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Eid Ul Adha Preparation in Karachi, P...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
08 Aug 2019

Pakistanis are preparing to celebrate Eid ul Adha on August 12. "Everyone is busy nowadays preparing for Eid ul Adha, buying a good animal to sacrifice. Eid al-Adha. Feast of the Sacrifice, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
05 Aug 2019

Transporter delivering services at its peak during the month of Eid ul Adha as Muslims purchasing sacrificial animals from the Animal Stock Market from the Outskirts of Metropolitan City, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
05 Aug 2019

Transporter delivering services at its peak during the month of Eid ul Adha as Muslims purchasing sacrificial animals from the Animal Stock Market from the Outskirts of Metropolitan City, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
05 Aug 2019

Boy sitting near sacrificial cow as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
05 Aug 2019

Fodder vendor cutting grass for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
05 Aug 2019

Children playing with their Sacrificial goat as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
05 Aug 2019

Young girl showing her affection with sacrificial goat as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
04 Aug 2019

Fodder grabbing sack of grass for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
04 Aug 2019

Fodder vendor selling foddering goods and displaying jewelry for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
04 Aug 2019

Fodder vendor cutting grass for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
04 Aug 2019

Fodder vendor Weighting grass for customers as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
04 Aug 2019

Customer purchasing Fodder for his sacrificial cow at makeshift Stall where vendor selling foddering goods and displaying jewelry for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Aging in Place 12
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
30 Nov 2013

After earning selling a few meals to neighbors, Munah Smith prepares to go to the store for soap and dried cowpeas. She says she has been told she was born in 1930, but she doesn’t really know her birthday. Park Hill, Staten Island, October 2015.

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Aging in Place 13
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
30 Nov 2013

A portrait of Munah Smith on her way back to her apartment after shopping for groceries in the Park Hill neighborhood of Staten Island. Through the help of family, temporary tenants and selling home-cooked food she scrapes by.

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Aging in Place 22
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
19 Nov 2013

Mr. Ge and his wife Liu receive a free dental check-up and voucher from NYU's School of Dentistry. Brooklyn, New York 2015

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Aging in Place 23
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
19 Nov 2013

In an otherwise young city where the median age is 29-years-old, the aging population is increasingly overlooked. Of New York CityÕs more than 8 million residents, over 1 million are 60 years or older. Almost half are immigrants with specific language and cultural needs. Spurred by the immigration boom of the 1980s and 1990s, the challenges this growing population contends with reveals critical issues concerning access to health care and quality of life for a graying New York City. Brooklyn, New York 2015

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Aging in Place 24
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
19 Nov 2013

An AMPHS volunteer answers clients' questions. Hewitt Chiu says they have to take time with each client to piece together a patient history for many have no documents. Brooklyn, New York 2015

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Aging in Place 25
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
19 Nov 2013

Another patient, 65, who did not want to be identified (Ms. Chen Lee Fong), was seeking an AlzheimerÕs test and said she had read about AMPHS in the newspaper. Though she has Medicaid, she says she still hasnÕt found a culturally competent primary care physician that is in close proximity to her, even though 70% of Sunset Park is Chinese speaking. Clinics like this she said saved her time and money. And stress: ÒThere is no help for us,Ó she says, Òif I am in crisis I have to go all the way to the hospital in Chinatown and thatÕs not good. There have been times when I feel I am not understood.Ó Brooklyn, New York 2015

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Aging in Place 03
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
18 Nov 2013

A resident at Serviam Gardens takes the catwalk modeling a handmade dress.

"In my area of work it's mainly immigrants," says Gloria, "Americans donÕt seem to want those jobs. But in my country we take care of our old, so it makes sense for me."

Gloria sees reason behind the differences though: "In Jamaica, one person might work while the others tend to the home, so someone can take care of a grandmother. Here, you might have two people having to work, sometimes far way, so I understand that you canÕt always take care of those at home."

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Aging in Place 04
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
18 Nov 2013

Gloria murray, 66, models a handmade skirt at a fashion show at Serviam Gardens. After a house fire in 2010, still unresolved, Gloria spent two years navigating the shelter system. "I moved to three different spaces," she says. "Drugs, pimps, the whole lot. I finally went to Safe Horizons' office and told them: ÒThe places you guys are sending us, do you ever go there and go and look at where theyÕre putting us? You pay a lot of people but you donÕt go there and see where theyÕre putting us. And I started to cry."

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Aging in Place 01
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
17 Nov 2013

Gloria Murray, 66, in her apartment in the Bronx on the day she received her citizenship . Ms. Murray says she came to the US in 1986 leaving behind her children and life to make their lives better. "When I left for the US my youngest son was one year old.I did live-in home care starting at $3/hr. and sent everything home to my three sons and three daughters. It was a rough time. You cry night and day. While youÕre eating, youÕre crying. While youÕre working, youÕre crying. But God saw me through. Immigrants make BIG sacrifices." Bronx, New York, October 2015.

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Aging in Place 02
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
17 Nov 2013

"I was able to bring some of my children here: one, my eldest daughter lives in Yonkers; two are married and live in Pittsburgh. In Jamaica, they would not have had the opportunities they do here. Unfortunately I lost one of my boys: They say it was an accidental shooting, but you know… I pray, but everywhere I go [his death] is there. He was 21-years-old. I don’t blame America, it was gun violence. You have it in Jamaica. What I never experienced in Jamaica was racism." New York, October 2015.

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Aging in Place 15
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
17 Nov 2013

Felicita Chevalier sits in her bedroom. An activist and immigrant she is one of many seniors living at Serviam Gardens, which was set aside as housing for low income seniors in the borough. Eighty percent of Serviam residents earn less than fifty percent of the Federal Low Income Level and the majority are immigrants.Bronx, New York 2015

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Aging in Place 05
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
13 Nov 2013

Munah Smith at home. In an otherwise young city where the median age is 29-years-old, the aging population is increasingly overlooked. Of New York CityÕs more than 8 million residents, over 1 million are 60 years or older. Almost half are immigrants with specific language and cultural needs. Spurred by the immigration boom of the 1980s and 1990s, the challenges this growing population contends with reveals critical issues concerning access to health care and quality of life for a graying New York City. Staten Island, October 2015

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Aging in Place 06
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
13 Nov 2013

Munah Smith, an immigrant from Liberia, sits in the living room of her apartment in the Park Hill neighborhood of Staten Island with Blessing, the daughter of a young couple currently living with Munah, stands beneath her.
The Park Hill neighborhood is home to the largest Liberian community outside Liberia, an African country founded by freed American slaves in the 1840s. Many Liberians fled their country due to The Liberian Civil War that took place from 1986-1997. Munah lost both her husband and later her son to the conflict.
Staten Island, October 2015

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Aging in Place 07
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
13 Nov 2013

Ms. Smith finds an outlet through her spirituality. She attends the nearby First Trinity Baptist Church, a small storefront church where many new comers and elders of the Liberian community go to worship and connect with each other. Staten Island, October 2015

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Aging in Place 08
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
13 Nov 2013

Munah sits with the Deacon of the First Trinity Baptist Church. Staten Island, October 2015

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Aging in Place 09
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
13 Nov 2013

Munah heads back to her apartment after church service. Staten Island, October 2015

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Aging in Place 10
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
13 Nov 2013

The First Trinity Baptist Church is one of many small storefront churches that keep the Liberian community connected socially, culturally and spiritually. Staten Island, October 2015

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Aging in Place 11
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
13 Nov 2013

A detail of her hands, which were tattooed as a young girl in Liberia.

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Aging in Place 19
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
14 Sep 2013

As Nirmala got older, she realized many seniors in her community were not adjusting to aging outside of India well. She decided to start a senior group to preserve cultural activities like singing cooking and prayer in a social setting to help curb isolation and depression among her peers. Queens, New York 2015

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New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
14 Sep 2013

In an otherwise young city where the median age is 29-years-old, the aging population is increasingly overlooked. Of New York CityÕs more than 8 million residents, over 1 million are 60 years or older. Almost half are immigrants with specific language and cultural needs. Spurred by the immigration boom of the 1980s and 1990s, the challenges this growing population contends with reveals critical issues concerning access to health care and quality of life for a graying New York City. Queens, New York 2015

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Aging in Place 21
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
14 Sep 2013

Nirmala says good-bye to participants in her senior group. Queens, New York 2015

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Aging in Place 16
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
07 Sep 2013

Lubov came to the US to take care of her dying mother and to escape the increase of anti-Semitism in St. Petersburg, Russia. Upon arriving in New York she spoke no English and was terrified by the responsibility that had been placed upon her as the primary caregiver to her mother. Today she enjoys translating Russian poetry to english.

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Aging in Place 17
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
07 Sep 2013

Lubov signing karaoke at home. Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York July 2015

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Aging in Place 18
New York, USA
By Dana Ullman
05 Sep 2013

Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York July 2015

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Eid in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
26 Oct 2012

A man lies atop many slaughtered sheep in preparation of the Eid el-Adha celebration that was supposed to see a ceasefire in late October.

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Eid preparation in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
26 Oct 2012

A child stands in front of several slaughtered sheep in preparation of the Eid el-Adha holiday in Aleppo. The child lost several relatives in the past months due to the fierce fighting taking place in his hometown.

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Skyrocketing Food Prices Ahead Of Mus...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
25 Oct 2012

Skyrocketing prices hit Egyptians ahead of the big Muslim holiday, the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid Al-Adha), particularly the prices of meat, vegetables and fruits, which Egyptians buy in exceptionally large quantities on this occasion.

Muslims in Egypt and worldwide buy sacrificial animals, whether a cow, ram, goat, etc, to slaughter on the first day of the Feast, known by Muslims as Eid, but those who cannot afford it just buy meat to cook and share with family members.

The kilogram of meat used to vary from 35 to 40 Egyptian pounds, but on these days it has exceeded 70 pounds, which is not affordable by a lot of Egyptians, 40% of which live under poverty line. [1 USD = 6.1 EGP]

Egyptian butchers complain that the difficult financial conditions of the people reflected in their selling.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Abdel-Tawwab, butcher, store owner:
“Selling is very weak and things are very quiet. The difficult financial conditions affect everything, the people and the market.”

Rising prices didn’t stop at meat, but the prices of vegetables and fruits also recorded notable increase.

Some vegetable and fruit sellers say that the Eid eve used to be a prime selling season before the revolution, and that this year the selling on this day is just like other days.

Egyptian customers now reduce the quantities of food they used to buy for such an occasion, whether it is meat, fruits or vegetables.

Some see that food prices are incredibly higher this year while others see that they are reasonable.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Fatima, woman, customer at the marketplace:
“Whether it is on Eid days or ordinary days, Food prices have become very expensive. It’s rather too expensive.”

A few hours before the big Muslim holiday kicks off, Egyptians, 90% of whom are Muslims, hope that the new president and his government fulfill their promises regarding improving people’s standard of living and financial conditions, boosting economy and reducing poverty.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 25, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 25, 2012
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot, a bridge and traffic in Cairo
2. Various shots at a butcher’s, butchers chopping and slicing meat, a customer waiting
3. Various shots of cows at a stockyard
4. Pan right, a man dragging a cow
5. Various shots of sheep at a stockyard in the street
6. Various shots of customers at a butcher’s
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Abdel-Tawwab, butcher, store owner:
“Selling is very weak and things are very quiet. The difficult financial conditions affect everything, the people and the market.” 8. Various shots of a marketplace of vegetables and fruits
9. Various shots of fruits displayed for sale on stands in the marketplace, including peaches, pineapples, mangoes, etc
10. Various shots of a fruit seller
11. Various shots of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and other vegetables displayed for sale in the marketplace
12. Various shots of the vegetable seller
13. Long shot, people walking around at the marketplace
14. Various shots of a marketplace of vegetables and fruits displayed for sale
15. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Fatima, woman, customer at the marketplace:
“Whether it is on Eid days or ordinary days, Food prices have become very expensive. It’s rather too expensive.” 16. Pan right, an old man buying something at the marketplace
17. Long shot, people walking around at the marketplace