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People displaced from the Abyei region struggle to build sanctuaries and protect themselves from the harsh sun near Juong Pajok. South Sudan 2011 © Gaël Turine / VU
As South Sudan prepares to mark its official independence this Saturday, July 9, and become the world’s newest nation, an estimated 260,000 newly displaced people require emergency assistance. This includes 100,000 people who fled the mid-May bombings and fighting between northern and southern Sudanese forces in the transitional border area of Abyei. Read more.

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People displaced from the Abyei region struggle to build sanctuaries and protect themselves from the harsh sun near Juong Pajok. South Sudan 2011 © Gaël Turine / VU

As South Sudan prepares to mark its official independence this Saturday, July 9, and become the world’s newest nation, an estimated 260,000 newly displaced people require emergency assistance. This includes 100,000 people who fled the mid-May bombings and fighting between northern and southern Sudanese forces in the transitional border area of Abyei. Read more.

Yingluck Shinawatra, youngest sister of Thailand’s fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, elected the first female prime minister of Thailand on July 3, 2011. 

Yingluck Shinawatra, youngest sister of Thailand’s fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, elected the first female prime minister of Thailand on July 3, 2011. 

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Mexican prison inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina remains curled inside a suitcase after he tried to escape from prison with his common-law-wife’s help. Following a conjugal visit, Tijerina’s wife attempted to roll him to freedom.
see more — Notorious Prison Escapes

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Mexican prison inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina remains curled inside a suitcase after he tried to escape from prison with his common-law-wife’s help. Following a conjugal visit, Tijerina’s wife attempted to roll him to freedom.

see moreNotorious Prison Escapes

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In India, AIDS activists celebrate a victory. The European Union backed down on a key trade policy that would have made it more difficult for people in the developing world to get drugs for HIV/AIDS, TB, and other deadly diseases. But the fight continues. [Photo: 2011  © Rico Gustav]

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In India, AIDS activists celebrate a victory. The European Union backed down on a key trade policy that would have made it more difficult for people in the developing world to get drugs for HIV/AIDS, TB, and other deadly diseases. But the fight continues. [Photo: 2011 © Rico Gustav]

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A walk in Uganda - 2006

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A walk in Uganda - 2006

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In Somalia, where the average per capita income is roughly $600, 2011 has been a particularly trying year. The arid nation on the Horn of Africa has been devastated by a severe drought, exacerbating the political instability and violence that has long-plagued the profoundly damaged country. (Somalia routinely ranks at the very top of Foreign Policy’s annual “Failed States Index.”)
Many of the victims of the current Somali crisis are, as always, those least able to fend for themselves: children.
Pictured Above: Abdifatah Hassan, who is eleven months old and suffers from severe malnutrition, lies on a cot at a hospital in Dadaab on July 4, 2011.
see more— Somalia: Inside the Refugee Crisis

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In Somalia, where the average per capita income is roughly $600, 2011 has been a particularly trying year. The arid nation on the Horn of Africa has been devastated by a severe drought, exacerbating the political instability and violence that has long-plagued the profoundly damaged country. (Somalia routinely ranks at the very top of Foreign Policy’s annual “Failed States Index.”)

Many of the victims of the current Somali crisis are, as always, those least able to fend for themselves: children.

Pictured Above: Abdifatah Hassan, who is eleven months old and suffers from severe malnutrition, lies on a cot at a hospital in Dadaab on July 4, 2011.

see more— Somalia: Inside the Refugee Crisis

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Tuareg Jewelry
To be Tuareg “is to have honor and to be honest.” – Elhadji Koumama
The Tuareg are a semi-nomadic people of North Africa who are world-renowned for their gorgeous sterling silver jewelry. Their culture continues to fascinate due to their elegant dress, exquisite ornamentation, refined speech, song, and dance. Some call Tuaregs, “The Blue Men of the Desert,” due to the indigo used to dye the men’s deep blue turbans.

elhieroglyph:

Tuareg Jewelry

To be Tuareg “is to have honor and to be honest.” – Elhadji Koumama

The Tuareg are a semi-nomadic people of North Africa who are world-renowned for their gorgeous sterling silver jewelry. Their culture continues to fascinate due to their elegant dress, exquisite ornamentation, refined speech, song, and dance. Some call Tuaregs, “The Blue Men of the Desert,” due to the indigo used to dye the men’s deep blue turbans.

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A musician practices before the start of a rehearsal of the independence day ceremony in Juba on July 5, 2011
Photo by Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

kilele:

A musician practices before the start of a rehearsal of the independence day ceremony in Juba on July 5, 2011

Photo by Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

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