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Dec 22, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
British rock and soul singer/songwriter Joe Cocker has passed away from an undisclosed illness at the age of 70. The Grammy-winning performer was well known for his gritty, powerful voice.

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Dec 22, 2014
by Sohrab Hura
Immediately after finishing my studies in economics at the age of 23, I got an opportunity to be a part of a historic social movement with its roots in rural India. In the summer of 2005 a bus was to leave Delhi University and travel across 10 northern and central Indian states for the next 52 days. For the first time over a 180 different activist organisations had come together under the umbrella... More...
Dec 22, 2014
by John Vink
Here is part of my contribution about ‘Hearths of Resistance’ in the ‘Asia Express’ section of 'Brugge Foto 14'.

‘Hearths of Resistance’ is an ongoing project about the erosion of human and democratic rights in Cambodia.

Brugge Foto 14: more than 50 photographers exhibit in 9 different locations in Brugge (yes, Belgium). From December 19th until January 4th.

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Dec 21, 2014
by John Vink
Nicolae Ceaucescu, Romania's delusional dictator, held a last, surreal speach in front of a less than enthusiasic crowd on December 21st 1989, 25 years ago. A few days later he and his wife would be executed and his dicatorship come to a bloody end. It was the last in a string of shattering events, which started in 1986 with the 'perestroïka' (HERE) and culminated in 1989 with the fall of the Iron... More...
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Dec 19, 2014
by Nikos Economopoulos
Photographer Nikos Economopoulos was present in Cuba during the weeks preceding the announcement that Cuban-US diplomatic relations would normalize. Here are his photos of daily life in the colorful cities of Havana and Trinidad; scenes that will be considerably different in the future, given the expected economic activity that will result from an improved relationship with Cuba's big neighbor to the... More...
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Dec 18, 2014
by Michael Christopher Brown
On Saturday, December 13th, more than 10,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to call for the end of racial profiling by US police departments. The "Justice for All" march, organized by Rev. Al Sharpton, was staged soon after grand juries failed to indict police officers who'd been responsible for the deaths of two black men: Eric Garner, in Staten Island and Michael Brown, in... More...
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Dec 18, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
On December 17th, the Cuban and United States governments announced that full diplomatic relations between the two countries will be restored. The story of how reconciliation was eventually reached is becoming clearer in the wake of the news, but what's already clear is the historic nature of the action, its deep political and diplomatic importance.

The 1959 Cuban Revolution came just over a decade... More...
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