International photojournalism

Palestine
Story of a former surfer girl

Two years ago, when she was 15, Shorouq was a happy student who used to surf just outside her house by the beach. Today Shorouq has turned 17 and has become a woman. She is married and pregnant. She has left school and her surfboard is hanging on the wall for good. This is a common destiny for Gaza
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Italy
Mare Nostrum

Lampedusa. Italy's southernmost point. An island barely larger than its airport, lost in the middle of the Mediterranean 120 miles north of the Libyan coast. A dream. Every year, thousands of desperate migrants set sail from the Northern African shores on board overloaded and precarious boats, and a
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United States
De Blasio's New York

On November 6th, 2013, "socialist" Bill de Blasio was elected Mayor of New York City. His program includes the financing of minimum wages and kindergartens by raising taxes for the richest citizens. Radical ideas which since some time encounter a fertile ground in the U.S. In a recent survey, when a
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Palestine
Yalla C'mon!

Dj Waleed shouts "Yalla, c'mon...!!!" mixing Arabic and English. This is his battle cry ever since he started working in Tel Aviv clubs in the 1980s putting on Bob Marley and Michael Jackson songs. Today Waleed Abu Abdo, better known as Dj Waleed, who is almost 60, is still Gaza's most famous disk j
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Palestine
Zahia's trip

Zahia is four years old girl affected by acute myeloid leukemia. Zahia Al-hawia lives in Gaza City in a three-storey house surrounded by the love and care of her parents and grandparents. She needs to go to Tel Aviv every two weeks for treatment at the Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital where she stayed
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Israel
Almost Gaza

They have been living for ten years next to a hell called Gaza. They are Israeli families living on the border. They can see their lights and hear the muezzin. The land beyond the wall is nevertheless hostile and occupied by "People who hate us - says Erez, an old Israeli man - and they want our des
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World
In hoc signo vinces

2013: proclaimed "the Year of Faith" by the Vatican, was also the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, better known as the edict of Constantine, which marks the beginning of freedom of worship for Christians throughout the Roman Empire. Tradition has it that Constantine converted to Christianis
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Algeria
After the elections

Elections in Algeria recently confirmed for the fourth time Abdelaziz Bouteflika as president with more than 80 percent of the preferences. Now 77 and with serious health problems, Bouteflika is supported by the establishment of the FLN (National Liberation Front), which is in power since the end of
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Italy
Verdi is alive!

Giuseppe Verdi was born two hundred years ago on the 10th October 1813. He was the son of an innkeeper from the Parma region and became the most famous Italian music composer of all times. His masterpieces were an integral part of the unification of Italy. What has Verdi left behind? His native home
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Greenland
Strawberries on Ice
When climate changing turns out to be good

With 80% of its land buried under an ice cap up to 3,000 meters deep, Greenland has lately become a very symbolic place in the map of climate change on our planet. Over the past ten years the temperature has risen twice as fast as the global average. This immense island situated in the Northern Atla
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France
Marseille

In 2013 Marseille has been designated European Capital of Culture together with the Slovak city of Kosice. Throughout the year the 97 municipalities of the region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur offered to visitors hundreds of cultural events. The port is the most important of the country and has contri
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Republic of Serbia
Working class goes to heaven

The car industry has been going through a crisis throughout the world and carmakers have been forced to create new car models, as well to adopt new marketing and production strategies. Fiat, like many other European multinational companies, has delocalized part of its production in Eastern Europe ca
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Italy
Sicily. Invisible exiles

While tourists go to Sicily every year to spend their holidays on the beach, hundreds of migrants arrive by pontoons, inflatable boats, launches, often towed behind police boats. Once they get to the mainland they become illegal immigrants or in most cases embark upon a bureaucratic odyssey: living
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Italy
For the children's sake

Italy is the democratic country with the highest number of civilian victims in a war which has never been declared. During the period going from the Second World War to the early 90s Italy was hit by a series of bloody terrorist attacks against workers, trade unionists, politicians, magistrates, jou
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South Korea
Shy Seoul

Capable of unexpected leaps, Seoul resembles the shy Korean women who look at their reflection in the subway's mirrors: silent and reserved by day, wild at night in Hongdae's karaokes, imitating K-pop stars. The capital, whcich lies on the banks of the Han river, is one of the world's richest cities
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Turkey
Sulukule

Until a couple of years ago Sulukule was the oldest settlement of sedentary gypsies in the world, populated by the Roma community since the Byzantine era. Placed in a central area of Istanbul, just behind the walls built by Emperor Theodosius, Sulukule, also known as 'Belly Republic' for the many pe
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