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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White-
Istanbul, Turkey
By Mais Istanbuli
19 Jun 2013

Riots in Istanbul started for the sake of protecting Gezi Park, located beside Taksim Square, after the government announced a mall project which would be erected in place of the park. Initially, a few hundred people, mainly environmental activists, conducted peaceful protests and camped in the park. After the first two days of protesting, police officers violently attacked the protesters with tear gas and burned their sleeping tents.

The public furiously responded to these attacks, as they joined together void of any political movement, against the government. The protests contained a powerful, organic element, that combined the diverse Turkish community together for the first time in the country's history, fighting for one cause: freedom. Citizens want be to involved; they want to be the decision makers in the city. More than three weeks have passed since the riots began and there is still ongoing violence every day. Casualties already reached four dead, thousands injured, and thousands arrested. Also, many journalists have been taken into custody.

Present-day Gezi Park has a controversial history. The site was formerly an Armenian graveyard between 1551-1939 and was also the place of Topcu Kislasi, military barracks built under the reign of Sultan Selim III. The area also included the very first Genocide memorial statue in the world, built in 1919, which witness annual commemorations until 1924.

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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White- (1...
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

A civilian rioted amid the tear gas without placing on his gas mask. Demonstrations took place beside Taksim Square as citizens protested against the government after a mall project that would take the place of Gezi Park was established. The protests were initially peaceful but ongoing violence has been taking place for over three weeks and continues to escalate in Istanbul, Turkey. June 2013.

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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White- (1...
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

Fire and tear gas accumulated beside a barricade. Demonstrations took place beside Taksim Square as citizens protested against the government after a mall project that would take the place of Gezi Park was established. The protests were initially peaceful but ongoing violence has been taking place for over three weeks and continues to escalate in Istanbul, Turkey. June 2013.

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Gezi Gets Gassed (34 of 46)
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

A human chain was formed, hand to hand, to stop the police forces.

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Gezi Gets Gassed (37 of 46)
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

Civil passive resist via the formation of a human chain

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Gezi Gets Gassed (36 of 46)
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

Civil resistance with the formation of a human chain against police violence

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Gezi Gets Gassed (35 of 46)
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

Civil protest with the formation of a human chain against police violence

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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White- (8...
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

A man tried to help people who were intoxicated by tear gas during an attack in Gezi Park. Demonstrations took place beside Taksim Square as citizens protested against the government after a mall project that would take the place of Gezi Park was established. The protests were initially peaceful but ongoing violence has been taking place for over three weeks and continues to escalate in Istanbul, Turkey. June 2013.

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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White- (7...
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

A rioter grabbed a tear gas grenade and rushed towards the closest water tank. Demonstrations took place beside Taksim Square as citizens protested against the government after a mall project that would take the place of Gezi Park was established. The protests were initially peaceful but ongoing violence has been taking place for over three weeks and continues to escalate in Istanbul, Turkey. June 2013.

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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White- (6...
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

Rioters tried to disable gas grenades by placing them in water jars. Demonstrations took place beside Taksim Square as citizens protested against the government after a mall project that would take the place of Gezi Park was established. The protests were initially peaceful but ongoing violence has been taking place for over three weeks and continues to escalate in Istanbul, Turkey. June 2013.

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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White- (5...
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

Civilians come together as they recover from a tear gas attack in Gezi Park. Demonstrations took place beside Taksim Square as citizens protested against the government after a mall project that would take the place of Gezi Park was established. The protests were initially peaceful but ongoing violence has been taking place for over three weeks and continues to escalate in Istanbul, Turkey. June 2013.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

A woman holds a sign that reads: Everybody to the streets for the unity of Venezuela.

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Rally Against The Independence Of Cat...
Plaza de Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
12 Oct 2012

Barcelona, Spain - Six thousand people, according to sources from the city police, participated in a Columbus Day rally on Friday afternoon, October 12, at the Plaza de Catalonia in Barcelona. The platform of unity brought together Catalonians and Spaniards with the motto "We are all Catalonia."

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Rally Against The Independence Of Cat...
Plaza de Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
12 Oct 2012

Barcelona, Spain - Six thousand people, according to sources from the city police, participated in a Columbus Day rally on Friday afternoon, October 12, at the Plaza de Catalonia in Barcelona. The platform of unity brought together Catalonians and Spaniards with the motto "We are all Catalonia."

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Pope Benedict Cheered by Thousands up...
Baabda Presidential Palace, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
15 Sep 2012

Thousands of Lebanese greeted Pope Benedict XVI as he headed on his Popemobile to the Baabda Presidential Palace where he met with the country's top political and Muslim religious leaders on Saturday, September 15.
Crowds of people were waving both the Vatican and Lebanese flags and cheering as he passed with confetti swirling in the air.
In the Beirut suburb of Baabda where there was a festive atmosphere on the streets, the Pope first met with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and his wife.
The Pope also met with Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Miqati.

Pope Benedict calls on Lebanon to be a model of peace and religious freedom in the tumultuous Middle East.
During a speech, the Pope expressed sympathy with youth in Syria. The pope said he admired their courage, adding this is a time for Christians and Muslims to come together "so as to put an end to violence and war."
He also called for interfaith unity in order to end violence in the Middle East.
The visit of the Pope to Lebanon is aimed at bridging the gap between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.
The pontiff, who arrived on Friday for a three-day visit, praised Lebanon as an example of “coexistence and respectful dialogue between Christians and their brethren of other religions” when he arrived at the airport.
Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah also welcomed the Pontiff's arrival in Lebanon, describing the event as "historic and extraordinary.”

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: September 15, 2012
Length: 0:02:13
Video Size: 109 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of thousands of Lebanese lined the road as Pope Benedict XVI headed on his Popemobile to Baabda palace where he met with the country's top political and Muslim religious leaders
2. Various shots of the crowds waving with both the Vatican and the Lebanese flags as he passed
3. Pan left shot of the Pope arriving at the Presidential Palace where he met by cheering of the crowds of people
4. Medium shot of the pope arriving at the Palace and a man greeting the Pope upon his arrival
5. Various shots of the ceremony
6. Various shots of the Pope during the ceremony
7. Wide shot of thousands of Lebanese gathering at the ceremony, greeting the arrival of the Pope
8. Close up shot of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
9. Wide shot of crowds of people during the ceremony

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Muslim Brotherhood Official Visits Eg...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
13 Mar 2012

For the first time, Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie paid a visit to the Anglican Church in Cairo on Tuesday, March 13, accompanied by a delegation of the MB top leaders, including former General Guide Mahdi Akef.
The meeting aims to establish a joint national group that serves the interests of the country in order to achieve stability and remove misconceptions about some controversial concepts on both sides.
The Muslim guests and the Coptic hosts, led by Anglican Church leader Safwat al-Bayad, discussed number of important Egyptian issues apart from the political side, stressing the common value of national unity.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie:
"The Ten Commandments in the Torah, the Gospel and the Quran are the same. They haven’t changed and they will never change. It's strange that we have the same commandments and that we carry this shared responsibility and some others attempt to break this unity. Therefore I say that we have no choice but to put our hands together and not allow any power, authority or human being to divide this gathering. Whatever is united by Almighty Allah cannot be disunited by people."
Badie affirmed that Egypt needs the efforts of all its sons whether Muslims or Christians, adding that Egypt was going through a critical transitional phase where dialogue would lead to more understanding and common values.
Badie praised the Anglican sect and its leaders as they were the ones who called for such a meeting to hold talks with the MB for the sake of the country’s interests.
They both stressed the importance to follow the religious principles and values, commending January 25 Revolution as a turning point that allowed such meetings.
Anglican Church leader Al-Bayad expressed his appreciation of the MB’s visit, calling for more national dialogues for the sake of Egypt, praising the MB as moderate and keen on the country's best interest.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Egypt
Publishing Time: March 13, 2012
Length: 0:01:57
Video Size: 96.8 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie and his delegation entering the Anglican Church
2- Various shots Badie and his delegation being welcomed by Anglican Church leader Safwat al-Bayad and other church members
3- Various shots of the meeting of both sides
4- Various shots of Badie making a statement during the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie:
"The Ten Commandments in the Torah, the Gospel and the Quran are the same. They haven’t changed and they will never change. It's strange that we have the same commandments and that we carry this shared responsibility and some others attempt to break this unity. Therefore I say that we have no choice but to put our hands together and not allow any power, authority or human being to divide this gathering. Whatever is united by Almighty Allah cannot be disunited by people."
6- Various shots of the meeting
7- Various shots of Badie and his delegation leaving

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Egyptian Opposition Protest
Cairo, Egypt
By lillie
15 Dec 2010

Cairo, Egypt:
Opposition political parties join together in a rare joint protest after the Egyptian parliamentary elections.