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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 10
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
30 Dec 2014

Zita watches TV to find out what's going on in the country and world. She learned everything she knows about the European currency on television news.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 05
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
30 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 09
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
30 Dec 2014

Zigmantas drew a chart to help himself and his wife Zita to convert litas to euros after Lithuania adopted the euro on the 1st of January.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 03
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

A hairdresser collects her payment in litas in Silale, Lithuania. The 31st of December was the last day of the Lithuanian Litas, before the country adopted euros. After the 1st of January it will be possible to pay in both litas and euros for a couple of weeks. After that the euro will be the official currency in Lithuania.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 04
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 06
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Special motion cards were made to help people convert litas to euros in Lithuania. Flipping card allows one to see how much a certain amount of litas will be in euros.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 08
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 11
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas and Zita familiarise themselves with euros before Lithuania replaces their national currency, the litas.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 13
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 14
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 07
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Zigmantas familiarises himself with euros before Lithuania adopt the euro instead of the national currency, the litas. Small packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) were sold in the country and became one of the most popular Christmas presents.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 12
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 15
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Dec 2014

Gouda, 16, rearranges her wallet, keeping both litas and new euros, which were adopted in Lithuania on the 1st of January, 2015. Gouda got a few packages of euro coins (11,58Euros=40Litas) for Christmas. Euros were among the most popular Christmas presents this year.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 01
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
14 Dec 2014

The municipal building in Silale is decorated with the 1000 litas note that was in use from 1926 to 1941. In the record book of Lithuania, it is registered as the biggest stained-glass window, made from 4500 pieces of stained glass.

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Lithuania Joins Euro Zone 02
Silale, Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
14 Dec 2014

The municipal building in Silale is decorated with the 1000 litas note that was in use from 1926 to 1941. In the record book of Lithuania, it is registered as the biggest stained-glass window, made from 4500 pieces of stained glass.

Huge tears are cut out from two human figures on the note as a part of the movement "crying litas." Tears are drawn or cut out on the notes to symbolize the sadness of losing the national currency, litas.

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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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Climate change bangladesh 02
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Oct 2014

Waste chemicals and oil from factories are disposed of in the canals, polluting the river and the soil. Industrial processes are not only a factor in climate change, but also produce toxic waste that threatens Dhaka's natural resources.

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Climate change bangladesh 03
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Oct 2014

A boy poses before a patch of cracked dry earth. Bangladesh has been particularly affected by climate change, where unpredictable heat waves and rainy seasons make life difficult for its people.

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Iranian woman on beach
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Iranian women can relax more and show a bit more hair on Kish Island than on Iran mainland. Kish Island. Iran.

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reflection
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

Beautiful beach house close to the beach. Kish Island, Iran.

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Urban Poverty (1 of 4)
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
15 May 2013

Roadside Barber Fayyaz shapes his customer's hair. Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Egyptian Rights Center: 1,462 Protest...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2013

In a report titled “Democracy Indicator,” an Egyptian rights center stated Egypt had one of the highest rates of protest, having witnessed 1,462 protests in the month of April.

This sets the month of April at a record number compared to 1,354 protests in March and 864 in February.

Economic and social justice demands were the predominant drivers of 62.4 percent of the demonstrations.

Some of the demands of Egyptian protestors included releasing detainees, criticism to the government's regime, as well as demonstrations to support Coptic religious beliefs.

According to a report issued by the International Development Center, Egypt has never seen such a high rate of protest before, not even at the peak of the revolution.

In March, Egypt had 1.8 protests every hour, 7.2 protests every four hours, 44 protests a day, amounting to approximately 306 protests a week.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Archive (protests during April)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 3, 2013
Length: 00:01:59
Video Size: 98.1 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the demonstration to support the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
  2. Various shots of from the demonstration against the clashes happened north of Cairo between Muslim and Christians
  3. Various shots of the demonstration of the Muslim Brotherhood outside the High Court to demand purge of the judiciary
  4. Various shots of the demonstration of the Egyptian workers marking the Labour Day
  5. Various shots of April Six Youth Movement protest to demand the release of their detained colleagues
  6. Various shots of the protest of Ahrar movement outside the High Court downtown Cairo
  7. Various shots of the protest by the state Radio and Television Building against Egyptian Minister of Information
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Opportunity For Change
Caracas, Venezuela
By U.S. Editor
07 Apr 2013

Despite the heat, thousands of Venezuelans congregated on Avenida Bolivar in downtown Caracas, to support and see Henrique Capriles Radonski's closing campaign speech.

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NuJiang (1 of 25)
GongShan, Yunnan, China
By Teo Butturini
04 Aug 2012

Elderly man behind the counter in the small town of GongShan, Yunnan, China.

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Assassinate the Revolution
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27, 2012
Protesters in Tahrir SQ celebrating the January 25 revolution.
Sign says: "Egyptian people succeeded in foiling an attempt to kill the Revolution"

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Protesters in Tahrir Square - End to ...
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27, 2012
Protesters in Tahrir SQ celebrating the January 25 revolution and carrying newspaper showing the photo of Martyr Emad Effat who was killed in Egypt's cabinet fight and the infamous woman with the blue bra .
The sign on his right eye says : "down military rule"

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Gathering
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
11 Dec 2011

Egyptians gather by a wall of graffiti.

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Dream Start with Yourself
Stanley RD , Alexandria , Egypt
By randoshka2000
28 Oct 2011

Alexandria , Egypt , October 29 , 2011

Graffiti at the entrance of Stanley bridge , it Say that :Dream , DO it, change , start with your self .