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'Consumer Protection' in the Islamic ...
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
04 Nov 2014

November 4, 2014
Raqqa, Syria

The Islamic State "Control and Inspection Office" gather and destroy expired or illegally smuggled cosmetics, beauty products, food products, and detergents. The products were destroyed under the prerogative of consumer protection. Since seizing control of Raqqa and large areas of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State has made a concerted effort to demonstrate an ability to govern the areas it controls.

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Burnt, Starved, and Idle: A Syrian Fa...
al-Hanboushe
By adrian
08 Aug 2014

April 24, 2014
al-Hanboushe, Syria

10 year old Abdullah suffers from burns on the lower part of his body that he received six months ago from an exploding shell. His family is unable to afford any medicine or treatment for his burns and, consequently, Abdullah is immobile and unable to attend school or work to support his family. He lives in his besieged, war torn village of Al Hanboushe, in Syria's Idlib province, with his mother, his ill father, and his siblings. His family shares a small, two-room house with his Aunt, who's husband was killed recently in an air raid, his grandparents, and his five cousins. Food is scarce and there are no able bodied adult males to provide for the family; Abdullah's grandfather is too old and frail to work.

Given that there is no one in Abdullah's family who is able to work, the family is forced to live off of the kindness of their neighbors and any food they can find in the surrounding fields. In short, Abdullah's family's daily existence is one of physical pain, boredom and hopelessness, with little end of the suffering in sight.

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Last days of maydan 01
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

A woman begs police not to demolish the barricades and tents.

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Last days of maydan 02
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

Activists and police clash in the Ukrainian capitalÕs center after communal workers tried to dismantle the Maidan protestors' camp. This follows a months-old conflict over the camp between pro-democracy protestors and the city administration.

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Last days of maydan 03
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

Activists argue with the police, who don military equipment. They have come to dismantle the camp set up in Kiev's Maidan square.

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Last days of maydan 04
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

Police evacuate a wounded colleague from the Maidan camp where protestors clash with authorities who want to dismantle their camp.

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Last days of maydan 05
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

A Cossack taking part in the protests stands before a pile of burning tires that fills the air with thick smoke.

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Last days of maydan 06
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

A photographer walks by a tire fire extinguished by local authorities as they try to remove protestors from Maidan square.

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Last days of maydan 08
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

Police detained a young man who they believed to be carrying a bomb.

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Last days of maydan 09
Kiev, Ukraine
By Igor Golovniov
06 Aug 2014

Young man wears a gas mask to protect himself from the thick smoke of burning tires and in case tear gas is used by the police, who are trying to remove protestors from Kiev's Maidan square.

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Inside 969 Movement 25
By Ruom
22 Jun 2013

June 16, 2013
Yangon, Burma

Young Buddhist nuns board the ferry crossing the Hlaing river over to downtown Yangon.

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Inside 969 Movement 29
By Ruom
20 Jun 2013

June 17, 2013
Mawlamyine, Burma

Thaddhamma, one of the leaders of the 969 movement, teaches a group of business men, from Yangons biggest whole sale market, about patriotism and Buddhism.

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Inside 969 Movement 27
By Ruom
17 Jun 2013

June 17, 2013
Mawlamyine, Burma

Monk Wimala, one of the founders of the 969 movement, shows a map in his Monastery in Mawlamyine. The map illustrates the group's belief that some arabs countries are financing the Burmese Muslims in order to overcome the Buddhist majority.

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Inside 969 Movement 19
By Ruom
13 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

One of the Mosques destroyed by religious violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 20
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Muslim men can now only pray at home in Meiktila after all the mosques have been either closed or raised to the ground because of the religious violence that took place in the town at the end of March.

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Inside 969 Movement 21
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Families are escorted back by police to a refugee camp that holds Muslims who have been displaced by the violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 16
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Women walk through Chan Aye's area, that was completely destroyed by the religious violence that took place in Meiktila at the end of March.

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Inside 969 Movement 18
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

One of the areas destroyed by religious violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 17
By Ruom
11 Jun 2013

June 11, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

A woman, who returned to her destroyed home in Meiktila, recovers pieces of a burnt Hindu book explaining the teachings of Islam. The Muslim community started a 7 day clean up program escorted by armed police.

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Inside 969 Movement 15
By Ruom
11 Jun 2013

June 11, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Muslims return to their destroyed homes, under police protection, and start a 7 days clean up process after the March riots in Meiktila. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 820 buildings were completely destroyed and 44 people were killed.

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Hefazot E Islam activist set fire on ...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
05 May 2013

Hefazot E Islam called for a meeting on May 5th, 2013, in Motijeel, Dhaka, Bangladesh for the purpose of passing the new blasphemy law. Upon their arrival, the police began firing at the Hefazot E Islam activists with modern weaponry leaving the activists to defend themselves with sticks and bricks.

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Burn (1 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

In 1983, Emad Naguib Fawzi was burnt by a paraffin camp stove. He was was treated by Spanish Catholic nun Sister Reyes, forming a bond that has lasted 30 years. Fawzi now helps Reyes run the small burn clinic in the village of Samalout, Egypt.

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Burn Clinic Struggles for Survival in...
Samalout, Egypt
By Serene Yordi
23 Mar 2013

The political upheaval of Egypt has not stopped Sister Reyes, 68, and her small team from spending their days treating up to 90 burn victims per day in the rural area of Samalout. In the summer, the numbers reach up to 250. Though Reyes, the driving force behind the clinic’s success, yearns to now return home after 47 years of work, she fears that the cash-strapped clinic will close if she leaves.

With a staff of 12, none of them doctors, and a budget of only $340 a month, the employees have little to work with. Many patients pay little for medical care and those who cannot afford it get it for free. A majority of people in the impoverished governate live in tiny homes, sleeping and cooking in the same overcrowded rooms. Accidents are common. As it is an area with a high number of agricultural workers, many victims also suffer chemical burns. Reyes and her team cannot get many of the drugs in Egypt and rely on people who leave the country to bring it back to replenish their ever-strained stocks. The nun hopes all their efforts will be enough as she can’t bear the thought of it failing if she leaves. “This is my life,” she says.

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Burn (10 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Emad Fawi displays the modest supplies the clinic has at its disposal. Given that he was also a burn victim, he says the fact that he can relate to the pain pushes him to help others.

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Burn (11 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Photos of patients to the clinic highlight the devastating nature of burns. Initially, many women had been burned by their families, but because of a successful awareness campaign in the village, very few women are now victims of burn related violence in Samalout.

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Burn (12 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Workers of the clinic take a short break during a lull in visits. During the summer, the clinic treats more than 250 patients per day.

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Burn (14 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

The clinic is stocked with dated supplies to treat patients. Unfortunately, the lack of funding has prevented them from buying necessities such as latex gloves, which help drop the rate of infection significantly.

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Burn (15 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

A young child is comforted by Sister Reyes as she has her burnt forearm redressed. Many of the of the burns are accidents arising from the cooking area being in the same place as the bedroom.

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Burn (3 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Sister Reyes, a Catholic nun, has run a small clinic in Samalout village for more than 20 years. She has been helping Muslim and Christian communities in Egypt for the last 47 years.

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Burn (2 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Even though Samalout and the surrounding Minya province is predominantly Muslim, the clinic serves both Muslim and Christian patients.

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Burn (4 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Sister Reyes has been working in Egypt for the last 47 years, helping communities throughout the country. Her work in Samalout has helped to address the endemdic issue of burns in rural areas.

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Burn (5 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

The ledger book records the visitors from the clinic. In the summer, there are often more than 250 in a day. Patients can pay a symbolic 5 Egyptian pounds, but many cannot even afford this modest cost.

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Burn (6 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Emad Fawzi, with the help of Sister Reyes, redresses a burn wound on a two-year old child. Many children are burned from accidents arising out of close living quarters and unsafe cooking practices.

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Burn (7 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

A young child has her burn redressed by volunteer Emad Fawzi. She had burned her arm from hot soup being spilled on her by her mother. Many children are the victims of household burns.

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Burn (8 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

The clinic runs on a modest budget of 2,400 Egyptian pounds per month. However, it is very difficult for the clinic to stock adequate supplies like medications and gloves. Much of the medicine in the clinic comes from donations from people visiting from abroad.

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Burn (9 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

The most vulnerable group to burns are children. Some are burned by parents for misbehaving, whereas others are injured as a result of the cooking area being the same as the sleeping area.

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Hurricane Sandy Devastates Parts of N...
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
31 Oct 2012

The hardest hit residential area of New York City was that of Breezy Point, Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. Over 110 homes were burned when the storm surge caused a 6 alarm fire in this densely developed working class Irish-American seaside enclave. Here, firefighters continue to battle smoldering debris.

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Hurricane Sandy Devastates Parts of N...
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
31 Oct 2012

The hardest hit residential area of New York City was that of Breezy Point, Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. Over 110 homes were burned when the storm surge caused a 6 alarm fire in this densely developed working class Irish-American seaside enclave. Here, firefighters continue to battle smoldering debris.

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Hurricane Sandy Devastates Parts of N...
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
31 Oct 2012

The hardest hit residential area of New York City was that of Breezy Point, Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. Over 110 homes were burned when the storm surge caused a 6 alarm fire in this densely developed working class Irish-American seaside enclave. Here, firefighters continue to battle smoldering debris.