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Mud Surfing During Heavy Metal Festival
Wacken
By Ralf Falbe
31 Jul 2015

Female Metalhead surfs in the mud after 3 days of rain on the area during the Heavy Metal Festival "Wacken Open Air 2015" in Wacken, North Germany. Wacken O. A. is one of the biggest Heavy Metal events in the world with 70.000 fans from everywhere.

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Kurdish Girl Describes IS Attack in K...
Suruc, Turkey
By Ibrahim Husseini
26 Jun 2015

17 year old Suzan Hamo is a Kurdish girl from Kobane, Syria. She fled her home in Kobane after IS fighters attacked the town in the early hours of Thursday June 25, 2015. She says her house was set on fire and she received burn wounds as a result. Suzan is now receiving medical attention in Suruc.

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Sousse Terrorist Attack Aftermath
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

Footage of the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia on June 26, 2015. Video shows B-roll and interviews with tourists, foreign embassies personnel and Tunisian officials. (English and French)

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
25 Jun 2015

Video of the Lana River in Tirana. Before there were many buildings around and on the banks of the river, but they were torn down and removed in a campaign led by Tirana's mayor Edi Rama.

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Tunisia Attack Aftermath
Sousse
By Marwen Farhani
25 Jun 2015

Mobile phone footage of the dead gunman of the attack in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Gunfire Between YPG and IS Forces in ...
Kobane, Syrian-Turkish border
By Ibrahim Husseini
25 Jun 2015

Kobane, Syria
June 25, 2015

Footage taken from the Turkish side of the border shows sporadic fighting between the Kurdish YPG and the IS fighters. Kurdish sources say that IS fighters remain encircled by the YPG in Kobane, in two positions. Reports say that the IS have positioned themselves in a school and have taken hostages there. No exact figure on the number of the hostages were given.

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Tirana City Scenes
Sheshi Skënderbej, Tirana,Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

A series of clips of landmarks from the Albanian capital Tirana.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

The Albanian Ministry of Interior (yellow building on the right side) viewed from Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

This video shows the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry's yellow building viewed from Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit. The Xhamia e Et'hem Beut central mosque in Skanderberg Square can be seen on the left.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

Short video showing a book seller at Rinia Park in Tirana, Albania.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

Footage of Tirana's Rinia Park and 100 Years Independence Memorial, designed by Visar Obrija and Kai Roman Kiklas. Chosen by the State Commission for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of independence.
The artwork was built in Austria at a cost of 350,000 euros. It is said to resemble a house (or tower) which is opening from isolation toward freedom.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

Video of the pedestrian street Shëtitorja Murat Toptani in Tirana, Albania.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

Mother Teresa Square in Tirana, with the building of the National Archaeological Museum and the Rectorate of the University of Tirana in the background.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

Video of the International Center of Culture (the pyramid) in Tirana, formerly known as Enver Hoxha Museum.

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Tirana City Scenes
Tirana, Albania
By mattia.marinolli
19 Jun 2015

Video of Mother Teresa Square and the building of the University of Tirana.

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Armenians in Baku Games 18
Baku, Azerbaijan
By lordcob
12 Jun 2015

The elaborate opening ceremony of the European Games in Baku. A gigantic pomegranate opens up to release a flurry of heart-shaped balloons. The fruit is abundant in both Azerbaijan and Armenia and both countries consider it a national symbol.

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Child Labour in Our World
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
11 Jun 2015

It may sound like old news to some, but one of the scary realities of our world is that some of the biggest problems facing humanity occur without explosions, protests, or big news headlines. Often, those who suffer the most suffer in silence, far away from the eyes of news cameras and the international community.

Child Labour is one of those problems that passes largely unnoticed. All over the world, across cultural, social, and religious divides, child labour persists. Sometimes it occurs as the simple act of a well-intended parent taking their child to work in the farm fields by their side. Other times, it is malicious factory owners using children as cheap labour in their factory, where they are abused and underpaid.

What makes the issue more complicated is that child labour can occur in front of our eyes, without us noticing. Sometimes understanding child labour is understanding what is not visible to us. It is understanding that a working child is not attending school, that a working child is malnourished, and that a working child is physically and psychologically abused. The difference between a child helping their mother in the family shop and child exploitation could be the simple question of whether or not the child’s work is preventing them from attending school. The line can sometimes be fine and other times glaring.

At Transterra Media, our contributors have documented child labour around the world for years, from the brick factories of Bangladesh, to the garbage piles of Cambodia, and the car repair shops of Syria. Our contributors have shed a small amount of light on a massive issue that the world is still trying to address.

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Global Refugee Crisis: The Worst Sinc...
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
11 Jun 2015

June 20 is World Refugee Day.

In 2014, global refugee numbers were higher than they have ever been since World War II. In 2015, the problem has only gotten worse.

There are currently over 50 million refugees in the world and more than %50 of them are children. Approximately half of the world's refugees are from just three countries: Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia.

The response to this massive international crisis has been limited, with most refugee aid programs desperately underfunded. Amnesty International has called the lack of robust international response "A Conspiracy of Neglect." With little help on the way, the future of the world's displaced remains uncertain.

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Explosion in Weapons Depot in Sanaa
Sanaa, Yemen
By Majdi Sultan Al-Howidy
31 May 2015

This video shows an explosion at a weapons depot located in the Nuqum Mountain, in the outskirts of Yemen's capital Sanaa, on 1 June 2015.

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Explosion in Ammunition Depot in Sanaa
Sanaa,Yemen
By Majdi Sultan Al-Howidy
18 May 2015

This video shows an explosion of an ammunition depot in the capital Sanaa on 9 May 2015.

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Airstrikes Hit Yemen Former President...
Sanaa, Yemen
By Majdi Sultan Al-Howidy
09 May 2015

This video shows an alleged Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Yemen former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's house, located on Algeria Street in the capital Sanaa on 10 May 2015.

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Nepal portfolio final 01
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
05 May 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Bhaktapur, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
05 May 2015

A Nepali man cooks food for dozens of displaced residents in Bhaktapur, Nepal on May 5, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 7,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Bansbari, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
03 May 2015

Dani Tamung, 75, cries as she describes the loss of her home and possessions due to the earthquake in Bansbari, Nepal on May 3, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 6,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

Nepali rescue workers discuss safety concerns as they prepare to remove a body from the wreckage of a building in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

Nepali rescue workers put gloves on after they find a body in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

A tired Nepali soldier takes a break from rescue efforts in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

A young woman with a head injury is spoon fed at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

A patient has traction applied to his spinal column at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
30 Apr 2015

A Japanese K-9 unit searches for the body of a baby in the rubble of a collapsed home 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
30 Apr 2015

Kathmandu residents displaced by the earthquake spend time in temporary shelters in a park in Kathmandu, 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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Nepal Quake
Kathmandu
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

Kathmandu residents perform cremation rituals for loved ones killed in a devastating earthquake at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 29, 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

A Japanese aid worker walks past a military plane sent from India arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 29, 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
29 Apr 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Collapsing Houses in Bangladesh
Dhaka
By Anik Rahman
16 Apr 2015

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A two story house made of bamboo and tin collapsed at Hjipara Jheel, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM (local time). There were 14 rooms on each floor, and each room was inhabited by an entire family. The rooms were rented for BDT.3, 500 ($44) per month.

The location of the building on a polluted, swampy wetland meant that it was very difficult for people inside the building to survive, as the rubble from the building pushed into the water.

Casualty rates are currently 12 dead and 100 missing.

Locals claim that the main reason of the collapse was lack of a proper foundation. Add to this the fact that the building owner built an additional floor on the building 5 months ago with the aim of increasing profits. Survivors of the collapse said the building began vibrating and shaking in bizarre ways after the second floor was added.

The collapse highlights the problem of shoddy housing in Bangladesh’s heavily impoverished areas. There was no government oversight or intervention to monitor and prevent the construction and habitation of such a poorly constructed building.  The collapse spurred protests from the Bangladesh Communist Party calling on the government to step up regulations on building safety and exploitation of the poor. 

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Dhaka
By Anik Rahman
15 Apr 2015

The Bangladesh Communist Party holds a protest after the housing collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 April 2015.