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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Women walking towards the rally venue in Islamabad. 9th May was the final day of election campaigning in Pakistan before elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

A women walks into the rally venue with her children in Islamabad. Thousands of people attended this vital and last rally of Imran Khan's PTI before elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

A PTI supporter in a rally addressed by former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan in Islamabad.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Thousands of people attended an election rally held by PTI in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the former cricketer and chairman of PTI addressed his followers via video link from his hospital bed.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Workers and supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI gathered in Islamabad for a final election rally before the general elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Former cricketer turned politician and chairman of PTI addresses thousands of supporters in Islamabad as final part of his nationwide campaign for general elections 2013.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Islamabad was the venue for the final election rally of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI on Thursday night. It was the final day for campaigning and all political parties organized big rallies across the country.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf wave their party flags in the final election rally held in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the chairman of PTI addressed the crowd via video link from his hospital bed in Lahore. He was injured in an accidents two days ago while on election campaign.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Imran Khan's PTI party staged a huge election rally in Islamabad on Thursday night. PTI is a very popular political party in Pakistan among youngsters.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

A PTI supporter waves the party flag as people hurry to reach the rally venue in Islamabad. The big gathering in the capital was a final part of the election campaign before general elections on 11th May.

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Transgender election candidate Lubna ...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Sidra, an election campaign assistant to Lubna Laal tries to convince a woman to vote for Lubna in Jhelum, Punjab.

46 years old Lubna Laal and Sidra roam around in streets of Jhelum, a city in North Punjab, distributing pamphlets and posters to housewives shopkeeper and common folk. The pamphlets contain Lubna Laal's election manifesto and her posters have a very beautiful and serious Lubna Laal posing as a politician. But its not an ordinary election campaign, Lubna Laal is a transgender and she is running for elections on a provincial assembly seat.

Lubna Laal's original name is Mujahid Kamran and she was born and raised in inner Jhelum city. She left house at an early age and did some schooling. Her main source of income like most transgenders in Pakistab was dancing in weddings and newborn baby celebrations. Now 46, Lubna has left dancing and now manages few other younger transgenders and lives with them in a small house in suburbs of Jhelum city.

Lubna Laal is very popular among housewives of inner Jhelum and equally loved by shopkeepers in bazaars of Jhelum. She says this popularity is because she's been working in these areas since a long time.

Lubna says the response to her campaign has been very positive and people have appreciated her hard work and passion. She aspires to become a provincial assembly member in the coming days. Her manifesto included program to educate transgender community and bring them in the mainstream.

Jhelum is a small city in north of densely populated Punjab province of Pakistan. It is home to very powerful and influential politicians who have no shortage of support and money.

Lubna Laal is very hopeful that she will give these politicians a tough time and that people of Jhelum will support her.

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Transgender election candidate Lubna ...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Election campaign stickers on walls of a street in Jhelum, Punjab. Transgender Lubna Laal is contesting election against experienced politicians who have no shortage of funds or political backing.

46 years old Lubna Laal and Sidra roam around in streets of Jhelum, a city in North Punjab, distributing pamphlets and posters to housewives shopkeeper and common folk. The pamphlets contain Lubna Laal's election manifesto and her posters have a very beautiful and serious Lubna Laal posing as a politician. But its not an ordinary election campaign, Lubna Laal is a transgender and she is running for elections on a provincial assembly seat.

Lubna Laal's original name is Mujahid Kamran and she was born and raised in inner Jhelum city. She left house at an early age and did some schooling. Her main source of income like most transgenders in Pakistab was dancing in weddings and newborn baby celebrations. Now 46, Lubna has left dancing and now manages few other younger transgenders and lives with them in a small house in suburbs of Jhelum city.

Lubna Laal is very popular among housewives of inner Jhelum and equally loved by shopkeepers in bazaars of Jhelum. She says this popularity is because she's been working in these areas since a long time.

Lubna says the response to her campaign has been very positive and people have appreciated her hard work and passion. She aspires to become a provincial assembly member in the coming days. Her manifesto included program to educate transgender community and bring them in the mainstream.

Jhelum is a small city in north of densely populated Punjab province of Pakistan. It is home to very powerful and influential politicians who have no shortage of support and money.

Lubna Laal is very hopeful that she will give these politicians a tough time and that people of Jhelum will support her.

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Onyeka Onwenu, Pioneer Musician
Lagos, Nigeria
By Preditor Push
17 Apr 2013

Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian singer, actress and politician. In 2006 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a supporting role.
She is currently the chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture. She is also a judge on the Nigeria X factor. I interviewed Onyeka on why Nigerian music industry and film industry are not marrying to create better soundtracks for Nollywood films.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (1 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh addresses a mass meeting organized by the opposition parties to bring down the UCPN(M) led government in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013.

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The prime minister of Georgia Bidzina...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions of representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the prime minister talked about the State Budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The prime minister has also talked about the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili also talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Bidzina Ivanishvili "I shall not be t...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Bidzina Ivanishvili "I shall not be t...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Bidzina Ivanishvili "I shall not be t...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (9 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Angela Merkel
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
04 May 2012

Germany, Hamburg, 04.05.2012, Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks on seniors day at the Hamburg Fair (CCH).