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Horseriding
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A carriage on a muddy road in Pungesti. Pungesti is one of Romania's poorest villages. It lacks basic infrastructures. Only the village's main road is paved.

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Pungesti village
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Pungesti is a typical Romanian village, with a church, a bar and a small bank and post office. Pungesti, Romania. Unemployment and poverty is forcing young people to leave the village.

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Children playing
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Children playing football in front of the fields used by local farmers and also located next to Chevron's compound.

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Chevron's guards
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Chevron guard signaling demonstrators to back up from Chevron's compound in Pungesti. Guards are well equipped with helmet, shin pads and glasses. Many residents were injured by guards and the riot police in protests that turned violent.

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Pungesti: The village that said no
pungesti, romania
By Ulrik Pedersen
06 Mar 2014

The villagers of Pungesti, Romania are unlikely eco-activists. The tiny village garnered worldwide attention in October 2013 when villagers started protesting against US energy giant Chevron's fracking activities in their village. Hundreds of activists from across the country also flocked to the Pungesti to support the residents in their fight. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, consists of pumping chemicals at high pressure into deep rock to extract oil or gas. The village's inhabitants, most of whom are elderly farmers who rely on agriculture to survive, are worried fracking could damage the local environment by contaminating their land and ground water. They say fracking will lead to health problems, air pollution and deforestation. Following the protests, police and gendarmerie increased their presence in the village and many residents were subsequently injured in protests that turned violent.

In 2010, the Romanian Government quietly allowed fracking operations to commence by signing an agreement with Chevron, giving it access to more than two million acres of land in Romania. The villagers managed to collect over a thousand signatures from a population of 3,300 for a petition demanding the dismissal of the mayor, who they accuse of corruption. However, the Romanian government disregarded the petition and the mayor remains in office.

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Bangladesh circus 17
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A young man that is responsible for maintaining the bamboo poles to keep the Wall of Death upright takes a break to help care for the children living among the Circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

An albino magician that has been traveling with the circus for years. An outcast from society, he fits in with the other unique individuals making an earning by talents and obvious physical differences.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Gambling, along with alcohol, is prohibited in Bangladesh but these men take the risks betting on a spinning wheel.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A circus tent that is the temporary home of the female dancers and performers

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

An animal trainer does a small performance with his monkey under a tent. When the monkey is not performing, the owner must reprimand locals for taunting the animal.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Boys and men crowd to the ticket booth to purchase entrance to the Wall of Death.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A Hijra performer (transsexual) resting behind the stage after a singing performance under a tent of all men.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Men make attempts to avoid purchasing tickets to watch a performance.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A boy builds toys for sale in the traveling circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A belly dancer takes a moment to catch her breath after a performance. She lives among the circus absent from her husband and one child.

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Bangladesh circus 15
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A man plays a drum set to accompany a singer under a tent in the traveling Bangladesh circus.

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Bangladesh circus 05
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A belly dancer performs provocatively among a full tent of men and boys. Some audience members attempt to grab her attention but rather distracting the men from the main performance.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Qaa citizens waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Another Sky: An Uruguayan journey 11
Del humedal, Montevideo 12600, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
04 Feb 2014

Aniceto, his daughter Andrea and his grandchildren pose in a small fishing village called Santiago Vasquez just 30 minutes from Montevideo. Aniceto's family is part of the Afro-Uruguayan community (more then 10% of Uruguay's population). Andrea is a medium who practices Umbanda an Afro-Brazilian religion originating in Nigeria and Benin that blends African religion with Catholicism, Spiritism, black magic and indigenous lore. Umbanda has spread across southern Brazil and parts of neighboring countries like Uruguay and Argentina.

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Santiago Vasquez, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
04 Feb 2014

Andrea is a medium who practices Umbanda, a syncretic religion that incorporates Catholicism, spiritism from African religions and Indigenous lore.

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Del humedal, Montevideo 12600, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
04 Feb 2014

Franco's family is part of the Afro-Uruguayan community that makes up more then 10% of Uruguay's population. One third of this community live in Montevideo.

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1, Santiago Vazquez, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
04 Feb 2014

A family has a picnic beneath the bridge in the capital's outskirts. In Montevideo the most popular forms of relaxation are family trips to the Atlantic beaches or picnics in the countryside, where they roast meat over open fires and drink beers.

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Bangladesh circus 11
Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Men await for the final ride of the motorbike stunt riders along the Wall of Death, also known as a silodrome.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Ticket sellers count the cash for the days tickets while discussing with spectators when the next day's performance will begin.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Spectators leave the circus for the evening, walking down some of the most hazardous roads in the world. Up to 70%of roadside accidents in Bangladesh involve pedestrians with over 21,000 deaths reported in 2012.

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Senda Peatonal Rambla, Montevideo 11200, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
01 Feb 2014

A woman carries an idol of Yemanja at Playa Ramirez, Montevideo. On February 2nd of each year, thousands walk from the beaches to the sea to honor Yemanja, Goddess of the Sea. Yemanja is an Orisha, representing the ocean and is believed the essence of motherhood and a fierce protector of children.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Excitement is obvious in every spectator along the Wall of Death.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Families and friends enjoy time on a ferris wheel propelled by two men at the base pushing it through.