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Nusaybin After Turkish Army Bombardment; Turkey, 2016

Nusaybin After Turkish Army Bombardment; Turkey, 2016

Exact date taken unknown

The Kurdish city of Nusaybin in Turkey after being sieged and bombarded by the Turkish Army. The siege on Nusaybin has been part of the Turkish government's assault on Kurdish nationalist movements, and war against the PKK and YPS.

Source: Dr Partizan/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-05-25

After Four Years of Displacement Residents of Til Hamis Return, Syria, December 2015

After Four Years of Displacement Residents of Til Hamis Return, Syria, December 2015

Exact date taken unknown

Displaced residents return to Til Hamis after the city was liberated by Kurdish forces.

Source: Evîn Jiyan Bayartan/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-01-11

Nur Neighborhood Under Aattack In Cizre; Turkey, 2015

Nur Neighborhood Under Aattack In Cizre; Turkey, 2015

Exact date taken unknown

Destruction in the Nur neighborhood of Cizre from conflict between Kurds and the Turkish government. The Turkish government claims they have been fighting members of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) in Cizre, while Kurdish and human rights groups claim the government has been attacking civilians. Because of the conflict within the city authorities have issued a curfew.

Source: Zekî Ozmen/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-01-12

Rescue Operations Following the 921 Earthquake;  Jiji, Taiwan, September 1999

Rescue Operations Following the 921 Earthquake; Jiji, Taiwan, September 1999

Taken on 1999-09-21

The 921 earthquake hit Jiji, Nantou County, Taiwan on Tuesday, 21 September 1999. The effects of the earthquake were significant and, as such, the disaster was described as the "Quake of the Century" by local media. Images show the rescue efforts of the Korean National 119 Rescue. This rescue team was one of many from around the world which came to aid the work of local relief workers

Source: User:Kwangmo

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2016-02-20

Dushanbe Riots of 1990

Dushanbe Riots of 1990

Taken on 1990-02-14

Anti-Armenian and anti-government Dushanbe riots in Tajikistan, 1990 “Dushanbe riots, February 1990”. Dushanbe riots, February 10-17, 1990. Martial law is imposed in the city.

Source: RIA Novosti archive, Federenko image #699865 & Ratushenko #699872

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-06-17

Carnation Revolution, Portugal (1974)

Carnation Revolution, Portugal (1974)

Taken on 1974-04-25

The Carnation Revolution, also referred to as the 25 April, was a military coup in Lisbon (Portugal), on 25 April 1974 which overthrew the regime of the "Estado Novo". The "Estado Novo" (New State), greatly inspired by conservative and authoritarian ideologies, was developed by António de Oliveira Salazar, ruler of Portugal from 1932 to 1968, when he fell ill and was replaced by Marcelo Caetano. The revolution started as a military coup organized by the "Movimento das Forças Armadas" (Armed Forces Movement, MFA), composed of military officers who opposed the regime. The movement was soon coupled with an unanticipated and popular campaign of civil resistance. The name "Carnation Revolution" comes from the fact that almost no shots were fired and when the population took to the streets to celebrate the end of the dictatorship and war in the colonies, carnations were put into the muzzles of rifles and on the uniforms of the army.

Source: Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril (University of Coimbra)

Uploaded by Filipa Jorge on 2015-01-13

Thai Popular Uprising, Bangkok, Oct 1973

Thai Popular Uprising, Bangkok, Oct 1973

Taken on 1973-10-15

The popular uprising was a watershed event in Thailand's history. The uprising resulted in the end of the ruling military dictatorship of Anti-Communist Thanom Kittikachorn and altered the Thai political system. Notably, it highlighted the growing influence of Thai university students in politics. The uprising was driven by the actions of university students, but the role of other forces should also be mentioned. These include intra-armed forces rivalry, especially between the army and the navy, and a series of wildcat strikes by common labourers and civilian workers in August and September 1973, both of which helped to create an atmosphere conducive to a change in the ruling government. While the uprising did not change the role of the monarch, it did emphasize his position as a final arbiter between opposing forces. On 14 October, King Bhumibol appointed the Thammasat chancellor Sanya Dharmasakti, as Prime Minister (see Thai Popular Uprising 1973 Wiki page for more info)

Source: Bnagkok Post/Wikipedia

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-04-18

Ansel Adams - Manzanar War Relocation Center for Japanese Americans, World War II

Ansel Adams - Manzanar War Relocation Center for Japanese Americans, World War II

Taken on 1943-10-01

Ansel Adams visited the Japanese American internment camps at Manzanar in 1943, capturing photos of the everyday lives of their inhabitants. Exact dates unknown.

Source: Library of Congress

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-22

Battle of Midway, South Pacific, World War II, June 1944

Battle of Midway, South Pacific, World War II, June 1944

Taken on 1942-06-04

The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theatre of World War II took place from June 4-7, 1942, between naval forces of the United States and Japan. Aircraft carriers played an extremely important role on both sides of the conflict. Midway Island itself was important as a refueling and resupply outpost for US naval forces operating out of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Source: US Navy

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-24

Photograph of the British Grand Fleet patrolling in the North Sea prior to the Battle of Jutland

Photograph of the British Grand Fleet patrolling in the North Sea prior to the Battle of Jutland

Taken on 1916-05-31

A series of photographs taken at, and in the aftermath of, the Battle of Jutland (31st May, 1916 - 1st June, 1916). This was the only major fleet action between the British and German navies during the First World War, and saw the destruction of: 3 British battlecruisers, 3 British armoured cruisers, and 8 British destroyers. German losses were lower at: 1 battlecruiser, 1 pre-dreadnought battleship, 4 light cruiser and 5 torpedo boats. The total number of lives lost in the battle were 6,094 British dead and 2,551 German. Despite the fact that the German High Seas Fleet was able to inflict far higher casualties on their British opponents, due to an inability to break out into the Atlantic Ocean, the High Seas Fleet never again set sail. Following the battle, the German naval high command switched to a total focus on unrestricted submarine warfare, which would later cause the entry of the United States into the First World War after the destruction of numerous American merchant ships. The images were collected and published after the battle in 1920 by H.M. Fawcett and G.W.W Hooper in a book called "The Fighting at Jutland: The Experiences of Forty-five Officers and Men of the British Fleet."

Source: The Fighting at Jutland: The Experiences of Forty-five Officers and Men of the British Fleet

Uploaded by Improbability on 2018-05-31

Anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo

Anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo

Taken on 1914-06-30

After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Bosnian Serb student Gavrilo Princip, anti-Serb sentiment ran high throughout Austria-Hungary, resulting in violence against Serbs. On the night of the assassination, country-wide anti-Serb riots and demonstrations organized in other parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire took place. As Princip's co-conspirators were mostly ethnic Serbs, the Austro-Hungarian government soon became convinced that the Kingdom of Serbia was behind the assassination. Pogroms against ethnic Serbs were organized immediately after the assassination and lasted for days. They were organized and stimulated by Oskar Potiorek, the Austro-Hungarian governor of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first anti-Serb demonstrations, led by the followers of Josip Frank, were organized in early evening of 28 June in Zagreb. (exact dates unknown for some of the photos - check original sources)

Source: Anti-Serb Riots Wikipedia Page

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-01-03

Bert Wildfire

Bert Wildfire

Exact date taken unknown

'The Bert Wildfire in the Kaibab National Forest located near Valle, AZ began on May 28, 2016 was started by lightning. The Bert Wildfire has consumed 3,041 acres.'

Source: US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service

Uploaded by kirstieb on 2016-07-09

American Military Providing Humanitarian Aid to Pakistan Flood Victims, 2010

American Military Providing Humanitarian Aid to Pakistan Flood Victims, 2010

Taken on 2010-10-22

The floods in Pakistan began in late July 2010, resulting from heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan, which affected the Indus River basin. Approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater, approximately 796,095 square kilometres (307,374 sq mi). According to Pakistani government data, the floods directly affected about 20 million people, mostly by destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, with a death toll of close to 2,000. The United States initially provided six US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters from their duty in Afghanistan. On 12 August, it provided two more CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters to assist Pakistan Army in their relief efforts. The two helicopters are first of 19 helicopters that US Defense Secretary Robert Gates urgently ordered for Pakistan in next few days.

Source: US Marine Corps Flickr, Album: Pakistan Disaster Relief

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-02-06

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