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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Nicosia north, two Turkish boys walking in front of a house destroyed by the conflict in 1973.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

North Cyprus. Directions for Nicosia in the Turkish language.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

North Nicosia. An old tower under UN control.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Mihalis, 48, runs a hotel near the buffer zone that needs urgent renovation. The price per room is 15 euro for the week end.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

North Nicosia, a child on a bicycle.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Inside an old shop placed near the green line.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

The economic crisis that began in 2012 led to the sale of land and buildings at a price very favorable to foreign financial companies and groups. Only in 2013, the most difficult year in the history of Cyprus, the Chinese have invested 300 million euro in real estate.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

The authoritarian drift of Erdogan in Turkey worries and queries the Cypriot people about the progress achieved in terms of reunification and cooperation between the two republics in recent months.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

A turkish souvenir seller, in the Kyrenia's port.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Kyrenia, North Cyprus, one of the many shops closed for years.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

North side of Nicosia. A graffiti depicting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

An elderly woman lights a candle in a church.
The Orthodox Christian community of Cyprus is one of the oldest in the world. They are the 80% of the island population.

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By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Nicosia South. Barriers to prevent access to the green line. Each year, according to UNFICYP reports, within the demilitarized area take place around a thousand accidents, from simple provocations to real shots of gunfire.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Two Russian tourists walking through the streets of Paphos.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Nicosia. One of the illegal access points to the buffer zones.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

The military cemetery Tymbos Makedonitissa of Nicosia. Inside there are the tombs of the Greek and Cypriot soldiers who were killed in the 1974 riots.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

The lighting of one of the mountains of the Turkish Cyprus, representing the turkish Cypriot flag.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

In Cyprus, the art of fishing still uses traditional methods; the collection of sponges is widely practiced throughout the island.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

Muslim women to Kyrenia market, in the north of Cyprus.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Aug 2016

A house destroyed in the Turkish part of Nicosia.

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Cyprus
By Mike
20 Jul 2016

Kyrenia. Two tourists posing in front of the statue of the national hero, the turkish Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

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Nation Celebrates Pakistan Republic D...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Mar 2013

The guard changing ceremony was performed at the mausoleum and the officials laid wreaths on Jinnah’s grave. Representatives of all three armed forces and a large number of citizens were also present at the mausoleum, March 23, 2013
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan

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Nation Celebrates Pakistan Republic D...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Mar 2013

The guard changing ceremony was performed at the mausoleum and the officials laid wreaths on Jinnah’s grave. Representatives of all three armed forces and a large number of citizens were also present at the mausoleum, March 23, 2013
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan

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Nation Celebrates Pakistan Republic D...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Mar 2013

The guard changing ceremony was performed at the mausoleum and the officials laid wreaths on Jinnah’s grave. Representatives of all three armed forces and a large number of citizens were also present at the mausoleum, March 23, 2013
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan

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Nation Celebrates Pakistan Republic D...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Mar 2013

The guard changing ceremony was performed at the mausoleum and the officials laid wreaths on Jinnah’s grave. Representatives of all three armed forces and a large number of citizens were also present at the mausoleum, March 23, 2013
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan

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Nation Celebrates Pakistan Republic D...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Mar 2013

The guard changing ceremony was performed at the mausoleum and the officials laid wreaths on Jinnah’s grave. Representatives of all three armed forces and a large number of citizens were also present at the mausoleum, March 23, 2013
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan

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Karachi,Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Mar 2013

The guard changing ceremony was performed at the mausoleum and the officials laid wreaths on Jinnah’s grave. Representatives of all three armed forces and a large number of citizens were also present at the mausoleum, March 23, 2013
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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SPEAKING OF SYRIA - Editor's Picks 1...
Syria
By Editor's Picks
17 Sep 2012

In meetings and press conferences, everyone is talking about Syria and discussing possible solutions to the ongoing crisis. Egyptian President Morsi, along with Foreign Minister Kamel Amr, held talks with the Iranian, Turkish and French Foreign Ministers, touching on the increasing number of refugees, the fate of Bashar Al Assad and the "contact group," consisting of Egypt, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia who have both influence and interest in the outcome of the crisis in Syria. Talks also gravitated toward the recent film on youtube that insulted the Prophet Mohammed and sparked massive protests among enraged Muslim communities.

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Foreign Ministers from Egypt, Turkey ...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
17 Sep 2012

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi met in Cairo on Monday evening, September 17, over the Syrian crisis.

The meeting was part of the “contact group” initiative called for by Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi and composed of Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The three Foreign Ministers agreed to continue their talks in New York on the sidelines of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly that will open on September 18 until September 28.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“Today, we discussed a group of ideas and principles generally that are supposed to contribute to reaching a solution for the tragic situation in Syria and putting an end to the bloodshed. We agreed to continue our consultations and we decided to hold our next meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) – Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu:
“We have decided to come together to consult and to try to develop a common perspective for the future of our region as well as for the future of Syria, of course as this is the issue. What we observed today is that there are certain principles we agree on, but there are certain differences in opinions as you may expect. And we also have an ultimate objective to have a strong Syria.”

Egypt’s Foreign Minister said that Saudi Arabia, which attended the preliminary activities, missed the meeting due to other commitments, while analysts believe that Saudi Arabia might have refrained due to disagreement with Iran that supports the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi:
“The common principles are more than the disagreements. Everyone stressed the necessity to find a peaceful solution, especially the influential countries in the region, Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. They have a big role and they could come up with a recommendation that we hope in the end will give a satisfactory result to all.”

Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia call the Syrian regime to step down while Iran is Al-Assad’s main ally and it accuses certain courtiers such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey of attempting to assist those who want to topple the Syrian regime.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 17, 2012
Length: 0:02:53
Video Size: 142 MB
Language: Arabic and English
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide overview shot, Cairo and the River Nile at night
2. Various shots of the meeting of Egypt, Turkey, Iran FMs at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
3. Pan right, the three FMs heading to the press conference after the meeting
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“Today, we discussed a group of ideas and principles generally that are supposed to contribute to reaching a solution for the tragic situation in Syria and putting an end to the bloodshed. We agreed to continue our consultations and we decided to hold our next meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings.” 5. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) – Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu:
“We have decided to come together to consult and to try to develop a common perspective for the future of our region as well as for the future of Syria, of course as this is the issue. What we observed today is that there are certain principles we agree on, but there are also differences in opinion as you may expect. And we also have an ultimate objective to have a strong Syria.”
6. Various shots of the three FMs speaking during the press conference
7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi:
“The common principles are more than the disagreements. Everyone stressed the necessity to find a peaceful solution, especially the influential countries in the region, Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. They have a big role and they could come up with a recommendation that we hope in the end that will give a satisfactory result to all.”
8. Various shots of the three FMs leaving after the press conference

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New UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Mee...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Sep 2012

Newly appointed UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, met on Monday, September 10, with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr Kamel in Cairo, where they discussed the deteriorating situation in Syria.
Brahimi and Amr then headed to the Egyptian Presidency where they met with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; the meeting was closed to the media.
Brahimi also held talks with Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby on the Syrian crisis.
The UN-Arab League envoy is scheduled to visit the Syrian capital city of Damascus in three days to meet with Syrian officials and representatives of the opposition and then he will head to New York to discuss the results with representatives of the Security Council member states.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) - UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“I will meet with officials and also with people from civil society organizations, intellectuals and others in the capital city (of Damascus) and, Allah willing, in cities other than the capital.” Brahimi described his mission to Syria as “a very difficult mission” but he added that he didn’t have the right to refuse an attempt to provide assistance to the Syrian people and help put an end to their tragedy.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 10, 2012
Length: 0:01:22
Video Size: 67.3 MB
Language: Spanish
Column:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide pan left/low angle, Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr in Cairo
3- Various shots of Brahimi and Amr leaving after the meeting
4- Tilt down, external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
5- Medium shot, Arab League logo the headquarters
6- Long shots, flags of Arab states at the entrance of the the Arab League headquarters
7- Long shot, the meeting of UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) - UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“I will meet with officials and also with people from the civil society organizations, intellectuals and others in the capital city (of Damascus) and, Allah willing, in cities other than the capital.” 9- Medium shot, flag of the Arab League
10- Pan right, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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Egyptian Activists Meet Chinese Ambas...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 26, 2012

A delegation of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution, comprising political activists and party leaders, held talks on Monday, March 26, with China's Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo on China's official position on the Syrian crisis.

The media was prevented from covering the meeting, but the initiative members told reporters after the meeting that the Chinese Ambassador reaffirmed China's keenness on ending the ongoing violence in Syria, support for the mission of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, encouragement of dialogue and political solution for the Syrian crisis and rejection of foreign interference in the Syrian issue.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Basel Adel, liberal parliamentarian, Free Egyptians Party:
"We told the Chinese Ambassador that we as Egyptians are against the violence in Syria and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. We support any initiative at the moment but at the same time we demand pressure on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the violence. It is unreasonable that the whole world is talking about initiatives while violence and bloodshed are continuing and inhabited towns are being hit by mortar shells."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam Shiha, Attorney, member of Al-Wafd Party:
"It's been a specific meeting that aims to push the Chinese government to exercise pressure on the Syrian government to stop the bloodshed in Syria, to provide assistance, to cooperate with the UN and to not use the Veto. We understand the Chinese position the rejects foreign interference in Syria because China is concerned that such interference leads to a sectarian fight inside Syria."

Members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution held a similar meeting on Monday, March 19, with Russia's Ambassador to Egypt Serge Kerbetchenko over the Russian position on the Syrian crisis.

They said after the meeting that Russia also expressed support for a peaceful political solution in Syria and that Russia exercised pressure on the Syrian regime to cooperate with Annan.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 26, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 26, 2012
Length: 0:01:53
Video Size: 93.4 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Long shot, members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution coming out of China's Embassy headquarters in Cairo after the meeting
2- Wide shot, initiative members outside China's Embassy after the meeting
3- Close up, sign of China's Embassy in Cairo
4- Various shots of the initiative members outside China's Embassy headquarters in Cairo after the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Basel Adel, liberal parliamentarian, Free Egyptians Party:
"We told the Chinese Ambassador that we as Egyptians are against the violence in Syria and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. We support any initiative at the moment but at the same time we demand pressure on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the violence. It is unreasonable that the whole world is talking about initiatives while violence and bloodshed are continuing and inhabited towns are being hit by mortar shells." 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam Shiha, Attorney, member of Al-Wafd Party:
"It's been a specific meeting that aims to push the Chinese government to exercise pressure on the Syrian government to stop the bloodshed in Syria, to provide assistance, to cooperate with the UN and to not use the Veto. We understand the Chinese position the rejects foreign interference in Syria because China is concerned that such interference leads to a sectarian fight inside Syria." 7- Wide external shot of the Russian Embassy in Cairo
8- Medium shot, the Russian flag at the the Russian Embassy in Cairo
9- Close up, a sign at the Russian Embassy in Cairo reading "Embassy of the Russian Federation"
10- Various shots of the meeting of members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution and Russian Ambassador to Cairo Serge Kerbetchenko