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Tending the Funeral Pyres of Nepal
Kathmandu
By Rajan Zaveri
09 May 2015

Gyan Prasad Acharya has tended funeral pyres at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu for 30 years. Since a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, the Ghats, traditional spaces reserved for cremating the dead, at Pashupatinath Temple have been overwhelmed. The Ghats have gone from seeing 30 bodies cremated a day to hundreds. Every open space along the river has been taken up by survivors trying to bid their loved ones a final farewell.

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Bangladesh circus 17
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A young man that is responsible for maintaining the bamboo poles to keep the Wall of Death upright takes a break to help care for the children living among the Circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

An albino magician that has been traveling with the circus for years. An outcast from society, he fits in with the other unique individuals making an earning by talents and obvious physical differences.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Gambling, along with alcohol, is prohibited in Bangladesh but these men take the risks betting on a spinning wheel.

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Bangladesh circus 08
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A circus tent that is the temporary home of the female dancers and performers

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Bangladesh circus 10
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

An animal trainer does a small performance with his monkey under a tent. When the monkey is not performing, the owner must reprimand locals for taunting the animal.

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Bangladesh circus 13
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Boys and men crowd to the ticket booth to purchase entrance to the Wall of Death.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A Hijra performer (transsexual) resting behind the stage after a singing performance under a tent of all men.

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Bangladesh circus 04
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Men make attempts to avoid purchasing tickets to watch a performance.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A boy builds toys for sale in the traveling circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A belly dancer takes a moment to catch her breath after a performance. She lives among the circus absent from her husband and one child.

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Bangladesh circus 15
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A man plays a drum set to accompany a singer under a tent in the traveling Bangladesh circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A belly dancer performs provocatively among a full tent of men and boys. Some audience members attempt to grab her attention but rather distracting the men from the main performance.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Men await for the final ride of the motorbike stunt riders along the Wall of Death, also known as a silodrome.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Ticket sellers count the cash for the days tickets while discussing with spectators when the next day's performance will begin.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Spectators leave the circus for the evening, walking down some of the most hazardous roads in the world. Up to 70%of roadside accidents in Bangladesh involve pedestrians with over 21,000 deaths reported in 2012.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Excitement is obvious in every spectator along the Wall of Death.

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Bangladesh circus 07
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Families and friends enjoy time on a ferris wheel propelled by two men at the base pushing it through.

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Bangladesh circus 09
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Families take moments at the edge of the circus and await their family members that are spectators at other events.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

An circus trainer rides his elephant up and down the roads of Bangladesh collecting cash tolls.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

A Wall of Death rider grabs for a 10 Taka note. This stunt rider has been riding for nearly 10 years without any accidents.

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Bangladesh circus 02
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Two young women exit, precariously, down the steps from the Wall of Death.

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SPLA: We did not attack on the humani...
Rubkona, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
15 Jan 2014

UN soldier talking on a Walkie Talkie near Rubkona Airport.

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SPLA: We did not attack on the humani...
Rubkona, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
15 Jan 2014

Peacekeeping force from Mongolia guarding Rubkona airport.

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Lebanese for Syrians
Arsal, Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
21 Dec 2013

A small group of Lebanese citizens in Beirut organized a Facebook page to bring awareness to the refugee issues in Lebanon, Lebanese for Syrians. The page became an avenue for Lebanese to donate and volunteer to help with the desperate displaced people in their country. In only a week, the page allowed the civil campaign to raised over $40,000 in donations and implement their first medical aid mission with a volunteer medical team in both the town of Arsal and beyond the Lebanese military borders into “no-mans-land” where displaced Syrians are living in makeshift shelters.

The organizer, Carol Maalouf, was overwhelmed to witness the amount of Lebanese willing to help Syrian refugees. This help is necessary, as the refugees in Arsal are preparing for what is being predicted by many to be one of Lebanon’s worst winters in decades. Thousands of these displaced people live in terrible conditions in a barely habitable area that separates Lebanon from Syria, and is subject to aircraft missile strikes, mortar fire and sporadic border clashes from the Syrian conflict, being fought less then a mile away.

The majority of the refugees in Arsal and surrounding areas are from Qusair and Qulamoun. Both of these towns are major conflict areas with constant clashes between the Syrian Army and the Opposition. The situation for these people is dire and they are in need of medical aid, shelters, food and clothing. The area is mostly populated with women and children without any medical aid or supplies from NGOs that do not enter the region, but rather stop at the last check point of the Lebanese Army. The Lebanese for Syrians initiative is quickly growing in influence with the help of social media and will continue to help and bring awareness to the Lebanese people through their fellow citizens.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 7
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

One of the designers, who asked his face not be shown, demonstrates a small robot meant to carry coffee around the hotel and can be controlled with a remote controlled glove.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 9
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

The builders have been renting out a small warehouse in the auto-repair district of Kilis. After telling the Turkish authorities that they are building a 'chocolate machine', they have worked relatively undisturbed.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 10
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

Using rendering software, the designers have been able to create detailed schematics of the robotic arms.

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Students Clash with Police in Bulgaria
Sofia,Bulgaria
By Nohad Ghayad
13 Nov 2013

Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.

Photos and Text by Georgi Kozhuharov

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Riots in Bulgaria(1of 10)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
11 Nov 2013
Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.                            
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Riots in Bulgaria(2 of 10)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
10 Nov 2013

Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.

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Los Habaneros 3
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
11 Sep 2013

An elderly lady points toward a portrait of revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos. This 78-year-old woman shares two small rooms with her son. The original stairs to their home collapsed completely and were replaced by a four meter-high, rickety, homemade staircase. Ten years ago, this woman fell down these stairs and broke her shoulder, hip and all of her front teeth.

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Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon Ex...
Tyre,Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
01 Aug 2013

"Fifty Syrian refugee children gathered to be taught rehabilitation through the Arts in Salafand refugee camp in Tyre, Lebanon. During this period, they were taught to express themselves in the realms of theatre, painting and arts and crafts. None of the children have continued their studies since they fled their countries for their lives. The average family size consists of five children. Although mothers are present for the most part, most of the fathers are either still at war, missing in action or deceased. During the 14-day workshop (August 1 - 14, 2013), the children were very open to talking about their stories of less, despair and rehabilitation. They were also very keen on being photographed and kept on insisting that I develop the pictures for them on the spot. It was difficult to explain to them that this was an impossible feat with a digital camera. The children ranged from ages 1 to 11 and spend their days playing in unfinished buildings near their decrepit camps. Their houses mainly consist on loose sheets held up by clothing pins, bit and pieces collected from construction sites and recycled containers. The NGOs involved in the making of the workshop were Sawa for Syria, the Civil Engineering Club of the American University of Beirut and the Naked Wagon."

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Bulgaria's Revolution
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Transterra Editor
22 Jul 2013

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet.

What sparked the unrest originally was the appointment of the representative of DPS (Movement of rights and freedom) Delyan Peevski as the head of the State Agency of National Security. Demonstrators then rallied against Plamen Oresharski’s cabinet, protesting openly against his media, which have been accused by the majority of the public of presenting the procession in his benefit. Because of the scandal involving the appointment of Peevski, President Rosen Plevneliev announced that he no longer trusts the Oresharski cabinet. Even after the removal of Delyan Peevski, the protests continued, still demanding the government’s resignation. Unprecedented in duration, people have now been in protesting for three consecutive months. The protests have been relatively peaceful, the activists by in large have been avoiding provocation and clashes with the police.

The journalist photographed people protesting, then in their every day life, to give a more in-depth look at the people behind the Bulgarian unrest. Borislav Popov, who decided to stay in Bulgaria rather than live abroad, believes that "we have to learn that we are the ones that are responsible for our lives and we can’t keep complaining that communism, our parents, or our employers are at fault; we have to take responsibility for our actions."

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The peaceful revolution (1 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
01 Jul 2013

A boy and a girl, hugging each other, waiting for the protest to start.

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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The peaceful revolution (3 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
01 Jul 2013

A man shouting “Resignation” and “Mafia” in front of the building of the ministerial council in Sofia.

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (22 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Protesters tried to invade the Mayor's Palace and set fire to a vehicle belonging to the press. Clashes erupted between police officers and rioters as they broke into banks and shops, as officers arrested at least eight people for theft. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (7 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
18 Jun 2013

Police officers attempt to control rioting residents, as they refuse to obey and raise their arms and signs to them. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (8 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Clouds of tear gas cover the streets of Sao Paulo, during a wave of protests that took over the city in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (6 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

The celebration isn’t just religious in nature. It’s also a chance for families to shop, play games and socialize.