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· August, 2010

Stories about Photos from August, 2010

Ghana: Recycled Bolga Baskets

  27 August 2010

Photos of recycled Bolga baskets from Ghana: “But this is not crappy marketing, this is just being honest. These baskets go quickly. So quickly that the photos to show from last week’s delivery are redundant because the damned things sold out already.”

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Pakistan: Netizens In Action Helping Flood Victims

  24 August 2010

The floods in Pakistan have so far claimed more than 1600 lives and affected about 20 million people who are in dire need of relief and aid. Pakistani young netizens are traveling across Pakistan to distribute relief and they are making their actions visible though live blogs, Twitter, images and videos.

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Global: Spreading Peace Through Images

  23 August 2010

Recently, a group of young entrepreneurs and photographers came upon the idea of spreading humanity, good will and positivity through images. On Aug. 16, their project - International Guild of Visual Peacemakers (IGVP) - came alive on-line. Danica Radisic interviews IGVP's co-founder and president Mario Mattei.

Angola: The biggest open-air market in Africa

  22 August 2010

Mark and Jana writes about the the biggest open-air market in Africa, the Roque Santeiro Market in Angola:”…is known for being the biggest open-air market in Africa, for transacting thousands of dollars a day, and for being the main stage for the sale of every imaginable product.”

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Madagascar: The Undercover Investigations That Exposed Rosewood Trafficking from the Rain Forest

  20 August 2010

One of the consequences of the enduring political crisis in Madagascar is its punishing impact on the environment. The investigation of activists specialized in conservation and protection of the environment was instrumental in documenting the crimes and holding the government accountable for protecting Malagasy natural resources. Here are there reflections on the initiatives:

Trinidad & Tobago: Big River

  19 August 2010

My Chutney Garden visits Grande Riviere, “a small fishing village that is best known for attracting nesting leatherback turtles.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Toco Lighthouse

  18 August 2010

“No trip to Toco is complete without visiting the lighthouse that sits on the north eastern tip of Trinidad”: My Chutney Garden regales us with tales from her journey.

Bolivia: Encouraging Street Children to Skateboard

  17 August 2010

The blog [es] for the Art and Culture Association of San Isidro in Bolivia shares pictures of an initiative to encourage children from the street to engage in urban sports, skateboarding specifically. The event also included a breakdancing workshop.

Jamaica: Dance!

  16 August 2010

Tallawah posts photographs from the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica's 2010 season.

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