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Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
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Pakistanis are preparing to celebrate Eid ul Adha on August 12. "Everyone is busy nowadays preparing for Eid ul Adha, buying a good animal to sacrifice. Eid al-Adha. Feast of the Sacrifice, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

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Transporter delivering services at its peak during the month of Eid ul Adha as Muslims purchasing sacrificial animals from the Animal Stock Market from the Outskirts of Metropolitan City, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Eid Ul Adha Preparation
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
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Transporter delivering services at its peak during the month of Eid ul Adha as Muslims purchasing sacrificial animals from the Animal Stock Market from the Outskirts of Metropolitan City, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Boy sitting near sacrificial cow as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fodder vendor cutting grass for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Children playing with their Sacrificial goat as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fodder grabbing sack of grass for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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Fodder vendor selling foddering goods and displaying jewelry for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fodder vendor cutting grass for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fodder vendor Weighting grass for customers as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Customer purchasing Fodder for his sacrificial cow at makeshift Stall where vendor selling foddering goods and displaying jewelry for animals as Eid Ul Adha is up ahead and Muslims in Pakistan ready to celebrate their sacrifices, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Egypt's Agriculture Ministry: 6,000 L...
Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 22, 2012

Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture said in its daily report on Thursday, March 22, that the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) left at least 6,000 Livestock dead and 46,000 infected so far.
On the other hand, the FMD that spread throughout 25 governorates in Egypt threatens to prevail in North Africa and the Middle East causing a regional food security issue according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Investors and livestock farm owners, as well as veterinarians, believe that the government is to blame because of neither practicing strict preventive measures at the early stage of the FMD appearance nor providing a vaccine for the disease.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Kamel Girgis, investor at the European Countryside farming project in Egypt:
"FMD is spreading and we resort to preventive means. We do not be negligent in raising the animals. We perform something like quarantine and we raise the animal quality at the same time. We also add Sodium bicarbonates to the water to prevent infection, cleaning the floors well. However, the effective vaccine hasn’t been provided by the state yet."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mustafa Fahmy, veterinarian specialized in animal medicine and surgery:
"There should have been preventive measures, preventing transpiration among governorates and shutting off marketplaces. That should’ve been done two months ago! The government make decisions now when it's too late, which is useless. On the other hand, where is the role of vet quarantine authorities?"

However, medical sources said the country has recently started to produce local vaccine to contain the issue.
Some Egyptians are reluctant to eat meat due to the FMD issue, resorting to chicken and fish as alternatives, while others think the FMD outbreak is a rumor and they continue buying meat, particularly that supervised by the army vet units.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian butcher:
"The customers were afraid that the meat might be infected of the disease. They feared to buy it. Praise be to Allah, they started to buy from us because they trust us. The meat is very good and there is nothing wrong with it."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian woman outside the butchery:
"The meat is good but they made us afraid because of the FMD issue. Afterwards, the prices of chicken and fish rose."

SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Egyptian man outside the butchery:
"For me, I have no problem because I know that 75% of the livestock were slaughtered before the FMD appeared. On the other hand, the meat supervised by the army is trustworthy because the army has a vet unit that tests the meat and any food and they care for the good of the people and the country. They cannot harm the citizens." Unexpectedly, poultry and fish sellers complain lower sales although they are the safe alternative for concerned Egyptians. This is because merchants raised their prices as a consequence of the FMD.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 22, 2012
Length: 0:03:18
Video Size: 163 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture in Cairo
2- Various shots of a livestock farm at the Cairo-Alexandria desert road
3- Various shots of livestock at the farm
4- Various shots of dead animals thrown in a vast area outside the farm
5- Long shot outside the farm
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Kamel Girgis, investor at the European Countryside farming project in Egypt:
"FMD is spreading and we resort to preventive means. We do not be negligent in raising the animals. We perform something like quarantine and we raise the animal quality at the same time. We also add Sodium bicarbonates to the water to prevent infection, cleaning the floors well. However, the effective vaccine hasn’t been provided by the state yet." 7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mustafa Fahmy, veterinarian specialized in animal medicine and surgery:
"There should have been preventive measures, preventing transpiration among governorates and shutting off marketplaces. That should’ve been done two months ago! The government make decisions now when it's too late, which is useless. On the other hand, where is the role of vet quarantine authorities?"
8- Various shots of livestock at the farm
9- Pan right, a marketplace in Cairo
10- Various shots of a butchery
11- Various shots of animal meat displayed at the butchery
12- Various shots of a butcher chopping the meat
13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian butcher:
"The customers were afraid that the meat might be infected of the disease. They feared to buy it. Praise be to Allah, they started to buy from us because they trust us. The meat is very good and there is nothing wrong with it." 14- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian woman outside the butchery:
"The meat is good but they made us afraid because of the FMD issue. Afterwards, the prices of chicken and fish rose." 15- SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Egyptian man outside the butchery:
"For me, I have no problem because I know that 75% of the livestock were slaughtered before the FMD appeared. On the other hand, the meat supervised by the army is trustworthy because the army has a vet unit that tests the meat and any food and they care for the good of the people and the country. They cannot harm the citizens." 16- Various shots of the marketplace
17- Various shots of chicken displayed for sale at the marketplace
18- Various shots of women buying chicken
19- Medium shot of the marketplace