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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

This is a series of images taken as President Robert Mugabe’s resignation was announced in Parliament and spread through the streets of Harare like wildfire. Incredulous Zimbabweans poured into public places to celebrate and pulled out their cellphones to document the historic moment for themselves and send messages to relatives and friends overseas. And as evening fell their beaming faces were caught in the glowing light of their phones and passing headlights.

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A soldier poses for a photograph with a baby during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

Celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A group of revellers take a selfie during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue, in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A couple watch the crowd from a vantage point during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A young girl checks her phone during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A man and his young daughter are pictured during celebrations on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

A young man takes a selfie while riding atop a freight truck stuck in traffic on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe during celebrations in the street after President Robert Mugabe's resignation was announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Zimbabwe: The Moment Robert Mugabe Re...
Harare
By Davina Jogi
20 Nov 2017

Young men are caught in the light of a cellphone flash as they hitch a ride on a freight truck caught in traffic on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe during celebrations after President Robert Mugabe's resignation was announced. People took to social media to spread the news in real time. 21/11/2017 Picture: Davina Jogi

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Philippines GoGo Bar
Puerto Galera
By Ralf Falbe
06 Jun 2016

Young women working in a GoGo Bar, Puerto Galera, Philippines.

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Chris Norman
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
15 Nov 2015

Chris Norman, former lead singer of the band 'Smokie', performs with the Chris Norman Band at the club Grosse Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, Germany on November 15, 2015.

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Pothead
Groningen
By Ralf Falbe
07 Nov 2015

Marijuana smoker wearing a gas mask in Groningen, Holland.

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Nightlife Is Back in Baghdad
Baghdad
By Mazin Munther Jawad
08 Feb 2015

Baghdad, Iraq

February 8, 2014

A night curfew that was imposed on Baghdad for 10 years was lifted on Sunday, February 8, allowing people to take to the street and celebrate.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abbadi ordered the end of the curfew that was usually enforced between midnight and 5 am. Security checkpoints were also removed, which allowed people to circulate more easily.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT
Various of cars driving at night
Various of fountain in main square
Wide of traffic policeman
Various of cars driving by
Various of people sitting in street café

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ali Nashmi, Iraqi Historian
04:45 – 05:21
“Baghdad has witnessed a night curfew for many years. It was important because bombings used to take place during gatherings and rush hours. The lack of heavy traffic during the night did not mean that there would be no bombings. Some military positions were targeted. Lifting the curfew means that a heavy burden is lifted off citizens’ shoulders, especially the ill and those who returned from abroad. I think it was a right decision that gives moral and political support to the people, who have been suffering for more than 10 years.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ahmad Ali, Resident of Baghdad
05:22 – 05:43
“I think that lifting the curfew is a good decision. I can see that activity in Baghdad is normal. Those who are sick or traveling can go out at any time during the night. Traffic is normal at this time of the night.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Anas Abdel Rahim, Resident of Baghdad
05:44 – 06:06
“This is something positive, especially for employees, who are tired and want to have some recreation at night. The curfew is over. As you can see, we went out on the first day of lifting the curfew. This is something positive. We wish that Baghdad returns to its previous state.”

Various/ Traveling of street from inside a car

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Manila Nightlife
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
23 Jan 2015

A singer and band performs at a nightclub in Manila, Philippines.

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Firedance
Boracay
By Ralf Falbe
23 Jan 2015

Firedancers on White Beach, Boracay, Philippines.

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'Islam Chipsy' Brings Egyptian Electr...
Beirut
By Joe Lukawski
04 Dec 2014

Egyptian 'shaaby' (pop) music phenomenon Islam Chipsy has begun taking the indie electronic music scene by storm. From the streets of Cairo to international stages, his take on Egyptian wedding-pop, known locally as ‘mahraganat,’ (festival music) combines Arab beats with hardcore drumming and phrenetic electro keyboard melodies that sound like someone's old Nintendo gaming system has been possessed by a flamboyant Egyptian groomsman. Chipsy, however, is a self-taught virtuoso keyboardist and a wonder to watch live.

In December, Islam Chipsy played in Beirut at the Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival while touring in the Middle East and Europe, making stops in France, Germany, Switzerland and in various Scandinavian cities. The global appeal of his music perhaps comes from its proclivity towards all-out partying, however, his stop in Beirut was special.

“People [here] are excited to see us; they have received us well,” he said. “Being in this country is like seeing your brother who wants to know how you are doing. So you feel that you speak with each other through music, not with words.”

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Table Dancing
Sunny Beach
By Ralf Falbe
09 Aug 2014

A table dancer in a nightclub in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
Belgrade
By Aurélien Cohen
26 May 2014

March 24, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia

A former Yugoslav state printing company has become the ground-zero of Belgrade's underground youth culture. Thousands of party goers, musicians and artists go to the "BIGZ"' every weekend, where they drink, watch concerts or rehearse in music studios. During the week, some parts of the building still function as private print factories. However, every Friday, the building transforms into an all night party. A rock scene in Bauhaus decor: discover the 25,000 square meters of the Zgrada BIGZa.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. The rock band Nizbrdo is rehearsing in a small studio. “We’ve spent a big part of our life here, practicing and making rock’n’roll.” Nizbrdo’s singer Ivan says.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. The girlfriend of the signer of Nizbrdo waits for the rehearsal to start in the band's studio.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. People waiting for the elevator outside of the entrance of Cekaonica jazz club, on the top floor.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Kosta, guitarist of the band The Young Husbands is recording his first EP with his band in a small studio. "The thing is, everyone knows this place will eventually shut down. Next year maybe", Kosta, Young Husbands’ guitarist says.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Young men hang out and drink on couches during a party at the Beat Club.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. A hardcore music show at the Dragon’s nest, on a Saturday night.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Two young people passionately kissing on a Saturday night.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
24 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. A young woman waiting in the hall outside a club - all styles are represented among BIGZ’s visitors.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Alcohol is cheap and the club is crowded - the Dragon’s nest, on a Saturday night.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. A young woman enjoying the music at the Dragon’s Nest.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. A young band plays hardcore music at the Dragon’s Nest on a Saturday night.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Young people pogoing (the pogo is a dance in which the dancers jump up and down) at the Dragon’s Nest on a Saturday night.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Young people pogoing at the Dragon’s Nest on a Saturday night.

“People here are so wasted !”, a girl coming out of the club says.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Stars Club’s dance floor on a Saturday night.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. The entrance of one of BIGZ clubs, viewed from a hidden set of stairs.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
23 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. It’s during the weekend that BIGZ really wakes up. On this picture, people stand outside the Cekaonica Jazz club on BIGZ’s top floor on a Friday night.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
22 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. A gipsy jazz band playing at the Cekaonica. “ I think this club is a beautiful place. It really gives a chance to play to many musicians." Kristjan, saxophonist, says

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
22 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. Two printing companies are still in business on the first floor of the building. The companies use dated tools.

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By Aurélien Cohen
22 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. The building's geometric shapes are typical of the Bauhaus style.

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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
By Aurélien Cohen
22 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. BIGZ is a perfect example of Bauhaus architecture. This staircase showcases some of the building's perspectives.

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By Aurélien Cohen
22 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. The marble-covered walls are rare remains of the building’s former splendor.

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By Aurélien Cohen
21 Mar 2013

Belgrade, Serbia. A former state printing company has become the favorite haunt of Belgrade's underground youth. The monumental BIGZ is surrounded by construction sites in Senjak neighborhood, on the east bank of the river Sava.