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Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

24/10/2014

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Robin Appleby Dubai 2014 New Years' Eve Fireworks Yet another amazing display, but now a record breaker!

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]

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Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

09/09/2014

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Yellow Flower, Photo by Tikita

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:00 AM EDT, 09 September 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian New Year, which in Amharic is called Enkutatash, commences on 11 September 2014.  The name of this festival harkens back to the revered Queen of Sheba, who upon her return from Jerusalem where she visited King Solomon, brought […]

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Body Art for the Modern World

08/09/2014

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Man with Face Painted Red, Photo and Art by OneStep2Far Body Art

Paul Van Hevel, Guest Contributor Last Modified: 21:12 p.m. EDT, 8 September 2014 SAN DIEGO, California — Photography and art are prominently featured in The Report. The website is anchored by photography, but artists by virtue of their unique and at times revolutionary view of the world are also presented. Today, we feature a brief […]

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Belo Monte | World’s Third Largest Dam Construction Threatens Kayapó

11/08/2014

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Semana dos Povos Indígenas em São Félix do Xingú, Photo by Governopara

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:30 p.m. DST, 11 August 2014 PARÁ, Brazil — Despite environmental and humanitarian protests, the Brazillian government plans to build five hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos River. The river is an important tributary to the Amazon and if built, the dams will flood the area displacing both people […]

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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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