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Devastation Caused by the Tbilisi Zoo by Flood; Georgia, June 2015

Devastation Caused by the Tbilisi Zoo by Flood; Georgia, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-14

Following hours of heavy rainfall, a landslide dammed up the Vere river late on 13 June 2015. The resulting flood inflicted severe damage on the Tbilisi Zoo, a highway running through the Vere valley, and nearby houses, resulting in at least 12 deaths, including three zoo workers. One of them, a 56-year woman, had recently returned to work after having had an arm amputated two weeks earlier after a tiger mauled it. bout 36 people were admitted for mild-to-moderate injuries; most of them were discharged from hospitals on the same day. Of the 24 people reported as missing as of late 14 June, ten remained unaccountable for on 15 June.[6] More than 40 families were left homeless and 22,000 people were left without electricity. The Georgian government reported a preliminary estimated flood damage cost of approximately GEL 40 million.

Source: ზვიად ავალიანი (Zviad Avaliani)

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-15

Israel Holds Largest Pride Parade in the Middle East, June 2015

Israel Holds Largest Pride Parade in the Middle East, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-12

Tel Aviv hosted it's annual LGBTQ Pride Parade on June 12. With more than 100,000 people in attendance, it is the largest and most peaceful of it's kind in the Middle East.

Source: Dave Shwartz

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-06-17

Funeral for American fighting with YPG, June 2015

Funeral for American fighting with YPG, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-11

Funeral held for Keith Lewis Broomfield, an American who went to Syria to fight for the People's Protection Units (YPG) against ISIS. Broomfield is one of many westerners that have gone over to fight with the YPG against ISIS. Like many of the other Westerners that have gone to fight for the YPG, Broomfield saw this as a religious duty.

Source: Mutlu Civiroglu/Kovan Direj/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-06-11

Women and Children Fleeing Northern Syria Conflict; West of Tal Abyad, Syria, June 2015

Women and Children Fleeing Northern Syria Conflict; West of Tal Abyad, Syria, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-06

Women and children fleeing ISIS occupied territory around Tal Abyad. A number of the featured women are seen removing their black burkas revealing brightly colored outfits in order to celebrate their freedom. The photos were taken west of Tal Abyad, known to the Kurdish as Girê Sipî, which has been under ISIS control since last year, according to local Kobani photo-journalist Jack Shahine. It is one of a few Turkish border crossings still ruled by ISIS.

Source: Jack Shahine/Cahida Dersim/Twitter

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-07

Heritage Buildings and Reconstruction in Bhaktapur & Patan, Nepal, April 2015

Heritage Buildings and Reconstruction in Bhaktapur & Patan, Nepal, April 2015

Taken on 2015-06-04

Bhaktapur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient capital of Nepal, it is home to numerous architectural and artistic marvels in the form of temples and palaces. After the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, many of these ancient buildings collapsed along with homes in the neighbourhood, However, many of them are still intact although they may have varying levels of structural damage. Relief tents have been erected in the squares and other open spaces for those who have lost their homes. These photos show a square which has two standing temples amidst a lot of rubble. One cannot enter these temples yet for fear of structural damage/ a violent aftershock. One can see two Chinese Red Cross relief tents in the square between the temples.

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2015-06-08

Reconstruction After Nepal Earthquake: Patan Darbar Square, Nepal, April 2015

Reconstruction After Nepal Earthquake: Patan Darbar Square, Nepal, April 2015

Taken on 2015-06-04

A World Heritage Site, Patan Darbar Square boasts an astonishing collection of architectural marvels. The buildings were damaged during the Nepal Earthquake in 2015. More than a month later, rapid reconstruction and re-enforcement is taking place. Some ancient temples and monuments are still intact. The square has been cordoned off. Many buildings are surrounded by wooden beams as a form of support whilst labourers and security forces work to ensure the safety of the heritage buildings. The Patan Darbar Square, one of the capital city's major tourist attractions, is expected to reopen soon.

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2015-06-08

Protests Against Femicide; Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015

Protests Against Femicide; Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-04

This report features scenes from large demonstrations in Buenos Aires, Argentina that saw thousands of people march against gender violence and femicide following a the murder of a 14 year old girl in May 2015 by her 16 year old brother and a series of similarly shocking cases of femicide. In Argentina, a women is murdered every 31 hours. Women's rights organisations, unions, political parties and the Catholic Church voiced their support for the demonstrations. Argentina's current President, Cristina Elisabet Fernandez, also took to social media condemning 'a culture that devastates women'. Marches against femicide are also taking place in neighbouring Chile and Uruguay.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-21

Village plants 111 Trees Everytime a Girl is Born, Piplantri-India, May 2015

Village plants 111 Trees Everytime a Girl is Born, Piplantri-India, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-30 *

In a country where having a boy is preferred over having a girl, a small village in India has caught global attention with a contradictory tradition.The village of Piplantri plants 111 trees for every girl that is born. Along with the trees parents are required to sign an affidavit that states their daughter will receive proper education and will not marry until she is of legal age. Piplantri is a beacon of hope for young women in India and their celebration of women shows the world just how valuable they are to society.

Source: Thinking Humanity

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-05-29

Mass Execution of Syrian Government Soldiers by ISIS in Palmyra Amphitheatre; Syria, May 2015

Mass Execution of Syrian Government Soldiers by ISIS in Palmyra Amphitheatre; Syria, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-27

ISIS filled up the Palmyra Amphitheatre for the mass execution of 25 Syrian government soldiers. The soldiers were captured during the battle for Palmyra and Al-Sukhnah. *According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which received a copy of the video, the execution occurred on May 27, shortly after ISIS fighters took over the ancient city.

Source: Jenan Moussa/Twitter, Zaid Benjamin/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-07-05

Funeral of Aleksy Mozgovoy, Commander of the Rebel Prizrak Brigade; Alchevsk, Ukraine, 2015

Funeral of Aleksy Mozgovoy, Commander of the Rebel Prizrak Brigade; Alchevsk, Ukraine, 2015

Taken on 2015-05-27

Funeral of Aleksy Mozgovoy, Commander of the Rebel Prizrak Brigade; Alchevsk, Ukraine, 2015

Source: Новороссия/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-07-27

Life Among the Ruins; Gaza, Palestine, May 2015

Life Among the Ruins; Gaza, Palestine, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-21

"One year ago, Gaza was targeted in a major 50-day Israeli military operation. More than 2 000 Palestinians were killed, and a third of the population was internally displaced, with thousands of homes and buildings destroyed or damaged. Key infrastructure, including Gaza’s only power plant, its electricity network and water and sanitation facilities, were badly damaged. The impact on the Palestinian territory – already affected by an eight-year Israeli blockade – preventing the freedom of movement of people and goods, has been devastating. Today, nearly 80% of the population relies on international aid, with poverty rates increasing and unemployment recorded at 43% at the end of 2014. The European Commission is supporting the affected population through projects to provide essential water, health and sanitation, shelter assistance, food security, protection and livelihoods assistance. Our colleague Caroline Gluck has been to Gaza to see how people are attempting to rebuild their lives. " European Commission DG ECHO

Source: EU/ECHO/Caroline Gluck / Flickr

Uploaded by RFrost on 2015-12-18

MLKP Fighters Declare the Establishment of the "Serkan Battalion of Martyrs", Date Unknown

MLKP Fighters Declare the Establishment of the "Serkan Battalion of Martyrs", Date Unknown

Taken on 2015-05-19 *

Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) fighters in Syria fighting with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Women's Protection Units (YPG) declare the establishment of the "Serkan Battalion of Martyrs".

Source: Önder Öner/Twitter/Etha

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-06-02

Peru’s government has responded to the Tia Maria protests by sending in the army.

Peru’s government has responded to the Tia Maria protests by sending in the army.

Taken on 2015-05-12

The Tia Maria mine is a large copper mine located in the south of Peru in Moquegua Region. The project is operated by Southern Copper Corporation with Newmont Mining Corporation owning a share. In 2011, there were protests against the project which led to the death of three people. Concern about the impact on agriculture led the project to be put on hold. A revised Environmental Impact Assessment by Geoservice Ingeniería for Southern Copper Corporation was approved in August, 2014. The construction permit is pending. A new round of farmer-led protests began in March 2015 and have already taken five lives in more than 60 days of regional strikes. On May 23 the state proclaimed a state of emergency for Islay province, in the south of the country. Farmers fear the project will contaminate the River Tambo vital for their rice crops.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-14

May 2015 Nepal earthquake; Kathmandu, Nepal, May 2015

May 2015 Nepal earthquake; Kathmandu, Nepal, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-12

The images show the devastation in Kathmandu that resulted from the major earthquake on 12 May 2015. It is considered to be an aftershock of the earthquake that occurred 25 April.

Source: Armed Police Force Nepal

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2017-04-07

Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015

Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-10

Thousands of Iranian Kurds protested in northwestern Iran starting Thursday, May 7, against the alleged harassment of an ethnically Kurdish woman by an Iranian officer, causing her to commit suicide. The Iranian government contests this version of events. In the ensuing unrest, protests spread from Mahabad to other areas such as Sardasht City and other majority Kurdish areas of Iran. The hotel in Mahabad where the incident occurred was set on fire and burned down. Police subsequently used heavy force and teargas to disperse the protesters.

Source: Kurdistan Human Rights (Twitter: @kurdistanmaf)

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-05-13

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-01

As incidents of police brutality receive more coverage in the United States, citizens from across the country took to the streets to demonstrate against the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality in the United States. Shown here are different representations of citizen demonstrations, in Baltimore and Minneapolis, in response to the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality. While prominent media outlets mainly displayed non-peaceful protests and looting throughout Baltimore, many did not cover the peaceful protests, and acts of community service that took place in the city and throughout the country.

Source: Fibonacci Blue/Stephen Melkisethian/Dren Prozhegu/National Guard/A.Currell/Bishop M. Cromartie

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-02

The refugees rely on food assistance provided by aid agencies.

The refugees rely on food assistance provided by aid agencies.

Taken on 2015-04-28

It’s hard enough being a refugee anywhere in the world, having to uproot and leave your home, friends and family behind. But can you imagine being a refugee for nearly 40 years? That’s the situation facing Sahrawi refugees – one of the oldest refugee groups in the world – who began fleeing their homes in 1975, when conflict in Western Sahara sharply escalated. The refugees, living in five camps in Tindouf, south-western Algeria, refuse to return home until there’s a political resolution to the crisis – including a referendum on self-determination. In the meantime, refugees depend heavily on international aid provided by donors including the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) having little access to other resources.

Source: European Commission DG ECHO

Uploaded by Ruth-Anne Hurst on 2016-04-14

Patan Durbar Square after April 2015 Nepal earthquake; Patan, Nepal, April 2015

Patan Durbar Square after April 2015 Nepal earthquake; Patan, Nepal, April 2015

Taken on 2015-04-25 *

The images show the damage done to centuries-old buildings at the Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as a result of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Source: Pradeep Singh, Nepali Blogger

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2017-04-07

Residents Denounce the Self Proclaimed Islamic State, Addis Ababa - Ethiopia, Apr 2015

Residents Denounce the Self Proclaimed Islamic State, Addis Ababa - Ethiopia, Apr 2015

Taken on 2015-04-22

Residents of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's Capital, denounce the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) following the beheading of 30 Ethiopian nationals in Libya by IS militants.

Source: FANA Broadcasting

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-05-03

Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015

Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015

Taken on 2015-04-16

The photos featured in this report present scenes of protesters and protester lit fires in respect to the 2015 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix. Maryam al-Khawaja, of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights told the Guardian newspaper that “The problem is that the F1 isn’t just being used as part of that whitewash, the F1 actually causes human rights violations in Bahrain,” “Right before the race we have the government going on an arrest spree to try and prevent protest. We have protesters cracked down on during the F1 and the violence that is used is usually more than what we see for the rest of the year. F1 causes human rights violations and for that reason it should not come to Bahrain.” For the Bahraini opposition, which has been holding sustained demonstrations against the government since 2011, the Grand Prix serves as an opportunity to spread awareness of their cause around the world and the plight of political prisoners in the island kingdom.

Source: Conflict News/Twitter, Syndicalist/Twitter,Feb14 Media Network

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-08-16

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