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Destruction of Tibetan Buddhist Convent, Pekar, China, October 2015

Destruction of Tibetan Buddhist Convent, Pekar, China, October 2015

Taken on 2015-10-15 *

The image shows the result of the demolition of parts of the Jada Ganden Khachoeling Convent in Pekar, Nagchu Prefecture, China. Radio Free Asia allege that Local Chinese authorities first expelled one hundred and six nuns from this convent and then demolished several of their residential quarters.

Source: Radio Free Asia

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-12-26

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

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

Islamic State Propaganda on Destruction of Cultural Artifacts, Mosul Iraq, Feb 2015

Islamic State Propaganda on Destruction of Cultural Artifacts, Mosul Iraq, Feb 2015

Taken on 2015-02-26

Isis followers have released a propaganda film of sledge-hammer wielding militants destroying Assyrian and other historical artifacts in Mosul, Iraq. Many of the pieces attacked date back millennia. The pieces were largely taken from the Mosul Museum.

Source: IS Social Media via The Independent

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-02-26

Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015

Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015

Taken on 2015-03-18

About 100 miles north of Tucson, Resolution Copper Mining wants to build a mine in Superior, a town of 2,800 people, that could yield 1 billion pounds of copper a year. The land Resolution wants includes the 760-acre Oak Flat Withdrawal Area, which was deemed off-limits to future mining by a 1955 land order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower. The bill would overturn that order. The mine would devastate the surface of Oak Flat, an area sacred to Apache tribes. It’s an ancestral home for several clans of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, some of whom are protesting the development.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-07-29

The World War II Savur-Mohyla Memorial in Ruins, Eastern Ukraine, August 2014

The World War II Savur-Mohyla Memorial in Ruins, Eastern Ukraine, August 2014

Taken on 2014-08-10

Savur-Mohyla — a place of intense fighting during the War in Donbass in the summer of 2014. On August 9, 2014, this highly strategic height on the border of Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine and Rostov region of Russia was overtaken by Ukrainian army.

Source: Ukraina-rus/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-29

Building Destruction, Homs Syria, April 2012

Building Destruction, Homs Syria, April 2012

Taken on 2012-04-05

Destruction in the Bab Dreeb area of Homs, Syria (2012).

Source: Bo Yaser

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-09-14

Reconstruction of the Historic Bam Citadel After Quake, Iran, 2009

Reconstruction of the Historic Bam Citadel After Quake, Iran, 2009

Taken on 2009-12-10

The 2003 Earthquake in Bam destroyed more than 80 percent of this historic citadel. As a World Heritage Site, several countries are cooperating in the reconstruction. Japan, Italy, and France are among countries which cooperated from the beginning. Japan has granted some US$1.3 million to Iran for the reconstruction, and has supported this project by sending equipment and creating the 3D plan of Bam Citadel to increase the accuracy of the renovation. Italy has funded US$300,000, and has dispatched a team of experts to restore the citadel's main tower. France has provided the map of Bam Citadel. The World Bank has also granted a large sum of money to this project.

Source: Ninara/Flickr

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-09

Al-Askari Mosque Damage, Samarra Iraq, 2006

Al-Askari Mosque Damage, Samarra Iraq, 2006

Taken on 2006-02-25

This photo shows the Al-Askari Mosque after the 2006-02-22 bombing, but before the minarets were fully destroyed on 2007-06-13.

Source: US Army

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-09-14

Heinrich Himmler Visits the Ruined Alcazar with Jose Moscardo, Toledo, Oct 1940

Heinrich Himmler Visits the Ruined Alcazar with Jose Moscardo, Toledo, Oct 1940

Taken on 1940-10-01

Heinrich Himmler visits the Alcázar with José Moscardó in October 1940.

Source: German Federal Archive/Wikipedia

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-03-23

Republican Militiamen Take Aim at Religious Monument, Cerro de los Angeles, Aug 1936

Republican Militiamen Take Aim at Religious Monument, Cerro de los Angeles, Aug 1936

Taken on 1936-08-07

"Execution" of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Communist militiamen. The photograph in the London Daily Mail had the caption "Spanish Reds' war on religion".

Source: Paramount News-Reel Representative/Daily Mail/Wikipedia

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-02-18