat home.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 17
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Like Roma gypsies, gold teeth are common fashion for the Mugat. The gun pictured in this photo is a toy gun intended as a gift for the boy being circumcised. Guns are strictly forbidden in Uzbekistan.

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Mugat Circumcision Ceremony 18
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
12 Sep 2011

Teenage Mugat girls enjoy their time at the ceremony. Most ethnologists believe the Mugat have Indian origins, causing many to draw parallels between the Mugat and the Roma gypsies of Europe. The comparison is not based solely on ethnicity, but also on lifestyle. The Mugat, like the Roma Gypsies, live on the fringes of society and have strong and insular communities.

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Somali Boy
Hargeisa, Somaliland
By MediaMikeDC
07 Mar 2011

A young boy on the streets of Hargeisa, Somaliland.

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Soccer
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
04 Jan 2011

Soccer is popular in the camps, most follow Spanish teams such as FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.