A mob in Bangladesh's capital thrashes 12-years-old Manik on suspicion that he explodes a homemade bomb at a park in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. He is one of three children believed to have exploded a homemade bomb at a park where people throng to celebrate the Valentine's Day during the ongoing nationwide blockade called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led alliance. The children claim they picked up the device while playing there.
Afanasyev Anton, Russian F.
There is very cruel tradition to spend Holy Week in Pampanga province. Hundreds of religious people going one by one across the province and self-torture own body by special lash called burillos. This procedure called penitensya. Also may of them are carryin very heavy wood or banana cross. The culmination of the Good Friday pageant in Pampanga is the crucifixio. It is conducted at multiple sites in the vicinity of three hours of the day (during the Savior's death on the Jesus)
Ahad A.M.-, Bangladesh
Rescue Closed but not over The deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry happened in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013. Upon my arrival, the scene appeared overwhelming. The entire building was demolished to wreckage. Hundreds of people tried to rescue the remaining survivors. Rescue workers were pulling bodies from the rubble. The death toll stood at more than 1,129 with many more missing. Proceeding the three days on assignment as a photojournalist covering the disaster, I was sent to the island of the Philippines to complete my post graduation. By the fourth day, I felt an urgent need to return to continue documenting the disaster. Although global headlines had shifted to other world events, the situation on the site remained horrific. I returned after eight days. I was amazed at how dedicated the people of Bangladeshi were by continuing the rescue operation. Hundreds of people worked together with members of the Bangladesh Army, fire service and Red Crescent. I felt humbled and stricken at the sight of the workers bodies crushed amid rubble. Using pieces of fabric to drop bodies of the survivors or pull free the bodies of victims from the rubble revealed a lot about the volunteers. Over 290 unclaimed bodies were buried after DNA samples were taken. After nearly three weeks of painstaking search for bodies among the rubble of the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry, the Bangladesh army turned control of the site over to the civilian government for cleanup. Though the Bangladesh Army has closed the rescue officially, it’s not ended. Relatives of missing victims continue to look for their loved ones at the collapsed building site. Though they have lost so much, remaining is the hope for any trace of a loved one.
Lyukov- Maksim-, Ukraine
Hasan Mohammad-Rakibul, Bangladesh
Nobody but the fireflies… Perhaps it is nobody but the fireflies that will light to mourn the victims of the political unrest of Bangladesh. It is expected from nobody to remember the names or the faces of the unfortunate innocents. The country is entitled to practice democracy where the political parties are nothing but violent among each other. Politics has been made synonymous to business here. The forever long last of power among the governments, have drowned all political parties in vein. Power has become money and the source of all troubles. The opposition parties are still on the street to fight for a new election under a caretaker government. They have been continuously calling strikes and blockades throughout the year. Petrol bombs, cocktail and flammable substance are regularly throwing on public buses, trains, other vehicles – innocent people are getting injured or killed on those attacks. The political parties are yet to take any responsibilities whatsoever of the subversive activities against the innocents.
«Українські військові у палаті австрійського реабілітаційного центру»
Puraci Sebastian, Romania
The photos were taken in the former mine from Anina city, Romania. It is the oldest mine from Romania, and when it was closed in 2006 it was the deepest mine from Europe. The closing of the mine lead to the economical decay of the entire city. A lot of the people left the city. Juju is a 74 years old man, who has worked at the mine. After the mine was closed Juju has lived in different places from the city, but now he lives in the former gatekeeper's room of the mine.
Lizhechka Orest, Ukraine
Шлюб у геріатричному відділенні. 27 листопада 2013 року.Тернопільська обл.Чортківський район. с.Пробіжна. Україна. Двоє 80-річних людей, які довгий час проживають у геріатричному відділені, вирішили поєднати свої долі. Адміністрація закладу пішла їм назустріч . Запросили місцевого священика, який і здійснив обряд вінчання.
Ahad A.M.-, Bangladesh
“Life is “precious”, it never can evaluate with money, in my past being with the poverty I may not realize this word properly, but the last two years I am feeling it properly to my every single breathing. I got seven hundred thousands taka as a compassion as others, but with this money what am I to do? Till now I didn’t find out my daughter’s body. I am crying in front of every grave, don’t know that grace is my daughter’s, even don’t know she got a place in a grave or not. Many or others identified theirs grave where relatives take a place by a test (DNA), Allah didn’t give me this minimum luck too. She was my single child, my husband leaves me when my daughter was a child and I was living merely holding my daughter. I am living as a dead woman science last two years”, said Rokeya Begum, standing in front of a burnt house next to a burnt garment factory building. Her voice was shaky and eyes were full of tears, when she was talking with me. Two years before in November 24, 2012, a blaze in the factory has killed 112 workers, 17-years-old Hena Akhter, daughter of Rokeya Begum was one’s of them. In that day also innate 112 unbearable, heartbreaking, unacceptable, awful true stories of life. Those stories tell losing husband, or wife, or mother, father, brother, sister, daughter and every single story of life is awful true stories of life as Rokeya Begum. Time and tide wait for none, life is going on. As well as relatives of victims trying to adjust during past two years, many of them go back their village, few of them still jobless but scared of working in any garment, few are starting small business las a tea stall, someone starts working in a garment again and many of them stacked in a room through sickness, but time, tide, life really becomes stacked for the few as a Rokeya, Jobbar, Lota, Mujammel, Jomira and more after that blaze in the Tazrin garment facility. Still almost every day somebody are moving around their former living room next to the Tazrin garment factory building, that was burnt with the factory and memorized their family lives with their loved one.
Das Sucheta, India
Hindu devotees paint their face with color to depict evil on the eve of Shiva Gajan Hindu festival celebrations in Kurmun, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Kolkata, India. Faithful Hindu devotees offer various rituals each year in hope of winning the favor of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes.
Ogorodnik Oleg, Ukraine
Barvinska Tetyana, Ukraine
Gokyigit Mehmet, Cyprus
Mikus Alfred, Belarus
Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at Colombo's seafront Galle Face Green, Srilanka for the canonization ceremony of Joseph Vaz, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Francis declared Vaz a saint at the start of the service. The church considers Vaz a great model for today's faithful, ministering to the faithful of both Sri Lanka's ethnic groups and putting himself at great risk to spread the faith
Tuyahova Irina, Ukraine
Из серии «На околице» Серия снята в течение 2013 года в г.Миусинск Луганской области. Фотографии повествуют о жизни трех девочек, трех сестер Ангелины, Яны и Маши. Вся их маленькая жизнь в основном проходит на улице. С самого утра они выбегают из дома и окунаются в мир полный переплетений и эмоций. Это и маленькая речка Довжик, ведущая свое начало из отстойников шахты, и бугры Донецкого кряжа, и чумазое, босоногое, беззаботное детство, полное радости и огорчений. Это мир эмоций и исследований.
Tkachuk Halyna, Ukraine
Tevosov Eduard, Russian F.
ОБЫКНОВЕННЫЙ ПРАЗДНИК. Словообразование Российская глубинка - женского рода. В будни и праздники эта Тема влечет не только Фотографов, но и Фотографинь! Разные разности бытия - грусти и веселья, - проблема Женская и Мужская. ... Дорога, будто волнистая стиральная доска, уносит нас на окраину богом забытого села... Давно не слышно женского сопрано - навигатора авто... Над аурой бездорожья доминирует глухое, ритмичное постукивание амортизаторов:настойчиво, по-мужски... А как же иначе?! Даже, если словообразование Российская глубинка - исконно Женского свойства. ... Российская глубинка - это и бездорожье тоже!.. В глубинах пустоты смысла, заправленных живой валютой, самогоном, - прозрачная жидкость обожествляет логику полноты смысла жизни... на селе в российской глубинке. В будни и праздники! ... Вышел Владимир из хаты. И ничего путного не сделав, ушел... ... Ушел, - в никуда! В кромешную темноту сарая и все: потеряно время! В одиночестве и забвении. В окрестностях двора со скучающими козами... Брошенные избы и никого вокруг! Разные разности!Мужского и Женского начала! Это - история ОБЫКНОВЕННОГО ПРАЗДНИКА, и невероятной пустоты смысла...
TAN EE-LONG, Malaysia
Sisterly Love Two poor older sisters live in a wooden house at Kampung Jinjang Utara,Kuala Lumpur. The 66 years old sister collecting cardboard boxes for money of living. Sisters everyday having a very simlpe meals,breakfast is a cup of coffee and biscuits;they cooking porridge for lunch and dinner, they save money on food and expenses. Some kindness people know they are poor family and give cardboard boxes to them for help.
Samojlenko Aleksej, Ukraine
Uddin Md.-Akhlas, Bangladesh
LIVING WASTE In Bangladesh, many poor people migrated from the village areas to urban for their better living. Many of them pick recyclables plastic materials to sell the Market for their livelihood. The number of poor people is increasing day by day in Bangladesh, Economic and social disparities level is in the earth to sky. The poor become poorer and Rich people are richer. Nearly 40% of people live below the poverty limit in the village areas in Bangladesh. Some Poverty victim family men, women and their children come to the big cities and some of they collect recyclables plastic household materials from permanent waste land which is harmful for health. But they have to work in these unhealthy work environments, for surviving their livelihood and daily income 200 to 300 taka (USD 2.5-4). And I have found a family of Rafiqul Islam who, were forced to purchases one trucks medical waste by USD 13. From the City Corporation employee truck driver of carrying the medical waste in Sylhet City, it is Payroll driver immoral corruption. Then the whole day Rafiqul and her wife separated the recyclable item/materials. End of the day, selling to recycling shop, approximately BDT 2000-25000 (USD 25-30). The permanent waste land under Sylhet City Corporation. Lalmatia, Sylhet, Bangladesh. I mainly focused in my work, the poor people and surviving their livelihood, Children deprived of his rights, unhealthy working situation, and environment, Payroll driver immoral corruption. “Tokai”, Known as street children, A large group of child worker, they always search for saleable and recyclable Plastic Materials from dirt, garbage, roads, the dock and from pedestrian walkways. There are mid level shops where they sell their daily stocks. After that these plastics transferred to the recycle places for further process.
Marchi Franco, Italy
CHernevij YUrij, Ukraine
Salam Jashim-, Bangladesh
Chittagong is often regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Bangladesh. Estimated population of the city is more than 6.5 million and it is considered the second largest city in the country. The Port of Chittagong is an important driver of the Bangladeshi economy, handling over 90% of the country's international trade. The millions of people living in these areas have to battle tidal flood sometimes twice a day. Prior to this sudden regularity, the only tidal surge in remembered history occurred during 1991, when a hurricane hit the coastal area of Chittagong. The new, frequent floods are quite alarming they rise even higher than before and continue to stay for days, causing great disquiet for the inhabitants. Locals such as myself are growing increasingly concerned, as we all may have to shift from our original localities due to this excess of water. My ongoing project “Water World” seeks to bring these issues to light. According to IPCC FAQ 5.1 There is strong evidence that global sea level gradually rose in the 20th century and is projected to rise at an even greater rate in this century. The two major causes of global sea level rise are thermal expansion of the oceans (water expands as it warms) and the loss of land-based ice due to increased melting. The instrumental record of modern sea level change shows evidence for onset of sea level rise during the 19th century. Estimates for the 20th century show that global average sea level rose at a rate of about 1.7 mm yr–1. Global sea level is projected to rise during the 21st century at a greater rate than during 1961 to 2003. Under the IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES) A1B scenario by the mid 2090s, for instance, global sea level reaches 0.22 to 0.44 m above 1990 levels, and is rising at about 4 mm yr–1. As in the past, sea level change in the future will not be geographically uniform, with regional sea level change varying within about ±0.15 m of the mean in a typical model projection. Thermal expansion is projected to contribute more than half of the average rise, but land ice will lose mass increasingly rapidly as the century progresses. The daily star published on June 20,2013,The Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Reaserch and Climate Analytics prepared a scientific report for the world bank that was released June 19,2013 forecasts a two degrees Celsius rise in the world’s average temperature in the next decades. Considering the present warming trends, the reports warns that even 20 to 30 years from now shifting rain patterns could leave some areas of the country under water and some others without enough water for power generation, irrigation or even drinking. Flood affected areas could increase by as much as 29 percent for a 2.5 degrees Celsius temperature rise in Bangladesh, says the report. If the sea level rises 65 cm in 2080,around 40 percent arable land will be lost in southern Bangladesh, it notes about 20 million people in the coastal areas are affected by salinity in drinking water and rising sea levels.
Pazyar Adel, Iran
Ahad A.M.-, Bangladesh
In a tragic accident, 15-year-old Mohammad Sharif lost most of his limbs except for his left arm. It happened when he was eleven. He was hit by 33,000 volts of electricity while chasing a kite on the roof. He became a burden to his family who has had to bear the continuous medical cost for his care. He had to leave school and needed to go to a special school not available where his family lives and the added expense was not something they could afford to take on. In spite of all this, Sharif has not given up. He considers life a gift and he wants to live it with renewed energy. He formed a children cricket team with him as its captain. The Bangladesh cricket team has been his inspiration and Shakib Al-Hasan is his hero. Sharif has good friends and his family always supports him. He practices cricket regularly and even participates in local cricket tournaments every year.
Ebrahim Isa, Bahrain
Swimmers They challenge in the competitions with each others , every one of them trying to exceed the others for victory. Water drops flying in front of them changed the expressions in their faces these are the swimmers. Swimming to the general concept known as the movement of a human or any living organism in the water without any help. In the official concept competitive goal from a distance as long as possible within the established rules. Includes four types of techniques, free is the fastest way, back, chest and butterfly. And each of the four technologies their own artistic law.
CHernevij YUrij, Ukraine
Durdiak Lubos, Slovakia