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· February, 2012

Stories about Photos from February, 2012

Puerto Rico: March Against the Pipeline

Hundreds of people joined the "National March: Puerto Rico stands firm against the Pipeline" led by the organization Casa Pueblo. Photojournalist Ricardo Alcaraz shares some of his pictures of the...

Uruguay: Scenes From the Longest Carnival in the World

Every year, Uruguayans celebrate the longest carnival in the world. Percussionists, dancers and musical and theatrical performers take center stage for over 40 days. Sites and blogs dedicated to the...

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

Azerbaijan: The Caspian Sea in ice

Sheki, Azerbaijan posts photographs showing the Caspian Sea, generally considered the largest lake in the world, encrusted with ice. An earlier post also depicts Baku, the capital, covered in snow.

Bahrain: #Hungry4BH Trends Worldwide

Bahraini netizens, backed by the international community, helped raise the voices of detained political activists on hunger strike, by making their plight a trending topic on Twitter. Mona Kareem reports...

Tunisia: McCain's Visit Stirs up Anti-US Feelings

Senator John McCain's visit to Tunisia on Thursday, February 23, left Tunisian Internet users angry over what they called Ennahda's 'double standards.' Hundreds of Facebook comments, dozens of tweets and...

Russia: The “Big White Circle” Protest in Moscow

On Sunday, Feb. 26, thousands of people gathered in central Moscow for the Big White Circle protest, forming a human chain along most of the length of the Russian capital's...

Puerto Rico: 365 Photographs

José Rodrigo Madera's photos, part of his "365" project, were only visible to his friends on Facebook, until the magazine Revista Cruce published 20 of them for everyone to enjoy....

Russia: Bloggers’ Photo Reports and Reflections on Pro-Putin Rally in Moscow

On Thursday, February 23, ten days before the March 4 presidential election, the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addressed thousands of people at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A number...

Bangladesh: Ekushey February/International Mother Language Day Observed

Dhaka Daily Photo posts some images of the observance of Ekushey February/ International Mother Language Day in Bangladesh. Dhaka Dweller posts the history of Ekushey February.

Bangladesh: Photos Of Kite Festival And Fire Eaters In Dhaka

In Dhaka, on January 14th every year, the young people of the Old City celebrate Poush Sankranti. Bangladesh Unlocked posts photos of the Kite Festival and the display of fire...

Bolivia: Disabled Protesters Clash with Police

Disabled Bolivians marching to demand higher government subsidies clashed with police on Thursday, February 23. Blogger Mario R. Durán [es] shares citizen photos of the clashes. On Twitter, netizens are...

Chile: Twitter Users Share Images of Aysén Protests

A social movement that demands better quality of life and lower costs has gained strength in the Aysén region in the Chilean Patagonia. The people of Aysén are uploading their...

Georgia: Online Campaign Targets Russian President's Facebook Page

With Russian soldiers stations in Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, hundreds of Georgians called for their withdrawal on the Russian president's Facebook page.

Sahel: Islamic Fundamentalist Organisations Tighten Their Grip

For a few months now, two religious Islamic fundamentalist organisations, Boko Haram and AQIM (Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb), have intensified their war against the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

Cape Verde: Imagery from Carnival's Celebrations

The Great Adventure of Cape Verde's blog has posted a series of photos and one short clip featuring Carnival's celebrations.

Guatemala: Speaking Out on the Genocide of Indigenous Women

The 36 year civil war (1960-1996) that ravaged Guatemala left more than 200,000 people dead and at least 100,000 women raped: most of the victims were Mayan. Finally, the sexual...

Armenia: Activists #Occupy Yerevan Park

Green spaces in Armenia continue to dwindle at an alarming rate, but a small yet dedicated group of environmental activists has also grown. Now, in order to prevent further damage,...

China: Tibetan Matches

A satirical cartoon on the self-immolation of Tibetans and the conflict situation in Tibet. By Gianfranco Uber at Cartoon Movement.

Pakistan: Deciphering the Balochistan Issue

A resolution presented by the US congressman Dana Rohrabacher on Balochistan has stirred the political spectrum in Pakistan. Condemnation has come from government and opposition parties in the national assembly....

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