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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Fayyad walks away from the Bil'in protest with tears in his eyes

Palestinian prime minister's bodyguards remove him from the West Bank village of Bil'in as security forces fire tear gas at Palestinian stone throwers during a procession marking eight years struggling against the security fence.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

A protester is seen burnig tires in the city of Bil'in.

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Tear gas disrupts Fayyad's visit to B...
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By Carlos van as
01 Mar 2013

Security forces were pelted with stones in Bilin, where protestors marked eight years of struggle against the separation fence crossing through the village. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addressed the crowd and was later evacuated from the area by his security forces due to tear gas fired at the stone throwers several meters away.

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Clashes in Bil'in
Bil'in, West Bank, Israel
By U.S. Editor
01 Mar 2013

Tear gas disrupted Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's visit to the West Bank Village of Bil'in Friday, March 1, 2013 as Israeli security forces and Palestinians clashed during a protest marking eight years of struggle against the security fence that crosses through the village. Protesters launched stones at the Israeli security forces who fired tear gas in retaliation.

The procession in Bil'in, located west of Ramallah, was also attended by senior Palestinian officials, including Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Ziad Abu Ein, Chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners Club Kadoura Fares, the governor of Ramallah governor members of the Palestinian parliament.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (3 of 24)
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
21 Feb 2013

According to the law, no brick fields can be set up within five kilometers from residing areas but these regulations are not followed. Many fields are next to houses and schools, such as this one, which is right outside a village. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (2 of 24)
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
20 Feb 2013

The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (1 of 24)
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
20 Feb 2013

Brick fields are dispersed throughout the country. Many can be found in the midst of valuable forests or environmentally sensitive areas, like Cox’s Bazaar or Rangamati. The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (4 of 24)
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
20 Feb 2013

A man uses the heat generated from the kilns to cook lunch. Workers often live together on the site. Food is cooked and eaten communally. The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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In Front Of The Police
Tahrir Square, Cairo , Egypt
By elmasdr
11 Feb 2013

A young Egyptian clashes with the police in Tahrir Square during a protest last February, 2013, throwing stones at the police and dodging tear gas canisters.

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Egyptian Protests Feb 2013
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
02 Feb 2013

Egyptians clash with the police in Tahrir Square during a protest last February, 2013, throwing stones at the police and dodging tear gas canisters.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (5 of 24)
Faridpur, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
28 Jan 2013

Establishing a brick field is a straightforward process which makes it attractive for investors because it does not require lots of experience. The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Faridpur, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 7
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
17 Jan 2013

A "Pallaquera" (a woman who selects stones from the mine dumps looking for gold) inspects some stones in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.

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Bricks of Bangladesh
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Mais Istanbuli
10 Jan 2013

The cities of Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated countries, are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Today, bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material. Each day, new brick buildings are erected across the country. However, the millions of workers who make the bricks face harsh and uncertain conditions. All across Bangladesh, one can witness the towering brick chimneys.

There are more than 10,000 brick fields in the country, twice as many as ten years ago. Since Bangledash is rapidly urbanizing, bricks are a crucial building material. Some bricks get exported to nearby India, but the fields mainly provide for the local construction industry, which faces constant demand. The fields are staffed by hard-working Bangladeshis, many of whom come from rural backgrounds and work seasonally on the fields, which are closed during winter.

While brick-making represents an important part of Bangladesh’s industry, it remains both outdated and harmful to the workers. All the work is done manually, from digging the mud and forming the bricks to burning them in traditional kilns. Some workers live in make-shift buildings on the site, others have their houses and families nearby. The morning shift starts early, followed by a lunch break in the middle of the day. Then, they continue in the afternoon until sunset.

The workers eat together: traditional Bangladeshi fare which is rice accompanied by a spicy vegetable curry, lentils or fish. Many fields have a small pond nearby which allow the workers to rinse off the red dust generated in the brick-making process. The workers vary; young men, and some women too, work side by side with more experienced workers. Many young children work there as well.

While brick-making might provide a better income than agriculture or other jobs available in rural Bangladesh, it is unsafe and detrimental to the laborers' health. Accidents are common and workers have no protective gear. The fields affect nearby towns and villages as well, as the dust spreads across the surrounding areas, generating more health problems.

Moreover, the fields are a major source of environmental pollution. They represent the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, with several million tons emitted annually. In an effort to make the industry more sustainable, UNDP Bangladesh has launched a program to make the fields greener and more efficient. Most fields, however, have yet to take the step and replace their old kilns with new technology.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (6 of 24)
Bandarban, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
08 Jan 2013

Traditional brick fields like this one produce around 5,000 bricks per day. The new, more efficient, kilns can produce up to 40,000 bricks per day, according to UNDP. The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Bandarban, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (7 of 24)
Bandarban, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
08 Jan 2013

The government was supposed to stop issuing licenses to traditional kilns by September 2012, but most brick fields are still using old methods that continue to pollute the environment. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Bandarban, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (13 of 24)
Jhalakati, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
28 Dec 2012

The brick fields are the largest emitter of greenhouse gas in Bangladesh. More than 6.4 million tons are generated each year by the industry. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Jhalakati, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Palestinian kid with stones
Belén, West Bank
By javiervidela
17 Nov 2012

Palestinian kid with stones in front of the control tower on Belén`s wall , West Bank

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Cabinet Office clashes Cairo 49
Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
18 Dec 2011

Military officers located on the top of the Cabinet Office and People’s Assembly buildings started to throw rocks and marble bricks, resulting in many injuries and deaths among the protesters. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 18/12/2011

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Police at the Gate
Mohamed Mahmoud, Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
24 Nov 2011

Police forces trying to enter Tahrir Square from Mohamed Mahmoud Street, and young Egyptians confronting them.

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Battle in the dark
Mohamed Mahmoud, Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
22 Nov 2011

November 22, 2011 - Cairo
Battle in the dark between police forces and protesters, Mohamed Mahmoud St.

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Front Line of the Battle for Muhammad...
Mohamed Mahmoud, Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
21 Nov 2011

November 21, 2011 - Cairo
The front line in Muhammad Mahmoud St., an entrance to Tahrir Square, where protesters fought with stones and the police used bullets and tear gas. A protester shows the empty gas bombs.

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Front line of Mohamed Mahmoud Street - 3
Mohamed Mahmoud, Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
20 Nov 2011

November 21, 2011- Cairo

Front line of Mohamed Mahmoud St, protesters trying to escape from teargas, but some of them staying to film.

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Front line on Mohamed Mahmoud Street
Mohamed Mahmoud, Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
20 Nov 2011

November 20, 2011 - Cairo

Front line in the battle of Mohamed Mahmoud St, between police forces and protesters .

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Egypt Bread Riots in 1977
Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
19 Jan 1977

The mass popular uprising in 1977 following the lifting of the bread subsidies.