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Children, victims of Syria's war (11 ...
Azaz, Syria
By Ryan Heughn Jacobs
15 Mar 2013

Children play with a skipping rope in Azaz refugee camp. With 35% of Syria's population under the age of 14, what happens to them now will determine Syria's future.

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Children, victims of Syria's war (10 ...
Azaz, Syria
By Ryan Heughn Jacobs
14 Mar 2013

A young girl is accompanied by her mother in Bab al Salam refugee camp, Azaz. With 35% of Syria's population under the age of 14, what happens to them now will determine Syria's future.

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Children, victims of Syria's war (9 o...
Azaz, Syria
By Ryan Heughn Jacobs
14 Mar 2013

A young boy in Azaz refugee camp is reprimanded by his older brother for not doing what he was told as his friends play football in the background on land that will soon be filled by more refugees as Syria's Civil War enters its third year. With 35% of Syria's population under the age of 14, what happens to them now will determine Syria's future.

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Children, victims of Syria's war (7 o...
Azaz, Syria
By Ryan Heughn Jacobs
14 Mar 2013

A Syrian boy walks between tents in the dank smoke filled wharehouse section of Azaz refugee camp on his way to collect water for his family. With 35% of Syria's population under the age of 14, what happens to them now will determine Syria's future.

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Children, victims of Syria's war (4 o...
Azaz, Syria
By Ryan Heughn Jacobs
14 Mar 2013

A young girl in Azaz refugee camp poses infront of her father(L) who lost his leg last year when a rocket hit their home in Aleppo. With 35% of Syria's population under the age of 14, what happens to them now will determine Syria's future.

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Children, victims of Syria's war (2 o...
Azaz, Syria
By Ryan Heughn Jacobs
14 Mar 2013

A group of Syrian refugee boys play marbles on land which is being prepared for the expected influx of more refugees as Syria's war enters its third year. With 35% of Syria's population under the age of 14, what happens to them now will determine Syria's future.

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Children, victims of Syria's war (1 o...
Azaz, Syria
By Ryan Heughn Jacobs
14 Mar 2013

A young girl sits in the dirt in Azaz Refugee Camp. As refugee numbers increase, conditions deteriorate. With 35% of Syria's population under the age of 14, what happens to them now will determine Syria's future.

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Daily Life In Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
03 Mar 2013

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Daily life in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh from the view of a cycle-rickshaw.
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Daily Life In Dhaka's Garbage Dumps
West Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
03 Mar 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh-March 3, 2013
In West Agargaon area, near central Dhaka, tens of children, together their families, recycle things from the garbage dump in order to sell it to the people living in the same area.
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Island Of Twins
Alabat Island, Philippines
By U.S. Editor
02 Mar 2013

There are around sixty pairs of twins living in a small town on Alabat Island. Eudosia and Antonia, who will be turning 82 next year, are the oldest, while the five month-old babies, Jane and Joy, are the youngest pair on the island.

According to the mayor, the population of the island is composed of 4% of twins of the 12,039 residents of their town. When he and his wife migrated to the island in 1980s they were amazed that the island had so many twins. Even the former mayor of the island had a twin brother. Town folks were shocked when they thought they'd seen that the dead mayor brought back to life, but later learnt that the former mayor has a twin brother.

No studies have been conducted on the island to investigate why the number of twins in this small town is growing. According to a study conducted between 1996 to 2006, the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecologic Society found out that there was a 182% increase in multiple pregnancies in 35 year-old women due to the use of fertility drugs. Due to the remoteness of the island and the limited access to fertility drugs, other influences could be considered such as inheritance of twinning or the food intake of mothers.
According to Wikipedia, Yoruba in South Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world, with 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per 1,000 live births, possibly because of high consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to release an egg from each side.
The main source of sustenance on the island is farming and fishing. According to the oldest midwife in the island, heredity is the major culprit of twinning in the island, and so far, their island has the highest population of twins in the entire Philippines.

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Daily Life In Kibera Slum, Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
By U.S. Editor
28 Feb 2013

Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, 28 February 2013.

Kibera is a slum in Nairobi, the biggest in Africa. According to the datas of the Kenya Population and Housing Census (2009) Kibera is composed by twelve villages with a total population of about 170,000 people. Other statistics talk about 800,000 people living in the slum (2006 - Mike Davis, a well known expert on urban slums); International Housing Coalition (2007 - IHC) talked about more than half a million people and UN-Habitat had released many estimations, ranging between 350,000 and 1 million people (2013).

The name "Kibera" is derived from the Nubian and means "forest", the area in fact was a woodland.
It was established in 1912, when the British colonial government founded a settlement for 600 soldiers of the Nubian King's African Rifles regiment and their families.

In 1948, the worsening of hygiene conditions in Kibera led to the formulation of the first formal requests to dismantle the slums. This project was never brought to fruition, and the population of Kibera continued to grow, up to a real population explosion since the seventies.
Now it is an extreme poor settlement and the residents live in critical hygienic conditions: basic services don't exist, such as running water and electricity.
Water is collected from the Nairobi dam but it is not clean, and as a result it causes typhoid and cholera.
Toilet facilities don't exist too, as well as medical services: in Kibera there are no hospitals and only charity organizations help from this side.
In addition, glue sniffing and cheap drugs are an increasing problem that is affecting the population of the slum.

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Refugee Child
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A Syrian refugee child sits in the living area of a half-built apartment.

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Refugee Kitchen
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

This shared kitchen in a partially constructed apartment houses Syrian refugees. All the cooking utensils and cookware has been supplied by the local Lebanese community.

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Cham Fisher Folk Fear Their Future
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By U.S. Editor
23 Jan 2013

The Cham Muslim group has been living in Cambodia for hundreds of years, many subsisting as fishermen and women. But in Phnom Penh, where the peninsula divides the Mekong River from the Tonlé Sap River, many families are threatened by the development of a large hotel. The Sokha Hotel, under construction next to the pier, will have more than 450 rooms. The Cham Muslim community, many of whom don't own houses or land, fear that hotel management will force them to vacate. Where they will go, nobody knows.

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Cham fisher folk fear their future (1...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Kristof Vadino
23 Jan 2013

Cham fisher women repair the fishing nets daily. Most Cham families own two boats. One boat is used for fishing, the other serves as a house.

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Bangladesh Railway Slums 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Mais Istanbuli
20 Jan 2013

Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha, is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment, such as a lack of running water.

Dhaka currently has a population of 14 million people, which is expected to increase to 50 million by 2050. Approximately 400,000 newcomers enter the city each year, most of whom are environmental refugees. Over-populated slums are filled with these refugees who have no choice but to put up with the poor living conditions. Dhaka is now considered to be the fastest-growing city in the world. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

For more information: http://transterramedia.com/media/19374

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Italy under eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
31 Dec 2012

Angel Mauhay in his house. The building in which they live is located north of the city of Milan, the facade is brick color and looks in good condition, but the interior is crumbling, the stairs are steep and dark, inside the apartment passes a thin beam of light, the walls have a purplish color and electrical cables are discovered.

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KURDISH NOMADS
Turkey
By Mais Istanbuli
07 Dec 2012

Nomadic kurdish families that migrate around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats.

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MOURNING THE DISAPPEARED - Editor's P...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Editor's Picks
18 Nov 2012

On Saturday, November 17, a Lebanese Human Rights organization gathered families for a march from Beirut National Museum to Downtown Beirut in memory of the approximately 17,000 disappeared persons missing since the Lebanese civil war 30 years ago. Women sadly displayed photos of their disappeared loved ones, wishing to know whether their loved ones are still alive, or if not, if their remains can be returned for a family burial

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Walk for children of Syria (4 of 65)
Bologna, Italy
By Michele Pero
17 Nov 2012

Walk for Syrian children in Bologna, Italy, on November 17, 2012. Syrian people from all over the world meet up for a global walk for to drive the attention of the world to the condition of Syrian children left under the regime of Assad.

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Walk for children of Syria (6 of 65)
Bologna, Italy
By Michele Pero
17 Nov 2012

Walk for Syrian children in Bologna, Italy, on November 17, 2012. Syrian people from all over the world meet up for a global walk for to drive the attention of the world to the condition of Syrian children left under the regime of Assad.

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Walk for children of Syria (7 of 65)
Bologna, Italy
By Michele Pero
17 Nov 2012

Walk for Syrian children in Bologna, Italy, on November 17, 2012. Syrian people from all over the world meet up for a global walk for to drive the attention of the world to the condition of Syrian children left under the regime of Assad.

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Compassion Among The families Of The ...
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Over 17,000 people disappeared during the 1975-90 Lebanese Civil War. To date, the families of the disappeared continue to struggle for their right to know what happened to those who were taken from them, if they are still alive and, if it turns out that they have died, whether they can recover their remains.

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Lebanese Women Hold Pictures Of Missi...
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Saturday, November 17, in the memory of 30 years and 17,000 missing and disappeared persons in Lebanon's civil war, "Act for the disappeared," a Lebanese Human Rights association, organized a march with the families of the disappeared starting at Beirut National Museum and passing by three cemeteries where the state recognized them with mass graves. The march ended in Downtown near the Unesco area, joining the Lebanese families of war prisoners and abductees in Syria.

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A Forcibly Disappeared Person
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

In Lebanon most of the missing and disappeared are civilians. Many were kidnapped from their homes, from the streets, or at checkpoints controlled by militias or foreign troops.

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WAITING OUT THE AIRSTRIKES - Editor's...
Maarat al Numan, Syria
By Editor's Picks
12 Nov 2012

The people of Maarat al Numan comprise a city of 150,000 located strategically on Syria's main highway. Each dawn they leave the city to avoid airstrikes. Some do not escape the danger in time and hardworking neighbors try fervently to dig their bodies out of the rubble during the nighttime when the airstrikes pause.

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Waiting Out The Airstrikes
Maarat al Numan, Syria
By David Enders
07 Nov 2012

The people of Maarat al Numan comprise a city of 150,000 located strategically on Syria's main highway. Each dawn they leave the city to avoid airstrikes. Some do not escape the danger in time and hardworking neighbors try fervently to dig their bodies out of the rubble during the nighttime when the airstrikes pause.

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Protesters demand accountability for ...
Nogales, Sonora
By ST McNeil
02 Nov 2012

Protesters marched to the port of entry to demand justice for the slaying of a 16-year-old by US Border Patrol (Nov. 2, 2012, Nogales, Sonora).

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Women in Syria: Azaz Makeshift Refuge...
Azaz, Syria
By AnnaThereseDay
01 Nov 2012

Communities organize daily "protests" for children to keep up the spirits of those stranded at the Syrian-Turkish border

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MINORITIES IN GEORGIA - Editor's Pick...
Georgia
By Editor's Picks
23 Oct 2012

Many Georgian civilians were deported or fled their homes during the past century's conflicts and found refuge in other parts of the country or neighboring Central Asian countries. While some managed to start a new life, the majority of internally displaced people still struggle with housing and unemployment issues. In Tbilisi and other regions of Georgia, thousands of displaced families are claiming ownership rights to buildings they have occupied since the conflicts. In other cases families are returning to villages from where their parents were deported decades ago and face integrating into new communities.

Roma are one of the most stigmatized minorities of Georgia, associated with street vendors, beggars and in many cases thought of as thieves and swindlers.

Villagers cut meat for the Eid al Adha festival near the mosque in Talaveri village, populated mostly by ethnic Azerbaijanis.

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After the Friady prayer in Tbilisi mo...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Oct 2012

Roma beg at the entrance of Tbilisi mosque as worshipers are coming out after the end of the Friday prayer.

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After the Friady prayer in Tbilisi mo...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Oct 2012

Roma beg at the entrance of Tbilisi mosque as worshipers are coming out after the end of the Friday prayer.

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Punk is not dead
Jakarta, Indonesia
By Anne DELAISTRE
03 Oct 2012

Young Indonesians living a punk lifestyle are being persecuted by the "Sharia police" of the country. Many punks have recently been arrested in Banda Aceh, Indonesia's most devoutly Muslim province, purportedly to be re-educated. While human rights groups are concerned about the situation, the police say its only goal is to protect the punks from themselves and prevent them from bringing shame on their families.

In Jakarta, punks are reciting the Qur'an. Welcome among the Muslim punks.

A Jakarta, d'anciens punks font réciter le Coran à ceux qui, sous le voile, portent la crête. Bienvenue chez les punks musulmans.

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"Punk Muslim"
Jakarta, Indonesia
By Anne DELAISTRE
03 Oct 2012

Young Indonesians living a punk lifestyle are being persecuted by the "Sharia police" of the country. Many punks have recently been arrested in Banda Aceh, Indonesia's most devoutly Muslim province, purportedly to be re-educated. While human rights groups are concerned about the situation, the police say its only goal is to protect the punks from themselves and prevent them from bringing shame on their families.

PICTURED: In Jakarta, punks are reciting the Qur'an. Welcome among the Muslim punks.

A Jakarta, d'anciens punks font réciter le Coran à ceux qui, sous le voile, portent la crête. Bienvenue chez les punks musulmans.

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PUNK MUSLIM - Beirut Editor's Picks, ...
Jakarta, Indonesia
By Beirut Editor's Picks
02 Oct 2012

Young Indonesians living a punk lifestyle are being persecuted by the "Sharia police" of the country. Many punks have recently been arrested in Banda Aceh, Indonesia's most devoutly Muslim province, purportedly to be re-educated. While human rights groups are concerned about the situation, the police say its only goal is to protect the punks from themselves and prevent them from bringing shame on their families.

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Women in Syria, Azaz Makeshift Camps
Azaz, Syria
By AnnaThereseDay
02 Oct 2012

Organizers cross the border into "Free Syria" in order to deliver aid to those Syrians stuck outside of Turkey. In these makeshift camps, thousands of Syrians await a safe crossing into Turkey.

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Women in Syria, Azaz Children
Azaz, Syria
By AnnaThereseDay
02 Oct 2012

Organizers cross the border into "Free Syria" in order to deliver aid to those Syrians stuck outside of Turkey. Children play amidst the rubble of tanks and shelled civilian targets, stuck in Syria unable to enter Turkey.

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Into The World Of Muslim Punks
Banda Aceh, Jakarta Indonesia
By Anne DELAISTRE
02 Oct 2012

Young Indonesians living a punk lifestyle are being persecuted by the "Sharia police" of the country. Many punks have recently been arrested in Banda Aceh, Indonesia's most devoutly Muslim province, purportedly to be re-educated. While human rights groups are concerned about the situation, the police say its only goal is to protect the punks from themselves and prevent them from bringing shame on their families.

« Punk is not dead », en tout cas pas en Indonésie. Pourtant la police de la charia est à leurs trousses. Il y a quelques mois les gardiens de la vertu ont organisé une grande rafle à Banda Aceh. Une soixantaine de punks a été arrêtés, tondus et placés en centre de correction. Un seul objectif : les rééduquer pour leur « faire oublier leurs comportements déviants. » Que sont devenus les punks après leur lavage de cerveaux? D'autres à Jakarta emploient la méthode plus douce : pour les remettre dans le droit chemin, d'anciens punks font réciter le Coran à ceux qui, sous le voile, portent la crête. Bienvenue chez les punks musulmans.

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Punk is not dead in Indonesia
Jakarta Indonesia
By Anne DELAISTRE
02 Oct 2012

Young Indonesians living a punk lifestyle are being persecuted by the "Sharia police" of the country. Many punks have recently been arrested in Banda Aceh, Indonesia's most devoutly Muslim province, purportedly to be re-educated. While human rights groups are concerned about the situation, the police say its only goal is to protect the punks from themselves and prevent them from bringing shame on their families.

PICTURED: In Jakarta, punks are reciting the Qur'an. Welcome among the Muslim punks.

A Jakarta, d'anciens punks font réciter le Coran à ceux qui, sous le voile, portent la crête. Bienvenue chez les punks musulmans.