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Wedding in Palestine
Bethlehem
By Andrea Falletta
23 Mar 2017

Wedding in Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine, a young couple get married in a traditional way in Palestine territory.

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Yemeni Civilian Victims Describe Last...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
21 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen
April 21, 2015

This video shows several Yemenis, including children, at a hospital in Sanaa. The victims were severely injured in an airstrike that targeted a Houthi-held military base in the Sanaa suburb of Faj Attan on April 20. Civilian neighborhoods located about 5 km away from the base were severely damaged.

The interviewed patients recall the last moments before they were hit. One of the children says that he was injured while he was on the street, trying to make a living by selling a traditional plant used for brushing teeth called miswak.

According to the Yemeni official news agency Saba, at least 25 people were killed and 398 others wounded in the attack.

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SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abdullah Mohamed Gushab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
00:18 – 00:28

"I was selling miswaq in Jamaal Street. The attack began and then the explosion hit me. Q: There was an airplane?
A: An airplane."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamed Gushab, The father of a civilian injured in an airstrike
00:29 – 00:52

"He was just selling miswaq in order to provide food for the family. He was in Tahrir Square and then the plane launched a strike and he was hit. He was injured severely. A benefactor found him and took him to the hospital."

SOUNDBITE (English, Man) Emanual Abdullah, A civilian injured in an airstrike
01:10 – 01:41

“I come from Faj Attan. And I as inside my house, so I was about coming out when I had the bomb blast in front of my house. I was thinking all over my life and the big block smashed my head. That is how I got the injury. And the doctor is saying something about making an operation on me tomorrow. So… that is just it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abd al-Wahab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
02:00 – 02:28

"The first explosion was light. I went to see where it had hit and then the second missile was launched and I did not expect the strike to be that strong. I thought I was in a horror movie. I tried to run and the door of the store fell on my back. I then tried to run again but the debris hit me and I was injured."

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Brain Drain: Syria's Skilled Youth St...
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

2015

Berlin, Germany

Syria’s brightest minds have been forced to leave the war-torn country for Europe to try to make a new a life for themselves. Doctors, engineers, and artists are among those who flee to Germany. In January and Febraury alone, the EU member state received 10,175 asylum requests from Syrians, according to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. However, in Germany these young talented people have to deal with long bureaucratic processes, marginalization and the hurdles of learning a difficult language.

These photos profile young, skilled Syrians who are trying to create new lives for themselves in Berlin. 

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Brain Drain 2
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Naabeel, 30, from Aleppo, computer engineer, graduated after a five-years course at the Mamoun Private University for Science and Technology in Aleppo and worked in Egypt in a textile company. He sits on the bench waiting for his turn to register as refugee in Berlin.

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Brain Drain 3
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Moustaf and Nabeel in the emergency facility for refugees in Krupp Street, Moabit, Berlin's north western suburb. They met for the first time in Berlin and now they share the same room in the facility.

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Brain Drain 4
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Moustaf entertains a Syrian child on the football pitch, which was converted into an emergency facility tent.

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Brain Drain 5
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Nabeel helps another refugee from Syria translate a message from the Berlin immigration authorities relating to a doctor's appointment for his wife, who suffers from a kidney disfunction. Nabeel volunteers in the refugee camp to help members of the Syrian community.

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Brain Drain 6
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Nabeel enjoys Mateh tea with other members of the Syrian community, which comprise the majority in the refugee facility.

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Brain Drain 7
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Moustaf inside the refugee camp refreshes himself with a glass of water. There are no activities to carry on doing during the day in the refugee facility.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Omar,25, from Aleppo, had his own music studio where he self-produced Arabic hip hop music.
He earned a baccalaureate in English-Arabic translation and, before opening the studio, he worked for a small advertisement company with two other graphic designers. German authorities have granted him a two year residency permit that allows him to work or rent an apartment.

"I haven’t looked for a job", he said. "For me the priority is to study German or to find a scholarship at university. I am learning German here and it is my third week."

Omar is the courtyard of the refugee facility in Marienfelde, Berlin. During the Cold War, this facility was used to accommodate refugees coming from East Germany.
"Here for six months I have been doing nothing," he said. "Come on, it is Germany, if I finish to sort out my documents within six months that means that I am very lucky. There is lot of bureaucracy."

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Brain Drain 9
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Omar rolls a cigarette in the courtyard of the refugee camp.

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Brain Drain 10
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Omar talks with a young Syrian in the refugee camp.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Omar with the wife Louise, 24, from France, in the kitchen of their small apartment inside the refugee camp. "I feel my priority now it is to find flat for me and my wife," he said. "It is really hard: either you find something at the end of the world in Berlin and you need one and half hour to reach the city, or there is no chance. Who is paying for our rent is not us, [it] is the job center, so would you prefer a person with a job or someone the jobcenter is paying for and you don’t know then when the job center stops providing support? We have really strict and hard conditions we have to go through."

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Brain Drain 11
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan, 32, dentist from Hama, studied three years at the university of Baghdad and three years at the college of dentistry in Damascus. She worked in Damascus in a state health centre for two years. She wants to work as a dentist in Berlin, but before doing so she needs to equalize her degree to the German education standard.

Razan is with other Syrian refugees and schoolmates waiting to start a German lesson. She attends a course to learn the German language four days a week from 2pm to 5pm.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan sits on the stairs at the school entrance in Kreuzberg, Berlin's southern suburb, reading the grammar book that she uses to learn the German language.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan talks with a schoolmate in the classroom while the German lesson is about to start. The classmates are also refugees.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

After attending German class, Razan meets a friend near the school in Kreuzberg. She talks with animosity about the demonstration organized in Berlin to remember the fourth anniversary of the uprising in Syria.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan awaits for the bus to go home near Goerlitzer Park.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan returns to home. She sits on the sofa in the kitchen and speaks with the mother via Skype. Her family lives in Cairo, Egypt and she has applied for an Egyptian visa to be able to visit them.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan cries while talking to her mother via Skype. She has been away from her family for the past year.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan recovers from the tears while speaking with the mother in Egypt.

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Brain Drain 13
Berlin
By luigi serenelli
25 Mar 2015

Razan talks on the phone with a Syrian friend in the presence of her flatmate.

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Berlin
By luigi serenelli
18 Mar 2015

Moustaf Aljundi, 26, from Homs . Educated in England, Cambridge, a degree in human resources management and professional basketball player, Moustaf returned to Syria to work for a company in the human resources department and played with the Syrian national basket team. He sits on a bench waiting for his turn to register as a refugee in front of LAGeSo (Landesamt fuer Gesundheit und Soziale) the operative arm of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of the State of Berlin.

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Central Asian Gypsy Circumcision Party
Parkent, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
09 Mar 2015

Photos and Text by Timur Karpov/Transterra Media

The Mugat are an ancient nomadic people living in Central Asia. Also known as the "Central Asian Gypsies", their lifestyle is similar to European Roma: they live in camps, migrate across countries, and begand recycle garbage for money. Many people in Uzbekistsan, a country with a significant Mugat population, believe the Mugat have magic powers and know secret curses.

Usually the Mugat never let cameramen inside their community and are warey of outsiders. This Mugat ceremony, called "Khatna-tuy", took place in a small city of Parkent, Uzbekistan. Mugat people from camps around Parkent gathered together to celebrate the circumcision of one of the boys from the community. As an Islamic people, circumcision is one of the most important events in the life of a Mugat man. On the day of his ceremony, he receives money and gifts from community, while guests enjoy cheap vodka, bowls of meat, and dancing.

These photos provide an inside look at the rituals of one of the most secretive peoples in one of the world's most secretive states. 

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New Economy Changing the Face of Chin...
Guangdong
By Phil Behan
11 Nov 2014

Over the past 7 to 10 years Chinese society has undergone rapid transformation socially, economically and politically. The face of this change is best seen in China’s youth. They are the people who are moving China forward. Many youth find themselves caught between tradition and modernity as they try to find their sense of identity and place in an ever changing society. 

Some of the changes in Chinese society can be seen in the weddings and marriage customs of young Chinese newlyweds. Zheng Ying met her husband through a mutual friend and they now live together in their new home in Guangzhou. Old Chinese traditions often saw newly married couples move directly into the groom's home, but now, with China's economic growth, couples are becoming wealthier and more independent and many are buying their own homes and abandoning old traditions.

Modern Chinese wedding ceremonies often infuse Western style opulence alongside ancient Chinese traditions. With a massive surge in the disposable income available to Chinese citizens, no expense is spared in making the ceremonies as lavish as possible. In a country where image and stature are of great importance, the typical Chinese family is spending great amounts of money on their child's wedding.

These photos explore the rapid cultural and economic changes taking place in China through the wedding ceremonies of young Chinese couples. 

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Libya's Lost Generation
tripoli
By Melanie Wenger
30 Mar 2014

As Libya celebrates the 3rd anniversary of its revolution, a young generation of Libyans are continuing to fight for their dreams as hope for a bright future, away from guns, theft and radicalism, fades. Young Libyans who took up arms to fight the Gadhafi regime now find their country plunged into a deep political and economic crisis that trapping many in a cycle of violence and greed.

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Youth unemployment
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

Teenagers hanging out in the main square. Unemployment forces youth to either leave Pungesti, work with their family or apply for jobs at Chevron.

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young girls
palangan
By Ulrik Pedersen
12 Feb 2014

as young girls around the world they follow different kind of fashions with a mix of local and western clothes. They live in a time with mobile phone connectivity so they are aware of the outside world and their demands for their life will affect the future of the Kurds in Iran. Palangan, Iran.

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Xanti Mortu
By Andrea Falletta
07 Aug 2013

Giacomo, 27, a young miner and DJ by night, waiting for the lift that will take him to the coal mine. His father is a miner who will soon retire. Unfortunately, the mine is more likely to close before Giacomo retires.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Women walking towards the rally venue in Islamabad. 9th May was the final day of election campaigning in Pakistan before elections on 11th May.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

A woman counts her total tokens, which she receives as she works. After work she'll calculate how many basket she carried out and this calculation is her earning of the day. Every token value is taka 2.5 ($0.031 USD).
Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Legs of a worker in bangladesh.
Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day unloading coal they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Labor busket
Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Mr. Babul age of 55 have work all day to lead his family.
Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day unloading coal they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day unloading coal they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.

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Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jan 2013

Labor in bangladesh work all day long by unloading coal from cargo.Carrying every basket from cargo to unloading place there have distance about 800 fit.They've earn taka 2.5 ($0.031 USD) per basket.In whole day they've earn taka 180-200 ($2.5 USD).
Labor in bangladesh lead their live by poor earning. After working 11 hours a day they have earn less then $2 USD. In modern age they have work manually till now.
According to ILO (International Labor Organization), the harsh reality is that some 375 million working women and men are not able to earn enough to keep themselves and their families above the $1.25 a day extreme poverty line. That is around one in eight of the employed population of the developing world where more than a quarter of working women and men live with their families on $2 a day or less.