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Asylum: Majd's Perilous Journey
Beirut
By Transterra Editor
19 Jun 2015

When we talk about the problems that face the world, we often discuss them in magnitude and numbers. We speak of millions displaced, hundreds of thousands dead, and many wounded.

However, what is often lost below the melee of statistics and news headlines are the stories of the individuals who endure these tragedies. Their personal experiences are what humanize all of the numbers and talking heads.

22-year-old Majd Bayoush was driven out of his hometown of Kafranbel, Syria by war. Desperate to start a new life abroad, he was smuggled to Europe via a long and dangerous underground railway.

He first travelled overland to Turkey, and then took a dangerously overloaded inflatable boat from Turkey to the Greek island of Samos. Once in Greece, he was registered with the Greek authorities and held in a migrant detention center.

After his release from the migrant detention center he began a perilous and exhausting overland journey from Greece to Germany. He trudged on foot over mountains and through forests in the bitter European cold.

Despite his tribulations, Majd was one of the lucky ones. He reached his destination of Hamburg…alive.

Majd’s story is just one of millions of stories about migrants risking their lives over sea and land to have a chance at a better life.

June 20th marks World Refugee Day. The commemoration is an opportunity to pause and consider that, with 50 million displaced people worldwide, today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War 2.

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Kurdish girl
palangan
By Ulrik Pedersen
12 Feb 2014

Kurdish girl walking next to the river in Palangan. The life of Kurdish women are still conservative and more conservative than the rest of Iran. If nothing will change she will have a life of early marriage and a marriage with violence. But more girls are getting an education which is positive for the future. Palangan, Iran.

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he 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Claudia Wiens
26 Sep 2013

Istanbul, Turkey. 11th September 2013. The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. © Claudia Wiens

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The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am ...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Claudia Wiens
11 Sep 2013

TURKEY, ISTANBUL: The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. Wall by Jorge Mendez Blake. © Claudia Wiens

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
17 Jun 2013

Two women in the oil rich Bayelsa State mine small rocks out moulding sand to make ends mate.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

10 year old Emmanuel drags his two sacks in search for small rocks by the road side of Yenagoa, capital of oil rich, Bayelsa state, Nigeria to supports his family.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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January 25th Clashes in Cairo (9 of 10)
Cairo, Egypt
By mgdowney
25 Jan 2013

A group of young men take shelter behind a make-shift shelter of scrap metal while exchanging volleys of rocks with the police. For most of the youth taking part in the clashes, it's more of a game, as they jump out to throw a firebomb or rock many are laughing and enjoying the chaos.

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January 25th Clashes in Cairo (8 of 10)
Cairo, Egypt
By mgdowney
25 Jan 2013

Protesters throw rocks at police just outside of Tahrir on Qasr al-Aini street, a familiar seen over the past two years, but one that many in Egypt are growing tired of and say that it's more of a game for the youth, with no aim or goal in sight.

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January 25th Clashes in Cairo (5 of 10)
Cairo, Egypt
By mgdowney
25 Jan 2013

Protesters stand on a wall blocking Qasr al-Aini street into Tahrir, throwing rocks at police. The police stayed a good distance away, sitting in chairs letting them throw rocks and occasionally firing teargas from this direction while the main fighting went on the street perpendicular to it.

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Palestinian kid with stones
Belén, West Bank
By javiervidela
17 Nov 2012

Palestinian kid with stones in front of the control tower on Belén`s wall , West Bank

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Clashes Erupt In Egypt’s Tahrir Squar...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
12 Oct 2012

Clashes erupted on Friday, October 12, between pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters and other secularist groups in iconic Tahrir Square, leaving approximately 42 injured, according to Egypt’s Health Ministry.
Protestors threw rocks and Molotov Cocktails at each other.
Several protests with different goals are occupying Tahrir square today.
Liberal and leftists forces have called for a protest dubbed "Accountability Friday" protesting against the poor performance of President Mohamed Morsi, after the end of his first 100-day plan.
On the other hand, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists groups gathered at Tahrir Square, condemning the acquittal of 24 former regime figures who were accused of involvement in the Battle of the Camel during the January 25 Revolution.
Opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood expressed their rejection of the formation and activities of the Constitution Writing Panel, which is tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution after the January 25 Revolution.
They also protest against what they see as President Morsi's failure to fulfill his promises to meet demands of democracy and social justice.
Protestors seek a reformed Constitution Writing Panel that represents all Egyptians, the implementation of a minimum and maximum wage and a reduction in the price of basic commodities.
While on the other hand, Muslim Brotherhood supporters call for retribution for the victims of the revolution and the resignation of the General-Prosecutor.
Fighting has broken out between pro- and anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square after pro-Brotherhood supporters destroyed the stage of Hamdeen Sabbahi's Popular Current and burnt a banner calling for the reformation of the Constitution writing panel.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 12, 2012
Length: 0:02:17
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Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Wide shot of massive numbers of pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters marching at Tahrir square and shouting statements in support of the victims of the revolution and against the acquittal of the defendants responsible of killing them during the January 25 Revolution
  2. Various shots of both sides of protestors targeting each other with rocks
  3. Wide shot of protestors raising a large Egyptian flag
  4. Various shots of clashes between both sides of protestors while targeting each other with rocks at Tahrir square
  5. Wide shot of anti- Muslim Brotherhood protestors marching at Tahrir square and shouting statements against the MB
  6. Various shots of clashes between protestors
  7. Medium sot of one of the anti-MB protestors shouting statements against the Muslim Brotherhood General-Guide
  8. Various shots of crowds of supporters of the MB at Tahrir square, shouting statements in support of Morsi and other statements condemning the acquittal of the defendants responsible of killing the martyrs during the January 25 Revolution
  9. Wide shot of protestors marching, shouting and raising a large banner of one of the victims of the revolution
    Various shots of crowds of protestors raising Egyptian flags
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Young boy helps to pick rocks to be t...
Cairo, Egypt
By adrehsler
12 Oct 2012

On October 12, 2012 critics of President Mohamed Morsi held a demonstration criticizing his first 100 days while supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood held a rally only feet away from the secular opponents to rally against the courts that acquitted two dozen allies of ex-president Hosni Mubarak. Not long after violent clashes broke out where Molotov cocktails and rocks were thrown. At least 11o people were injured.

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CSF Troops Continue Clashing With Pro...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
13 Sep 2012

Hundreds of rocks on the ground during clashes between CSF troops & protesters infront of the American Embassy

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Nakba Day Protests - Outside Ofer Pri...
Ramallah, West Bank
By laketrev
15 May 2012

Ramallah, West Bank | May 15, 2012

Hundreds of Palestinian demonstrated in front of the Ofer Prison (an Israeli Prison for Palestinians) in Ramallah, on May 15, to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the "Nakba", Arabic for catastrophe, the term used to mark the events leading to Israel's founding in 1948. Clashes rapidly erupted between the Israeli forces and the protesters.

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Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
18 Dec 2011

Military officers located on the top of the Cabinet Office and People’s Assembly buildings started to throw rocks and marble bricks, resulting in many injuries and deaths among the protesters. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 18/12/2011

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Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
18 Dec 2011

Protesters use corrugated iron as shields to take cover from flying rocks during clashes with the military. The protesters are demanding that the nation's ruling military immediately step down. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 18/12/2011