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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: the clock tower with the new lights.
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the aerial show on the palace of the post in Victory square.
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the aerial show on the palace of the post in Victory square.
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Sample media
TALPAPRIL2017-11
London
By Tom Price
05 Apr 2017

Still photography selection from various assignments and projects.

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Nepal portfolio final 20
Kathmandu
By Taylor Weidman
30 Apr 2015

Nepali soldiers and civilians try to pull down a dangerous section of severely damaged wall that is in danger of collapsing in Bhaktapur, Nepal on April 30, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Libyan Traditional Dress Day
Tripoli
By Bujezia
13 Mar 2015

The Libyan Ministry of Culture and Civil Society in Libya announced the 13th of March as the National Day for the Libyan Traditional Dress, and the held an event in the capital Tripoli where hundreds of young people dressed up in traditional costume and walked around the city. A large ceremony was held in the Martyr square, with performances from folkloric and traditional Libyan music acts.

Hundred of the youngsters danced and enjoyed their day out in the city center, welcoming the short break from the conflicts which the country has seen over the recent months. However violence in Libya continues; most recently a police station was bombed not far from the city center on Sunday 15 March with ISIS have claiming responsibility.

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Ukraine: Lviv Residents Revive Soviet...
Lviv, Ukraine
By Yura_Melko
19 Feb 2015

A group of Lviv locals have volunteered to clean up bomb-shelters that they hope could save lives in case the conflict reaches the west of Ukraine. Everyone stresses that they would never have believed that they'd be involved in such activities a year ago. None of them thought a war would come to Ukraine. This isn't the first shelter the volunteers have cleaned and restored, and restoring the rest of the region's bomb shelters is a daunting task. The Lviv region alone has over 160 shelters, most of them abandoned by the state since the break-up of the USSR. Although they are fully functional, most of the shelters have become cesspits full of rubbish and dirt. Besides cleaning up the underground concrete rooms, the volunteers have set up electricity and illumination to make the shelters more livable in case they should need to be used.

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Playing with Fire: Running the 'Corre...
Gerona
By Antolo
23 Oct 2014

It is night and the lights go out, the signal that announces the imminent beginning. In the courtyard, crowded with people, only silhouettes are distinguishable. The atmosphere is charged, but silence reigns. Almost everyone remains motionless except a newcomer trying to find friends in the crowd. Suddenly, a blinding light, followed by cries here, another there, and another... The fire has begun. The drums sound.

The Correfoc, or “fire run,” finds its origins in the “devil dances” of twelfth century Catalonia. The very first one took place at the wedding of Barcelona’s Count, Ramon Berenguer IV. These “devil dances” were performed by actors dressed like demons between meals during noble banquets in the Middle Ages. The dance represented the fight between good and evil.

People start running without a direction in mind. They are running away from the fire, pushing, pulling, eventually becoming attracted by that mysterious magnetism that has always existed between man and the pyrrhic element. At once, men dressed as devils carrying flares mix in the crowd. They light flares and begin to lash out at anything that moves. The sound of firecrackers and the hiss of sparks flying mix with the din of voices. Drums set the rhythm for the fire procession.

The relative security offered by the open space of the square gives way to narrow alleys where devils and spectators huddle. The bravest hug and jump at the fire porters while the majority, fearful, just keep looking for a way to stay ahead of the flames. It is a frenetic tour through the old town, down narrow streets and through open squares, where troupes of devils dance and throw flames and sparks in all directions. At the end of the route, in a larger square, a great fire festival awaits the crowd. Large flares jump skyward while intrepid jugglers delight the audience with a host of tricks, spitting fire like authentic demons until the last flame is extinguished and silence falls on Gerona.

Correfocs were once popular at different celebrations all around Catalonia. The first modern incarnation of the fire parade,however, took place in 1979 at Barcelona’s festival. This represented a comeback for the custom after many popular traditions were lost during the Franco dictatorship. Today, the Correfoc, like other traditional Catalan customs, is a way to preserve Catalonia’s cultural identity.

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North Korea in Color 020
By Ulrik Pedersen
05 Jun 2014

The view of Kim Il Sung Square with the Taedong river and Juche tower in the background. Huge parades are held at the square in homage to the 'beloved leader'.

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Teenagers on the main square
By Ulrik Pedersen
11 Mar 2014

Two teenagers sitting on the main square, in front of a local shop. Unemployment is a plague in Pungesti. Most people have nothing to do besides hanging out around the bar and shops.

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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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View from East Ukraine 8
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
By lordcob
18 Feb 2014

Avlov Vasily, 42, a university technician, is definitely for a strong government: “If I will vote for Yanukovich again, it would be for the way he handled this protests. In Europe country, they would have never allowed to occupy the main square of a country, it would have been quickly repressed. Yanukovich is a self-made man, our American dream, and yes he has his own interest and he acts like an oligarch. But isn’t it the Italian ex-president Berlusconi an oligarch too? But people still vote for him and in a democracy you should respect this. I don’t like to live in an unstable situation and if safety comes at the price of freedom then I really wouldn’t mind if Ukraine would be like Belarus.”

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A View From East Ukraine
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
By lordcob
17 Feb 2014

Following the river Dnepr, 500 km east of Kiev, sits the city of Dnepropetrovsk, with its million inhabitants. Famous for a forbidden city during the Soviet time where rockets and nuclear weapons were built, now, remaining heavily industrial, it is known as one of the strongholds of Ukrainian President Yanukovich in Eastern Ukraine.

Regardless of this fact, hundreds of protesters meet every day in Europe Square to show their support to the occupation of Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), the main square in the capital, which has been occupied since end of November to protest the turn of Yanukovich on the signature of an association agreement in Vilnius, an important step toward European integration. Pictured in the following photo essay are unique shots of the people of this eastern city, both those who support the protest movement in Kiev and those who are against it.

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Following the river Dnepr, 500 km east of Kiev, sits the city of Dnepropetrovsk with its million inhabitants. Famous for being, during Soviet time a forbidden city, where rockets and nuclear weapons were built, now, remaining heavily industrial, is one of the strongholds of Ukrainian president Yanukovich in Eastern Ukraine.

Regardless of this fact, hundreds of protesters meet every day in Europe square to show their support to the occupation of Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), the main square in the capital, which has been occupied since end of November to protest the turn of Yanukovich on the signature of an association agreement in Vilnius, an important step toward European integration. What was initially a demand to reconsider the agreement, became a firm request to Yanukovich to resign. Maxim Goshovski, 25, just came back from Kiev, where he brought support, together with 50 other fellow citizens who live in a tent on Maidan, during the violent riots of Hrushevskoho Street.

The protests in Dnepropetrosk were more peaceful, reminding the ones in Kiev during the month of december. Actions included picketing of some of Yanukovich properties, such as the supermarket chain Epi-Centre. During the weekend, the number of protesters grew to several hundred people, with women and children marching towards the City Hall and handing flowers to the riot policemen who surrounded it. To quantify their absolute number is difficult because, as Vitaly Fylovyat, 24, says, the people in Dnepropetrovsk do not like to share their opinion in general, and now there is definitely fear to express them. Stepan Klimov, 37, normally a IT manager and acting as a blogger for the protest, was brought into a tent and beaten. “ They were "Titushkas" (government hired thugs), they saw on which side I was and they wanted to give me a lesson,” he said.

In the Regional Library every week, Anton Rusanov, 28, gathered several NGOs to guide a discussion about the current situation to try to prevent a further radicalization of the conflict. “We are not pro-government but we would like to have a stable one, our way of influencing politics is through dialogue, not through riots and disorders,” he said. The reciprocal mistrust on both sides is growing and they both accuse the media to be biased. Anton showed the listeners a video of the main moment of violence in Dnepropetrovsk, the day when a group of anti-government “Ultras” tried to break into the City Hall, in which a person is wildly beaten by a group of masked men. “As you can see anti-government supporters show only the last part of the video, without the beginning in which a large number of anti-government radicals are slowly gathering together with peaceful anti-Maidan protesters and nobody, even policemen, did anything.”

Egor Slavianov, 25, a trainer expert in Mixed Martial Arts, raised his hand and said that the chairman was right, he was personally there with his group of friends, which he calls the People Militia (Narodonoe Opolcenie): “Our group is for maintaining peace and security in our city, we are not pro-government or with the right sector, we are neutral but we don’t want to have violence in the streets and we try to prevent it, that’s why we tried to stop armed people from mixing with the peaceful protesters. We later helped defending the city hall. People often called us Titushki but we are not. There are Titushki and the government uses them as provocators, but we don’t like them too.”

This kind of support is particularly encouraged by the government and the Mayor of Dnepropetrovsk, Ivan Kulichenko, through a City Hall decree, that formalized these sportsmen militias. There are now 82 different formations who have rights to ask for documents, bring people to the police stations and use any kind of weapons except guns.

The situation fell uncertain and in Eastern Ukraine, the richest part of the country, where most of the large industries are located, many factory workers support Yanukovich. One of these supporters are Eughenyi Valdimirovich, 60, a recently retired employee of a large mechanical factory, who explained, “It makes more sense to us to have an economical relationship with Russia, we sell to them and we also get their energy to run our factories.” There is a large fear that these obsolete factories would have to close down, if entering in Europe, because they wouldn’t comply with European ISO standards. “I really don’t like what is happening in Kiev”, Eughenyi continues, “the protesters wants to be in Europe without using any European method at all and we need stability, not chaos”.

Pavlov Vasily, 42, a university technician, is definitely for a strong government: “If I will not vote for Yanukovich again, it will be for the way he handled this protests. In Europe they would have never allowed people to occupy the main square of the country, it would have been quickly repressed. Yanukovich is a self-made man, our American dream, and yes, he has his own interest and he acts like an oligarch. But isn’t it the Italian ex-president Berlusconi an oligarch too? But people still vote for him and in a democracy you should respect this. I don’t like to live in an unstable situation like and if safety come at the price of freedom then I really wouldn’t mind if Ukraine would be like Belarus.”

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
04 Jan 2014

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: the clock tower with the new lights.
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Veterans Protecting Protesters in Mai...
Ukraine
By lordcob
14 Dec 2013

An Afghanistan veteran preparing for a night shift.

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Xanti Mortu
By Andrea Falletta
09 Aug 2013

The main square of Bacu Abis, a small town in Sardegna, ready to celebrate Saint Barbara day. Saint Barbara is the patron of the miners.

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Ultras protest in Tahrir for justice
Cairo
By elking.ecw
18 Jan 2013

Hardcore football fans (known as Ultras) of Ahly football club marched on Friday 18th January to call for justice for their fallen comrades who were killed in a post-match riot with the host fans of Al Masry club. More than 70 supporter were killed with many accusations pointed at police for either being involved or not preventing the riot. The protest which was attended by thousands comes a week before the verdict is issued against the ones accused in the riots.

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Bahrain, Security Forces Besiege Fre...
Bahrain makasha
By Media Made by Bahraini People
02 Sep 2012

2nd of September, Al Makasha, Bahrain.
security forces besiege the freedom square in Al
Makasha, the day before the trial of opposition figures and the prisoners of conscience on political charges.

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Father and Son in Tahrir
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27, 2012
A child and his father protesting in Tahrir SQ.

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Anniversary of the January 25 Revolut...
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27, 2012
Protesters in Tahrir SQ celebrating the January 25 revolution.
The sign says : "Sorry my country, I was late"

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Families in Tahrir SQ: Revolution Con...
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27, 2012
A protester with his daughter in Tahrir SQ celebrating January 25 revolution.
The daughter sign says : "Blood of martyrs is integrity. The revolution continues, continues."
The father signs says: "They are saying it's revolution feast so I'm here to celebrate."