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Michael Pram Rasmussen
Bombay remains a temple of contrasts. The booming middle class takes a Sunday stroll on Juhu Beach in the upscale Bandra-area.
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I let nothing stand in the way – as a human you have to respond. Foosiya Nur, 25, a nurse. Foosiya is only a few hours into her first night shift as a student nurse, when she is confronted with one of the biggest dilemmas: Should she stay by a critically ill patient she is monitoring, or should she leave the room to help with the resuscitation of another patient? ”Suddenly a woman screamed desperately from the hospital corridor: ”Help, help, my husband has collapsed …” I was in doubt about what to do. I had been forbidden to leave my patient, and I’m very conscientious. But there was also a woman who clearly was in distress. I chose to help. Her husband had a sudden cardiac arrest in the next room. He had slipped halfway from his chair and sat lifeless on the floor. I panicked. I asked the wife to shout for help. A nurse came. I was still in a panic, I only knew the situation from the textbooks, but I managed to press the alarm while the nurse resuscitated the man. I ran back to my own patient who luckily was alright, even though I had left him. I was told that I had done the right thing: always prioritize saving lives. The wife had also helped to rescue her husband by calling for help. Regardless of religion, faith or culture, you must always help. I let nothing stand in the way of responding. You have an obligation as a human being. I’m proud that I made a difference that day. That’s why I wanted to become a nurse. “
The average person living in Kibera does not have running water or electricity. Public latrines routinely overflows, children scamper barefoot through festering heaps of waste.
A young woman in a textile factory in Bangalore.
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A boy is looking for his toys in what is left of the family house, where the walls are full of gunshots. The Israeli-Hamas war lasted for 22 days, and in the wake of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, surviving Palestinians returned to homes crushed beyond repair and mourning of lost relatives. 13 Israelis and more than 1300 Palestinians were killed. An estimated 4000 buildings were destroyed. 50.000 Gazans were left homeless, and the areas where Israeli tanks and artillery poured in at the start of the ground war are devastated: Beit Lahiya, El Atatra and large sections of Jabaliya, as well as the outer Gaza City neighbourhoods of Zeitoun and Toufah.
A huge flock of pigeons fly into the air behind two women standing by the Kabul River. In the background is the Shah Dashamshara Mosque. In June 2011, President Obama announced his plan to begin the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, but there is currently no end date for the war in the troubled country. Helmand is the largest province in Afghanistan, and the heart of the war against terror. Commanders on the ground have described the situation as the most brutal conflict the British Army has been involved in since the Korean War. Much of the fighting between NATO and Taliban forces is taking place in this province and Helmand is a true Taliban stronghold. The Helmand River flows through the mainly desert region. With these images I am trying to show a softer side to this troubled area of Afghanistan.
To know Bombay is to know modern India. Full of ambitions and an emblem of globalization you can reach out and touch, a giant city where change is pouring in on a daily basis. To migrants from India’s poor states, the metropolis is known as Mayanagri, the City of Dreams.
A young boy escapes the violence that grew amid desperate looters, as sporadic violence, looting and gang-related gunfire broke out in downtown Port-au-Prince. At 16:53 on January 12 2010, the Caribbean nation of Haiti was struck by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. In a country routinely referred to as the poorest in the western hemisphere, the devastation has been dramatic and widespread. 3 weeks after the catastrophic earthquake, Haiti’s Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive stated that 200,000 people had been identified as dead and estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed.The night after the earthquake, Haitians who had lost their homes, or who feared that their houses might collapse, slept outdoors, in the streets and parks of Port-au-Prince. Thousands of people lay under the sky, and many of them sang hymns: ÒGod, you are the one who gave me life. Why are we suffering?Ó
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For the 19 year old Amine Tighri to feel that he is still alive and to remind himself of his biggest dream, to flee from Algeria, he has tattooed himself on his stomach with needle and mascara: ‘I want to live – but where and with whom?’ (Je veux vivre ou avec qui?). He hasn’t done the question mark yet and he made a typo. Amine is an unemployed teenager and has plans to flee the country as soon as he has saved up enough money for a spot in one of the many small fishing boats that daily tries to reach the Spanish coast and the promised EU.
Safia Azeb holding a picture of her missing son Feghoul, who disappeared in 1996.
Thousands of citizens of Jilin stroll along the Songhua River on a Sunday evening. In Jilin City, where a Petro China chemical factory exploded last November, more than 200 factories lining the river pollutes the river and the air on a non-stop basis. Christian Als / GraziaNeri
I saved my mother from dying Rasmus Gruhn, 18, a student. Rasmus has arranged a nice evening with his mother when she suddenly falls down in the sofa with sudden cardiac arrest. Rasmus has never given first aid before or learned it in school. A TV spot about saving lives proves crucial in giving him courage to respond. “It doesn’t happen so often that just me and my mother are home alone. But we had planned this night. We had arranged a really nice evening with food in front of the television. The next moment everything was chaos. Without me noticing it, the food slipped off my mother’s plate and her glass of water formed a dark spot on the couch under her. She had fallen backwards and lay with staring eyes looking up at the ceiling. My mother had a sudden cardiac arrest, but I didn’t know it. I thought she had fainted. I panicked when she didn’t respond. A few days earlier I had seen a TV spot which showed that anyone can save a life, and that you can’t do anything to a person in cardiac arrest which will make it worse. I decide to call 1-1-2. From then on, I was in good hands and got the exact information about what to do. I have learned that you only call the 1-1-2 in an extreme emergency. And never make a prank phone call. So I hesitated a little. Is this an emergency? Can I call and disturb? Fortunately, my mother survived. The incident has brought us closer together. She is recovering well. And so am I, thanks to the help from good friends and my music, which became a refuge for me. And I have learned not to be afraid to call 1-1-2. “
The class divide is starkest in cities like Bombay and Bangalore, where million-dollar apartments overlook million-population slums. UNICEF estimates that there are 11 million street children in India – at least 125,000 children live on the streets of Mumbai.
Two elderly men playing a game, possibly Mancala, on the dusty ground in Doro refugee camp.
Two women wearing blue burqas walk through an alleyway after leaving a market in Lashkar Gah. In June 2011, President Obama announced his plan to begin the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, but there is currently no end date for the war in the troubled country. Helmand is the largest province in Afghanistan, and the heart of the war against terror. Commanders on the ground have described the situation as the most brutal conflict the British Army has been involved in since the Korean War. Much of the fighting between NATO and Taliban forces is taking place in this province and Helmand is a true Taliban stronghold. The Helmand River flows through the mainly desert region. With these images I am trying to show a softer side to this troubled area of Afghanistan.
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Leaving the morning prayers marking the end of the ramadan in Esfahan.
I had to choose: whom should I save first? Børge Vestergaard Madsen, 51, a special education teacher. Børge is on his way home from work through ‘The Shallows’ – a reclaimed nature reserve with grassland, reeds and brackish water lakes – when he sees a car coming straight towards him in his lane. He is forced to swerve. In his rear-view mirror, he sees the car run off the road and down into a drainage basin. He rushes to help. “The car was almost completely submerged in the basin. I jumped in and dived. There were a couple in the car. At first I tried to get the wife out who was sitting behind the steering wheel but I could not open her door. I dived again and managed to open the door to the passenger side where the man sat strapped in. When I reached down for his belt, I felt a pinch on my wrist. I was sure that it was the woman who told me she was ok and that I should rescue her husband, so I did. He was blue when I began to resuscitatehim on the roof of the car. Luckily, he came to life. I knew that I couldn’t take care of him and save the wife at the same time, so I ran to the road shouting, and waving my arms. Several cars passed. “Call 1-1-2. Come and help”, I screamed, finally someone stopped. But no one followed me to the basin. I dived down and brought up the wife. She was dead. Afterwards I was named a hero. It warmed because it was hard when people didn’t help. But I’m proud of myself. I know that I made the right decision. The wife had had a fatal heart attack while driving the car. That’s why she had driven off the road and into the basin. It was, in fact, the man who had pinched me under the water.”
The 2015 version of Swan Lake at the Opera House Main Stage was a total rework by artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe and deputy director Silja Schandorff. They used all dancers in the corpse, and even had to hire dancers from outside Denmark to fill the huge stage. The show was praised for its cinematic interpretation “in a futuristic setting that bring to mind not only classic fairy tales but also sci-fi, Star Wars and even rock shows.”