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Despite the heat, thousands of Venezuelans congregated on Avenida Bolivar in downtown Caracas, to support and see Henrique Capriles Radonski's closing campaign speech.
Rescue personnel assist heatstroke victims at Henrique Capriles Radonski´s closing campaign speech on Avenida Bolivar, in downtown Caracas.
Mohamed Adbeeb Mohamed
‘When I was in the army, the army gave me house but they took it away when I left in 1988. After that, I rented a place. After the revolution I couldn’t afford rent anymore and I came here in November 2011. I live with my three sons, their wives, and children. There’s 16 of us in total. Bab Al Azizia's population is around 400 people.'
‘All of the people who live in the ruins of Bab Al-Azizia are good people. Many have seen a lot of suffering in their life but still persevere.’
Story: Egypt’s National Association for Change will boycott elections
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 5, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 5, 2013
Video Size: 69.7 MB
1. Pan left shot of the banner of the National Association for Change
2. Medium shot of all attendees standing a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs in the beginning of the press conference
3. Various shots of speakers and attendees during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khamis, a coordinator of the National Association for Change:
“The National Association for Change announces that it will boycott the upcoming comic parliamentary elections. The blood of our sons is more precious than running behind acrobatic seats in the new parliament.” 5. Medium shot of attendees during the press conference along with cameramen filming during the conference
6. Medium shot of Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union speaking during the conference
7. Close up shot of one of the attendees taking notes during the conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union:
“The Revolutionary Youth Union officially announces that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections with the consensus among all its members and its executive offices in Egypt’s different governorates. This decision is made to correct the track of the revolution. Actually, the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood lost its legitimacy after killing protestors and ignoring all the revolutionary demands in the political scene.” 9. Various shots of speakers and attendees during the conference
Egypt’s National Association for Change (NAC) announced on Tuesday, March 5, that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on April 22.
The NAC calls for a widespread boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections in order to fight for the rights of those killed and injured by government forces during recent clashes.
The NAC described the electoral process of being comic during which the competing will be for "acrobatics" seats, pointing out that participation in the elections will be continuation of the series of deception practiced by the Muslim Brotherhood under the banner of fake democracy.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khamis, a coordinator of the National Association for Change:
“The National Association for Change announces that it will boycott the upcoming comic parliamentary elections. The blood of our sons is more precious than running behind acrobatic seats in the new parliament.”
The NAC accused the elections also of being a trap that would pave the way for the establishment of a religious fascist state.
Earlier on Friday, the NAC declared that Morsi lost legitimacy after he violated the independence of the judiciary with his 22 November Constitutional Declaration, and further lost his credibility after his administration was involved with the abduction, torture and killing of protesters.
Spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union, Hamada el-Kashef attended the conference and declared that the union won’t participate at the parliamentary elections. They hold President Mohamed Morsi and his group the responsibility of violence used by security forces against protestors.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union:
“The Revolutionary Youth Union officially announces that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections with the consensus among all its members and its executive offices in Egypt’s different governorates. This decision is made to correct the track of the revolution. Actually, the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood lost its legitimacy after killing protestors and ignoring all the revolutionary demands in the political scene.”
The NAC decision to boycott came after the president refused to respond to the Nour Party’s initiative to reconcile with opposition political forces, or the National Salvation Front’s demands to dismiss the Cabinet, form a neutral body to monitor the elections, dismiss the prosecutor general and dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood, the statement continued.
The upcoming parliamentary elections will take place over four phases, starting on April 22.
End VCS item
IEBC Official empties a ballot box at Mitutini polling centre in Machakos for counting during the First Kenya's General Elections after the New Constitution.
People stand at the Mutituni polling centre in Machakaos as Rainbow forms during the voting in the Kenyan General Elections.
Voting takes place at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.
A voter gets a mark on the finger at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.
Nairobi as its rarely seen, deserted of traffic and people, as election day draws to a close and the 6pm curfew announced by the police approaches.
Elections officials prepare ballot boxes for voting in Nairobi during the General Elections in Kenya.
Kenyan shows purple finger after casting ballot at Westlands Primary polling station in 4 March elections
Kenyan has finger marked in purple by electoral clerk during voting at the Westlands Primary for the 4 March elections.
Kenyan has finger marked in purple by electoral clerk during voting in the 4 March elections.
Kenyan shows purple finger after casting ballot at the Westlands Primary in the 4 March Kenyan elections
Electoral official holds voter's baby at Westlands Primary polling station in Nairobi during elections.
A young Kenyan votes in the country's 4 March elections at the Westlands Primary polling station in Nairobi
Election clerk hands out ballots at the Westlands Primary polling station as Kenyans turn out to elect the country's fourth president
Guard jokes with voters at the Westlands Primary polling station as they prepare to cast their vote in the 4 March 2013 Kenyan election
A first time voter talks about his hopes for Kenya on election day 2013 at Uhuru Gardens Polling Station, Langata, Nairobi.
Voting at Uhuru Gardens Polling Station on the morning of the Kenyan Elections 4th March 2013
voter talks about his experience after voting at Uhuru Gardens Polling Station Langata, Nairobi.
A white couple goes to vote at the Westlands polling station in Nairobi Kenya
Kenyan men voting at the Westlands polling station in Nairobi, Kenya
A long forms at the Westlands polling station in Nairobi Kenya
Voters waiting for the polling station to open before dawn at Uhuru Gardens Primary Polling Station in Langata, Nairobi
Voters queued in an orderly and calm fashion from 4am outside Uhuru Gardens Primary School, Langata, Nairobi
4.30 am and queues already formed at the Paul Ngei Polling Station Langata, Nairobi
Elections in Kenya, 2013
Supporters of political parties rally on the day of elections, Nairobi, Kenya.
Thousands of people gathered in central Nairobi on Saturday to hear Kenya's presidential frontrunners offer their final pleas on the last day of campaigning.
Supporters of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta dressed in the party's red colors met in the capital's Uhuru Park.
Elections in Kenya
With a throng of supporters scrambling to get near the ex-president, Wednesday’s large-scale gathering was reminiscent of 2011, when in the midst of Yemen’s Youth Revolution, rival Friday demonstrations were held in Sana’a on a weekly basis: one for Saleh and the other for the pro-democracy protesters who sought an end to his 33-year-long presidency.
Some 100 Palestinians gathered outside Offer Prison, in solidarity with Palestinian security prisoners holding a hunger strike. Demanded the release of the prisoners and promised to continue fighting with that goal in mind. Israeli Police are on the ground to keep order.
0:00 - 0:50 :: May 19, 2014
Election campaigning in the streets.
0:51 - 6:27 :: Friday, January 18, 2013
6:27 - 19:26 :: Friday, January 25, 2013
Revolution Memorial 2013 and the clashes on that day .
19:26 - 29:31 :: Monday, January 28, 2013
Clashes between police and demonstrators around Cornish el Nile, burning police vehicles.
29:32 - 33:11 :: Friday, February 1, 2013
People take to the streets against the Muslim Brotherhood and police.
33:12 - 35:50 :: Friday, February 8, 2013
Demonstrators march to Tahrir Square in Talat Harab St.
35:51 - 36.29 :: Friday, March 22, 2013
Clashes in erupt in the el Mokatam district of Cairo between Muslim Brotherhood members supported by police and anti-Morsi demonstrators.
36:30 - 45:41 :: Friday, April 19, 2013
The last day of fighting Tahrir Square between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and anti-government demonstrators.
Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in various governorates Friday to denounce the constitutional declaration issued on 22 November, as well as the final draft of the constitution approved by the Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly.
Protesters say President Mohamed Morsy’s decrees grant him unprecedented powers and make him a new dictator. They say the constitution was approved hastily and without the consensus of different political and social powers.
Friday speech of Sheikh Isa Qassim, Bahrain 30 Nov, 2012.
General scenes for the prayers, chanting during the Sheikh speech.
Some translated points from the speech:
·The crisis in Bahrain is political, caused by the oppression. ·Political figures in the opposition denounce violence while the authorities are still using it with the protesters . · Inhuman violations are happening now in Mehazza after Al-Eker against peaceful people. ·Once again the authorities brutally arrest a girl from her house late at night. ·The authorities ban protests again in violation to the BICI and the international community recommendations. · After the opposition's non-violence document there should be a similar document from the authorities.
*Full speech and translation are upon request.
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's decision last week to stifle the Judiciary committee's ability to review presidential decisions caused mass protests in the streets of Cairo, and elsewhere.
Many Egyptians have become increasingly aggravated by Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood's moves to exert ever greater control of the direction of the government, seeing it as an affront to democracy and the efforts of a people who strove mightily late last year to overthrow former dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Morsi however, maintains that the decision was for the good of the Egyptian government and will not be permanent. Still, the decree feels to many like a power grab that could shift Egypt into a new and dangerous direction.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met on Wednesday, November 14, with the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton at the Presidential Palace in Cairo. The officials discussed possible programs aimed at increasing the cooperation between the EU and Egypt. Their talks focused largely on investments, tourism, international politics, and regional issues of common interest.
The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and President Assistant for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Essam El Hadad.
Morsi then met with the EU delegation, headed by Ashton, where they discussed political and economic issues affecting the country after the Arab Spring. They also discussed possible ways of finding a resolution to the Syrian conflict without foreign intervention, in addition to the Palestinian Cause.
After the meeting, the Egyptian President announced that the European Union has approved a five billion euro ($6.3 billion) 'support package' to Egypt over a two year period to be disbursed through the EU's finance institutions.
Ashton participated yesterday in the second meeting of EU-Arab foreign ministers over Syria, held at the Arab League in Cairo where she affirmed that the EU is highly supportive of democracy in “Arab Spring” countries.
STORY: Morsi, Ashton Discuss Ways of Increasing Cooperation between Egypt and EU
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 14, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 14, 2012
Video Size: 67.3 MB
1. Various external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and European Union's high representative for foreign affairs Catherine Ashton in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr
3. Various shots of President Mohamed Morsi meeting with the EU delegation headed by Catherine Ashton
4. Various shots of the EU delegation during the meeting
5. Wide external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo
Riot police stand ready on November 14 around 5 a.m. at the Interior Ministry Circle in Amman, Jordan. The greatly-reduced crowd from the earlier 2,000-strong protest decrying rises in fuel prices across the country, was dispersed by the police minutes later with a water cannon, and fleeing demonstrators were chased down and arrested.
A pro-government demonstrator holds Jordan's flag in front of a photo of King Abdullah II in the Interior Ministry Circle in Amman on November 14 in the early morning. Hours before, protestors tried to tear down this photo before being blocked by riot police. Hundreds of police numbered among the thousands of protestors that called for freedom, democracy, and even chanted for the fall of the regime.
On November 14 in the early morning, protestors gathered at the Interior Ministry Circle in Amman, Jordan, spurred by the rise of fuel prices country-wide. Hundreds of riot police surrounded the demonstrators, even from bridges above, who called for, among other things, the fall of the regime.