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Paris's 'Banlieus' : Ten Years Since ...
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Oct 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Ever since, these suburbs have been the subject of stigma in the press, and in some cases of fear from those residing in central Paris. This collection of photos, shot between 2013 and 2015 shows scenes from everyday life in a few Paris suburbs. Despite being the focus of media attention after the attacks of November 13, 2015 led to a shootout in one near suburb, and mosques where 'radical' Islam is preached being shut down in others, they are - for the most part - normal neighborhoods suffering from a lack of attention from the state, and society at large.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 25
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Oct 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. Cité Karl Marx in the suburb Bobigny. Mai 16, 2006, Bobigny, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 17
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
20 Oct 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. In this suburb, La Courneuve, 5 km from Paris, lower buildings have since 2005 - when the suburbs were on fire - replaced much of the dilapidated high-rise flats. 20 October 2015, La Courneuve, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 18
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
20 Oct 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. Residents from La Courneuve, a suburb at 5 km from Paris, wait for the visit of President Francois Hollande. In the background, the 15-story high apartment complex Mail de Fontenay, part of the so called "4000" complex, flats that have been built here in 1964. 20 October 2015, La Courneuve, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 19
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
20 Oct 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. A boy in La Courneuve watches the crowd during a visit of President Francois Hollande, who was greeted with boos. La Courneuve is 5 km from Paris. 20 October 2015, La Courneuve, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 20
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
19 Oct 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. The flat the "Petit Debussy" is now empty and is one of the last to be demolished. This suburb at 5 km from Paris, was called the "4000" after the four thousand flats that have been built here in 1964. 19 October 2015, La Courneuve, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 21
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
19 Oct 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. Young people in the suburb La Courneuve at 5 km from Paris. They live in the 15 story appartment Mail de Fontenay, part of the "4000" complex, namd after the four thousand flats that have been built here in 1964. 19 October 2015, La Courneuve, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 22
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
19 Apr 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. NESS, a Hip Hop dancer, here seen in the suburb Sevran. 19 April 2015, Sevran France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 01
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Housing complex Chene Pointu is one of the most dilapidated apartment complexes in France, only here the poor can rent an appartment without questions asked. 22 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 02
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Housing complex Chene Pointu is one of the most dilapidated apartment complexes in France, only here the poor can rent an appartment without questions asked. 22 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 05
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Letter boxes in the housing complex Chene Pointu. 22 January 2015, Clichy-sous-Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 08
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. The building of a new police station was one of the measures taken after the riots. 22 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 09
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy-sous-Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Keita Konate 23 years and her baby Asa 8 month. The family rents one room of 9 m2 for 450 euros a month. 22 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 11
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Mother and child during the midday school break. 22 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 15
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Resident originally from Mali walks home after shopping, 22 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 06
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
21 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. A makeshift mosque in the appartment complex Chene Pointu. 21 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 04
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
20 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Housing complex Chene Pointu is one of the most dilapidated apartment complexes in France, only here the poor can rent an appartment without questions asked. 22 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 07
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
20 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Café Aram is the only cafe in the appartment complex Chene Pointu. 20 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 10
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
20 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005 riots broke out in the French suburbs. It started here with the death of two boys, in Clichy sous Bois, 15 km from Paris, an economically deprived suburb. Bedroom for 4 children of single mother from Cameroon in the housing complex ‘Chene Pointu’. 20 January 2015, Clichy sous Bois, France

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 23
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
14 Jan 2015

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. The neigborhood "La Grand Borne" in Grigny is one of the most infamous around Paris. January 14, 2015, Grigny, France.

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Milan 02
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Gabriele D'Annunzio:
The redevelopment of the new Dock for Expo 2015 (pictured in the advertisement of the area where jobs, targeted by vandals who have changed the words) and that must end before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015

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Milan 03
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Piazza XXIV Maggio:
The redevelopment works of the new Dock for Expo 2015 (pictured Ticinello bridge) that must finish before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan 04
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Gabriele D'Annunzio:
The redevelopment of the new Dock for Expo 2015 (pictured in the advertisement of the area where jobs, targeted by vandals who have changed the words) and that must end before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan 06
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Piazza XXIV Maggio:
Monumental oak in piazza XXIV Maggio, the oldest in Milan with its 117 years. Its probably la quercia the most famous of all the Milan Quercus Rubra American born in 1895 and was brought in piazza XXIV Maggio in 1924 becoming then a war memorial of the great war. Supportive interventions are initiated some years ago, when they were placed among the branches and tie crutches that ticcano the ground (do you see in the picture).

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Milan 13
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Santa Marta:
A five star hotel Santa Marta Suites in the Centre of Milan, an eloquent sign down below the logo. A problem for years and that you cannot solve by educating dog owners to collect bins in their droppings.
The sign says: Please no pee no pup of dogs.

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Milan 11
Milan
By GC
22 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Cathedral of Milan:
The renovation of the Cathedral of Milan wrapped in fog, an expenditure of money that involves several institutions.

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Milan 08
Milan
By GC
21 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Alzaia Naviglio Grande:
Tags on the walland the plaque on the AlzaiaNaviglio Grande, where a few months ago we are redoing the channel some collapsed from neglect.

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Milan 01
Milan
By GC
14 Dec 2014

Milan 2/5/2015: Street Gorizia
An advertisement on the new Dock for Expo 2015 pictured a self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci cleverly retouched by writers in the area where redevelopment work.

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Milan 05
Milan
By GC
14 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Gorizia:
The redevelopment works of the new Dock for Expo 2015 that must finish before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan 07
Milan
By GC
14 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015:
The final design of the new Harbour redevelopment which will be definitively returned to Milan before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan 18
Milan
By GC
09 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 piazza XXIV Maggio:
The headquarters of Unicredit Bank in Ticinese and district where a clochard used it as a dormitory at night and a guy crosses with his skateboard.

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Milan 15
Milan
By GC
25 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Subway station St.Augustine M2:
The green line M2 station of St. Augustine in Milan completely damaged by underground seepage of groundwater elevation. In addition to this, other stops of the same yellow line and are interested in this huge problem.

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Milan 23
Milan
By GC
25 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Viale Ludovico Scarampo:
Is the new skyscraper Architect Isozaki (on right in photo) a Fiera Milano City, next to the exhibition spaces where many people come to an event and try to disentangle the frantic construction work of the new M5 Metro line that will not be ready for Expo 2015.

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Milan 09
Milan
By GC
24 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Alzaia Naviglio Pavese:
The Alzaia naviglio pavese behind the dock today in these conditions of degradation where it is used as landfill in the evening by the guys who frequent nightclubs. You may notice some ducks in the small channel surrounded by garbage.

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Milan 10
Milan
By GC
24 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Alzaia Naviglio Pavese:
The Alzaia naviglio pavese behind the dock today in these conditions of degradation where it is used as landfill in the evening by the guys who frequent nightclubs.

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Milan 24
Milan
By GC
31 Aug 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Vigna:
A problem of many italian cities shows an eloquent sign in the Centre of Milan, in Via Vigna where it is for years that you can't educate dog owners to collect bins in their droppings.
Sign says:
If you see a dog poop beacuse it's been a dog with a shit.

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Paris's 'Banlieus' 24
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jul 2014

10 years ago, on 27 October 2005, riots broke out in the French suburbs. Girl in the suburb Longjumeau. 18 July 2015, Longjumeau, France.

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Milan 12
Milan
By GC
09 Jun 2014

Milan (italy) 2/5/2015 Piazza Castello:
The Expogate Welcome Center for tourists it is one of the most disputed by milanesi and costing 6 million euros.

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Milan 19
Milan
By GC
03 May 2014

Milan (italy) 2/5/2015 Bridge Bussa:
A violin player of the street rest in shade below with her dog in Bridge Bussa in the neighborhood Island, after a day of work.

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Milan 14
Milan
By GC
23 Apr 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Skyline Porta Garibaldi:
The new Skyline of Milan between Porta Garibaldi zone and new port where there are new buildings of Bank Unicredit and vertical forest (middle and left in photo).
Left in the picture a group of houses in the area of the island, where there are still major problems due to the rise of the water table and the Seveso river that in case of rain and the probe and completely flooded its adjoining district station.