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Umbrella Movement Rally; Hong Kong, SAR China, June 2016

Umbrella Movement Rally; Hong Kong, SAR China, June 2016

Taken on 2016-06-09

The image shows activists from the Umbrella Movement holding a march and subsequent rally in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong.

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2016-06-20

Protesters Burn Iconic Trump Hat; San Jose, USA, June 2016

Protesters Burn Iconic Trump Hat; San Jose, USA, June 2016

Taken on 2016-06-02

Protestors burn one of the iconic "Make America Great Again" hats at a Donald Trump rally in San Jose.

Source: Alex Stone/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-06-03

Kirkuk Govenor Karim (Iraqi Kurdistan) Meets US Special Envoy McGurk; Washington DC, USA, May 2015

Kirkuk Govenor Karim (Iraqi Kurdistan) Meets US Special Envoy McGurk; Washington DC, USA, May 2015

Taken on 2016-05-09

Kirkuk Govenor Najmiddin Karim Meets Brett McGurk the Special Presidential Envoy For the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, in the United States Department of State.

Source: Brett McGurk/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-05-12

Russian Orchestra Performs in Palmyra Following Syrian Army's Ouster of ISIS; Syria, May 2016

Russian Orchestra Performs in Palmyra Following Syrian Army's Ouster of ISIS; Syria, May 2016

Taken on 2016-05-03

"Vladimir Putin addressed via videoconference all present at a concert in Palmyra by the Mariinsky State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of National Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev. The concert, titled Prayer for Palmyra – Music Brings the Ancient Walls to Life, took place at the ancient town’s world famous amphitheatre." Palmyra had previously been under Islamic State control for several months, until the Syrian Government reclaimed the city on 27 March with Russian support. IS had used Palmyra's historic Roman amphitheater to stage executions and propaganda videos.

Source: Kremlin

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2016-05-15

House Damaged by Renewed Hostility in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; Apr. 2016

House Damaged by Renewed Hostility in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; Apr. 2016

Taken on 2016-04-02

This house which was damaged during clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces is seen in Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is controlled by separatist Armenians, in this still image taken from video provided by Nagorno-Karabakh region Defence Ministry April 2, 2016.

Source: Nagorno-Karabakh Military Handout

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2016-04-03

Artillery Fire in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; Apr. 2016

Artillery Fire in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; Apr. 2016

Taken on 2016-04-02

Smoke rises after clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces in Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is controlled by separatist Armenians, in this still image taken from video provided by the Nagorno-Karabakh region Defence Ministry April 2, 2016.

Source: Nagorno-Karabakh Military

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2016-04-03

Destroyed Azerbaijani Helicopter amid Renewed Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh; Apr. 2016

Destroyed Azerbaijani Helicopter amid Renewed Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh; Apr. 2016

Taken on 2016-04-02

Nagorno-Karabakh's military had images on its website reportedly showing a downed Azerbaijani helicopter.

Source: Nagorno-Karabakh Military

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2016-04-03

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in a Conference about the Zika Virus; Brasília, Brazil, Feb 2016

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in a Conference about the Zika Virus; Brasília, Brazil, Feb 2016

Taken on 2016-01-29

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in a videoconference about the Zika Virus at the National Centre for Disaster Management, Brasilia, Brazil.

Source: Ministério da Defesa/Tereza Sobreira/Wikipedia

Uploaded by Ruth-Anne Hurst on 2016-03-28

Ambassador Ismael A. Gaspar Martins of Angola is greeted by Burundian officials upon arrival at Buju

Ambassador Ismael A. Gaspar Martins of Angola is greeted by Burundian officials upon arrival at Buju

Taken on 2016-01-21

Ambassador Ismael A. Gaspar Martins of Angola is greeted by Burundian officials upon arrival at Buju

Source: UNIC Bujumbura

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-01-23

Kurdish (PYD) Legislative Council Leadership; Amude, Syria (Cizire Canton), October 2015

Kurdish (PYD) Legislative Council Leadership; Amude, Syria (Cizire Canton), October 2015

Taken on 2015-10-15

Hakam Khello (PYD member), head of the legislative council (center), at his office in Amude. With him are Abd Al Karim Seko, member of the archives; and Darshin Khalil of the media office.

Source: Janet Biehl/Flickr

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-05-11

Belarusians Protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Belarusians Protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-11

Belarusians protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko on national election day. Featured in the above photo are a group of protesters holding a sign that reads 'Boycott of the Dictatorship'. Opponents of Lukashenko have cited a history of corruption and fraud in the nation's past elections, a claim supported by OSCE reports.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-13

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-10

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Belarus's capital, Minsk, to protest current President Alexander Lukashenko's election campaign that would see him stay on as the nation's President for a 5th term. Opponents of Lukashenko have cited a history of corruption and fraud in the nation's past elections, a claim supported by OSCE reports. Belarus has been labeled "Europe's last dictatorship" by some Western journalists, on account of Lukashenko's self-described authoritarian style of government.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-11

Palestinian Flag Raised Outside U.N. Headquarters; New York City, USA, Sept 2015

Palestinian Flag Raised Outside U.N. Headquarters; New York City, USA, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-30

The Palestinian flag was raised outside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York for the first time on Sept 30 2015 at the U.N. head quarter (U.N. Rose Garden). Prior to the symbolic raising of the flag, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly that the Palestinian Authority was no longer bound by the Oslo Peace Accords. At the flag raising ceremony, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the occasion a "day of pride for the Palestinian people around the world" and a "day of hope." "Now is the time to restore confidence by both Israelis and Palestinians for a peaceful settlement and, at last, the realization of two states for two peoples," he said.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-01

Palestinians Celebrate Raising of Flag Outside U.N. Headquarters; Nablus, Palestine, Sept 2015

Palestinians Celebrate Raising of Flag Outside U.N. Headquarters; Nablus, Palestine, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-30

Palestinians in Nablus celebrate the raising of their flag outside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York for the first time on Sept 30 2015 at the U.N. head quarter (U.N. Rose Garden)

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-11

Saint Lucia Recognition of the State of Palestine; New York, USA, Sept 2015

Saint Lucia Recognition of the State of Palestine; New York, USA, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-14

St Lucia News Online: "The Government of Saint Lucia joined 136 United Nations Member States including CARICOM Member States who have established diplomatic relations with the State of Palestine. The official signing ceremony took place on Monday September 14, 2015 in New York at Ambassadorial Level. H.E. Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, signed for the State of Palestine and H.E. MenissaRambally Permanent Representative to United Nations, signed for the Government of Saint Lucia."

Source: Thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-17

Catalan Independence Demonstration; Barcelona, Spain, Sept 2015

Catalan Independence Demonstration; Barcelona, Spain, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-11

Featured above is a scene from a large pro-Catalan independence demonstration in Barcelona on 'La Diada' - Catalan National Day. The demonstration comes 2 weeks before parliamentary elections that are being framed as a 'de facto' referendum on independence. Catalan Secessionists claim that a win would gie them a mandate to start drafting a Catalan constitution and begin negotiations for secession with the Spanish government.

Source: Revolutionnews/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-15

Protest Against Expected Passage of Security Bill; Tokyo, Japan, Aug 2015

Protest Against Expected Passage of Security Bill; Tokyo, Japan, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-30

The above photo features protesters demonstrating against the expected passage of a security bill allowing Japanese troops to fight abroad. Organisers said about 120,000 people took part in the rally in the government district of Tokyo, outside the parliament, or Diet. Similar demonstrations were held across the nation. In July, the lower house passed the bills that allow the army, or Self-Defense Forces, to engage in combat when allies come under attack even when Japan itself is not. The upper house is currently debating the bills and is expected to pass them by late September, making it law.

Source: Revolution News/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-21

Srebrenica: Where modernity meets atrocity; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug 2015

Srebrenica: Where modernity meets atrocity; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-28

This picture was taken in August, 2015 in Sarajevo. It marks the commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide, and of particular attention is that the message is displayed between a modern shopping centre (an example of the reconstruction process and the interest in vitalizing entrepreneurial practices in Bosnia) and very close to the are where various agencies such as the OSCE and the EU mission in Bosnia have their offices.

Source: Work and field experience in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2015.

Uploaded by Colombianresearcher on 2016-02-26

Kurdistan Workers Party Checkpoint; Tunceli Province, Turkey, Aug 2015

Kurdistan Workers Party Checkpoint; Tunceli Province, Turkey, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-18

With a revamp of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) conflict with the Turkish state many Kurdish areas within Turkey have been declaring autonomy. One of those areas being the Tunceli Province (formerly known as Dersim). In response to this the PKK started to set up check points within the Dersim Province.

Source: Cahit Storm/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-08-20

Popular Resistance Committees Military Parade; Dali, Yemen, Aug 2015

Popular Resistance Committees Military Parade; Dali, Yemen, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-12 *

Featured in this photo-report is a military parade held by Yemen's 'Popular Resistance Committees' (PRC) in the Dhale Governorate, Yemen. PRC is a catch-all term used to describe militants loyal to the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and/or opposed to Houthi forces and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. PRC comprise of pro-Hadi fighters, Sunni tribesmen, and members of the Southern Movement. PRCs are largely ad-hoc entities that were created locally as a response to the poor security situation and the advances of Houthi forces and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Flags of the The Southern Movement, sometimes known as the Southern Mobility Movement, Southern Separatist Movement, or South Yemen Movement, can be seen in the parade.

Source: Thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-29

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