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Dandora Dumpsite 9
Nairobi, Kenya
By Xavi Fernândez de Castro
15 Aug 2013

Six men playing a local version of poker during one of the scarce breaks they enjoy. These bonding moments allow them to get away from their worries for a few minutes and help to create a sense of community among them.

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Dandora Dumpsite 10
Nairobi, Kenya
By Xavi Fernândez de Castro
15 Aug 2013

Emmanuel, age 27, and Josephat, age 25, are about to finish a small hut built out of carton and plastic which will provide them a shade to take a break in the scorching hot days and a shelter during the rainy season.

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Dandora Dumpsite 11
Nairobi, Kenya
By Xavi Fernândez de Castro
15 Aug 2013

Three boys await the arrival of the garbage trucks coming from the Hilton Nairobi and other luxury hotels to search for some leftovers. Even though children are not supposed to be allowed in the dumpsite, many street boys sneak in at sunset and try to get something to eat before the sun goes down.

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Dandora Dumpsite 12
Nairobi, Kenya
By Xavi Fernândez de Castro
15 Aug 2013

A bulldozer stirs the garbage to facilitate the search of all the waste dumped in the rubbish tip. The waste pickers follow it and comb the cleared area to collect anything of value.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

With the Cambodian election campaigns now in full swing ruling party CPP leader prime minister Hun Sen makes a highly guarded visit to Siem Reap to attend various meetings. Hun Sen is the second longest serving leader in Southeast Asia and is one of the longest serving prime ministers in the world, having been in power through various coalitions since 1985. In 1987, Amnesty International accused Hun Sen's government of torture of thousands of political prisoners using "electric shocks, hot irons and near-suffocation with plastic bags. Hun Sen's government has been responsible for the sale of vast amounts of land to foreign investors resulting in the forced eviction of thousands upon thousands of residents from their homes throughout the country.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

With the elections approaching on the 28th of July Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen shows considerable force whilst visiting Siem Reap.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

2nd lieutenent Vorn Ratha inspects his chinese made pistol. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

2nd lieutenent Vorn Ratha loads a clip into his chinese made pistol. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's body guards have a joke with each other before starting their next watch. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

Prime minister Hun Sen's body guards stand proud for a photograph underneath a large sign commemorating the late king Norodom Sihanouk who died on the 15th October 2012. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

One of the Prime ministers many body guards stands proudly underneath a large sign commemorating the late king Norodom Sihanouk.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

In advance of the Cambodian elections on the 28th of July, 2013, prime minister Hun Sen makes a highly guarded visit to Siem Reap to attend meetings. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

One of Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's body guards wears a traditional red bracelet believed to bring good luck after the wearer has been blessed by a buddhist monk. Siam Reap, Cambodia.

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Tree Planting in Western Canada 06
By Luc Forsyth
24 Jun 2013

A planter struggles through knee-deep mud. Though this block shoud be a planter's dream (open with soft ground), heavy rains have made it treacherous.

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Tree Planting in Western Canada 11
By Luc Forsyth
24 Jun 2013

A planter pauses between bag-ups under a light rain. Planters work in all weather conditions - rain, snow, and hail - and dealing with the elements can be one of the hardest challenges for an inexperienced planter to cope with.

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Tree Planting in Western Canada 20
By Luc Forsyth
24 Jun 2013

A tree planter works along a ridgeline on a rainy day on the Canadian oil sands.

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Tree Planting in Western Canada 12
By Luc Forsyth
12 Jun 2013

A planter stands in the flooded entrance to the camp, contemplating the best way to drain the water. Heavy rains can trapp the planter's vehicles in the camp and only heavy duty 4x4 trucks are able to get out.

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (2 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

Exhausted from both the stifling heat and the journey, hundreds of the pious Muslims lay asleep on the carpets inside the mosque. Many have taken the traditional pilgrimage of 7 days from villages in Upper Egypt to visit the tomb of Sayeda Zeinab.

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (1 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

A child tries to take a photo of the tomb of Sayed Zeinab as his father holds him above the crowds of people filing into the room.

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Viome 26
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

The workers of Vio.Me., a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners, have been unpaid since May 2011. By decision of their general assembly they have decided to occupy the factory and operate it under direct democratic workers’ control. After a year-long struggle that has attracted attention and solidarity in Greece and worldwide, they are kick-starting production on February 12, 2013, after 3 days of intense mobilization.

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Viome 25
Salonicco
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

The workers of Vio.Me., a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners, have been unpaid since May 2011. By decision of their general assembly they have decided to occupy the factory and operate it under direct democratic workers’ control. After a year-long struggle that has attracted attention and solidarity in Greece and worldwide, they are kick-starting production on February 12, 2013, after 3 days of intense mobilization.

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Viome 14
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

The workers of Vio.Me., a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners, have been unpaid since May 2011. By decision of their general assembly they have decided to occupy the factory and operate it under direct democratic workers’ control. After a year-long struggle that has attracted attention and solidarity in Greece and worldwide, they are kick-starting production on February 12, 2013, after 3 days of intense mobilization.

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Viome 9
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

"It's all about workers. The workers create everything, they have to take back what the own", said a Viome's worker.

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Viome 18
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

One of the main problems for Viome was the Filkeram factory (building product), owned by Georgios Filippou. Even before the crisis, when the Viome's situation was good, the owner started to cut wages and hire workers.

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Viome 7
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

About 40 people work actually in Viome. They work 8 hours each day and take the basic wages.

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Viome 15
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

In the general assembly, workers discuss general question, and they have a weekly meeting to plan the production and the working time.

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Viome 2
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

In February 2012, after the occupation of the factory, the workers started a new self-management production, selling cleaning products and trying to expand their experience in other factories in Greece.

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Viome 8
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

A worker dress the Viome t-shirt inside the factory.

The workers are however optimistic: The proceeds from the benefit gig and the donations of supportive groups and individuals collected through viome.org should be enough to keep the company afloat in the first few months. And the support of the social movements means many of the products will be distributed through the existing structures of social and solidary economy.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (9 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

A man jumps from a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building.

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Wixaritari - Guardians of the Earth 1
San Andres Cohamiata, Mexico
By Fernanda Paredes
17 Apr 2013

Young girls throwing rocks at the edge of the canyon, 2000 meters high.

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Police Helicopter Monitors Ultras Gat...
Cairo, Egypt
By Em. Aly
09 Mar 2013

Police Helicopter video shooting ultras gathering 9\3\2013

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Sickness born out of poverty
kampong cchnang Cambodia
By George Nickels
26 Jan 2013

Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is the sickness of the developing world - sickness born out of poverty. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease which attacks the skin, the peripheral nerves, the mucous air passages and the eyes. The transmission of leprosy is similar to that of tuberculosis. To date, science has not been able to produce a vaccine against leprosy.

The physical handicap caused by the disease stigmatises its victims: it renders the sufferers social outcasts, excluded from their familial and social environment.

Today there are more than a million cases of leprosy identified worldwide, excluding the large number of ex-patients needing specialised mid-term medical and surgical treatment or social assistance because of the handicap caused by the disease.

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Sickness born out of poverty (7 of 8)
Kampong Chhnang Cambodia
By George Nickels
26 Jan 2013

One of the first signs of leprosy are pale patches on the skin. The fingers start to stiffen up and eventually without the proper medication lose the feeling as the nerves slowly die.

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Sickness born out of poverty (6 of 8)
Kampong Chhnang Cambodia
By George Nickels
26 Jan 2013

Me and my family are shunned by our local community, my family now by our food from a market nearly 2 miles away.

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Sickness born out of poverty (5 of 8)
Kampong Chhnang Cambodia
By George Nickels
26 Jan 2013

Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is the sickness of the developing world - sickness born out of poverty. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease which attacks the skin, the peripheral nerves, the mucous air passages and the eyes. The transmission of leprosy is similar to that of tuberculosis. To date, science has not been able to produce a vaccine against leprosy.

The physical handicap caused by the disease stigmatises its victims: it renders the sufferers social outcasts, excluded from their familial and social environment.

Today there are more than a million cases of leprosy identified worldwide, excluding the large number of ex-patients needing specialised mid-term medical and surgical treatment or social assistance because of the handicap caused by the disease.

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Sickness born out of poverty (4 of 8)
Kampong Chhnang Cambodia
By George Nickels
26 Jan 2013

In only seven years I lost all my fingers. If the antibiotics were available to me when i realised that I had contracted leprosy, things may have been different for me now.

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Sickness born out of poverty (3 of 8)
Kampong Chhnang Cambodia
By George Nickels
26 Jan 2013

My son and wife have to help me with everything that I do in daily life , my eyes have now lost there sight, I cant even see to wash my self. My community has shunned me, they are scared that they will catch this terrible disease that is slowly eating me away.