Bangladesh's Shipbuilding Industry 15
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
29 Dec 2014

A boy stops to pose for a photo while playing near a ship recycling yard in Dhaka.

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Children playing
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

Two girls playing on the village's main road which also passes by Chevron's compound. Pungesti, Romania.

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Children playing
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Children playing football in front of the fields used by local farmers and also located next to Chevron's compound.

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young boy playing
palangan
By Ulrik Pedersen
12 Feb 2014

young boy playing with a plastic Ak 47. Kurdish political parties is not especially active in Iran but are in the mountains of Turkey. The future is not bright for the young in Palangan. Either following in their footstep of his parents, looking after sheep, or trying to move to get a job. Or as other young people joining the fight in Iraq. Palangan, Iran.

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children playing
palangan
By Ulrik Pedersen
12 Feb 2014

children playing together on one of the roofs of the houses. The future for the Kurdish kids are uncertain as an independent Kurdistan is not likely. The Iranian government is afraid that the Kurds in Iran wants to join an independent Kurdistan. Palangan, Iran.

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Island of Twins (8 of 23)
Alabat Island, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 Feb 2013

Conjoined twins playing.

There are around 60 pairs of twins in a small town on Alabat Island. Eudosia and Antonia are the oldest twins living in the island turning 82 next year,w hile the five month-old babies, Jane and Joy, are the youngest twins on the island.
According to the mayor, the population of the island is composed of .4% of twins of the 12,039 residents of their town. When he and his wife migrated to the island in 1980s they were amazed that the island had so many twins. As a matter of fact, the former mayor of the island had a twin brother. Town folks are shocked when they think they've seen that the dead mayor is alive, but later learn that the former mayor has a twin brother.
No studies have been conducted on the island as to why the prevalence of twins in this small town is growing. According to a study conducted between 1996 to 2006, the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecologic Society found out that there was 182% increase in multiple pregnancies in 35 year-old women due to the use of fertility drugs. Due to the remoteness of the island and the limited access to fertility drugs, other influences could be considered such as inheritance of twinning or the food intake of mothers.
According to Wikipedia, Yoruba in South Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world, with 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per 1,000 live births, possibly because of high consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to release an egg from each side.
The main source of sustenance on the island is farming and fishing and according to the oldest midwife in the island, heredity is the major culprit of twinning in the island, and so far, their island has the highest population of twins in the entire Philippines.

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Syrian Children Behind Fences Waiting...
Al Mafraq, Jordan
By Alaa Rasheed
05 Dec 2012

Fences secure the storage rooms that include the humanitarian aids that are distributed in Al Zaatari Refugee Camp. As soon as people were informed that new supplies were arriving to the camp, children slept all the night behind the fence awaiting for their new blankets.

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Syrian Children Behind Fences Waiting...
Al Mafraq, Jordan
By Alaa Rasheed
05 Dec 2012

Fences secure the storage rooms that include the humanitarian aids that are distributed in Al Zaatari Refugee Camp. As soon as people were informed that new supplies were arriving to the camp, children slept all the night behind the fence awaiting for their new blankets.

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soccer
Eastleigh, Kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
23 Nov 2012

Boy playing soccer in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. Somalian part of Nairobi.

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Eastleigh, the Somali Neighborhood of...
Eastleigh, Kenya
By Transterra Editor
23 Nov 2012

Eastleigh was founded in 1921. The colonial government allocated Nairobi's residential estates by race, and Eastleigh was pointed for Asians and elite Africans who worked as clerks, builders or shoemakers. Eastleigh was originally a large Kenyan Asian enclave until independence in 1963. Now Eastleigh is almost entirely inhabited by Somalis, except for a few indigenous residents. Somalis have invested heavily in the enclave, contributing over $1.5 billion in the neighborhood alone.

Eastleigh has seen many changes during the last year: first improvement of the situation in Somalia has given the chance for some Somalis to move back to Mogadishu followed by several terrorist attacks in late 2012 and lately the attack on the Westgate mall.

The attack on Westgate Mall on 21 of September has changed the situation in Eastleigh:

Shafici Mohamed Deq, Eastleigh resident, said the the main issues is now going around the failure of the Kenyan security agencies and their involvement, the Somali community is not that much in focus, and have no much worries except the Kenyan police use it as took to take bribe from illegal immigrants in Eastleigh.

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Reyhanli Camp
Reyhanli, Turkey
By info
15 Mar 2012

Reyhanli, Turkey | March 15, 2012
Children playing inside the Reyhanli refugee camp at the Turkish Syrian border.
70 people crossed the Turkish border from Idlib (Syria) on March 15, 2012. Refugees are being transferring to the Reyhanli camp by some Turkish Government's minibus, while others simply come walking into the camp.

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Reyhanli refugee camp
Reyhanli, Turkey
By info
15 Mar 2012

Reyhanli, Turkey | March 15, 2012
70 people crossed the Turkish border from Idlib (Syria) on March 15, 2012. Refugees are being transferring to the Reyhanli camp by some Turkish Government's minibus, while others simply come walking into the camp.

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Children In Refugee Camp (9-24)
Benghazi, Libya
By Karim Mostafa
19 Feb 2012

2011 meant big changes for Libya. After forty years in power, former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power. But it took an ugly war, and Libyans are now facing the challenge of rebuilding and unifying their country. Among those suffering the consequences are the population of Tawergha, a coastal city of 30,000 inhabitants. During the war, many Tawerghans fought alongside Gaddafi’s forces. Many men were part of laying siege on the neighbouring Misrata, a city that suffered heavily during the months of fighting. When the war was nearing its end, Tawergha was captured by rebel groups from Misrata, who expelled the population and destroyed the houses. The inhabitants were forced to flee; today, many men are imprisoned while women, children and others are dispersed in refugee camps across the country. What will happen to them? The Tawerghans want to return to their homes, but the rebels guarding the city say that they can never come back.

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Mining for Sapphires in Madagascar 12
Ilakaka, madagascar
By Lihee Avidan
15 Feb 2012

Children playing football on the street in Ilakaka, the center of the Sapphire trade.

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Soccer
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
04 Jan 2011

Soccer is popular in the camps, most follow Spanish teams such as FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.

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Single Mom in London 12
london, uk
By Lihee Avidan
01 Dec 2007

Hassan (5) lives in a dilapidated council flat in South London with his sister Linda (8) and their mum, Kelly (23). Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe - Kelly got pregnant when she turned 15 and left school.