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BUILDING EGOS
Hong Kong
By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding (June 12th) Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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BUILDING EGOS
Hong Kong
By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding (June 12th) Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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BUILDING EGOS
Hong Kong
By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding (June 12th) Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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BUILDING EGOS
Hong Kong
By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding (June 12th) Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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BUILDING EGOS
Hong Kong
By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding (June 12th) Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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BUILDING EGOS
Hong Kong
By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding (June 12th) Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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By Miguel Candela
12 Jun 2016

Nervousness, stiffness, doubt, anxiety, and intimidation are just some of most elemental emotions that bodybuilders face before going onstage. Competitors have been waiting to take part in the HKCBBA Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships for a year. A year of hard work and sacrifices to accomplish the ultimate trophy.

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Twin Lakes National Park
Negros
By Ralf Falbe
31 May 2016

Hikers in the Twin Lakes National Park, Negros, Philippines.

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Cloud 9 Surfer
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
19 Feb 2016

Surfer at Cloud 9 Resort, Siargao Island, Philippines.

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Surfing in the Phillipines
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
18 Feb 2016

Surfer is entering the famous spot called Cloud 9 on Siargao Island in the Philippines.

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Cloud 9 Watchtower
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
17 Feb 2016

Watchtower at Cloud 9 surf resort, Siargao Island, Philippines.

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Pagi: the Migrant Football Team in Italy
Sassari, Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
15 Nov 2015

Pagi is a migrant soccer team in Saridinia, one of the poorest regions in Italy, but a place where migrants were welcomed by immigration centers as a response to the immigrants’ needs, mostly boys from Sub-Saharan Africa.
 All asylum seekers want to find a job, however it is very difficult for them to do so in one of the poorest regions of Italy. For this reason the Cooperative decided to create this team to motivate and help these boys, who fled from wars, hunger and poverty that find themselves playing around a ball.
In Sassari, north of Sardinia, one of these centers called "Centro di Prima Accoglienza di Predda Niedda" created the football club ASD PAGI to help with the integration of young migrant boys.
Later, this club was officially registered in the second amateurs league. This is the first case in Italy in which a football club, entirely composed of immigrants without a residence permit and seeking international protection, has obtained from the FGC (Italian Football Federation) authorization to participate in the regional championship.
The immigration center was a hotel before, and it was called "Hotel Pagi". Nowadays, it is managed by the Cooperative ASD which created the football club ASD PAGI. It is the new home of approximately three hundred boys, most of whom come from different Sub-Saharan African countries like Nigeria, Gambia, Senegal, Togo and Mali. All of them are waiting the result of the Territorial Commission; the process can be concluded with the recognition of refugee status or subsidiary protection status, or a rejection, against which the applicant may appeal.

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Pagi: the Migrant Football Team in Italy
Sassari, Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
15 Nov 2015

ShortDoc by Alice Sassu and Francesco Pistilli
A positive story of sports and integration coming from Sardinia, Sassari. Boys who fled from wars, hunger and poverty have ended up playing with a ball.

In Sardinia, one of the poorest regions in Italy, migrants are welcomed at immigration centres as a response to their emergency condition. The former "Hotel Pagi", located in the industrial area of the city, is now the "Centro di Prima Accoglienza di Predda Niedda", directed by the ASD Cooperative. Pierpaolo Cermelli, Fabiana Denurra and a cultural mediator, named Ali Bouchouata, have decided to create a football team to motivate the young boys and to promote their social integration. The "ASD Pagi" team, coached by Mauro Fanti, faces now the final stages of the championship, in the second regional division.

For the first time in the Italian history, an immigration centre gets approval from the Italian Football Game Federation to participate in a regional football league with a team entirely comprised by asylum seekers, waiting for a residence permission.

The centre homes approximately three hundred young people from different countries in sub-Saharan Africa (such as Nigeria, Gambia, Senegal, Togo, Mali). Some of these people ran away from family feuds, religious conflicts and dictatorial governments. Some others found themselves without a family, or are simply looking to change their "luck". But they all dream with starting a new life in Europe.

Pending on the resolution of the Territorial Commission, these asylum seekers follow the legal steps of a process that will finish with one the following possible outcomes: a recognition of their refugee status, a subsidiary or humanitarian protection, or their deportation. The bureaucracy is way too slow, and the majority of them must wait at least two or three years to know their fate. Meanwhile, some of them try to defy the football teams of one of the poorest regions of Italy.

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Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
15 Nov 2015

After traveling thousands of miles across multiple countries, the players of ASD Pagi use their soccer matches as a temporary escape and a way to forget that they are still in search of a permanent home. Running on their dusty field with their teammates offers a sense of freedom and, perhaps more importantly, a temporary family.

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Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
15 Nov 2015

Compared to other regional teams, ASD Pagi sometimes struggles to practice before the season begins. At the season opener, they played on their home field but lost.

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PAGI Migrant Football Team 15
Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
08 Nov 2015

With Sardinia already one of Italy's poorest regions, it i€™s challenging for refugees to find a job. Sometimes they are reduced to begging for change from passerby.

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Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
06 Nov 2015

Part of the all-migrant football team living inside an immigration centre in a suburb of Sassari, in Sardinia, Italy. Sometimes the ASD Pagi football club organizes friendly games with other teams composed of refugees at other immigration centres.

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PAGI Migrant Football Team 16
Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
05 Nov 2015

Mujeeb Adebisi, 19 years-old, from Nigeria. Mujeed was football player in his country. Mujeed lost his sister in a car accident in which he was the driver. After her death he faced many problems in the neighbourhood and had to leave. Mujeeb during his journey north he has passed through Niger before arriving in Libya. In Libya he was kidnapped and had to live for two months in a small room with many other refugees. Mujeeb is a new player for the all-refugee football club "ASD Pagi".

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Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
29 Oct 2015

Part of the Nigerian team on the bench. Sometimes the ASD Pagi football club organizes friendly games with another team composed of others migrants hosted in the same Immigration Centre.

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Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
29 Oct 2015

Sometimes ASD Pagi will play other teams composed of refugees. For Orobosa Andrew, an ASD player, and Collins, a fellow refugee playing on another team, it’s a chance to reconnect.

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PAGI Migrant Football Team 14
Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
27 Oct 2015

At €œCentro di Prima Accoglienza di Predda Niedda, Nigerian boys are playing football on the lay-by. There are almost 100 Nigerians inside this centre. Most of them have received the first negative response by the Territorial Commission. The process can be concluded with the recognition of refugee status, subsidiary protection status, or a rejection, against which the applicant may appeal.

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Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
24 Oct 2015

Konate Adama, 18, is from Ivory Coast. Adama lost his parents during the Ivory Coast war (2011). He lived with his uncle, however when he decided to sell the land of the family, Adama and his brother refused and they had to escape. He left his country and in his journey crossed Burkina Faso, Niger until to Libya.

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Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
24 Oct 2015

ASD Pagi home open was a tough game, mainly because the team had only been able to begin training one month before the beginning of the season.

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PAGI Migrant Football Team 05
Sassari; Sardinia
By Alice Sassu
19 Oct 2015

Nigerian boys on the lay-by of the Centre. The day after, they had to play with the official football club Pagi. Sometimes the ASD Pagi football club organizes friendly games with another team composed of other migrants hosted in the same Immigration Centre.