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Kathmandu's Female Rickshaw Driver
Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
10 Mar 2016

"Driving it is all about confidence. Without that it is almost impossible” says Brinda, a 47 year old Nepali, and an electric powered 'Tempo' driver (rickshaw is usually called 'Tempo' in Nepal). Introduced in Nepal in the early 1990s, the electric three-wheel rickshaw is a clean alternative solution to the high polluting diesel powered tempo.
These small vehicles operate as a collective minibus, which can transport up to 12 passengers including the driver. Each tempo uses two big sets of batteries that provide Brinda with enough power for eight round trips on her 16 km circle route from Kathmandu Mall to Galfutar, a nearby town in the Kathmandu valley.
Brinda is a successful mother and business woman, working for almost 14 hours a day from 5.30 am to 7 pm. She manages to have a daily income of 30 USD. Out of that she has to pay expenses for battery recharges, drivers labor union organization fees and parking fees, a total of 7 USD per day.

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Houthi Fighters Killed by Airstrike i...
Taiz
By Dhaifallah Homran
22 Apr 2015

April 22, 2015
Taiz, Yemen

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Video shows a military truck on fire and the corpses of killed Houthi fighters in the central Yemeni city of Taiz. This vehicle was targeted by an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition.

Airstrikes were resumed after Saudi Arabia declared they would be stopped. The headquarters of the Yemeni Army’s 35th Armored Brigade, controlled by the Houthis, was among the targets hit by airstrikes’ in Taiz today.

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Israel's Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicles
Israel
By Oren Rosenfeld
21 Jan 2015

Like drones in the sky, unmanned armored remote control land vehicles are already seeing extensive action on the Israel-Gaza border. The Israeli Army is now the first and only Army in the world that uses these land drones in combat zones. The unmanned remote control vehicles come in two sizes and are armed with 0.5 Calibre Machine guns and other classified armoury. The vehicles are controlled and driven by IDF women operators only and patrol the border between Israel and the Hamas controlled Gaza strip, replacing manned patrols and saving lives and manpower. During the years they have been operational, the unmanned patrols have been attacked twice by IED`S and machine gunfire. They have discovered breaches in the border fence and chased down infiltrators. During the last 50 day war between Israel and Hamas, they carried out many missions, mostly suppllying fighting units with food and ammunition behind enemy lines. They also conducted surveillance operations. "This is the future of the modern combat field " says the commander of this unique unit.

Life in ship recycling yard in bangla...
Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

School children near ship recycling yard in Dhaka.There are more than 35 shipyards in Old Dhakas Keraniganj area in the bank of the river Burigonga, where small ships, launches and steamers are built and repaired around the clock.About 15,000 people are working in extremely dangerous conditions earn Tk. 300-400 BDT (1 USD = 78 BDT) as they don't get safety gear from the dock owners and accidents are common.Most of the private shipyards use plate, engine, component and machinery of old merchant ship collected from many ship recycling industries located in Bangladesh. But frequent accident and heavy human causalities of inland vessels often raise question about the quality of ships produced in local shipyards.Bangladesh are now exporting small and medium-sized ships for the highly competitive European market. The vessels were built for countries including Denmark, Germany and Finland. Bangladesh shipbuilding is being compared with giants such as China, Japan and South Korea.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

Shipyard workers pose for the camera in a year near the Buriganga River in Dhaka. There are more than 35 shipyards in Old Dhakas Keraniganj area in the bank of the river Burigonga, where small ships, launches and steamers are built and repaired around the clock.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

Most of the private shipyards use plate steel, engines, components and machinery from old merchant ships collected from many ship recycling industries located in Bangladesh.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

About 15,000 people are working in extremely dangerous conditions as they don't get safety gear from the dock owners and accidents are common.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

Most of the private shipyards use plate steel, engines, components and machinery from old merchant ships collected from many ship recycling industries located in Bangladesh.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

A shipyard worker gets prepared to weld near the Buriganga River in Dhaka.

Bangladesh's Shipbuilding Industry 09
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

Two men are hard at work welding metal in a shipyard near the Buriganga River in Dhaka.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

Frequent accidents and heavy human causalities on inland vessels often raise question about the quality of ships produced in local shipyards. Bangladesh are now exporting small and medium-sized ships for the highly competitive European market.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
29 Dec 2014

There are more than 35 shipyards in Old Dhakas Keraniganj area in the bank of the river Burigonga, where small ships, launches and steamers are built and repaired around the clock.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
29 Dec 2014

17 year-old Ashraful has seen several of his colleagues fall victim to explosions, caused by ruptures in gas cylinders. He breaks down the rusty, old supertankers, cargo ships and cruisers to be scrapped. Most of them live by eating rice and vegetables. Ashraful cannot remember when he last ate meat.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
29 Dec 2014

A boy stops to pose for a photo while playing near a ship recycling yard in Dhaka.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
29 Dec 2014

A man is hard at work welding metal in a shipyard near the Buriganga River in Dhaka.

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FSA Technical
Aleppo, Syria
By pathilsman
01 Dec 2012

An FSA fighter checks the machine-gun on his technical.

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Syrian forces open fire on a civilian...
Daraa, Syria
By halabysofi
14 May 2012

May 13, 2012. Syrian forces attack a civil car and burn it

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New Fuel Crisis Hits Egypt's Traffic ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 23, 2012

Egypt is facing a fuel crisis for the second time since last January as petrol supplies dry up and long queues of cars snaked outside gas stations on the hope of leaving with a full tank amid fears of price hikes.
The queues have brought more traffic to Cairo’s notoriously busy streets, sparking incidents of road rage, according to press reports.
All types of petrol – 80, 90, 92 and the more expensive 95 – are reportedly in short supply. Some petrol stations have resorted to setting a 20-litre limit on all fuel purchases.
The reasons behind the shortage are not clear. Some people see that the government is not clear concerning the issue.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Zein El-Abdeen Abdel-Wahab, owner of gas station:
"There is a gas crisis. The government doesn't tell the truth. One representative needs to stand up and say, there is a problem and it will finish in a day or a week or a month or whatever time. But, the people don't trust the government anymore.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – worker at gas station:
The congestion in the gas stations is what causing the problem. But there are a few stations that don't have gas and that's causing a problem.
The government blames any shortfall on profiteers reselling subsidized fuel on the black market.
Many Egyptians, however, accuse the authorities of trying to cover up what they say is the government's mismanagement of dealing with the crisis.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
I see that all the gas stations are stopped. There is no solar no gas all the cars wait from the night until the morning and they don't get gas. This is going to paralyze the whole country. They are paralyzing the country".

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
"I can't determine the main reason of the crisis. The presence of this many cars show that there is a problem. I don't have the solution. Officials have the solution". Egypt's Minister of Oil Abdallah Ghorab addressed Egypt's parliament lately and denied that there was a problem at the source, saying current shortages were being caused by distributors and lack of confidence by consumers, insisting that gas stocks are sufficient.
Ghorab also noted that the government pumps about 36,000 tons of diesel and 9,000 tons of petrol 80 per day which is enough to meet demands of people.
Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul Naga sought to calm fears, telling reporters at a press conference on Wednesday that the government has no intention of raising fuel prices.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:18
Video Size: 64.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of traffic in Cairo streets
2- Various shots of cars lined up outside gas stations to get gas
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Zein El-Abdeen Abdel-Wahab, owner of gas station:
"There is a gas crisis. The government doesn't tell the truth. One representative needs to stand up and say, there is a problem and it will finish in a day or a week or a month or whatever time. But, the people don't trust the government anymore.
4- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – worker at gas station:
The congestion in the gas stations is what causing the problem. But there are a few stations that don't have gas and that's causing a problem.
5- Pan left shot of people lined up at gas station
6- Medium shot of woman holding jerry cans at gas station
7- Wide shot of cars at gas stations
8- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
I see that all the gas stations are stopped. There is no solar no gas all the cars wait from the night until the morning and they don't get gas. This is going to paralyze the whole country. They are paralyzing the country".
SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
"I can't determine the main reason of the crisis. The presence of this many cars show that there is a problem. I don't have the solution. Officials have the solution". Various shots of signs at the gas station written on it "there are no 90 or 80, "types of petrol" 9- Various shots of cars at gas stations

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Egyptian Police Vehicle Runs Over Pro...
Cairo, Egypt
By lostnheaven
11 Feb 2012

Cairo: January 28th, 2011
Egyptian Police vehicle ran over at least one protester under October's Bridge 28th Jan.

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Police at the Gate
Mohamed Mahmoud, Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
24 Nov 2011

Police forces trying to enter Tahrir Square from Mohamed Mahmoud Street, and young Egyptians confronting them.

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Iran’s War Zone Pilgrims
Iran
By mianeh
02 Aug 2011

Children play amongst the hulks of wartime armoured vehicles.

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Vehicle Recycling
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
04 May 2011

Vehicle Recyling is a way of life in the Sahara. Vehicle parts are used to constuct everything from animal shelters to groccery stores.

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A Gas Station on Friday, January 28, ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
27 Jan 2011

M. A. Photo: After several cars ran protesters down on the streets, people attacked gas stations.