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An elderly lady sells her goods

Paris’ despised refugee Ragpickers

It is known by Marche des Biffins, or the ‘ragpickers’ market. Most of the goods are scavenged from rubbish bins around Paris by refugees and gypsies.

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Pedro Nunes, CAIS

Pedro Nunes | Cais

CAIS is a Charity, an IPSS (Private Institution for Social Solidarity), founded in 1994 to promote and support the empowerment and autonomy of people in a situation of homelessness and

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Chittagong, Bangladesh- June 2012. Two roaming boys of Chittagong Railway Station were playing in the smoke created from burnt straws during winter.

Kazi Riasat Alve | People around Chittagong Railway Station

Like any other railway stations of Bangladesh, Chittagong Railway Station is not only a place for stopping & starting trains but also a shelter for a homeless people.

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Srinagar, Kashmir 2011. 3 year old tariq lost his parents to 2009 kashmir riots. He now lives in a care-home on the outskirts of Srinagar. In the same riots, he was hit by a rubber bullet in the eye partially impairing him from his vision.

Narayan Tushar Kaudinya | Home, sky

These images are a journey into the isolated alleyways that exist between the past and the present and articulate a dreary silence.

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East Timor, Dili, August 2012. Eaterys in the waterfront.

Albertina d’Urso | East Timor will dance alone

According to the United Nation’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, East Timor is ready for the withdrawal of hundreds of international peacekeepers stationed there.

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Adam Ferguson | Myanmar in Transition

After 15 years under house arrest, the Nobel Peace laureate and leader of the National League for Democracy, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, contested Myanmar’s parliamentary bi-elections on April 1,

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Bali, Indonesia, November 2011. Nengah, 56 years old, schizophrenic for 11 years, in chain for 5 years. His family doesn't release him otherwise he becomes aggressive.

Giulio Paletta | Mental disease in paradise

Mental disease in Bali is not an easy thing. The secluded and traditional Balinese community doesn’t accept the existance of this illness.

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Cape Town, South Africa - March 2012. View of a Flat in Bishop Lavis township.

Gianmarco Panucci | Gangsterism

Gangs in the Cape Flats started to appear in the 1966, when the District Six and other zones situated in the center of the town, were declared a “whites-only” areas,

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© Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi | The Forgotten Land: Madagascar Out of Balance

Through the dignified and vibrant people of south east Madagascar, Kashi explores an alternative relationship with the earth from that which we are typically exposed to…

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Painting over the Present, South Africa

Graeme Williams | Painting over the Present

In this essay I have focused on the environments occupied by some of South Africa’s poorest people. It would seem that although wealth and power have shifted hands since the

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Motijhorna in Chittagong is a hilly place. Poor people from out of Chittagong live here for low accomadation cost as they come here for searching job.

Sanjoy Shubro | Landslide refugees in the city

People who live in the coastal areas of Bangladesh are always at risk of river erosion, cyclones, floods and other natural disasters… “Here we are dying for landslide but in

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6 pregnant women wait for the female doctor to examine them and do a check up during their pregnancy. Rural traditions like the bracelets on their arms make a prenatal consultation difficult for the doctors. In emergencies these customs cause many problems and take up precious time. Mithi, Tharparkar, Pakistan 2010

Wendy Marijnissen | The Dai

More and more people simply cannot afford the care they need and medicines are beyond their budget, leaving them with no choice but to call in the help of the

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