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Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
15 Aug 2012

Opposition figures in Lebanon accuse the Syrian regime of being responsible for the Wednesday bombing near Dama Rose hotel where the UN monitors stay in Damascus.
Rima Frihan, a Syrian opposition figure, living in Beirut, said that the regime was the only one that would benefit from this operation and it was a warning message to the international community and the Security Council.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Rima Frihan, Syrian opposition figure:
“As for what happened at the hotel, the Syrian regime seems to be responsible for it because it is the only party that can benefit from this operation, although the UN monitors would have normally left the country within a few days. So, it is a message that the Syrian regime wants to deliver to the whole world, the international community and the Security Council. The Syrian regime wants to use the incident and exploit it the way it wants. The Free Army made an operation that targeted the regime army leadership, which is another story. Geographically, the place targeted regime leadership is far from the hotel. However, the whole area is security cordoned, which means that the media and activists cannot approach to make sure of the information. The next few hours will reveal what happened as there will reactions from all parties.”

Although the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted a regime military compound near the hotel, Frihan says that this operation is different from the one that targeted the hotel of UN monitors.
After claiming responsibility for the blast, the FSA said the bombing was carried out in response to massacres of Syrian civilians by government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: August 15, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of people walking on sidewalks in streets downtown Beirut
2. Medium shot, Frihan coming out of her residence speaking on the cell phone
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Rima Frihan, Syrian opposition figure:
“As for what happened at the hotel, the Syrian regime seems to be responsible for it because it is the only party that can benefit from this operation, although the UN monitors would have normally left the country within a few days. So, it is a message that the Syrian regime wants to deliver to the whole world, the international community and the Security Council. The Syrian regime wants to use the incident and exploit it the way it wants. The Free Army made operation that targeted the regime army leadership, which is another story. Geographically, the place targeted regime leadership is far from the hotel. However, the whole area is security cordoned, which means that the media and activists cannot approach to make sure of the information. The next few hours will reveal what happened as there will reactions from all parties.” 4. Wide shot, people walking in the street at the river bank in Beirut
5. Wide shot of building downtown Beirut

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Displaced Syrians the Focus of Talks ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
15 Aug 2012

The conditions of the displaced Syrian people living in Lebanon were the focus of the meeting of Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour and the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos that was held on Thursday, August 16, in Beirut.

Abu Faour said that the meeting was an opportunity for the Lebanese government to confirm commitment to its humanitarian duties towards the displaced Syrians.

For her part, Amos, who has recently been in Syria and held talks with the Syrian authorities, told reporters that there were about 2.5 million Syrians who needed humanitarian assistance inside Syria itself, besides the displaced people who fled to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos:
“The agreement that we reached after we did the assessment at the end of March in Syria was that there were about a million people who needed assistance. Our view is that that number has probably gone up to about 2.5 million. This is the people in Syrian itself. Separate to that of course, there are the people who have fled over the borders to Jordan, coming here to Lebanon, but also in Turkey and Iraq has refugees. The Syrian authorities also agreed that eight international NGOs operating in Syria could be part of that response effort and could support the UN agencies.”

“The UN Refugee Agency, as you know, is pleased to be able to work closely with the (Lebanese) authorities and we will do everything that we can to continue with that support, and in particular I hear your call for the need for increased funding to support the government’s own efforts.” Amos added.

The United Nations stated that the total number of Syrian refugees in four neighboring countries has reached about 15,000.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has recently reported that there are 36,841 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: August 16, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the meeting of Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour with United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos
2- Various shots of Abu Faour and Amos at a press conference after the meeting
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos:
“The agreement that we reached after we did the assessment at the end of March in Syria was that there were about a million people who needed assistance. Our view is that that number has probably gone up to about 2.5 million. This is the people in Syrian itself. Separate to that of course, there are the people who have fled over the borders to Jordan, coming here to Lebanon, but also in Turkey and Iraq has refugees. The Syrian authorities also agreed that eight international NGOs operating in Syria could be part of that response effort and could support the UN agencies.” 4- Various shots of the press conference
5- Pan left, Abu Faour, Amos and attendees leaving after the press conference

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West Bank Barrier (8 of 11)
West Bank, Israel
By Osie Greenway
13 Aug 2012

The Israeli West Bank barrier is a security and separation barrier, the residents surrounding the barriers find the barriers the best place for their waste. Mounds of trash and construction waste surround the barriers in the the West Bank as a sign of disgust to the Israeli occupation.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Idlib ادلب _ المراقبين الدوليين برفقة...
Idlib, Syria
By halabysofi
14 May 2012

Idlib ادلب _ المراقبين الدوليين برفقة الشبيحة و الجيش 1452012

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El Bab, Aleppo-Demonstrations in fron...
Aleppo, Syria
By halabysofi
14 May 2012

El Bab, Aleppo-Demonstrations in front of the UN observers

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Arrival of international observers in...
Aleppo, Syria
By halabysofi
13 May 2012

Aleppo, Syria | May 13, 2012

Arrival of international observers in Aleppo.

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UN Monitors on the outskirts of Alepp...
Aleppo, Syria
By halabysofi
12 May 2012

May 12, 2012 | Hayyan, Aleppo, Syria

UN monitors in Hayyan, in the outlying areas of Aleppo, Syria.

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11 5 Al Dumair Damascus الضمير ريف دم...
Damascus, Syria
By halabysofi
11 May 2012

11 5 Al Dumair Damascus الضمير ريف دمشث , تزويد المراقبين باقلام لكي يكتبو بعض الملاحظات

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Mosque in Taftanaz
Taftanaz, Syria
By Rachel Beth Anderson
29 Apr 2012

Taftanaz, Syria

Mosque destroyed by shelling in Taftanaz during attacks that occurred while the UN was negotiating for monitors with Assad.

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Mosque in Taftanaz
Taftanaz, Syria
By Rachel Beth Anderson
29 Apr 2012

Taftanaz, Syria

Mosque destroyed by shelling in Taftanaz during attacks that occurred while the UN was negotiating for monitors with Assad.

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Kofi Annan in Refugee Camp in Turkey
Hatay, Turkey
By info
10 Apr 2012

Yayladagi Refugee Camp-Turkey | April 10, 2012

Chief representative of UN Kofi Annan visited Yayladagi Syrian Refugee Camp located on the Turkish border. Annan was welcomed with some traditional folk dance performed by Syrian children and hundreds of refugees carrying the “New Syria” flag and Turkey’s red and white national flag. The diplomat also met with refugees and camp officials.

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Kofi Annan Visiting Refugee Camp in T...
Hatay, Turkey
By info
10 Apr 2012

Hatay-Turkey | April 10, 2012
by Hasan Yetmez

UN Chief Represantive Kofi Annan arriving in Turkey to visit Syrian refugee camps at the Turkish border on April 10, 2012.

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Kofi Annan Visits Yayladagi Refugee C...
Hatay, Turkey
By info
10 Apr 2012

Yayladagi Refugee Camp-Turkey | April 10, 2012

Chief representative of UN Kofi Annan visited Yayladagi Syrian Refugee Camp located on the Turkish border. Annan was welcomed with a traditional folk dance performed by Syrian children as well as by hundreds of refugees carrying the “New Syria” flag and Turkey’s red and white national flag. The diplomat also met with some refugees and camp officials.

Kofi Annan said he would continue his efforts to secure a ceasefire and launch negotiations in Syria, despite continuing attacks by the Syrian Forces on rebellious areas. Annan made it clear that he would not give up, saying "We still have time between now and 12 April to stop the violence".

Yayladagi camp, a former tobacco warehouse is located about five kilometres from the Syrian-Turkish border. It now hosts 2,700 Syrians.

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nabi mousa, israel
By giulianocamarda
28 Mar 2012

Kid with his grandfather at the Mosque of Nabi Musa in the desert between Jerusalem and Jericho, where bedouin communities use to bury their relatives.

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Kfar Addumim
By giulianocamarda
27 Mar 2012

Bedouins listening at the radio while grazing sheeps next to the Khan al Akhmar bedouin community

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anata, west bank, israel
By giulianocamarda
24 Mar 2012

Mosa Yehya Mosa (12), cousin of Aseel Ar'ara a 4 years old bedouin girl killed by a shotgun while she was playing next to a secutiry wall in the village of Anata

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susya, hebron, israel
By giulianocamarda
16 Mar 2012

Bedouin kid grazing sheeps in the Susya bedouin community in south Hebron hills

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AMISOM in Mogadishu 11
Mogadishu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
20 Jan 2012

The fighting was fierce and ambushes a constant danger. Al Shabaab was capable and resourceful and AMISOM took serious casualties as they slowly pushed Al Shabaab out of the capital. Here an AMISOM ambulance was hit by a recoilless rifle grenade, the grenade going straight through the cabin wounding the already wounded soldiers further during the Mogadishu University Offensive on 20 January 2012.

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AMISOM in Mogadishu 08
Mogadishu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
04 Nov 2011

The AMISOM soldiers received training both pre-deployment and while in-country. Fighting in the streets of Mogadishu, Urban Warfare, represented a new kind of war for the Ugandan Army that had specialised in bush war rather than Urban combat. Here Ugandan soldiers arriving at the Al Jazeera training camp south of Mogadishu for training on 4 November 2011.

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Mogadishu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
02 Nov 2011

The fighting in Mogadishu was done from building to building and block to block and few house were left unscarred. The fighting was fierce and hiding places aplenty in the ruined city. Here a Ugandan soldier is hiding from potential snipers on the top floor of the ruins of the once majestic Aruba Hotel in Mogadishu on 2 November 2011.

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jerusalem, israel
By giulianocamarda
01 Nov 2011

Aseel Ara'ra (4) at the Jerusalem Al Maqassed hospital with her Grandmother Samiha. Aseel has been hitted by a bullet while she was playing in Anata, next to a separating wall. The bullet entered her neck smashing the fourth vertebrae of her spine before exiting. Aseel died after 6 months in hospital for breathing complications

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khan al ahmar, west bank, israel
By giulianocamarda
31 Oct 2011

Bedouin family from the Mitawish community while the Israeli military forces are demolishing their house

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khan al ahmar, west bank, israel
By giulianocamarda
31 Oct 2011

Bedouin family speaking with a UN member after a demolishing operation by the Israeli military forces

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khan al ahmar, west bank, israel
By giulianocamarda
31 Oct 2011

Israeli military forces during a demolishing operation at the Mitawish Bedouin community

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khan al ahmar, west bank, israel
By giulianocamarda
31 Oct 2011

A bedouin woman from the Mitawish Bedouin community soothing her daughter crying after their house has been demolished

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khan al ahmar, west bank, israel
By giulianocamarda
31 Oct 2011

Israeli military forces during a demolishing operation in Khan al Ahmar bedouin community

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jaba'a, ramallah, west bank
By giulianocamarda
26 Oct 2011

Jaba’a (Ramallah). Fatimah Ka'abneh (80) with her three nephews, after the Israeli military forces demolished her barrack where she used to live with her husband (87) since 16 years, even though they did not received any demolition orders before.

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jaba'a, ramallah, west bank
By giulianocamarda
26 Oct 2011

Jaba’a (Ramallah), Fatimah Ka'abneh (80) collecting belongings with her nephew after the Israeli military forces demolished her house where she used to live with her husband Salem Ka'abneh (87) since 16 years

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AMISOM in Mogadishu 06
Mogadishu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
22 Oct 2011

AMISOM convoys would often be ambushed and vigilant guard had to be maintained when the AMISOM convoys navigated the potholed streets of Mogadishu. Here a Ugandan soldier with the nickname "Stonecold" is guarding the rear of the convoy as it moves through downtown Mogadishu on 22 October 2011.

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AMISOM in Mogadishu 07
Mogadishu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
22 Oct 2011

AMISOM convoys would often be ambushed and vigilant guard had to be maintained when the AMISOM convoys navigated the potholed streets of Mogadishu. Here a Ugandan soldier with the nickname "Stonecold" is guarding the rear of the convoy as it moves through downtown Mogadishu on 22 October 2011.

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AMISOM in Mogadishu
Mogadishu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
21 Oct 2011

This collection depicts Ugandan and Burundian soldiers in 2011 and 2012 as part of the African Union forces under a UN mandate African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The battles were a turning point in the war as Al Shabaab was first driven out of Mogadishu and later forced to retreat from Afgoye, a strategic town 30 kilometres north of Mogadishu.
AMISOM was formed initially by Ugandan and Burundian troops in Mogadishu, and later joined by Kenyan, Ethiopian, Djiboutian and Sierra Leonian troops, suffering heavy losses during the brutal fighting in and around Mogadishu.

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AMISOM in Mogadishu 13
Mogadishu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
21 Oct 2011

Thousands of AMISOM soldiers were killed and injured in the now eight year long war in Somalia. Here a Burundian officer is depicted with the passports of dead and wounded Burundian soldiers after the battle for Daynile district, where the Burundian contingent suffered 75 killed in an ambush. 21 October 2011.

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Kfar Addumim
By giulianocamarda
18 Oct 2011

Khan Al Ahmar bedouin community, a broken van