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Charlie hebdo 32
Paris
By Steven Wassenaar
08 Jan 2015

An editoral meeting at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France in 2012. Four of the artists present, Charb, Wolinski, Cabu et Tignous were killed in the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper's offices in Paris that took twelve lives.

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The Choice of Democracy, Kafranbel
Kafranbel, Syria
By Mais Istanbuli
14 Apr 2013

Every week, Ahmad Jalal, a young dentist in the city of Kafranabel, Syria makes controversial drawings about the Syrian regime, its allies, and the international community. Each drawing is a protest against the international community's declarations about Syria, or a denunciation of human rights abuses committed by the Syrian regime. Every week a banner is also made and echos the messages found in the drawings.

Unknown before the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, Kafranbel is a small city that has become an icon of the Syrian uprising. Located in the Idlib region of North-Western Syria, in a zone controlled by the Free Syrian Army's Knights of the law brigade, this small city is now becoming known for its caricatures and banners.

The text on the caricatures and banners of Kafranabel is written in English in order to "reach the international public opinion more that the governments, as [the governments] have never done something for us since the beginning of the revolution", Ahmad Jalal says. Ahmad Jalal also tries to use the caricatures as a way to promote Syrian unity. Some drawings and messages have been dedicated, for instance, to Qamishli, a predominantly Kurdish city in the north-east of the country which is under the control of the PYD, a Kurdish independence party. After two years of revolution and war, Kafranbel is trying to lead the fight against sectarianism and is fast becoming a model for the rest of the Syrian population opposed to the regime, but keeping hope for a unified Syria.

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Kafranbel, the choice of democracy (4...
Kafranbel, Syria
By Marie
14 Apr 2013

The caricaturist Ahmad Jalal is showing one of his drawings which are brandished at the Friday demonstrations. Widely released through social networks, Kafranbel caricatures have become famous all over Syria.
Le caricaturiste, Ahmad Jalal, présente un de ses dessins brandi durant les manifestations du vendredi. Largement diffusées par les réseaux sociaux, les caricatures de Kafranbel sont devenues célèbres aux quatre coins de la Syrie.

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Kafranbel, Syria
By Marie
14 Apr 2013

The caricaturist Ahmad Jalal is showing one of his drawings which are brandished at the Friday demonstrations. Widely released through social networks, Kafranbel caricatures have become famous all over Syria.
Le caricaturiste, Ahmad Jalal, présente un de ses dessins brandi durant les manifestations du vendredi. Largement diffusées par les réseaux sociaux, les caricatures de Kafranbel sont devenues célèbres aux quatre coins de la Syrie.

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Kafranbel, Syria
By Marie
14 Apr 2013

The caricaturist Ahmad Jalal is showing one of his drawings which are brandished at the Friday demonstrations. Widely released through social networks, Kafranbel caricatures have become famous all over Syria.
Le caricaturiste, Ahmad Jalal, présente un de ses dessins brandi durant les manifestations du vendredi. Largement diffusées par les réseaux sociaux, les caricatures de Kafranbel sont devenues célèbres aux quatre coins de la Syrie.

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Kafranbel, the choice of democracy (1...
Kafranbel, Syria
By Marie
12 Apr 2013

Ahmad Jalal is coloring his caricature. He draws the life cross hold by Hamlet with the colours of the Syrian revolution flag.

Ahmad Jalal colore sa caricature. Il a dessiné la croix de la vie tenue par Hamlet aux couleurs du drapeau de la révolution syrienne.

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Charlie hebdo 29
Paris
By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2012

Bernard "Tignous" Verlhac (right) looks at a comic strip with Camille Besse for an upcoming issue, while Charb (left) looks on from his desk in January 2012. Carb and Tignous were among twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 18
Paris
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

StŽphane "Charb" Charbonnier draws a political cartoon in the offices of Charlie Hebdo in 2012. He was among the twelve murdered when masked gunmen targeted the offices of the Parisian satire paper Charlie Hebdo on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 20
Paris
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Cabu (Jean Cabut, right), a longtime artist at Charlie Hebdo, was one of twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris, France. Pictured in the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in January 2012, during a staff meeting for an upcoming issue.

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Charlie hebdo 07
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Riss Tignous looks over a colleagues drawing in the board room of Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in 2012. He was among twelve killed when masked gunmen opened fire in the papers office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 08
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Riss Tignous sketches a political cartoon in the board room of Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in 2012. He was among twelve killed when masked gunmen opened fire in the papers office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 11
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Charb is pictured smashing a screen with former president Nicolas Sarkozy on it, during the 2012 French elections. He was among the twelve murdered when masked gunmen targeted the offices of the Parisian satire paper Charlie Hebdo on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 12
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Riss Tignous sketches a political cartoon in the board room of Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in 2012. He was among twelve killed when masked gunmen opened fire in the papers office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 04
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

An editoral meeting at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France in 2012. Four of the artists present, Charb, Wolinski, Cabu et Tignous were killed in the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper's offices in Paris that took twelve lives.

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Charlie hebdo 06
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

Bernard Maris (2nd from right) sketches during an editorial meeting in Paris in January 2012. He was among the twelve staff members of the Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo killed when masked gunman opened fire in their office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 13
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

Charbonnier was among the twelve murdered when masked gunmen targeted the offices of the Parisian satire paper Charlie Hebdo on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 14
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

A wall is covered with potential front pages and drawings for an issue of Charlie Hebdo. Paris 29-01-2012

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Charlie hebdo 15
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

A wall is covered with potential front pages and drawings for the next issue of Charlie Hebdo. Paris 29-01-2012

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Charlie hebdo 01
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
16 Jan 2012

Cabu (Jean Cabut), a longtime artist at Charlie Hebdo, was one of twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris, France.

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Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
16 Jan 2012

Cabu (Jean Cabut), a longtime artist at Charlie Hebdo, was one of twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris, France. Pictured in the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in January 2012, sketching a cartoon for an upcoming issue.

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Charlie hebdo 03
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
16 Jan 2012

Cabu (Jean Cabut), a longtime artist at Charlie Hebdo, was one of twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris, France. Pictured in the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in January 2012, sketching a cartoon for an upcoming issue.