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Female students stroll along a street in Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines.
Various shots of streets and the old market in the government-controlled part of Damascus, Syria.
Note: Interview with Damascus residents about life in the city (not translated)
“Let me pass by!” is the rallying cry of a group of young activists fighting for pedestrian space in Lviv, Ukraine. Every weekend the group of teenagers gather in the city centre not for fun, but to make a “Stop Kham”(“Stop-brute” in Ukranian) raid. They look for illegally parked cars and politely gang-up on drivers to try to convince them to get their vehicles off of sidewalks and out of crosswalks.
One of the heads of the movement, Roman Tymchyshyn, 17, says that more than half of drivers treat the movement positively and are willing to change parking spots. If a driver refuses to do so, activists put a “shame” sticker on their windshield. The main violators are taxi drivers who park their cars in intersections, on the sidewalk and even in bicycle lanes. Such people, according to Roman are the most dangerous. They treat “Stop kham” aggressively and consider the young activists to be hooligans who have nothing to do. On the other hand, taxi drivers claim that they have parked their cabs like that for a long time and rebuke the municipality for the lack of taxi parking spaces.
On Wednesday, May 28th, Syrians living abroad voted in the Syrian the presidential election. While some countries banned voting from taking place, Lebanon allowed the election to move forward at the Syrian embassy near Beirut. From early in the morning the road leading to the Syrian embassy was jammed for several kilometers with pedestrians, cars, buses, and Lebanese Army tanks.
The area immediately around the embassy was tense as people tried to push their way into the compound. Soldiers and Guards struggled to control the crowd. Some people fainted in the heat and others were pushed to the ground by the raucous crowd. The army did not allow photos near the embassy.
Despite the chaos, most people were in high spirits and some sang songs of adoration of Bashar Al Assad. There were also some Lebanese citizens along the road voicing their love for the Syrian president. No one spoken to outside the embassy mentioned the two other Syrian presidential candidates, Maher Al Hajjar and Hassan Al Nouri. People appeared to only voiced their desire for Bashar Al Assad to remain in power.
Inside the embassy people were not using the voting booths set up. Instead, they passed around a pen and ticked the picture of Bashar Al Assad in front of each other.
These photos were taken outside the Syrian Embassy in Yarze, Lebanon, on May 28, between 7am and 10am.
People return to normality on Rabaa al-Adawiya in Cairo, Egypt.
Recent torrential rains and flash flooding in Kunming have caused over 84 million Yuan ($13.6 million) in damage to the city, with one person missing, according to initial reports from the Yunnan Provincial Department of Civil Affairs. The flood affected over 77,000 Kunming residents, while testing the city’s drainage system and its infrastructure. The north and east of the city appeared to be two of the worst impacted areas which faced major traffic standstills after the flooding. This year, the Yunnan province has experienced historically high rainfall levels, causing dozens of fatalities and millions of dollars in damage.
A man assesses the damage inside his flooded apartment complex.
Shopkeepers try to save some of their inventory amidst rising waters.
A view up Beijing Road, where the under-construction subway was completely submerged.
Two businessmen make their way through the flood waters.
A soldier makes his way up Beijing Road.
A traffic police officer shares his island with stranded pedestrians.
People standing out the front of a Bank of China.
Emergency workers arrive on the scene.
An injured man is carried away by Emergency workers.
A young woman is driven away in the back of a tricycle.
Although people attempted to drive, water around the city ultimately brought traffic to a standstill.
A view up Beijing Road, one of the areas where the flood was most critical.
A bird's eye view of emergency workers trying to clear water from an underpass at the city's North Railway Station. At its highpoint, water was roughly four meters deep in the underpass
Two friends make their way through a flooded intersection on a tricycle.
Burned car wrecks besides the roads in Al Minya, Egypt.
Edward, sitting on a street corner next to his prayer card, asking for money from passing pedestrians.