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Loi Krathong Festival 18
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
25 Nov 2015

Fireworks and sky lanterns mix in the sky during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Bangkok's Erawan Shrine Explosion Scene
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

On August 17, 2015,  an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.
Security officials immediately secured the area to conduct investigations and ensure public safety and security. Emergency services and first aid responders were on the scene and those injured were given full medical attention.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 01
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Security officials at scene of the bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 02
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Security officials at the scene of a motorcycle bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 03
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Thai police officers check pieces of glass stained with blood at the bomb scene in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 04
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Special police forces investigate the explosion scene in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 05
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

An advertising billboard damaged by the explosion in downtown Bangkok.
On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Security forces and special investigation police officers at the explosion scene in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 07
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Special police forces investigate the place of the explosion at the Erawan Shrine, in Bangkok, Thailand. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 08
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Special police forces investigate the explosion scene of motorcycle bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 09
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Scene of the motorcycle bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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At Hospital After Erawan Shrine Bomb
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

A bomb went off inside the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand, on 17 August, 2015, killing 20 people and injuring another 125. Injured were transferred to the Police Station Hospital.

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Bomb in the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

A bomb went off inside the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand, on 17 August, 2015, killing 20 people and injuring another 125.

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The Power of Sport
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
10 Jul 2015

In a world where differences and divisions often drive people apart, sport brings people together. Sport overcomes cultural, social, and political barriers, providing an opportunity for dialogue and positive human interaction.

Transterra Media has the world of sports covered, from the fighting Cholitas of Bolivia, to the female boxers of Calcutta, and more.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 01
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The female elephant Mosha with her Mahout.
The conductor often spends his life with the elephant and earns his life with it.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 02
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The FAE Hospital was set up in 1993. It is the first in the world. Donations from the public and different institutions throughout the world help cover the high costs.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 03
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The hospital founder, Soraida Salwala, taking care of Mosha while the doctor take a mold of her foot.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 04
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Motala was the first elephant who arrived at the hospital with a landmine injury in 1999. News of her injury drew international attention and raised enough donations for FAE to develop a strategy on how to treat elephant landmine victims.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 05
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Mosha's and Motala's casts for the new prosthetic limbs that will be developed by the team of doctor Derrick Campana, CEO of Animal Orthocare in Virginia, USA.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 06
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Soraida Salwala whispers to the elephants of her hospital as if they were her own kids.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 07
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Dr Derrick Campana and the vets from FAE cover Mosha's limb with fiberglass gauzes to create the cast for the mold of her new prosthesis.

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Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Mosha and her mahout relax after the vets made her cast. The white powder still on her body.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 09
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

A local assistant helps Dr Derrick Campana writing technical infos on the new cast.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 10
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Motala is now 55 years old. She is the old lady of the hospital and is highly respected by other elephants of the FAE centre.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 11
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Vets and assistants fit Mosha with her old artificial limb she will still use until she gets the new one.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 12
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Elephants are the biggest animals Dr Derrick Campana has created an artificial limb for. He worked on llamas, cows and all kind of pets before.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 13
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Mosha walks with her old artificial limb. She was only 7 months old when she stepped on a landmine. After surgey at the hospital she still could not walk and let herself fall into depression. The new limb brought her back to life.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 14
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The hospital founder Soraida Salwala walking around the hospital and showing the facilities to some guests.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 15
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

FAE hospital provides free medical care elephants with a wide range of problems: from gunshot wounds to drug addiction for those elephants who have been exploited in the illegal logging industry.

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Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Boy is 26 and has spent his last 16 years with Faa, a female elephant. Together they work in a camp and teach other mahouts how to conduct these animals.

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Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The FAE centre provides care, accommodation and food to the mahouts. Usually, the treatments last for longtime and elephants and conductors have to spend long periods of time at the Hospital, far from their homes.

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Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

A worker is preparing the food for on Elephant at the Lampang hospital. Managment costs of the hospital, including treatments and food for the animals, are around US$ 30,000 per month.

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Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Through the years, many vet students from Chiang Mai University have come to the Lampang Elephant hospital to do their internships.

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Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Staff from the hospital prepare a patient to get a drip on the ear. Elephants often come from the Thai-Myanmar border, mostly from Karen and Shan regions where these animals are still used in daily life as carriers.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 21
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

An intravenous feed in the back of the ear of an elephant with strong dehydration problems is glued to its skin and secured with tape.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 22
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Elephants are gluttons and would eat all day if allowed to. Their diet at the hospital has to be stricktly controlled.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 23
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The drip-feed has to be set higher than the animal. Vets and assistants need to climb ladders to reach a proper height.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 24
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Soraida Salwala is now 60. She is been having health issues but is still fighting for elephants rights.

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Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Elephants are gluttons and would eat all day if allowed to. Their diet at the hospital has to be strictly controlled

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Wherever They Are, We Are
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
19 Jun 2015

The image of the masked protestor, with their fiery eyes and fist in the air is one of the most iconic images in popular culture. This character has become romanticized, demonized, idolized, and oftentimes misunderstood. The upheaval that has taken place around the world, especially in the last four years, has both reinforced and broken this stereotype.

But who are those who take to the streets? Why do they do it? What do they want?

A procession of women in Nigeria, marching together with placards reading “Bring Back Our Girls”, has a considerably different tone than the charged clashes between riot police and anarchists in Greece. A candlelight vigil held by journalists in Lebanon in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo does not have the same risk of deadly violence as villagers and farmers confronting trigger-happy gunmen in Syria. And a group of concerned citizens voicing their discontent with the privatization of a public beach does not have the same high social and political stakes as those trying to overthrow an authoritarian regime.

However, despite vast differences in context and situation, those who take to the streets often share a common drive to stand up for ideas they believe in. For many, there is a common belief that by taking to the streets and making their voices public, they can influence change in their world.