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Khamis, 27 Oktober 2011


Turkish men and rescue workers try to find survivors in a collapsed building in Ercis on the evening of the earthquake, Oct. 23.

The effort to save any remaining earthquake victims continues around the clock in the eastern province of Van in Turkey after an earthquake reduced many of its buildings to rubble on Sunday, Oct. 23. A two-week old baby girl, her mother and grandmother were rescued in Ercis on Tuesday, but most teams are finding only bodies among the ruins. The 7.2 magnitude quake has reportedly killed at least 450 people as of Tuesday night and damaged more than 2,000 structures. Survivors live on the streets and in tents provided by the government.

About 46 hours after an earthquake decimated the Turkish town of Ercis, rescue workers cradle 14-day old Azra Karaduma after pulling her from a collapsed apartment building. “Given the work conditions and hardships of rescue teams, the best prize is to bring people back to life,” Ercan Toprak, leader of the rescue team that saved the girl, told NTV. “We feel the joy of connecting her back to life and hope her mother and grandmother will also be saved very shortly.” Her mother and grandmother had taken shelter with the baby behind a couch in their damaged apartment. After hearing their cries for help, rescuers drilled a hole into their wall.

Two men comfort each other near a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Ercis sustained some of the worst damage from the earthquake, and 3,000 rescue workers have converged on the site, with many digging with only their hands.

A rescuer inspects a hole in the debris to search for possible survivors trapped under a collapsed building where seven people are believed to be buried in Ercis on Oct. 25. The 7.2 magnitude quake in eastern Turkey Sunday killed at least 450 people and injured more than 1,300

A gravedigger works in Ercis on Oct. 25.

Mourners attend a funeral of an earthquake victim in Ercis on Oct. 25.

Funerals in Ercis increase as workers dug deeper into collapsed buildings in a battle against time to find survivors.

As temperatures fall, men sit around a fire amid the rubble of collapsed buildings on Oct. 25 in Ercis. Tens of thousands of people have had to spend their nights under canvas, in cars or huddled round small fires in towns rattled by aftershocks.

An earthquake survivor collects his belongings in a collapsed building on Oct. 25 in Ercis. With thousands of homeless survivors facing near-freezing temperatures, Turkey said it would accept international aid offers, even from Israel, with which it has had strained relations.

A Turkish soldier guards a rescue operation on Oct. 25 amid collapsed buildings in Ercis. Pockets of jubilation over successful rescues have been tempered by many more discoveries of bodies.

Passing a resting rescue worker, a man carries a half dozen loaves of bread on Oct. 24 in Ercis. Shortages of food and shelter have gripped the region, with desperate survivors forcing aid trucks to pull over before they even reach their destinations.

People stay amid the rubble of a collapsed building on Oct. 25 in Ercis.

Residents grab tents from a Turkish Red Crescent truck on Oct. 24 in Ercis. Much of the town still lacked running water or power two days after the earthquake and aid workers said they could only provide shelter for about half of the thousands of homeless people.

A refugee camp has been set up in Ercis, where casualties have been concentrated so far. Officials are still checking outlying areas.

A Turkish soldier guards a rescue operation on Oct. 25 amid collapsed buildings in Ercis. Pockets of jubilation over successful rescues have been tempered by many more discoveries of bodies.

Survivors pick through the rubble of their collapsed apartment on Oct. 25 in Ercis.

Relatives of quake victims gather as rescue workers take part in an operation to pull people from a collapsed building in Ercis on Oct. 25.

A rescue worker enters the crevice created by a collapsed building on Oct. 25 in Ercis.

A boy looks through a hole on a collapsed building on Oct. 25 in Ercis. Scores of people remain missing in the town.

Relatives of quake victims watch as workers try to rescue survivors from a collapsed building in Ercis on Oct. 25, two days after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake reduced scores of buildings to rubble

More than 2,200 buildings were damaged in the town of Ercis and the surrounding Van province, according to the emergency unit of the prime minister's office.

Rescue teams, working with bare hands and heavy machinery, try to find survivors in the rubble in Ercis on Oct. 24, the day following the earthquake

Emergency service workers carry an earthquake survivor after pulling him from the rubble on Oct. 24 in Ercis in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey.

A man stands amid the remains of a building in Van in eastern Turkey on Oct. 24. Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said that at least 100 people had died in both the city of Van and the town of Ercis.

A man makes a bed of concrete blocks in Ercis on Oct. 24. Distraught families mourned outside a mosque or sought to identify loved ones among rows of bodies in the town.

Yunus, a 13-year-old with a hand of a victim on his shoulder, waits to be rescued from under a flattened building on Oct. 24 in Ercis.

Rescuers pull survivors from the rubble hours after an earthquake hit a village near the city of Van on Oct. 23.

Villagers and rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris on Oct. 23 in Tabanli, near the eastern Turkish city of Van.

A member of a search and rescue team combs through the darkness of a collapsed building for survivors in Ercis on Oct. 25.

Sabtu, 22 Oktober 2011


Kepala Gaddafi dipalingkan sedikit ke kiri. Dipercayai ia dilakukan untuk menyembunyikan lubang peluru di kepalanya.

Tubuhnya kini disimpan di dalam bilik penyejuk daging bersebelahan Mutassim, anaknya yang turut mati. Luka peluru boleh dilihat dada dan bahagian atas lengan kirinya. Seorang saksi yang melihat dari dekat dapat melihat saki-baki serbuk letupan di sekeliling luka yang sering selaras dengan keadaar ia ditembak pada jarak dekat. Pelawat diberikan topeng untuk dipakai kerana bau busuk.

Seorang tokoh kanan di kalangan pejuang-pejuang di Misrata berkata mereka dia malu dan kesal dengan cara seorang lelaki memaklumkan berita kematian Gaddafi kepada anak perempuannya, Aishah, yang menghubungi Gaddafi sejurus selepas dia ditembak.

'Aisha menelefon dan salah satu daripada pihak pemberontak menjawabnya," kata komander. Beliau berkata: "Sudah selesai. Abu Shafshufa mati''.

Saat kematiannya: Imej- imej ini diambil dari video yang baru dikeluarkan, Gaddafi nampaknya memegang kerongkongnya ketika pistol ditekan di kepalanya.

(Kiri)Pistol yang ditujukan ke bahu Gaddafi meningkatkan kemungkinan beliau telah ditembak di sini untuk kali pertama. (Kanan) Pistol itu kemudian ditujukan ke arah kepala diktator yang ketakutan.

Detik terakhir: Gaddafi dipalingkan untuk menghadap tanah, satu tanda jelas yang biasa dijalankan untuk mengelakkannya daripada melihat mata si pembunuh.

Terbunuh: Klip kedua yang dirakamkan di lokasi yang sama dan dengan teriakan suara di belakang kini menunjukkan Gaddafi sudah pun mati.

Gaddafi di dalam ambulans: Pemandu ambulans berkata diktator sudah mati ketika itu dan dia tidak cuba untuk memulihkan dia.

Pemandu ambulans, Ali Jaghdoun, berkata Gaddafi telah mati ketika dia melihatnya dan kemudian keluar dari bandar Misrata. 'Saya tidak cuba untuk merawatnya kerana dia sudah meninggal'.

Pemangku Perdana Menteri Mahmoud Jibril berkata hari ini bahawa siasatan ke atas siapa yang menembak Gaddafi akan diteruskan.

Dia telah memberikan pandangannya sendiri peristiwa-peristiwa yang mungkin membawa kepada kematian bekas pemimpin Libya itu.

Beliau berkata: 'Ia seolah-olah ada pertempuran di antara pasukan keselamatan Qatar Gaddafi dan pejuang kebebasan. Dia bersembunyi di sejenis saluran kumbahan. Salah seorang daripada tentera upahan dari Mauritanian telah menemuinya (Gaddafi dan memaklumkan) kepada pejuang-pejuang kebebasan yang Gaddafi bersembunyi di dalam saluran tersebut,'.

'Jadi mereka pergi ke sana membawanya keluar dan menaiki trak itu untuk membawanya ke hospital.

'Di dalam perjalanan mereka, mereka terperangkap di dalam tembak-menembak di antara pejuang-pejuang kebebasan dan pasukan keselamatan. Dia ditembak di kepala. Kami tidak tahu sama ada beliau telah ditembak oleh pejuang-pejuang kebebasan atau pasukan keselamatan.'

Jumaat, 14 Oktober 2011


Protestors who are calling for an end to the Federal Reserve and are part of the Occupy DC movement, burn a dollar bill in front of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, Oct. 9

What started in NewYork City in mid September, a call to "flood lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street," has continued to feed similar groups around the United States taking up the name and cause. Groups have gathered to bring attention to many issues, with a central focus on the economic hardships and inequality they say many Americans face.

A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests stands with a U.S. dollar bill taped over his mouth in Zuccotti Park, New York Oct. 10.

A man signs a huge banner during Occupy DC anti-corporations protest at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC Oct. 10. A four-day protest in Washington to reclaim American politics for the people went into overtime, its participants vowing to stay put despite the expiry of their permit. The Stop the Machine occupation of Freedom Plaza is one of two ongoing protests in the capital, alongside the like-minded but more youthful Occupy DC sit-in, now in its 10th day. Occupy DC, inspired by the much bigger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, meanwhile, continued to draw several dozen people every day to McPherson Square, in the shadows of big lobbying firms.

Police arrest demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement after they attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on Oct. 1. This portion of the bridge is not intended for pedestrians and as the marchers attempted to cross, they were stopped midway by police. Hundreds were arrested.

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement rally in Foley Square before marching though Lower Manhattan on Oct. 5 in New York. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have been living in a park in the Financial District near Wall Street. The activists have been gradually converging on the financial district over the past two weeks to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics among a host of other issues. Over 700 people were arrested last weekend on the Brooklyn Bridge after temporarily blocking traffic.

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are reflected in a stock ticket screen as they march though Lower Manhattan on Oct. 5. Thousands of protesters including union members and college students from an organized walkout joined the rally and march.

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement rally in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 5.

About one thousand people gather and form a large "99%" in the middle of Freedom Plaza during an occupation of the plaza Oct. 6 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country.

Julia Botello and other protesters occupy the lobby of a Bank of America on Oct. 6 in Los Angeles, CA. The demonstrators are marching to major bank offices to protest the role of Wall Street banks in the federal budget crisis and in solidarity with protesters in New York and other US cities.

Protesters hold candles during a vigil as a part of the Occupy DC protest against corporations at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, on Oct. 6. Protests against corporate power in the United States took root in Washington on Thursday, with hundreds of people occupying Freedom Plaza in the city center to demand progressive reform. The Stop the Machine rally, midway between the Capitol and the White House, echoed the demands of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York that drew more than 5,000 people as well as labor-union support.

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are reflected in a stock ticket screen as they march though Lower Manhattan on Oct. 5. Thousands of protesters including union members and college students from an organized walkout joined the rally and march.

wo New York police officers walk alongside a protestor affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests outside Zuccotti Park after the arrest of two men in New York on Oct. 10. As the protest on Wall Street enters its fourth week, police officers are keeping their posts around the perimeter of the park at the center of it all. And with no end in sight, the cost of constant police surveillance will continue to rise at a time when Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered citywide budget cuts.

Tigh Barry of Santa Monica, CA., a member of Code Pink and part of the Occupy DC demonstration cleans spilled paint from the tiles on Freedom Plaza, in Washington Oct. 9.

New York Police Department officers stand guard at the Wall Street Bull, as a person poses for a picture in New York Oct. 7.

A member of Occupy Wall Street wakes up after spending the night on Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York, Oct. 11. Protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement scheduled a "Millionaires March" taking their march in front of the homes of some of New York's wealthiest residents in Manhattan Upper East Side.

Police arrest a man who refused to leave a tent pitched at an Occupy Seattle protest encampment in downtown Seattle's Westlake Park on Oct. 5. People protesting the current economic situation and several other causes had been camped in the park for several days, mirroring other demonstrations in other areas of the country. On Wednesday afternoon, police moved in and took down all of the tents, and arrested those who refused to leave them.

A member of the Occupy Wall Street movement holds a sign aloft in front of the home of hedge fund manager John Paulson during a march through the upper east side of New York on Oct. 11. The Occupy Wall Street movement took protests to the New York homes of super-wealthy executives on Tuesday as rallies against economic inequality were planned this week for over 50 U.S. college campuses and in several cities around the world.

A doorman looks out the entrance to a Park Avenue building as members of the Occupy Wall Street walk past in protest through the upper east side of New York on Oct. 11

A man walks through the Occupy Boston encampment on Oct. 11. Tensions boiled over early Tuesday in downtown Boston, where police arrested about 100 protesters from the Occupy Boston movement after the group expanded its encampment.

A member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Noah Fischer, shouts his protests against income inequality while demonstrating in the financial district of New York on Oct. 6. Demonstrators, taking part in the Occupy Wall St have staged demonstrations protesting income inequality for several weeks now while camped in Zuccotti Park.

A man wears an Occupy LA t-shirt at their protest camp in Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 9. The Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York last month with a few people has expanded to protests across the country with marches and camps taking shape from Tampa, Florida to Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles to Philadelphia. Protesters messages range from anti-corporate sentiments to frustration with the financial system and politicians.

Maggie Babb (16) a junior at Loring Nicollet Alternative School, participates in an Occupy Minnesota demonstration held at Hennepin County Government Plaza on Oct. 7.

A man washes coins donated to protestors while participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park on Oct. 7, in New York. The three-week-old campout in a lower Manhattan plaza looks like a jumble of tattered sleeping bags, but teams of volunteers working on food, sanitation, health care and other needs keep the shifting population of protesters functioning like an impromptu city within the city.

Demonstrators with Occupy Boston stop on Washington Street during a march through Boston on Oct. 10.

A member of the Secret Service (right) makes demonstrators step back from the fence in front of the White House in Washington on Oct. 7, during Occupy DC activities in the capital.

A demonstrator protests in downtown Los Angeles as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The anti-Wall Street demonstrators say they're angry at big banks and corporate America. But they are also deeply disgusted with politics and the inability of lawmakers to get things done in Washington.

Lauren Bieber (left) and Mike Mull, both from from Philadelphia, sit next to a haiku they wrote on the sidewalk near City Hall on Oct. 9. Organizers of what is being called Occupy Philadelphia say the demonstration is meant to be a stand against corporate greed.

Jordan McCarthy, 22, from Sandwich, N.H., awakes from under a makeshift shelter where she is camped out among participants in the Occupy Wall Street Protest at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, in New York. "We have allowed greed to be more important than humans," said McCarthy who joined the camp a week ago. The protests started on Sept. 17 with a few dozen demonstrators who tried to pitch tents in front of the New York Stock Exchange, and has since grown to hundreds in New York, as well as across the nation

Emily McArthur, of Jamaica Plain, Mass., chants through a bullhorn in front of the Statehouse, in Boston, as part of an Occupy Boston demonstration. The group is part of a nationwide grassroots movement in support of the ongoing Wall Street protests in New York

A protestor who is part of the Occupy Boston group is led off by police during a stand off with Boston Police at the Charlestown Bridge on Oct. 10.

A Occupy Wall Street protester camped in Zuccotti Park tries to catch a little sun on an overcast morning in the financial district in New York on Oct. 4. The protests have gathered momentum and gained participants in recent days as news of mass arrests and a coordinated media campaign by the protestors have given rise to similar demonstrations around the country

Police officers block Occupy Wall Street protesters from marching to Wall Street in New York on Oct. 5. Protesters in suits and T-shirts with union slogans left work early to march with activists who have been camped out in Zuccotti Park for days. Some marchers brought along their children, hoisting them onto their shoulders as they walked down Broadway.

Christopher Posey, 28, of Astoria, stands in the rain along with other protesters encamped in Chapman Square on Oct. 10 in Portland, Ore. Occupy Portland, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York, began on Thursday with at least 4,000 people marching through downtown Portland. Since the march, hundreds of people have remained in tents concentrated in Chapman Square and have not set a date for when the protest will end.

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protest wear Guy Fawkes masks in Zuccotti Park in New York on Oct. 10. The growing protest over class and wealth is entering its fourth week.

Women who came to practice yoga in participation with the Occupy Wall Street protests, lift their yoga mats in the air while listening to yoga instructor Seane Corn speak in Zuccotti Park in New York on Oct. 10