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The syrian nakba 32
Turkey
By adrian
14 Apr 2014

Samah, 29, Hama, 16 months, "My work and my home"

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The syrian nakba 34
Turkey
By adrian
14 Apr 2014

Somaya, 27, Damascus, 2 years, "Everything"

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The syrian nakba 43
Turkey, Turkey
By adrian
18 Mar 2014

Thaer, 40, Idlib, 1 year, "my own small country"

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Occupy Maidan 21
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Even though coal and wood is the only source of heat behind the barricades around the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine, many men are persisting outside at temperatures around -15°C for weeks.

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The FNB Durban Diwali Festival 2013 (...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
26 Oct 2013

Diwali (The festival of lights) is a five-day Hindu festival, the biggest of all Hindus holidays. Each of the four days is separated by different traditions with its own tale, legend and myth to tell.
Its origin can be traced back to ancient India; however, there are various legends pointing to the origin of Diwali.
One week before, Hindus from South Africa have a colorful float procession in the streets to announce the Festival of Diwali and share their traditions with other communities. Local and international cultural entertainments are brought to the visitors during a fair at the Old Durban Drive-In.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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The syrian nakba 33
Turkey
By adrian
14 Aug 2013

Samer, 34, Homs. 1 year 8 months. "My world was there"

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A laborer separates metal from soil with the help of a small magnet.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"Black and Bold"- A labourer holds out his discolored and calloused hands which have endured years of hard shifts at the metal polishing factory.

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25th Anniversary of the gas attack on...
Halabja, Iraq
By Antonio Zambardino
01 Mar 2013

HALABJA 1988-2013

On the 16th of March 1988, an Iraqi military strike hit the Kurdish town of Halabja with the greatest attack of chemical weapons ever used against a civilian population. The weapons used were a "cocktail" of mustard gas and the nerve agents sarin, tabun and VX. These chemicals drenched the skin and clothes of the targeted people, affected their respiratory tracts and eyes and contaminated their water and food.
But a generation later, the strike on Halabja is still killing people. An increasing number of children are dying each year of leukemia and lymphomas. The cancers are more frequent in children and teenagers in Halabja than elsewhere in Iraqi Kurdistan, and many people have aggressive tumors.
No chemotherapy or radiotherapy is available in this region. The attack has left thousands people wounded physiologically too. Some statues and monument in Halabja are based on the pictures taken on the day of the attack and often show dying people instead of triumphant men in a context of greatness.
The entire city carries this legacy on its shoulders.

Amhed Baker's hands. He was in Halabja the day of the attack, when the gas cleared out he helped around the city. Most of his body is affected by a skin condition. This is very common among the survivors.

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Sickness born out of poverty (7 of 8)
Kampong Chhnang Cambodia
By George Nickels
26 Jan 2013

One of the first signs of leprosy are pale patches on the skin. The fingers start to stiffen up and eventually without the proper medication lose the feeling as the nerves slowly die.

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Bedouin Settlement Near Israeli Housi...
Ma’aleh Adummim, West Bank
By javiervidela
06 Dec 2012

Hands of a Bedouin woman with her son. Women tend to marry very young, it is quite normal even marry before age 18.

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Embracing of dry toilets technology i...
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
By midakiarie
19 Nov 2012

1.1 billion people around the world defecate in the open, contaminating their environments and water sources besides spreading diseases like diarrhea, which kills 2,000 children less than 5 years old every day.

In Tanzania, only 10 per cent of her people have access to improved sanitation. Over 40 million of citizens in the Eastern Africa country do not have to improved sanitation.

6.5 million people in the country defecate in the open according to Unicef, causing illnesses related to poor hygiene that could have been avoided, and which costs the government millions of money that could otherwise be used for development.

NGOs are introducing dry toilets where modern sanitation facilities that require no water are built in homes and institutions with unreliable or no water supply.

Proponents of this project say the facility is a better option to many people in the world with many countries still facing water shortage problems.

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Hand washing
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
By midakiarie
16 Nov 2012

A boy washes his hands after visiting the toilet. It is recommended that one should wash hands using soap every time after visiting the toilet to avoid diseases related to poor hygiene.

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Women in Syria: Children hold bullets...
Azaz, Syria
By AnnaThereseDay
02 Oct 2012

Children hold handfuls of bullets in the liberated town of Azaz, which has sustained aerial bombardments for months.

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Qalandia Checkpoint
Ramallah
By Elo B
28 Jul 2012

Hands appear between fences. Palestinians wait to cross Qalandia checkpoint, the main checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem

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Palestinians wait at Qalandia checkpoint
Qalandia Palestine
By Elo B
27 Jul 2012

Palestinians wait to cross Qalandia checkpoint, one of the largest Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. This checkpoint is not located on a border recognized by international law but one between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

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A Palestinian man reads the Coran whi...
Qalandia Palestine
By Elo B
27 Jul 2012

Palestinians wait to cross Qalandia checkpoint, one of the largest Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. This checkpoint is not located on a border recognized by international law but one between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

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Palestinians wait at Qalandia checkpoint
Qalandia Palestine
By Elo B
27 Jul 2012

Palestinians wait to cross Qalandia checkpoint, one of the largest Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. This checkpoint is not located on a border recognized by international law but one between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

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Palestinians wait at Qalandia checkpoint
Qalandia Palestine
By Elo B
27 Jul 2012

Palestinians wait to cross Qalandia checkpoint, one of the largest Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. This checkpoint is not located on a border recognized by international law but one between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

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Palestinians wait at Qalandia checkpoint
Qalandia Palestine
By Elo B
27 Jul 2012

Palestinians wait to cross Qalandia checkpoint, one of the largest Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. This checkpoint is not located on a border recognized by international law but one between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

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The Herbawi Textile Factory (10 of 13)
Hebron, Palestine
By Elo B
18 Nov 2011

Herbawi Textile Factory, located in Hebron, is the only producer of the original koffiyeh in all of Palestine. The factory was founded in 1961 by Yasser Herbawi

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Dervishes of Prizren 26
Prizren, Kosovo
By Michele Pero
19 Apr 2009

Prizren, Kosovo. Rufaì sekt. Fakir dervishes celebrating the Newroz (Nevruz), the beginning of the new year with fakirism rituals. Dancing all togheter.

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Dervishes of Prizren 19
Prizren, Kosovo
By Michele Pero
18 Apr 2009

Prizren, Kosovo. Rufaì sekt. Fakir dervishes celebrating the Newroz (Nevruz), the beginning of the new year with fakirism rituals. Dervish's hands praying

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Dervishes of Prizren 24
Prizren, Kosovo
By Michele Pero
18 Apr 2009

Prizren, Kosovo. Rufaì sekt. Fakir dervishes celebrating the Newroz (Nevruz), the beginning of the new year with fakirism rituals. Playing drums to get trance before piercing.

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Dervishes of Prizren 25
Prizren, Kosovo
By Michele Pero
18 Apr 2009

Prizren, Kosovo. Rufaì sekt. Fakir dervishes celebrating the Newroz (Nevruz), the beginning of the new year with fakirism rituals. Playing drums to get trance before piercing.