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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

This is a series of images taken as President Robert Mugabe’s resignation was announced in Parliament and spread through the streets of Harare like wildfire. Incredulous Zimbabweans poured into public places to celebrate and pulled out their cellphones to document the historic moment for themselves and send messages to relatives and friends overseas. And as evening fell their beaming faces were caught in the glowing light of their phones and passing headlights.

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A soldier poses for a photograph with a baby during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

Celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A group of revellers take a selfie during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue, in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A couple watch the crowd from a vantage point during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A young girl checks her phone during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A man and his young daughter are pictured during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A young man takes a selfie while riding atop a freight truck stuck in traffic on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe during celebrations in the street after President Robert Mugabe's resignation was announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

Young men are caught in the light of a cellphone flash as they hitch a ride on a freight truck caught in traffic on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe during celebrations after President Robert Mugabe's resignation was announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Damascus: 800-Year-Old Bathhouse Endu...
Damascus
By TTM Contributor 4
08 Sep 2014

September 9, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Buried deep the historic al-Hamidiya Market in Damascus, one of the oldest traditional bathhouses in the city continues its business as usual, despite the ongoing war in Syria. Established in 1169, the Nour al-Din al-Shaheed bathhouse is one of the best examples of unadulterated Damascene history. It's cavernous bathing rooms and reception area have changed little over the years and guests can still enjoy an opportunity to experience a custom that has endured centuries of siege, occupation, and war.

Translation:

(04:51) "I am Majed Abdul Rahman, I work in Nour al-Din al-Shahid public bath. This bath consists of 4 sections: the outside, inside, steam room and the massage and exfoliating room. We have grooms [men about to get married] coming here almost daily. When they come here they use the exfoliating and the massage room, then they shower and after that, they go to the outside section and change the towels, drink some tea and [smoke] nargileh [water pipe], rest, get dressed, pay, then leave. There are lots of public baths, but this bath is special as it is old and cultural, provides a nice experience, and is very communal, they [guests] are allowed to bring food with them." (05:53)

(05:54) "First of all, my work is between Lebanon and Syria, I come to Syria every week, and I cannot come here without passing by the bathroom and bathing here in Souk al-Hamidiya. Every time I come here I have to roam around Damascus, and I cross all this distance from Lebanon to Syria so I can enjoy this bath. Honestly, we do not have baths like that in Lebanon, you can only find it here in Souk al-Hamidiya. The visit to the bathroom is very comforting and relaxing, you forget bout all your troubles at work in Lebanon and you forget about it here in Souk al-Hamidiya. You feel like you went back in time, to the era of your ancestors, and this is something we lack in Lebanon." (06:38)

(06:39) "I come to this public bath with my friends regularly, we are a group of students, we come here to see each other, enjoy our time, the atmosphere here is nice, and it is very relaxing." (06:55)

(06:56) "We are a group of friends, we come here every once and a while, we really like it here and we enjoy our time. I advise every man to come here so he can experience the old culture through this public bath that has been around for over 1,000 years." (07:10)

Shotlist:
Various shots of Souk al-Hamidiya

Various shots of the entrance of the bathhouse

Various shots of the bathhouse (exterior section)

Various shots of the bathhouse (interior section)

various shots of the steam room while its empty

Various shots of the steam room

Various shots of the exfoliating room

Various shots of people inside the exfoliating room

Various shots of the massage room

A shot of a person leaving the interior section

Various shots show the services provided in the bathhouse, such as tea and shisha

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Syrians in Central Damascus Discuss P...
Damascus
By TTM Contributor 4
31 May 2014

May 31, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Video shows night shots of the Souq al-Hamidiyya historic market in the old city of Damascus. Shoppers are asked their opinions on the Syrian Presidential Election.

Speakers:

Ali Hijazi, Coffee Shop Worker:
"Concerning the social situation, it seems normal, the streets are crowded and it is improving rapidly. Shops and cafes are receiving customers, people are out at all times, nine, ten, even after eleven and twelve you can still find people outside. Everything is improving, and now it is summer, so people go out more. Tourism has decreased, but still the situation is improving."

Abu Ibrahim, Visitor from Qamishli:
"I am from Qamishli, I came to Damascus and brought my son to visit a doctor. We have been hearing from biased TV channels that the situation in Damascus at night is scary and there is bombing and shelling. However, here we are and we haven’t seen any of that, the situation is very calm and normal."

Rasha, Resident:
"First of all I want to salute Damascus and our President, and I want to note that all people are happy and out on the streets at night. There is nothing to worry about and I sincerely hope the situation will improve more because there is nothing as amazing as Damascus. May God protect our president."

Waed, Resident:
"Everything is fine, we are outside, it is 9:30 at night now and there is nothing to worry about. If any uncomfortable situation was sensed we wouldn’t have gone out at night."

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 1...
Lahroe, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Pakistani residents line up to cast their vote at a polling station in the village of Wagah on the outskirts of Lahore on May 11, 2013.

Pakistanis awaited to vote in these historical elections defying Taliban attacks to cast their ballots marking a historic democratic transition. A little less then half of the registered voters are women.

More than 86 million people are eligible to vote for the 342-member national assembly and four provincial assemblies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 7...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Kalsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League party chief Nawaz Sharif, walks out of a polling station after casting her ballot in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls or a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.