Editor's Picks 7 April 2013

Collection with 9 media items created by Editor's Picks

07 Apr 2013 08:00

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Gold rush in the heart of Mozambique ...
Manica, Mozambique
By palyizsofi
24 Jan 2011

Women are often sitting at the river side with a young children in their laps.

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Origin Rwanda (6 of 30)
By jonathankalan
07 Jun 2011

Coffee parchment being sorted at Nyamubera Washing Station, western Rwanda. Sorting is mostly done by women, as seasonal day labor, for around 800 RWF/day ($1.25)

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Women Wrestling (13 of 44)
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Yolanda La Amorosa - real name Yolanda Veraluz was one of the first women wrestlers in Bolivia. Her father was a wrestler, but refused to train her when she was a child.

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Lost In The Jungle (18 of 31)
Etaeto, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
10 Sep 2012

Kalibo Mandigo - Etaeto - Democratic Republic of Congo - September 10th, 2012

The hunt for precious coltan is killing Africa's dwindling Pygmy population. The village of Kalibo Mandigo, located in the Ituri rain forest in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, lies in the heart of an obscure war zone that few in the West know about. The densely forested expanse along a stretch of border between the nation once known as Zaire and Uganda, furnishes some 80 percent of planet's Columbite Tantalite, or "coltan," an ore that is an essential ingredient in the creation of the miniature Tantalum capacitors present in virtually all electronic devices, including laptops, cell phones and pagers. Coltan is panned for by hand in much the same way as gold during the California gold rush of the 19th century. The demand by major companies such as Nokia and Sony for coltan (Australia is the other major source) has made the Congo into a battleground for rogue miners, who enter the country, through Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. The number of Pygmies is in constant decline as a result of the border fighting. On the move constantly, the pygmies, who are considered inferior, face the wrath of Congolese troops and Rwandan raiders who cross the border seeking the coltan. They were victims of rape, murder and cannibalism. According to Minority Rights Group International there is extensive evidence of mass killing, cannibalism and rape of Pygmies and they have urged the International Criminal Court to investigate a campaign of extermination against pygmies. Although they have been targeted by virtually all the armed groups, much of the violence against Pygmies is attributed to the rebel group, Movement for the Liberation of Congo.

The picture shows a pygmi child that survive to the rwanda rebel raid of her village, showing her hut.

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Nepal Reaches 100 Days Protesting Vio...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
06 Apr 2013

Photo taken on April 6 shows a campaigner writing "Justice" on the street to mark the completion of 100 days of Occupy Baluwatar.

Occupy Baluwtar, a campaign protesting violence against women, completed 100 days on April 6, 2013.

On 28 December 2012 the campaign began, seeking justice for Sita Rai, a migrant worker who was robbed by officials at TIA and raped by a policeman, according to media reports.

Every day from 9 am to 11 am, a group of people join the protest in front of the prime minister’s office in Baluwatar.

They have been protesting against the alleged murder of Saraswati Subedi, the disappearance of Chorimaiya Maharjan, and killings of Shiva Hasmi and Bindu Thakur.

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Children Of Agent Orange (14 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

An infant with deformed hands in the Peace Village ward of Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Six and Syrian
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

6 year old Syrian girl is comforted by the hand of her father after being burned by a Syrian tank round that hit the house where her family was hiding in Homs. Her and her family were smuggled to the Jordanian border by the Free Syrian Army where she is now receiving reconstructive care from the MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.