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A Story of Courage, Saved from Talib...
Swat, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
08 Mar 2012

The Swat valley is famous for its orchards and beautiful weather. The valley was off limits to any tourists during Taliban rule.

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A Story of Courage, Saved from Taliba...
Swat, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
08 Mar 2012

The Swat valley is returning to normalcy after two long years of turbulence at the hands of the Taliban.

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A Story of Courage, Saved from Talib...
Swat Valley, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 Mar 2012

Gul-e-Khandana, a school teacher, helped save the girls school she taught in from the destruction of the Taliban. During their short rule in the Swat Valley, the Taliban attempted to burn the school down. Gul-e- Khandana is now the head teacher in the same school after peace was restored in the area.

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A Story of Courage, Saved from Talib...
Swat Valley, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 Mar 2012

Head teacher, Gul Khandana oversees the morning assembly with her students. The Taliban threatened to burn the school down during their short rule.
Swat Valley, Pakistan.

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Children Going To Class (14-24)
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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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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Camp School (12-24)
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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Children In School (13-24)
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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Thai school parade w/students in Nazi...
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
By newzgathering
09 Oct 2011

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
During an annual summer sports day parade at a Thai school in the northern capital of Chiangmai, parents and teachers were surprised when students dressed in Nazi uniforms and carrying swastika signs came marching into view.
After the event, the school supervisor sent letters of apology to several international organizations.
Itzhak Shoham, the Israeli ambassador to Thailand, told AFP that he thought the Nazi parade took place "out of ignorance, not out of bad intentions," adding that "many people here in Asia are not aware of what happened in Europe."

The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced the parade, saying it was "glorifying Nazis," and called for Thailand's Christian leaders to condemn the parade, according to CNN reports.
Most of the students were unaware of the historical significance of the uniforms and insignia but many liked the fashion and color of the outfits.

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Walk to School
Hargeisa, Somaliland
By MediaMikeDC
07 Mar 2011

A young Somali girl walking to school in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

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A Story of Courage, Saved from Taliba...
Swat Valley, Pakistan
By U.S. Editor
15 Feb 2011

School teacher Gul Khandera’s stubborn resistance to the Taliban has made her a heroine in her hometown of Siljbon, and a voice for girls' education rights in Pakistan. The school where Gul Khandera was teaching, which also happens to be the school where Gul herself was educated, was threatened by the Taliban because it had female students.
Gul Khandera's refusal to comply with the Taliban's demands made her a personal target, forcing her to move to Mardan. When the Taliban were ousted from Swat, Gul returned and was relieved to see that her school had not been destroyed. Now a considered a hero, Gul has become headmaster of the school and is working to re-establish education for girls in the Swat Valley.

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Saharawi School Children
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
19 Dec 2010

Saharawi Children attend school daily. Each camp has a number of schools, the teachers are usually unpaid Women. Classes are always full and the pupils always keen to learn, many go onto University in Algeria and Spain.

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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (24 o...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

The Texas Survivalists, a Survival group operating in the suburbs of Dallas, a mile and a half away from a middle school softball stadium.

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Interview with Malala Yousafzai
Swat, Pakistan
By Rohit Gandhi
11 Nov 2009

Interview produced in 2009. Malala Yousafzai is a school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. On 9 October 2012, a Taliban gunman shot Yousafzai as she rode home on a bus after taking an exam in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

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Faces of Somalia 10
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
29 Oct 2009

School girl returning from school in Hargeisa.

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Faces of Somalia 07
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable male at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa. The ginger beard is a sign of dignity.

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Faces of Somalia 08
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable male at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa. The ginger beard is a sign of dignity.

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Faces of Somalia 09
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable female at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa.

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Faces of Somalia 04
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Young female attending a Quran school, Madrassa, in Baidoa. Verses from the Quran are printed on the boards used for teaching.

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Faces of Somalia 05
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Boy attending a Quran school, Madrassa, in Baidoa. Verses from the Quran are printed on the boards used for teaching.

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Faces of Somalia 06
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Little girl in a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa.

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Faces of Somalia 03
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
14 Apr 2009

School girl looking out of the window of a school in Jowhar, Somalia

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Kalasha People of Pakistan (16 of 18)
Chitral, Pakistan
By Jodi Hilton
01 Jul 2008

Kalash boys play a version of “Cat’s Cradle” at the Kalasadur School for Kalasha children in Bumburet. The school was built with money from Hellenic Aid, led by aid-worker Thanassis Lerounis. Lerounis was later kidnapped and held by extremists for eight months.

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Kalasha People of Pakistan (15 of 18)
Chitral, Pakistan
By Jodi Hilton
01 Jul 2008

Kalash children attending a mixed Kalasha and Muslim school built by the Agha Khan Foundation.

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Kalasha People of Pakistan (14 of 18)
Chitral, Pakistan
By Jodi Hilton
01 Jul 2008

Kalash girls wearing veils while attending public school in Brun Village.

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Kalasha People of Pakistan (5 of 18)
Chitral, Pakistan
By Jodi Hilton
01 Jul 2008

A Kalasha family on the porch of their home, Brun village.

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Kalasha People of Pakistan (3 of 18)
Chitral, Pakistan
By Jodi Hilton
01 Jul 2008

Kalash settlement, built into steep valley walls, where one home’s roof is another home’s patio. Bumburet Valley.

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Kalasha People of Pakistan (2 of 18)
Chitral, Pakistan
By Jodi Hilton
01 Jul 2008

Zarifa, a Kalash teacher, instructing music and dance, Kalasadur School, Bumburet Valley.

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Faces of Somalia 02
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
29 May 2008

Little girl in a camp for displaced persons receives training in awareness of landmines and unexploded ordnance in a school in Baidoa

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Faces of Somalia 01
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
12 May 2008

Students receive training in awareness of landmines and unexploded ordnance in a school in Baidoa