Dead Sea

By European Pressphoto Agency

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Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Sea in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. The dangerously low level has been attributed to an imbalance between the amount of incoming and outgoing water. Known also as the Sea of Salt, separating Israel to the west and Jordan to the east, the lake’s surface and shores are 1407 feet below the level making it earth’s lowest elevation on land. The problem of the annual declining rate is due largely to the reduction of inflowing of water from the Jordan River. This has been attributed to the increased current consumption of water within the Jordan River water and irrigation drainage basin. Water resources in the region are scarce and affect Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan that are located within and bordering the basin. The sea is called ‘dead’ because its high salinity prevents aquatic organisms such as fish and aquatic plants from living in it.

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Aluminium factory

Abir Abdullah

©Abir Abdullah – European Pressphoto Agency

A Bangladeshi child worker takes a break in the small factory where he makes aluminium bowls in Dhaka.

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Fulvio Roiter

©Fulvio Roiter, Brésil, éditions Atlantis, 1970.

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Anthony Camerano/Associated Press

©Anthony Camerano – Associated Press

In this photo from April 9, 1945, 3-year-old Richard Caglione sheds tears as Emmett Kelly, featured clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, picks him up during New York’s first circus parade in 19 years in Manhattan.

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Food distribution


©Albert Gonzalez Farran

4 March 2014. Tawilla: A child eats lentils in a food distribution center in the Rwanda camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Tawila, North Darfur.
More than 8,000 women and children living in the camp benefit from two nutrition programs run by the World Food Programme (WFP) in the camp. One is Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme, which is designed to treat moderate acute malnutrition among children under the age of five and pregnant and nursing women. The other is Integrated Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme meant to prevent malnutrition among children under the age of three. Through both programs, women learn to prepare highly nutritious food by combining corn soya blend with sugar and oil or by using local ingredients such as lentils and cereals. The women also learn basic child care practices that prevent infection and sickness among their children.

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 L’art comme une critique: Une peinture murale de l’artiste Ericailcane orne un bâtiment dans la ville de Mexico. Le lièvre sur la droite porte un brassard avec le numéro 43 un clin d’œil au 43 étudiants disparus de la ville mexicaine de Iguala.

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Portugal, 1956

Portugal, 1956.

©Bill Perlmutter, Portugal, 1956.

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Child, hammock & brick factory

Soe Zeya Tun

©Soe Zeya Tun

A boy sleeps in a hammock while his mother works at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Yangon on February 1, 2015.

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Waterfall at Madureira park


©Yasuyoshi Chiba – Children play in a waterfall at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro. Januar 2015.

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Jean Dieuzaide presents

Jean Dieuzaide

©Jean Dieuzaide

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Polina, 8



Polina, 8  is a member of the commune of 51 families, age from 1 to 91 years, settled along the bank of ObÕ river, 115 kilometers North of Novosibirsk.
About 100,000 Russian families follow the Anastasia movement, based on the ideas of spiritual books by Vladimir Megre.
New communities of homesteaders have sprung up across some of the most remote sections of Russia in the past decade, including Siberia, attracting thousands of Russians in search of a simple, self-sufficient and environmentally friendly lifestyle free from state control and big city corruption.
The movement began about a decade ago, and increased several times over in recent years. Some participants think they have found solutions, others feel disappointed and disillusioned.

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Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

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The Nyiragongo Crater

Olivier Grunewald

©Olivier Grunewald

The Nyiragongo Crater in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s largest lava lake, one of the wonders of the African continent. The crater bubbles 1,300 feet deep.

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Ibrahim and Mashal

Muhammed Muheisen

©Muhammed Muheisen

Pakistani Ibrahim Mohammed, 42, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan’s tribal region of Mohmand Agency due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, wraps himself and his son Mashal, 1, with a shawl to avoid the evening cold, while sitting in front of his home in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on November 15, 2013.

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Pink foliage

Qin Qing

©Qin Qing – Xinhua

Pink foliage dotted the landscape in Nanjian Yi, China on December 9, 2012.

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