Editor's Picks 30 June 2013

Collection with 10 media items created by Editor's Picks

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Protesters block main highway linking...
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (24 of 24)
Bangladesh, Bandarban
By Karim Mostafa
09 Jan 2013

The workers work only six months per year: during the summer monsoon months, no bricks can be produced. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Bandarban, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Morsy is president
By Transterra Egypt
25 Jun 2012

Cairo , Tahrir SQ , June 24, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy is Egypt’s next president, the Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) announced on Sunday.

Morsy will be Egypt's first civilian president since the foundation of the modern republic.

Morsy took 51.73 percent of the vote, compared to Ahmed Shafiq's 48.27 percent, Farouq Sultan, the head of the PEC, said. 26.4 million of Egypt's 50.95 million eligible voters cast ballots. Nearly 1 million votes were counted as invalid.

The confirmation of Morsy’s victory comes a week after the run-off vote between Morsy and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander and the last prime minister under deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

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LA Doctors Transforming Children's Li...
Amman, Jordan
By Amy Hybels
04 Jun 2013

A team of surgeons from Los Angeles, California flew to Jordan to perform 45 surgeries in just five days on children and young adults living with physical deformities. The trip was organized by the Children of War Foundation, a non-profit which provides access to donated surgical care to children living with physical deformities or injuries. Board member and celebrity doctor Andrew Ordon, a host of "The Doctors", joined the team which included highly specialized surgeons from Children's Hospital Los Angeles. As Amy Hybels reports, the team wasted no time consulting and operating with the doctors at the King Hussein Medical Center on some of their most difficult cases, transforming lives one operation at a time.

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Life Along The Railway (8 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A mother holds her two-week old newborn among the numerous families that live in an area populated by slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dakha is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (1 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
21 Jun 2013

Protesters hold up a sign that reads, "All against corruption", during demonstrations that took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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Gezi Gets Gassed (20 of 46)
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

The demonstrators stand in the tear gas cloud at the main square of Istanbul, Taksim Square.

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Egypt's Revolutionary Artist's Union
Cairo, Egypt
By Kevin McAfee
01 Jul 2011

A short produced video about a group of artists who occupy Tahrir Square to promote peaceful artwork about the Egyptian revolution.

Matching article with photo illustration can be found at: www.kevin-mcafee.com

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Uprising Preview
Cairo, Egypt
By f.stanton
16 Apr 2012

In January 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in a spontaneous eruption against thirty years of oppression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Communicating via Facebook and Twitter, the largely peaceful protesters braved tear gas, beatings, and live bullets in the hope of facing down security forces and overthrowing the government. Over eight hundred lost their lives, and several thousand were arrested and tortured by security forces.
“Uprising” tells the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of those who participated, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Using footage of the revolution as well as interviews with key organizers and participants, “Uprising” provides a behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation. Many of those profiled were arrested, some were tortured, several were shot. All of them describe it as the most meaningful and rewarding event of their lives. The film explores the frustrations that had built for decades, the role of social media in unleashing the revolution, the youth and courage that changed a nation, and the implications for the future. Their success in forcing the downfall of the regime, one of the most significant foreign policy developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall, has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. The Egyptian revolution was unique, in its use of technology, in its youth, and in its scale, and it happened at the heart of a region that is especially important and fragile. Above all, it is a story of profound hope, of courage rewarded, of a people who in a spontaneous, peaceful eruption beat back a police state and threw off the shackles of decades of degradation and oppression.