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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Giampietro Belotti a.k.a. "the Illinois Nazi". He became famous years ago for his funny activism, wearing the clothes of the Illinois Nazi from the movie "Blues Brothers".

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Girls refreshing their feet walking on the water in Victory square.

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

At the end of the demo, in Victory square, the presenter Giorgio Conti on stage.

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Vladimir Luxuria, first Italian transgender deputy in the Parliament.

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

A man masked as "Transexual Pope Francis"

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

African gay at the demo. In many places in Africa gay have no rights, some of them waiting for political refugee status.

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Italian Gay Pride
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Pictures from the national demonstration of Gay Pride, for the first time in Brescia.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Among Riace Marina and Riace Superiore are welcomed more than 400 immigrants and asylum seekers, so the country is also known as the hospitality city.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Bairan, 49, posing in front of the restaurant that helped to restructure. He is the immigrant with the longest presence in the small Calabrian town. He landed in 1998 along with 200 other Kurds just in front of the coast of Riace Marina.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Roberto Lucano, 89, is the father of the mayor of Riace. Despite didn't voted for Domenico Lucano in the first elections, now he recognizes all the goodness of a policy of integration and support for refugees.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Aiwa, 42, from Togo, working as an ecological operator in Riace. He survived the Rosarno shootings in the 2013 where he injured his leg.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

The mayor Domenico Lucano, at his third political office as mayor, was added in 2016 by Fortune magazine as one of the 50 most influential men of the world. He coined the phrased the expression "sweet hospitlity" to indicate the integration model of Riace.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Special Bonus that immigrants can use while waiting for the Europeans funds.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Ali, 28, he's in Riace from a year. He fought in Afghanistan as a sergeant with the US Army. Now he is in Italy as an asylum seeker.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Venancio, 60, has lived for 20 years in Riace Superiore and works at the prison of Locri as a house painter. He do not agree very much with the mayor Domenico policies and sees with skepticism the mediatic rise of Riace.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Lamin, 19, he came from Gambia to arrive in Libya and then in Sicily. From 3 months he and his friends will be moving in one of the houses made available by the administration of Domenico Lucano.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Domenico is one of the 70 Italian operators, he's working from one year and four months for Aquilone cooperative which takes care of the donkeys that are used for the recycling collection. To help him there are three African guys and a men from Kurdistan.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Raffaele, 64, is the historical memory of Riace. After having a bar in the town center, now he works as a farmer in the plots of land that have been redevelopment in the last few years through the terraces.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Roawda, ran away from the war in Somalia about 7 years ago. Arrived in Libya, after 2 days of sea crossing reached Lampedusa at first and then was transferred to Foggia for 6 months. She works full-time now in the glass laboratory of the association Città Futura.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Umme Kulsoom (on the left) in the association's pottery workshop Citt‡ Futura along with her assistantof Riace. Umme comes from Pakistan, she has 4 children and lives for 4 years in the city of hospitality.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Jalil is from Nigeria, he's 37 and lives happily in Riace from 1 year and 7 months.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

The carpentry workshop where he works. Fish, 24, from Eritrea. For almost a year in Riace, he has lived 9 months in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. It was rescued by the Coast Guard about a year ago, after three days of agony at sea trying to reach Sicily.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Antonio, 52, 40 years of work at the "Bar Gervasi" in the main square of Riace. Like many Riace inhabitants sees the arrival of immigrants in a positive way in his country.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Inside the embroidery workshop where Caterina, a volunteer of Citt‡ Futura (on the left) embroidered with Tahira, from Afghanistan and from two years in Riace with her two sons.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Sandro Lucano, 50, is the younger brother of the mayor. He along with other friends, helped to incorporate Domenico in the Civic List that elected him mayor. Sandro has three sons and is currently unemployed.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Mirella, 32, is a Romanian girl from 10 years lives in Riace. Before working in the bar of her husband in Riace, she was breeding cows in one of the Calabrian countryside. Now she has two wonderful sons aged 4 and 7 years: Cosimo and Maria Cosimina.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

The sewing workshop where Selma from Somalia work, Fthacuit from Eritrea and Zahra Afghanistan.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

Mohammed, 38, comes from Iran. From 4 months it works with restructuring the homes of immigrants in Riace.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

In Riace also live many under age children, for them there's an a football field and a playground that allow fun and active recreation, besides schools and many educational activities.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

An Eritrean boy carrying groceries on his bike through the streets of Riace.

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Riace
By Mike
11 Apr 2016

A view of Riace Superiore. Inside its village there are more than 30 houses given to families and to individual immigrants of all nationalities. Many people are worried about the future of the country, wondering until when it'll be possible to maintain this level of integration and development that is good for both immigrants and citizens of the small town.