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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks had taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated with artillery attacks from government forces striking one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastions in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A man who lost both of his legs during an artillery attack is taking shelter in the hospital's cellar. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks have taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated as governmental artillery attacks strike one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastions in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A wounded elder is struggling to climb the stair-case out of the hospital's cellar. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks have taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated with artillery attacks from government forces striking one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastion in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks have taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated with artillery attacks from government forces striking one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastions in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks have taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated with artillery attacks from government forces striking one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastions in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A nurse hugging a rebel soldier in front of the hospital that took hits from government shells. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks have taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated with artillery attacks from government forces striking one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastions in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks have taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated with artillery attacks from government forces striking one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastions in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A nurse is praying for protection after the hospital was hit by government shells. An early morning artillery mission landed on a hospital in central Donetsk. Though no one was killed, many wounded from previous attacks had taken refuge in the building's cellar. The siege of Donetsk continues unabated with artillery attacks from government forces striking one of the last remaining pro-Russian bastions in the region.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
10 Aug 2014

August 10, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A tied mother rests inside a hospital cellar after it was hit by shells. The past 24 hours have seen an increase in government attacks on the surrounded city of Donetsk, one of the last remaining strongholds still under separatists control. The civilian population has suffered the brunt of the often indiscriminate shelling. Hospitals also have been targeted by government forces, forcing the staff and the sick into cellars.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
09 Aug 2014

August 10, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A sick older woman takes refuge inside a hospital cellar, the safest place against government attacks. The past 24 hours have seen an increase in government attacks on the surrounded city of Donetsk, one of the last remaining stronghold still under separatists control. The civilian population has suffered the brunt of these attacks, which target indiscriminately. Hospitals also have been targeted by government forces, forcing the staff and the sick into cellars.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

Prime minister Hun Sen's body guards stand proud for a photograph underneath a large sign commemorating the late king Norodom Sihanouk who died on the 15th October 2012. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

In advance of the Cambodian elections on the 28th of July, 2013, prime minister Hun Sen makes a highly guarded visit to Siem Reap to attend meetings. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

One of Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's body guards wears a traditional red bracelet believed to bring good luck after the wearer has been blessed by a buddhist monk. Siam Reap, Cambodia.

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Egypt’s National Association For Chan...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
06 Mar 2013

Story: Egypt’s National Association for Change will boycott elections

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 5, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 5, 2013
Length: 00:01:24
Video Size: 69.7 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left shot of the banner of the National Association for Change
2. Medium shot of all attendees standing a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs in the beginning of the press conference
3. Various shots of speakers and attendees during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khamis, a coordinator of the National Association for Change:
“The National Association for Change announces that it will boycott the upcoming comic parliamentary elections. The blood of our sons is more precious than running behind acrobatic seats in the new parliament.” 5. Medium shot of attendees during the press conference along with cameramen filming during the conference
6. Medium shot of Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union speaking during the conference
7. Close up shot of one of the attendees taking notes during the conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union:
“The Revolutionary Youth Union officially announces that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections with the consensus among all its members and its executive offices in Egypt’s different governorates. This decision is made to correct the track of the revolution. Actually, the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood lost its legitimacy after killing protestors and ignoring all the revolutionary demands in the political scene.” 9. Various shots of speakers and attendees during the conference

STORYLINE:

Egypt’s National Association for Change (NAC) announced on Tuesday, March 5, that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on April 22.

The NAC calls for a widespread boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections in order to fight for the rights of those killed and injured by government forces during recent clashes.

The NAC described the electoral process of being comic during which the competing will be for "acrobatics" seats, pointing out that participation in the elections will be continuation of the series of deception practiced by the Muslim Brotherhood under the banner of fake democracy.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khamis, a coordinator of the National Association for Change:
“The National Association for Change announces that it will boycott the upcoming comic parliamentary elections. The blood of our sons is more precious than running behind acrobatic seats in the new parliament.”

The NAC accused the elections also of being a trap that would pave the way for the establishment of a religious fascist state.

Earlier on Friday, the NAC declared that Morsi lost legitimacy after he violated the independence of the judiciary with his 22 November Constitutional Declaration, and further lost his credibility after his administration was involved with the abduction, torture and killing of protesters.

Spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union, Hamada el-Kashef attended the conference and declared that the union won’t participate at the parliamentary elections. They hold President Mohamed Morsi and his group the responsibility of violence used by security forces against protestors.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union:
“The Revolutionary Youth Union officially announces that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections with the consensus among all its members and its executive offices in Egypt’s different governorates. This decision is made to correct the track of the revolution. Actually, the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood lost its legitimacy after killing protestors and ignoring all the revolutionary demands in the political scene.”

The NAC decision to boycott came after the president refused to respond to the Nour Party’s initiative to reconcile with opposition political forces, or the National Salvation Front’s demands to dismiss the Cabinet, form a neutral body to monitor the elections, dismiss the prosecutor general and dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood, the statement continued.

The upcoming parliamentary elections will take place over four phases, starting on April 22.

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A RESCUE MISSION - Editor's Picks 29 ...
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By Editor's Picks
29 Nov 2012

Residents of the Alansari Alsharqi neighborhood band together to search for and rescue survivors among the ruins of their homes in the aftermath of shelling by government forces on the morning of November 29, 2012.

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Streets of Rubble
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

A view of the street in the neighborhood of Alansari Alsharqi, Aleppo after being shelled by government forces, the morning of November 29, 2012

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Home Targeted
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

An apartment building in the neighborhood of Alansari Alsharqi, Aleppo after being targeted by Assad's forces on the morning of November 29, 2012

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Searching For Survivors
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

Rescue teams search for survivors among the bombed out buildings that were shelled by government forces on the morning of November 29, 2012

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Still Standing
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

Two buildings, though targeted by government forces in the early morning of November 29, are still standing.

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He Mourns His Brother
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

A crowd of men gather to comfort the brother of a man who was killed in the shelling that occurred early morning on November 20, 2012

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A Rescue
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

The guys are happy they found someone alive in the rubble after the shelling in the Alansari neighborhood of Aleppo on the morning of November 29, 2012

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Sky Rescue
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

A rescue team uses the electric utility worker's crane to save a woman's life after her neighborhood was shelled by government forces in Aleppo on November 29, 2012

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Rescue Crane
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

A rescue team uses the electric utility worker's crane to save a woman's life after her neighborhood was shelled by government forces in Aleppo on November 29, 2012

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Conflicted Emotions
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

Mixed expressions cross the faces of rescue workers and neighbors as a woman is rescued from a building after the area was shelled on the morning of November 29, 2012. Some are happy to help, some cry for the young woman, and others are relieved she was saved.

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Angry Crowd
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

Residents of the Alansari Alsharqi neighborhood of Aleppo gather in anger and protest as they deal with the aftermath of shelling by government forces.

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A Shocking View
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

Abo Suhail, one of the rescuers that worked hard to find survivors, looks over the area in shock after the neighborhood was shelled by government forces on the morning of November 29, 2012

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Breakdown
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

Abo Jaffar, a Free Syrian Army soldier, breaks down and cries in the destruction and aftermath of shelling by government forces on the morning of November 29, 2012

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Rescue Mission
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

Dr. Hamza gives directions to the medical team during the rescue mission in the Alansari Alsharqi neighborhood of Aleppo after shelling by government forces on the morning of November 29, 2012

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A Long Day
Alansari, Aleppo, Syria
By ward.furati
29 Nov 2012

A rescue worker, covered in blood from injured civilians, views the ruins below after a long day of searching for survivors in the aftermath of shelling by government forces earlier in the day

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REDUCED TO RUBBLE: ALEPPO SCHOOLS & H...
Aleppo, Syria
By Editor's Picks
29 Nov 2012

A few short blocks from Dar al Shifaa hospital, destroyed just last week, an Aleppo school was also targeted by government forces, reducing the area to rubble in the early dawn.

Zachariah, a volunteer at the hospital told the photographer last October, "Even in the middle of death, happiness can still rise," in reference to his upcoming wedding with Bushra. The two had been married for about two weeks when she was killed. Now he spends his days alone in the ruins of the hospital, mourning his wife.

Fleeing ongoing violence, the sheer numbers of Syrian refugees have prompted Lebanon to request help from the UN to care for the displaced people.

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Destroyed Home
Saraqib, Syria
By Rachel Beth Anderson
29 Apr 2012

A woman takes in the damage of this destroyed home in Saraqib.

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Destroyed Home
Saraqib, Syria
By Rachel Beth Anderson
29 Apr 2012

A woman takes in the damage of this destroyed home in Saraqib, Syria.