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suruç refugee camps
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
19 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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The Battle in Ukraine's Frontline
Donestk
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

The protests that flared up on the main square of Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev sought to topple the corrupt Soviet government. One year after the start of the Maidan revolution, the country is fighting the Russia-backed separatism in the Donbas region.

Despite the mutual ceasefire agreement laid out in the Minsk Memorandum signed on September 19, gunfire continues on the daily basis in the east of the country.

During several days spent on the front lines near the Donetsk Airport, the motivation and patriotism of the Ukrainians are evident. Young volunteers, many of whom are still in the university or have recently graduated, were pacifists a year ago, but now they can handle weapons and are not afraid to die for their country. The Ukrainian Army is just behind their lines, but key tasks are entrusted to the volunteers of the ultranationalist organisation the Right Sector, and the Dnipro battalion.

The voluntary army feeding on nationalism and armed with trophy weapons captured from the separatists sends a clear message to the Ukrainian government: “When we are done in the Eastern Ukraine, we are coming for you.”

“We have never believed in the illusion of Independent Ukraine. The government is still staffed with the same Soviet relics that take pleasure in putting spokes in the wheels of the European Ukraine,” says Yashkin, the volunteer of the Right Sector.

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Battle for Donetsk 02
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Soldier from the ultra nationalist party Right Sector passes by the wall noted "Glory to Right Sector fighters" in Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 03
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Volunteer medic 'Robin' from the ultra nationalist party Right Sector provides first aid for a local fighter in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 04
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ukrainian government soldier guards the perimeter in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 05
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ukrainian government soldier guards the perimeter in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 06
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Soldier 'Yashkin' from the ultra nationalist party Right Sector guards the perimeter in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 09
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ukraine government's and ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldiers watch the perimeter from a strategic tower called 'Neba' (Sky) in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 10
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ukraine government sniper leaves his position in a strategic tower called 'Neba' (Sky) in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 11
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ukraine government sniper leaves his position in strategic tower called 'Neba' (Sky) in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 12
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ukraine soldier opens fire at a suspicious movement at separatists positions in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 13
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ukraine government soldier from 93th Brigade fires a mortar at pro-russian separatists positions in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 15
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

A poster with Russian actor Mikhail Porechenkov who was shooting at the Donetsk Airport at Ukraine millitary positions in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 18
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldier guards their positions in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 17
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldiers rest at their base in a civilian house in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 19
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Local resident in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine. Note on the gate 'people live here'.

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Battle for Donetsk 20
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Soldiers from Ukraine volunteer batalion "Dnipr 1" open fire at a sniper position in the pro-russian separatists area in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 21
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldiers during a military intelligence operation near Vodyane village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 22
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldiers during a military intelligence and recon operation near Vodyane village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 23
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldiers during military intelligence and recon operation near Vodyane village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 24
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldiers during a military intelligence and recon operation near Vodyane village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 14
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Nov 2014

Ultra nationalist party Right Sector soldier in a military operation near Vodyane village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 07
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
13 Nov 2014

Soldier 'Yashkin' from the ultra nationalist party Right Sector on the roof of a ramshackle building in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 08
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
13 Nov 2014

Soldier 'Yashkin' from the ultra nationalist party Right Sector on the roof of a ramshackle building in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 16
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
13 Nov 2014

Soldier 'Yashkin' from the ultra nationalist party Right Sector in Ukraine's army headquarters in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Battle for Donetsk 01
Donestk, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
13 Nov 2014

A view at the separatists positions through a sniper optic in Pisky village, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The men of Al Araqib pray. They say they want a normal life, and they just want to make their area beautiful. "The government just wants to gather the maximum of Arabs in the minimum of land. But we have our history here. We won't leave".

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Aziz, chief of the village (center):

"When the Israeli government started, in 1997, the new ministry 'Department of Negev and Galilee', headed by Shimon Peres, we thought that maybe the situation would change because Peres was a Nobel prize man. However instead, every year, from 1999 and until 2003, they sprayed us with Round Up weed killer. [They killed] the grass and over 200 sheep, 16 Arab horses and 2 camels. They want to kill the relationship between the Bedouins and the land".

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Sally is the wife of the mayor. Gathered in the plastic tarp are all of their belongings, included cooking utensils and a little bit of food, like canned tuna.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The cemetery area of Al Turi is empty of animals. The Bedouins there only own 3 horses and a few ducks and chickens. They used to have sheep and camels. The sheep have been killed and the camels confiscated. Once, a camel caused a car accident. Since then, as soon as the soldiers see a camel in the desert, they take it and bring it to a "camel farm" that they have opened. They keep the camel there one month and send us the bill for the food and care. If we cannot pay after this month, the camel is lost forever. And they then sell us the camel milk that we love so much.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Sally:

"Before Israel chased us away, we worked, cultivated our land, had sheep, chickens, vegetables, trees. Our home was very simple, but we had everything, including a kitchen and toilets. Today we have nothing, we cannot take a shower everyday. They made the area and our homes illegal. Because Israel says our way of life is not normal. I asked [the Israelis], how can I make my home legal? [They had] no answer."

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The entrance of Al Turi cemetary in Al Araqib. 22 families used to live here. Since July 27th, 2010, the " Black Day" as the Bedouins call it, only 12 people are still living in Al Araqib, confined in the graveyard. The "Black Day" is the day where the village was totally demolished by the Israeli army. They came at 4am, destroyed 65 houses, uprooted 4.500 olive trees and 700 fruit trees and killed dozens of chickens.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Maryam is the dean of Al Araqib. She has suffered all kinds of harassment since 1948 at the hands of the Israeli army and various Zionist gangs. In her lifetime, Israeli authorities or vigilanties have destroyed or vandalized her home and land more than 70 times (33 of those raids took place after 2010).

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Saba plays with her daughter Araqib before she begins cooking dinner. Saba says: "I do nothing during the day except watching to see if the police or soldiers are coming so I can hide everything that wouldn't be already hidden among the graves".

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The last time the army came to Al Araqib's cemetery was October 14, 2014. They took fridges and cars. Now the men live under the trees and sleep in the 2 cars that are left.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Saba lives in the graveyard with her husband, daughter, brothers, sisters, and grand-mother. Everyday, she hides all of their belongings among the graves to prevent the soldiers from confiscating them. Then, when night comes, she goes to take the carpets and blankets so the family can sleep.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Araqib is 2 years old and a half. She is the youngest inhabitant of the graveyard of Al Araqib. She has been named after the village.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The three youngest children of Al Araqib from left to right: Araqib (2 1/2), Mohamed (14) and Khaled (12). Mohamed and Khaled go by foot to school everyday in the recognized Bedouin village of Rahat.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

On July 12th, 2014, after the Israeli army came and destroyed everything around the graveyard, they set up a military zone in the Negev, not far from Al Araqib. Police and army were present 24/7.

In September, the police left. Aziz, the chief of the village describes the current situation:

"They still come from time to time, look at what's happening and leave. Sometimes, they destroy something, took our clothes, blankets, carpets and any personal belonging."

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

In June 2014, the two families that are still living in Al Araqib decided to move into the graveyard. Before that, they actually lived next to it, but the army came anyway and destroyed everything they could. However, according to Aziz, the chief of the family, "the graves are like a border. The police don't intervene".