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    Twenty-two year old Fahima has worked as a midwife for over a year. The first generation of trained and educated Afghan midwives are the country's unseen warriors, fighting one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Andrea Bruce / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/maldives-a-broken-paradise/

    Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed - the country’s first democratically elected president, portrayed by Francesco Zizola in 2007 - has been arrested under the accusation of terrorism. Nasheed stepped down after four years from his election in 2008 following a mutiny by the police and military. Francesco Zizola / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/rio-v-i-p-the-endless-party/

    The plastic surgeon Volney Pitombo with a client before a surgeon operation at this private clinic. He began his career more than 30 years after graduating from Bahia and specialize in London and New York. He specializes in face reconstruction after accidents or congenital deformities. His main specialty is the nose. He has authored several books and is among the favorites of the famous doctors. July 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Sebastian Liste / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/the-dead-and-the-alive/

    "The family of Ahmad Omar al-Yahya, 45 years old, and Basam al-Amnou, 42 - have moved here. Their homes, in the close by al-Bara, were swept away by an air attack, eleven families were incinerated. Up to now 6 missiles and 275 mortar shells have fallen on al-Bara, which has a population of 5000. The mortar shell we hear now is number 276. We look at each other for a moment, raise our eyebrows, we say: a mortar shell – and we keep on speaking." Jabal al-Zawiya, Syria 2013. Stanley Greene / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/photographer/kozyrev/

    A policeman at the qat's market at Wadi Zahr outside of Sanaa, Yemen. December, 2010. Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/project/via-panam-exploring-migrations-in-the-americas/

    Exhibition of Kadir van Lohuizen's project Via PanAm: Exploring Migration in the Americas at Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC), San José, Costa Rica. Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/immigration-rules-in-bahamas-target-haitians/

    Nassau, Bahamas. Johon Lawrence, 6 & Kendrick Paul, 7, live in a Haitian "shanty town" called Cow Pen Road. The friends were born in the Bahamas but are still considered Haitian until they can apply for Bahamian citizenship at age 18. The area they live in has been marked for demolition. People of Haitian descent in the Bahamas are being targeted & detained in high numbers since a change in the country's laws on citizenship. Andrea Bruce / NOOR

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