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Nepal portfolio final 21
Bhaktapur
By Taylor Weidman
02 May 2015

Nepali men take a break after clearing rubble from their home in Bhaktapur, Nepal on May 2, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 6,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Art as Resistance in Palestine
Palestine
By Rich Wiles
06 Oct 2014

Arts and culture have always figured significantly within the wider context of Palestinian resistance. People such as Mahmoud Darwish, Ghassan Kanafani and Naji al-Ali took Palestine to the world through their art many decades ago, and their work - shaped heavily by the Palestinian experience of exile - lives on today.

Cultural aspects of resistance have developed over the decades and traditional practices of poetry, literature and dabke are now accompanied by street art, hip hop, modern dance and contemporary art. New styles and practices have evolved - often influenced by today's globalized world - but in many ways still maintaining a distinctly Palestinian edge.

Whilst links between Darwish's poetry or Naji al-Ali's immortal 'Handala' and today's hip hop groups or street artists may not seem immediate to the uninformed, the context is shaped by the same core issues. The Palestinian story of exile and the struggle against it remain a constant and inherent focus of Palestinian arts and cultural practice today, much as it did amongst earlier practitioners who had themselves lived, and survived the Nakba.

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L'Eroica 2013 (9 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

A cyclist take a break surrounded by vineyards.

In the 2013 edition people came from many countries in the world, especially this year was registered an high number of participants from Asia.

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L'Eroica 2013 (10 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclists take a break in a little bar.

Many people come to Gaiole in Chianti (SI) to enjoy the magic atmosphere of "L'Eroica", and to visit the amazing landscape of Val d'Orcia and Chianti.