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Bab-Al Tabbaneh Neighborhood, Lebanon
Tripoli, Lebanon
By justinsalhani
19 May 2013

Bab-Al-Tabbaneh's residents avoid sniper gunfire in the streets by traveling through holes in buildings.

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"I Don't Pay Movement", Greek Austeri...
Athens,Greece
By giorgos33
01 Apr 2013

Members of the '" Don't Pay" movement march through the streets of Korinthos carrying yellow
flag's bearing the party's logo.

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Cairo by TokTok (18 of 26)
shubra el khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

Traffic jams are very frequent in the subrubs of Cairo, even at night, with the huge amount of toktoks invading the streets as long as they can find customers around. Here the local "zahma" is jamming the road of Shobra El Kheima.

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Cairo by TokTok (20 of 26)
shubra el khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

A driver parks his toktok in front of a café, in the streets of Shobra El Kheima (Cairo Egypt). Owners are constantly keeping an eye on their vehicles, as they are their only source of income, and theft is common.

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Cairo by TokTok (21 of 26)
shubra el khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

A street view of Shobra El Kheima (Cairo, Egypt) by night, as seen from the back seat of a toktok. Until midnight the streets are full of life, with people sitting in the cafés or walking through the night markets, but residents complain that after that hour it's not safe to wander around.

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Cairo by TokTok (24 of 26)
Shubra El Khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

A dark road in the suburb of Shobra El Kheima (Cairo,Egypt) as seen from inside a toktok riding in the night. These streets become very dangerous after midnight, when there's no one around and for criminals it's easier to act undisturbed.

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Cairo by TokTok (19 of 26)
shubra el khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

A view of a night street market in Shobra El Kheima (Cairo, Egypt). Until midnight the streets are full of life, but when the lights are off it becomes dangerous to walk around in the local areas, mainly because of the lack of police.

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Cairo by TokTok (17 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
24 Mar 2013

A view of one of the streets that branch off Ahram Street (Giza, Egypt) at sunset. Since the revolution police have disappeared from the streets of the suburbs, and many residents complain that it's not safe to go around after dusk.

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Cairo by TokTok (15 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
23 Mar 2013

A young toktok driver is seen changing the tire of his vehicle on an unfinished road in Imbaba (Cairo, Egypt). In the local areas streets are often unpaved, causing toktoks to break very often.

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Cairo by TokTok (11 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
23 Mar 2013

A view of the streets of Imbaba (Cairo, Egypt), as seen from the back seat of a toktok. Living conditions in the local areas are very poor, and residents complain that the government has completely forgotten about them since the elections.

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Cairo by TokTok
Shubra El Khaymah, Egypt
By Mais Istanbuli
23 Mar 2013

The suburbs of Cairo, also called local areas, are home to millions of people, many of whom survive on scarce wages and in poor living conditions. Life has always been difficult in these impoverished areas, but the revolution has left many residents struggling as the media's eye focuses on Egypt's ongoing democratic transition.

Many hoped for improved living conditions following the historic June 2012 election, but have yet to receive the aid they were promised by the various candidates. In many areas of the suburbs, garbage litters the streets, sometimes in huge piles that are set ablaze overnight. No police or security monitor the streets, leading many to feel unsafe in their own neighbourhoods.

One of the most popular modes of transportation in these areas is the Toktok, a three wheeled moto-rickshaw that is banned in the center of the city, and can carry up to four people plus the driver. The popularity of these vehicles comes mainly from their cheap fares and practicality. Because they are smaller than a normal vehicle, they are efficient in the small alleys and unpaved roads that define the downtrodden suburbs.

The toktoks have no plates, licenses or insurance, and are not subject to safety inspections. Their existence itself is not addressed in traffic laws, despite the fact that in the last 10 years their number has grown exponentially, and that Cairo's streets are now literally invaded by them.

Drivers tend to be teenage and small boys, some of them are young as 6 years old. Most have experienced tragedies forcing them to leave their studies to support themselves and their families. Some of these young drivers are luckier than others, going to school in the morning and working in the afternoon, though most try to be home by 10 PM for their own safety. Cairo's suburbs are notoriously dangerous at night, and several drivers have been attacked, robbed of their toktok, and even killed. Some continue to drive in the streets despite the darkness, but carry with them a knife or a gun, and sometimes a friend, as deterrent.

This essay is a trip inside these suburbs, through one of the most popular ways of transportation that local residents use everyday. It is a glance into the living conditions of millions of people who have been forgotten by their government and have lost any hope of a better future, but whose number may play an important part in the next parliamentary elections.

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Cairo by TokTok (2 of 26)
Shubra El Khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
23 Mar 2013

A toktok, a three wheeled moto-rickshaw, carries passengers in the suburb of Shobra El Kheima (Cairo, Egypt). These vehicles appeared almost 10 years ago, and have grown massively popular in the overcrowded streets of the local areas.

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Cairo by TokTok (10 of 26)
shubra el khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
22 Mar 2013

A view from inside a toktok in Shobra El Kheima (Cairo, Egypt). Some drivers own their own vehicle, while others rent the same one every day until they can afford to buy it, but everyone adds their personal touch: mirrors, stickers, lights, and other accessories.

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Cairo by TokTok (4 of 26)
shubra el khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
22 Mar 2013

Two mechanics talk with a toktok-driver in front of a workshop in the suburb of Shobra El Kheima (Cairo, Egypt). Many of these vehicles has been running for years on the dilapidated streets of the local area, bringing big business to mechanics.

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Cairo By Tok Tok (8 of 26)
shubra el khaymah, Egypt
By Teo Butturini
22 Mar 2013

A horse-cart carrying gas tanks is seen in the middle of the traffic of Shobra El Kheima (Cairo, Egypt). It is easy to sport them nn the suburbs, as they come from outside the city to sell vegetables or looking for random jobs to earn money.

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Syrian Refugee Children Work in Beiru...
Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon ,
By hussein baydoun
12 Mar 2013

A 6 years old Syrian refugee is selling flowers on the streets till midnight

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Daily Life In Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
03 Mar 2013

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Daily life in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh from the view of a cycle-rickshaw.
Raw footage

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Scenes Of Daily Life In Dhaka, Bangla...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
03 Mar 2013

Dhaka-Bangladesh-2013-03-03-
Scenes of daily life in Dhaka central district of Motigil including public transportation, vendors and policemen.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013
Holon, Israel
By U.S. Editor
27 Feb 2013

The Purim Parade in Holon draws participants from all over the country to dress-up, dance, sing, and perform in the streets.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (12 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

6 January 2013 –Activists of Toloo cook foods which will be distributed among homeless people.

"The Rise Of The Anonymous" institute includes more than 3000 members which every week between 100-150 members activate in it and about 2000 warm meals are distributed by this institute to homelesses every week.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (10 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

7 March 2012 – An activist girl from Toloo members distributes warm homemade food to homeless people.

"The Rise Of The Anonymous" institute includes more than 3000 members which every week between 100-150 members activate in it.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (9 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

7 March 2012 – A homeless man eats warm homemade food in Haqani Park in Tehran.

Every year in the last season, homelesses who were in extreme cold weather get frostbite and in some case die.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (7 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

7 March 2012 – Homeless people stand around fire trying to find warmth, in Haqani Park in Tehran.

Some times Tehran temperature reduce to -5 Centigrade degree in winter.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (6 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – A homeless eats warm homemade food given by Toloo activists.

About 2000 warm meals are distributed by this institute to homelesses every week.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (4 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – Homeless people receive warm homemade food from Toloo activists around fire in Haqani Park in Tehran.

Some times Tehran temperature reduce to -5 Centigrade degree in winter.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous
Tehran, Iran
By U.S. Editor
08 Feb 2013

"Toloo Institute" in Persian means "The Rise Of The Anonymous" is the name of a charity organization. Every week its members salute the homeless people of south Tehran with warm home made meals, chat with them and introduce them to this institution. People who suffer from addiction are treated in the rehabilitation centers with the institute's sponsorship and for the ones that have nowhere to live, they provide shelter. Some of those who take part in these events were once suffering from the same complications however, they have now overcome those hardships with the aid of this institution and are now trying to help in kind.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to hashish which they smoke in water pipes (nargileh). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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Homeless persons in Athens (1 of 14)
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
27 Jan 2013

A homeless man with a handamde sign that reads "Please help me I have been homeless for many months"

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 19
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
26 Jan 2013

A central street in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.
La Rinconada was a nice, quiet rural village in Peru’s Los Andes range twenty years ago. However, the economic crisis in the country and the discovery of gold changed the town completely during the nineties. Now, it is a crowded place where thousands of the poor from all over South America frequently immigrate looking for opportunity. The precious metal has transformed La Rinconada into a chaotic village of nearly 50,000 inhabitants (four times more than the past) with a serious lack of social services.

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Surviving In A Ghost Town, Halep, Syr...
Aleppo, Syria
By Michele Pero
02 Dec 2012

Downtown Halep, quarters of Bustan al-Pasha and Sakhour, December 2012.
The town is partially controlled by the brigades of the Free Syria Army. Snipers, hidden in isolated buildings, necessitate a fast crossing through the large and open avenues. Some people try to continue their normal life downtown, still living in their houses, even if the majority have left for the refugee camps at the borders of the country.

MIGs and helicopters of the Bashar Al Assad regime are continuously releasing rockets and barrel-bombs over the buildings. A quick look at the sky, some strikes, the blast and gray smoke lifts not too far from where we are. Another building hit, some people wounded and injured will be soon added to the list.

Daily life in Halep is pretty scary. The regime is now releasing big barrels filled with explosives. They release these bombs over the town, anywhere they like. No targets are aimed. They throw them here and there. No one is safe in any shelter. Shelters actually don’t work. Halep is a very ancient town and buildings are very weak. In spite of that, some citizens are still keeping their homes there, still trying to lead a normal life, together with the rebels of the Free Syria Army which fight on two front lines: one against the regular forces of the regime, one other against the Kurdish minority which supports the regime. In the middle, the citizens of Halep, try to survive in a ghost town, partially destroyed, under the daily bombings of such madness.

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Demonstrations against Israel in Belé...
Belén, West Bank
By javiervidela
17 Nov 2012

Palestinians protest military action in Gaza in a neighborhood of Beit Jala, West Bank.

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General Strike, Protests In Barcelona...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
14 Nov 2012

Skirmishes in the center of Barcelona.
Shops were closed throughout the day in conjunction with a massive strike in Spain; the main economic sectors closed including transportation, trade and industry. Earlier in the morning picketers gathered in front of businesses.

Disturbios por el centro de Barcelona.
Seguimiento masivo de la huelga General en España. Hoy los principales sectores economicos se han paralizado: el transporte, el comercio y la industria.
Por la mañana se han formado numerosos piquetes informativos delante de las empresas.

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New York's High Tide Approaches as Hu...
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
29 Oct 2012

A man lurks on the Pulaski Bridge looking over the Newtown Creek separating the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens (with Manhattan obscured in background) as water surges approaching high tide during Hurricane Sandy.

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Municipal Workers Demonstrate In Barc...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
01 Oct 2012

Barcelona, Spain. Municipal workers from Barcelona Municipal Services (BSM) called a 24 hour strike today, Monday, October 1, 2012, with over 400 workers demonstrating in the streets of Barcelona in protest against budget cuts, including Christmas bonuses, being implemented in accordance with a decree approved by the Spanish government. The workers want to negotiate a solution with Municipal Services that would allow them to recover an economic loss that represents a 14% cut in their wages.

Barcelona, Spain. Jornada de huelga de los trabajadores municipales de Barcelona.
Los sindicatos cifran en más del 90% el seguimiento de la huelga de 24 horas convocada para hoy por los trabajadores de la empresa Barcelona Serveis Municipals (BSM). Más de 400 trabajadores se han manifestado por las calles de Barcelona. Protestan contra el recorte de la paga de Navidad que se les quiere aplicar en cumplimiento del decreto-ley aprobado por el Gobierno español. Quieren negociar con la empresa vías de solución que les permita recuperar la pérdida económica que ya les supone un recorte superior al 14% de sus salarios.

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Municipal Workers Demonstrate In Barc...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
01 Oct 2012

Barcelona, Spain. A minor altercation between a demonstrator and police during the demonstration

Municipal workers from Barcelona Municipal Services (BSM) called a 24 hour strike today, Monday, October 1, 2012, with over 400 workers demonstrating in the streets of Barcelona in protest against budget cuts, including Christmas bonuses, being implemented in accordance with a decree approved by the Spanish government. The workers want to negotiate a solution with Municipal Services that would allow them to recover an economic loss that represents a 14% cut in their wages.

Barcelona, Spain. Pequeño altercado de unos manifestantes con un Mosso d'Esquadra (Policia Autonómico) durante la manifestación.
Jornada de huelga de los trabajadores municipales de Barcelona. Los sindicatos cifran en más del 90% el seguimiento de la huelga de 24 horas convocada para hoy por los trabajadores de la empresa Barcelona Serveis Municipals (BSM). Más de 400 trabajadores se han manifestado por las calles de Barcelona. Protestan contra el recorte de la paga de Navidad que se les quiere aplicar en cumplimiento del decreto-ley aprobado por el Gobierno español. Quieren negociar con la empresa vías de solución que les permita recuperar la pérdida económica que ya les supone un recorte superior al 14% de sus salarios.

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Red Light Districts: A Story About Pr...
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
By newspoint
29 Sep 2012

Sonagachi is one of Calcutta’s largest red light districts – narrow alleys, lined with small ‘apartments’ and corner stores form a confusing and nightmarish maze. The buildings lean into the street, the roads are crowded, it’s hot. The city seems to want to eat itself. Sonagachi is one of the very few places in India where women have a higher street profile than men. That’s because most of them are prostitutes. Approximately 9000 women, many of them trafficked into the country from Bangladesh or Nepal, work in Sonagachi. Around 60.000 more sex workers are active across Calcutta.

In overcrowded India things don’t come in small measures. Two and a half million women and
children (around 500.000 prostitutes in India are under 16) are working in the country’s sex industry.
More than 5 million people are already HIV positive. Governments, both local and national, do little
to tackle the increasing risk of a large-scale AIDS epidemic. Large red light areas like Sonagachi are
at the centre of a problem that may soon spiral out of control and affect millions of people in Bengal
and the neighbouring state of Bihar. Sex workers are socially shunned and prostitution is illegal,
which makes the women in Sonagachi extremely susceptible to extortion, blackmail, rape or murder
by local gangsters, pimps and the police.

Byte: Sudeshna Basu Mukharjee, Sociologist

Byte: Pinki, Sex worker

“I am living at this place as a mother no one wants to live. I want to make my children’s future bright , When we’ll get older then our children will not going to support us.”

Byte: Juhi Tamang, Teacher

“My mother does not want me to join this field. Till the time I can do work hard, I’ll do.”

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Homeless persons in Athens (5 of 14)
Athens, Greece
By giorgos33
26 Dec 2011

Sleeping in the center of Athens near the Greek parliament this homeless man was nearly frozen to death by the bad weather.

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Graffiti in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
11 Dec 2011

"Come down to the streets", "Trial of Justice for the nation"

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Raqqa Before ISIS
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 4
01 Nov 2009

This is archival video of various locations in Raqqa province taken in 2009 and 2010, before the outbreak of the war in Syria.
Raqqa came under the control of ISIS in early 2013 and is now considered the militant group’s self-proclaimed capital.

Shotlist

Aerial shot of southern entrance of Raqqa city
Traveling of Raqqa city’s southern entrance
Various of Clock Tower Square in Raqqa city
Various of area in western outskirts of Raqqa city on the Euphrates river
Various of archaeological site outside Raqqa city
Various of Jaabar fort on the Euphrates to the west of Raqqa city
Various of Euphrates dam
Various of irrigation canal
Various of wheat fields
Various of the Euphrates, the Old Bridge and archaeological sites
Various of the Abbasid Caliph Haroun al-Rashid palace in Raqqa city
Various of wheat crops
Various of Euphrates
Various of sugar factory in Raqqa
Various of watermelon field
Various of sugar factory
Various of Resafa archaeological site to the south of Raqqa