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420 Celebrations in Denver
USA, Denever
By Stephen Swofford
19 Apr 2014

80,000 people gathered to celebrate the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The annual 4/20 festival in Denver takes place at the Civic Center park in front of the Capitol, and lasts two days. As Colorado legalized the use of recreational marijuana on january 1, many people were expected at this year 4/20 festival.

The festival has been going on for years and its first goal was to support the legalization of marijuana. It was mostly attended by marijuana activists.

Although recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, it is still illegal to smoke it in public. But during the festival, the police allows the smoke-out to happen and is mainly there for security and to keep the smokers inside the park area. Traditionally, all attendees light up at 4.20pm.

The festival area is fenced and two stages are set up with a number of bands and kiosks in front of the Capitol building.

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The Frontline of Kiev 48
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

End of the shift for officers of the local riot police guarding the occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Officers of the local riot police at the occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev switching shifts.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Riot police in front of the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 42
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Riot police in front of the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers in Kiev.

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The Frontline of Kiev 49
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Riot police in front of the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 30
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Riot police in front of the barricades on occupied Hrushevskoho Street guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers with members of the special unit Berkut observing the demonstration of priests and mothers.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Riot police guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers watching a demonstration of priests and mothers in front of the barricades at occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev.

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The Basij in Iran 1
Iran
By yalda moaiery
20 Oct 2013

Basij is an educational and military organization in Iran. It is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and is one of the public branches of this organization. Basij has millions of members; many of these members are women. It deals with and executes a lot of projects that are related to construction,and cultural and economical activities throughout the country. Basij also plays a role in holding military trainings that take place in Tehran and other regions of Iran. These trainings are annual and take place at the same time. This collections documents the women members of Basij participating in the training. In this training, the women learned how to shoot, what to do in the event of an explosion or a hypothetical enemy attact, and how to to deal with street outrage and riots.

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The Basij in Iran 2
Iran
By yalda moaiery
20 Oct 2013

Basij is an educational and military organization in Iran. It is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and is one of the public branches of this organization. Basij has millions of members; many of these members are women. It deals with and executes a lot of projects that are related to construction,and cultural and economical activities throughout the country. Basij also plays a role in holding military trainings that take place in Tehran and other regions of Iran. These trainings are annual and take place at the same time. This collections documents the women members of Basij participating in the training. In this training, the women learned how to shoot, what to do in the event of an explosion or a hypothetical enemy attact, and how to to deal with street outrage and riots.

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Sulfur Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia
By Transterra Editor
04 Oct 2013

In the remote East Java, Indonesia lies the ominous Kawah Ijen volcano, topped with an immense crater and a 200-meter-deep lake of sulfuric acid. It is within this precarious work environment where miners spend their days, hacking chunks of cooled sulfur with steel bars and ferrying up and down the mountain twin basket loads that weigh between 130 and 220 pounds. As they break up sulfur, they are perpetually engulfed in a cloud of smoke. Respiratory issues are rife among the workers because of this, who brave their surroundings with minimal to no protection. There is little pay-off for this sacrifice, as the daily earnings range from a mere $8 - $12. Gloves and gas masks are an unaffordable luxury.

An active vent at the edge of the lake is a source of elemental sulphur, and is what supports the mining operation. Escaping volcanic gases are channelled through a network of ceramic pipes, which causes the condensation of molten sulfur. The sulfur, which is deep red in colour when molten, pours slowly from the ends of these pipes and pools on the ground, turning bright yellow as it cools. It is this sulfur that keeps the miners returning every day despite the danger posed to their health, desperate to make a living.

Photos By: Jeffrey Bright

Click on the link below to view more photos:
http://www.transterramedia.com/collections/1452

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Gezi Gets Gassed -Black and White- (1...
Istanbul, Turkey
By umutvedat
19 Jun 2013

Fire and tear gas accumulated beside a barricade. Demonstrations took place beside Taksim Square as citizens protested against the government after a mall project that would take the place of Gezi Park was established. The protests were initially peaceful but ongoing violence has been taking place for over three weeks and continues to escalate in Istanbul, Turkey. June 2013.

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Tear Gas
Worldwide
By U.S. Editor
09 May 2013

A series of photos capturing clashes involving police, protesters and tear gas.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (12 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

A man jumps from the fifth floor of a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (1 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

LAHORE, PAKISTAN - MAY 09: Rescue workers try to rescue a man trapped on the top floor as a fire burns at the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Plaza on May 09, 2013 in Lahore, Pakistan. Rescue work is underway at the site of the fire with fire trucks being used to extinguish the fire and helicopters used to rescue stranded victims from the roof of the building.

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Week Of Resistance In Bahrain (10 of 14)
Abu Saiba, Bahrain
By AlFardan
07 May 2013

Abu Saiba, Bahrain, 7-5-2013. Demonstrations continue during a week of resistance. Protesters demonstrate near the main street and stay for long periods of time, peacefully confronting the riot police patrols. Riot police attacked the protesters heavly and protesters used molotov cocktails to deter them and deny police entry into to the village.

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Landmines
Kuito, Angola
By serengeti1 serengeti1
03 May 2013

LANDMINES are the seeds of war that lay hidden underground. Years after the soldiers have gone home a child will step on one and be killed or maimed permanently. Removing mines alternate between the sophisticated, like these de-mining vehicles from Mechem in South Africa to the slow manual, dangerous way - by hand. In Quito in Angola the ICRC runs this important prosthesis centre. Most of the victims of land mines around Quito are small children.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Procession participants in a cloud of vanishing smoke.

Antigua, Guatemala is known for its vibrant religious festival during Semana Santa (Holy Week) religious celebrations among Latin America. Semana Santa consists of costumed processions, reenactments of crucifixion and other events.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

Anda returns to the church after hours of procession. During Semana Santa, a number of processions are carried out throughout the day.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
29 Mar 2013

Procession participants in a cloud of vanishing smoke during procession during Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Cairo by TokTOk (13 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
23 Mar 2013

Two women walk past a smoking pile of garbage, in the local area of Imbaba in Cairo (Egypt). Hundreds of thousands of people live in these suburbs, forgotten by their government that despite promises is unable to provide them with security, jobs or even decent living conditions.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

A protester is seen burnig tires in the city of Bil'in.

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Protesters and photographers in the midst of a cloud of teargas and smoke from a nearby fire .

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Palestinians rally outside Megiddo pr...
Israel
By Carlos van as
21 Feb 2013

protester run away to look for cover against the tear gas smoke near the Offer prison.

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Palestinians rally outside Megiddo, O...
Israel
By Carlos van as
21 Feb 2013

protesters seen behind rocks on the road in front of the Offer prison .

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 5
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
20 Jan 2013

A "Pallaquera" (a woman who selects stones from the mine dumps) smokes cigarettes during a break in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.

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Smoke
Bamako, Mali
By bindra
09 Dec 2012

A boy runs through the smoke of burning garbage in the Bamako neighborhood where many displaced from the north have sought refuge. More than 265,000 travelled to refugee camps in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso while 185,800 more have been internally displaced.

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Man Runs From Burning Building In Gaza
Gaza City, Palestine
By kkoponen
19 Nov 2012

A man runs from an office building for local media outlets after it took a second direct hit within a couple of days in Gaza City.

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Sand On Smoke
Belén, West Bank
By javiervidela
17 Nov 2012

A Palestinian throws sand on a tear gas canister, launched by the Israeli military, to stop the smoke

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Hurricane Sandy Devastates Parts of N...
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
30 Oct 2012

The hardest hit residential area of New York City was that of Breezy Point, Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. Over 110 homes were burned when the storm surge caused a 6 alarm fire in this densely developed working class Irish-American seaside enclave.

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Aleppo Cries (Part 2 of 17)
Aleppo, Syria
By Maamoun
18 Oct 2012

Columns of smoke rising in Aleppo sky, Al Sha'ar neighborhood infront of Dar Al Shifa hospital.

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Aleppo Cries (Part 9 of 17)
Aleppo, Syria
By Maamoun
18 Oct 2012

Destruction and smoke rising in Aleppo sky.
Al Sha'ar neighborhood.

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Aleppo Cries (Part 4 of 17)
Aleppo, Syria
By Maamoun
18 Oct 2012

Smoke rising in Aleppo sky, covering the city with its darkness.

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Aleppo Cries (Part 3 of 17)
Aleppo, Syria
By Maamoun
18 Oct 2012

Columns of smoke rising in Aleppo sky, Al Sha'ar neighborhood infront of Dar Al Shifa hospital.

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Ilva Taranto, Italy: steel industry, ...
Taranto, south Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
27 Sep 2012

Toxins in Taranto city, is the main cause of tumor's increase (10 percent) on the national value. In the picture:
Chimney "E 312", the largest dioxin's producer.

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Trying to control the fire
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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The whole slum was burnt
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
16 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.