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PHOTOS: Bashar al-Assad
Damascus
By lukas.goga
08 Jul 2015

Photos of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the presidential palace in Damascus.

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Inline Hockey World Championship in P...
Pardubice, Czech Republic
By lukas.goga
31 May 2014

The Inline Hockey World Championship (IIHF) is taking place in the Czech Republic this year between June 1st and 7th. The roller hockey tournament is growing in popularity and each year sees new nations qualifying for the final 8. These photos show teams from Great Britain and the U.S.A in a game that saw the newcomers to the top flight face the title holders of the competition, respectively. The U.S.A. team kicked off its championship defense in fine form, routing Great Britain 10-3.

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Damascus' Most Famous Juice Bar
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
11 Dec 2013

This is a collection including an article, video reportage and five pictures about the most famous juice bar in Damascus.

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Football in Syria
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

The collection is about Syrian football in the time of civil conflict. Even the situation is not safe, football players are preparing for new season, which will start on 17 December in Damascus and Lattakia

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Khiam Detention Center
Khiam, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
08 Oct 2013

Khiam Detention Center was a prison camp during Lebanese civil war in 80´s and 90´s. After withdrawal of Israeli army from Southern Lebanon in May 2000 the camp was preserved in the condition it was abandoned. It became a museum of Lebanese resistance. During the 2006 summer conflict between Israel and Lebanon it was destroyed by Israeli Air Force.

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

There are a lot of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Many of them are poor and live in tents. Some children use to work and support their family. For example they pasture ships and goats. Like these three boys from Quneitra, who live now in Bar Elias in Lebanon.

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Christian fear of Islamism
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
23 Sep 2013

Article is about Syrian Christians who fear of their future in Syria if Islamism won. Photos are from Bab Touma, a Christian quarter in Old Damascus

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

U.S. Goaltender Zachary Lane was left on the bench during the game with Great Britain.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

British goaltender James Tanner (left) and U.S. forward Derrick Burnett (middle) watch on as the action comes their way.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

U.S. player Peter Kavaya in a state of alert during the game.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

U.S. players Tyler Spezia (left), Junior Cadiz (middle) and Derrick Burnett (right) during the game.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

U.S. players Travis Noe (No. 9) and Cody Kettler (No. 71) celebrate together after scoring.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

US flag on jersey of goaltender Zachary Lane.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

Details of wheels on skate of US goaltender Zachary Lane.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

Peter Kavaya (USA) looks concerned sitting on the bench.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

Patrick Lee (USA) sitting on the bench during the game.

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Inline hockey World Championship in C...
By lukas.goga
01 Jun 2014

British players Phillip Hamer (left), Nathan Finney (center) and Karl Niamatali all smiles before the game.

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Abu Shakir, Creator of Damascus' Most...
Damascus
By lukas.goga
09 Apr 2014

The reportage is about the most famous milk shake bar in Damascus, even in whole Syria. It is called Abu Shakir and is situated in downtown of Damascus, close to Parliament or Yousef al-Azmeh Square. Adnan al-Omari, also known as Abu Shakir, started his job in 1953 and still keeps his shop, but he is only supervisor now. His two sons are the main caretakers of the family business. There is economic crisis in Syria but Syrians still come to his place to buy fresh juices, shakes and fruit salads.

Characters:
Adnan al-Omari - the original owner of shop
Muhammad al-Omari - his son, one of two responsible persons
Note:
The video was made in front of juice bar Abu Shakir.

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00.00-00.04
Street in front of Abu Shakir

00.04-00.15
Muhammad al-Omari + his crew

00.15-00.18
Bananas hanging over window

00.18-00.25
Customers eating a cream

00.25-00.39
Adnan al-Omari
“Firstly, my father was the first juice maker in Syria. He started squeezing oranges, grapefruits, grapes and other kinds of fruit. But manually, not by electrical machines. “

00.39-00.47
Old photographs of Adnan al-Omari

00.47-01.13
Adnan al-Omari
“I was working with my dad from 1953 I was in third grade of primary school. I kept this interest and work next to my father. Firstly it was carrot juice, then apple juice and banana shake. Then I continued working between manually or mechanically squeezed juice and then cocktails.”

01.13-01.21
Adnan al-Omari posing with old photograph

01.21-01.23
Muhammad al-Omari preparing drinks

01.23-01.26
Customer drinking a cocktail

01.26-01.28
Abu Hamzeh posing with cocktails

01.28-01.30
Detail of Muhammad al-Omari

01.30-02.14
Adnan al-Omari
“We started with banana milk shakes and my dad brought me the cocktail milk machine and he used to bring me 4 to 5 kilos of bananas every day. I used them all and when customers came and ask for it, I had no one. So I asked: “What about another fruit cocktail?” They asked me: “What fruit?“ “Apples, carrot, oranges, grapes, bananas, and others. Try it! They happily drunk it and liked it. “

02.14-02.23
Adnan al-Omari and Abu Hamzeh speaking inside of the juice bar

02.23-02.50
Adnan al-Omari
“From the time of my father, the most important think was hygiene and generousness. Naturally we have to think about hygiene. If every customer wants extra bananas, we will give him extra bananas, even we give him extra glass of cocktail, it will be on us. “

02.50-03.09
Detail of fruit salads and cocktail with sour cream

03.09-03.25
Adnan al-Omari
“My children work in the business now and brought something new there, like adding qishteh, honey, sour cream, nestle and so on. They do good job.”

03.25-03.29
Customers inside of juice bar

03.29-03.34
Adnan al-Omari
“The taste is most important thing. And dealing with people.”

03.34-03.41
People in front of Abu Shakir

03.41-03.58
Adnan al-Omari
“We build our business also on natural and fresh juices whatever it costs. The fruits, what we use, they are from market. Every day I buy and process. We don´t store it, I buy it every day.”

03.58-04.04
Crew of Abu Shakir

04.04-04.13
Adnan al-Omari
“The volume of sugar and ice depends on customer. We keep fruits in fridge.”

04.13-04.24
Detail of old photograph

04.24-04.44
Adnan al-Omari
“We tried to make prices a little bit higher, cause prices of fruits got higher. For long years we are keeping the highest possible quality and low prices.”

04.44-04.55
Muhammad al-Omari in his juice bar

04.55-05.06
Adnan al-Omari
“There are no foreigners. Our customers are diverse - kids, adults… All kind of people.”

05.06-05.09
Adnan al-Omari in front of juice bar

05.09-05.32
Adnan al-Omari
“All juices what we have, all of them are wholesome for people. No matter if it is carrot juice, orange juice, apple juice, mixed cocktails from banana and fruits or banana shake with qishteh. People in the world are drinking fizzy drinks, which are not healthy at all. I have everything, juices are full of fruits.”

05.32-05.46
Detail of place in front of juice bar

05.46-06.04
Adnan al-Omari
“Everything is clean and fresh. Why you should drink fizzy drink and don´t drink juice? I don´t search for better business, thanks God we are well. I would like to give an advice that there is no better drink than fresh juice.”

06.04.-06.08
Customer eating sour cream

06.08-06.17
Muhammad al-Omari
“I work here 22 years, from my childhood. And I work with my father.”

06.17-06.26
Muhammad al-Omari decorating the cocktails

06.26-06.35
Muhammad al-Omari
“I like simple juices. For example, orange or banana. Or made from two kinds like orange and banana or three kinds like orange, apple and banana. “

06.35-06.45
Detail of place in front of juice bar

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Abu Shakir 5
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
11 Dec 2013

Abu Hamzeh, one of the owners of Abu Shakir, likes posing with his cocktails. This one is banana milk shake. His father taught him how to care for their loyal customers well, as can be seen by the lack of effects on Abu Shakir's business amidst the economic crisis in Syria.

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Abu Shakir 2
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
11 Dec 2013

Abu Shakir is the most famous juice bar in Damascus. It is a small place in a narrow street where customers usually sit outside on plastic chairs. There is an ongoing civil conflict and economic crisis in Syria, but still the bar has not lost its loyal customers.

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Abu Shakir 3
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
11 Dec 2013

Adnan al-Omari with his son Abu Hamzeh in front of their juice bar. Abu Hamzeh studied journalism, but works in family business which, according to his father, goes well despite an ongoing economic crisis in Syria.

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Abu Shakir 4
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
11 Dec 2013

Adnan al-Omari, started working in family business in 1953 and improved it. He is nearly 70 years old and supervises his two sons who now run it. He still buys fresh fruits every day.

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Abu Shakir 1
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
11 Dec 2013

Muhammad, older son of Adnan al-Omari, is posing with banana milk shake with cream qishteh. He works every day and takes order from Abu Shakir´s customers. He is always smiling.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 2
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

There is a cold rainy weather in Damascus nowadays. It is 10 o´clock when players of Al Wahda come to their playground to have a practise. It is the first day of cold weather and players didn´t expect it would be so cold, so they wore mainly orange short and light parkas or anoraks.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 3
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

There is cold rainy weather in Damascus nowadays. It is 10 o´clock when players of Al Wahda come to their playground to have a practise. First day of cold weather players didn´t expect it would be so cold, so they wore mainly orange short and light parkas or anoraks.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 4
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

Syrian football players are playing in difficult conditions. Many of them have trainings in the cities like Aleppo or Homs, which are known for bloody clashes.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 5
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

Syrian football players are playing in difficult conditions. Many of them have trainings in the cities like Aleppo or Homs, which are known for bloody clashes.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 6
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

Players of Damascene football club Al Wahda are having practise on their pitch next to the Syrian football Association in Damascus. They used to play at Abbaseen, but that area is not safe any longer.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 1
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

Players of Damascene football club Al Wahda are having practise next to the Syrian football Association in Damascus. They used to play at Abbaseen, but that area is not safe.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 9
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
03 Dec 2013

Players of Damascene football club Al Wahda are having practise on their pitch next to Syrian football Association in Damascus. They used to play at Abbaseen, but that area is not safe any longer.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 8
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
03 Dec 2013

Players of Damascene football club Al Wahda are listening their coach before they start to practise in cold weather.

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Syrian football - Al Wahda Damascus 7
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
04 Dec 2013

Players of Damascene football club Al Wahda are listening their coach before they start to practise in cold weather.

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Syrian football league will start on ...
Damascus, Syria
By lukas.goga
09 Dec 2013

The article is about coming football season in Syria, where are some difficulties because of civil war.

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Khiam Detention Center
Khiam, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
08 Oct 2013

Poster of released Lebanese prisoners after withdrawal of Israel from Southern Lebanon

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Khiam Detention Center
Khiam, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
08 Oct 2013

Israeli army vehicle with detail of label in Hebrew, in backround there is flag of Hizbullah

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

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Syrian shepards in Lebanon
Bar Elias, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
11 Oct 2013

Syrian shepards pasture flock of sheeps and goats in Bar Elias (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)