Missile in Shijaiyah

Adel Hana/Associated Press

©Adel Hana

July 20, 2014: Smoke rises after an Israeli missile hit the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City. The neighborhood came under heavy tank fire Sunday as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of panicked residents to flee.

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After tuition in Mumbai

Schoolchildren walk through an alley after attending private tuition at a slum in Mumbai

©Danish Siddiqui – Schoolchildren walk through an alley after attending private tuition at a slum in Mumbai July 16, 2014.

Source: blogs.reuters.com

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School for displaced persons

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa on July 19

©Ibraheem Abu Mustafa – Pictures of Palestinians staying at a United Nations-run school in Rafah – July 19, 2014.

The number of displaced persons in Gaza doubled in one day and more than 25,000 Palestinians moved into UNRWA schools only on July 18, 2014. The number of displaced Palestinians seeking shelter in UNRWA schools in Gaza has now equaled the peak number from the 2008/9 conflict, and exceeds 50,000 in 44 schools. UNRWA is now warning that its funds and supplies are running critically low.

As death toll climbs to 343 on the 12th day of the Israeli assault on Gaza, “at least 73 Palestinian children have been reported killed as a result of airstrikes and shelling by Israeli aerial, naval and ground forces” UNICEF’s Catherine Weibel told AFP. She said the youngest was reportedly three months old and more than half of the children killed are under the age of 12.

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La Bourse de Tokyo par W. Klein

william klein - bourse De Tokyo - 1961

©William Klein – Bourse de Tokyo – 1961

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Sad cyclist

1954, New York, NY

©Vivian Maier1954, New York, NY

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Weary Willie

Emmett Kelly as the clown figure "Weary Willie", Undated

©Vivian Maier

Emmett Kelly as the clown figure « Weary Willie », Undated

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Hikari Oyama, 8

Japan Commemorates First Anniversary Of Earthquake And Tsunami

©Daniel Berehulak

Hikari Oyama, 8, plays with bubbles, after she and her grandmother payed their respects at the memorial to victims of the last year’s tsunami at the Okawa Elementary School, where 74 children were killed and 4 are still missing, on March 11, 2012 near Ishinomaki, Japan.  « I thought bubble suits better for children rather than incense sticks, so that is why I play with bubble here. and it always makes people laugh and relax » Oyama’s grandmother said. Teachers at the school weren’t trained for tsunami evacuation and didn’t to lead the children up the snow covered mountain behind the school after the tsunami warning was sounded. Out of 108 students at the school, 74 died and four remain missing; 10 of the school’s 13 teachers were also killed. On the one year anniversary, the areas most affected by last year’s March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing according to Japan’s National Police Agency, continue to struggle. Thousands of people still remain without homes living in temporary dwellings. The Japanese government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble as it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods. Across the country people are taking part in ceremonies to pay respects to the people who lost their lives. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images)

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Egyptian protestors

Egypt Divided After First Round Referendum Vote

©Daniel Berehulak

Egyptian protestors opposing president Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a demonstration at the Presidential Palace on December 18, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Presidential Palace and in Tahrir Square to protest against President Mohammed Morsi and the alleged rigging of the first round of voting in the constitutional referendum.

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Felipe Dana presents


©Felipe Dana

A sloth peeks out from behind a door on a floating house in the ‘Lago do Janauari’ near Manaus, Brazil on May 20, 2014.

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The Trans-Siberian Pipeline

Ukrainian Emergency Service


This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian Emergency Service on June 17, 2014 shows a police car parked beside a field near a fire on the gas pipeline the village of Iskivtsi in the Lokhvytsia region. A blast hit a major Ukrainian pipeline on June 16 used to transport Russian natural gas to European clients, Ukrainian police officials said. The Urengoi-Pomary-Uzhgorod Pipeline, also known as the Trans-Siberian Pipeline, was damaged in the northeastern Lokhvytsia region, the local police department said, adding that no one appeared to be injured in the incident.

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Khazir refugee camp

Spencer Platt

©Spencer Platt - A child waits with her family to gain entry to the camp.

In a country riddled with violent conflict, a relatively peaceful oasis exists in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region in the north. Iraqis who fled the country’s second-largest city of Mosul, when Sunni militants took over earlier in June, reside at the Khazir refugee camp outside the Kurdish capital of Erbil that was established for displaced families. Getty Images staff photographer Spencer Platt arrived this week on his fifth trip to Iraq, making photographs of these civilians, who are sustaining great hardship in Iraq’s conflict.

Spencer Platt

©Spencer Platt – A displaced Iraqi child looks out of a car window.

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Blue sweets

Two girls are eating sweets as they wait for food during food distribution in Minkaman

©Andreea Campeanu

Two girls are eating sweets as they wait for food during food distribution in Minkaman, Lakes State, June 26, 2014. About 94,000 people have sought refuge in Minkaman after fighting broke out in neighbouring states, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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Displaced by floods

Millions Displaced

©Daniel Berehulak

Young girls, whose families were displaced by floods, sit on a bed as they take shelter on the higher ground of a bund on August 29, 2010 in Thatta, near Hyderabad  in Sindh province, Pakistan.

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Giorgio Palmera presents

Giorgio Palmera

©Giorgio Palmera

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Indian Tatuyo girl

FIFA World Cup 2014 Features

©Mast Irham

An Indian Tatuyo girl plays at Tupe village outskirts of Manaus, Amazon region, Brazil, June 15, 2014.

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