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EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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April 18, 2016
An overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece...
KOS, Greece
REUTERS PULITZER PRIZE BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRY
An overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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April 18, 2016
Migrants and refugees beg Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into...
IDOMENI, Greece
REUTERS PULITZER PRIZE BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRY
Migrants and refugees beg Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia during a rainstorm, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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April 18, 2016
A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia,...
IDOMENI, Greece
REUTERS PULITZER PRIZE BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRY
A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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November 23, 2015
A stranded Iranian migrant has his lips sewn as he sits on rail tracks at the border between Greece and...
IDOMENI, Greece
A stranded Iranian migrant has his lips sewn as he sits on rail tracks at the border between Greece and...
A stranded Iranian migrant has his lips sewn as he sits on rail tracks at the border between Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni November 23, 2015. A dozen Iranian migrants are on hunger-strike for a second day following the denial of passage by Macedonian authorities. Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting passage to those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan but turning back others from Africa and Asia, the United Nations and Reuters witnesses said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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October 21, 2015
A dolphin jumps in front of a raft overcrowded by Syrian refugees while crossing a part of the Aegean...
LESBOS, Greece
A dolphin jumps in front of a raft overcrowded by Syrian refugees while crossing a part of the Aegean...
A dolphin jumps in front of a raft overcrowded by Syrian refugees while crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey (seen in the background) to the Greek island of Lesbos October 21, 2015. Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis: "I noticed a movement in front of one of the rafts and thought somebody had jumped overboard. I focused using a long lens and saw the fin of a dolphin. The dolphin jumped almost in front of the raft. It was a truly magic moment. It was as if the dolphin was showing the way and welcoming the people on the raft." REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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September 17, 2015
A local man helps a Syrian refugee who jumped off board from a dinghy as he swims exhausted at a beach...
LESBOS, Greece
A local man helps a Syrian refugee who jumped off board from a dinghy as he swims exhausted at a beach...
A local man helps a Syrian refugee who jumped off board from a dinghy as he swims exhausted at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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September 10, 2015
Migrants and refugees beg Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into...
IDOMENI, Greece
Macedonian policemen try to keep refugees and migrants under control at the Greek-Macedonian border
Migrants and refugees beg Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia during a rainstorm, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Most of the people flooding into Europe are refes fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries who have a legal right to seek asylum, the United Nations said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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September 10, 2015
A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia,...
IDOMENI, Greece
A Syrian refugee carries his daughter through a rainstorm towards the Greek-Macedonian border
A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Most of the people flooding into Europe are refugees fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries who have a legal right to seek asylum, the United Nations said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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August 11, 2015
A red sun is seen over a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifting in the Aegean sea between Turkey...
KOS, Greece
Syrian refugees on a dinghy drift in the Aegean sea off the Greek island of Kos in Greece
A red sun is seen over a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifting in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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August 10, 2015
A Syrian refugee child is covered by thermal blanket in the port of Kos following a rescue mission off...
KOS, Greece
Syrian refugees arrive at the Greek island of Kos onboard an Italian coast guard vessel
A Syrian refugee child is covered by thermal blanket in the port of Kos following a rescue mission off the Greek island August 10, 2015. An Italian Coast Guard vessel rescued 60 Syrian refugees drifting on a dinghy between Greece and Turkey. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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August 09, 2015
Syrian refugees take "selfies" moments after arriving on an overcrowded dinghy at a beach on the Greek...
KOS, Greece
Syrian refugees take "selfies" moments after arriving on an overcrowded dinghy at a beach on the Greek...
Syrian refugees take "selfies" moments after arriving on an overcrowded dinghy at a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, August 9, 2015. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
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August 09, 2015
Syrian refugees carry their children as they jump off a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees upon...
KOS, Greece
Syrian refugees carry their children as they jump off a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees upon...
Syrian refugees carry their children as they jump off a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees upon arriving on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, August 9, 2015. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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July 08, 2015
A Greek woman pauses by a broken marble National Bank sign outside a branch in Athens July 8, 2015. Euro...
Athens, Greece
A woman is seen by a broken bank sign in Athens
A Greek woman pauses by a broken marble National Bank sign outside a branch in Athens July 8, 2015. Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 04, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech at an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square in...
Athens, Greece
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras delivers a speech at an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square in Athens...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech at an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015. Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end six years of austerity, extolled a packed Syntagma square in central Athens to spurn the tough terms of an aid deal offered by international creditors to keep the country afloat. Picture taken July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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June 30, 2015
Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building,...
Athens, Greece
Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building...
Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. Greece's conservative opposition warned on Tuesday that Sunday's vote over international bailout terms would be a referendum over the country's future in Europe, and that wages and pensions would be threatened if people were to reject the package. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 29, 2015
A protester kneels to pay his respect in front of a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in Athens,...
Athens, Greece
Protester kneels to pay his respect in front of a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in Athens...
A protester kneels to pay his respect in front of a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece, June 29, 2015. Stunned Greeks faced shuttered banks, long supermarkets lines and overwhelming uncertainty on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its international creditors plunged the country deep into crisis. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 28, 2015
A man walks by a bank in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday...
Athens, Greece
Man walks by a bank in Athens, Greece
A man walks by a bank in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday announced a bank holiday and capital controls after Greeks responded to his surprise call for a referendum on bailout terms by pulling money out of banks. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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May 30, 2015
Pakistani immigrants row their engineless dinghy, which was drifting out of control, in rough seas between...
KOS, Greece
Pakistani immigrants row their engineless dinghy in rough seas between Greece and Turkey
Pakistani immigrants row their engineless dinghy, which was drifting out of control, in rough seas between Greece and Turkey, early May 30, 2015. Ahmad, one of the immigrants onboard the dinghy, said that they have been rowing for over five hours before eventually reaching a beach in central Kos town. According to local media, an average of over 200 immigrants have been arriving in Kos every day in the last two months. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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May 27, 2015
Afghan immigrants land at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing a portion of the south-eastern...
KOS, Greece
Afghan immigrants land at a beach on the Greek island of Kos
Afghan immigrants land at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing a portion of the south-eastern Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece on a dinghy early May 27, 2015. Despite the bad weather at least a dingy with over thirty migrants made the dangerous voyage to Greece. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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May 26, 2015
A Syrian refugee prays on the beach after arriving on the Greek island of Kos on a dinghy boat, after...
KOS, Greece
A Syrian refugee prays after arriving on Kos on a dinghy boat, after crossing part of the Aegean Sea...
A Syrian refugee prays on the beach after arriving on the Greek island of Kos on a dinghy boat, after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, early May 26, 2015. Hundreds of mainly Syrian and Afghan immigrants on Tuesday landed on the Greek island of Kos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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May 14, 2015
Seven year-old Ariana, a Kurdish-Syrian immigrant, rests before crossing into Macedonia along with another...
IDOMENI, Greece
Ariana, a Kurdish-Syrian immigrant, rests before crossing into Macedonia
Seven year-old Ariana, a Kurdish-Syrian immigrant, rests before crossing into Macedonia along with another 45 Syrian immigrants near the border Greek village of Idomeni in Kilkis prefecture May 14, 2015. Hundreds of mostly Afghan, Syrian, and African immigrants cross daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way to northern European countries; most of them are turned back by Macedonian border guards. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 14, 2015
Kurdish Syrian immigrant Sahin Serko cries next to his 7 year-old daughter Ariana minutes after crossing...
IDOMENI, Macedonia
Kurdish Syrian immigrant Sahin Serko cries next to his 7 year-old daughter Ariana minutes after crossing...
Kurdish Syrian immigrant Sahin Serko cries next to his 7 year-old daughter Ariana minutes after crossing the border into Macedonia, along with another 45 Syrian immigrants, near the Greek village of Idomeni in Kilkis prefecture May 14, 2015. Hundreds of mostly Afghan, Syrian, and African immigrants cross daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way to northern European countries; most of them are turned back by Macedonian border guards. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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May 06, 2015
A security officer shouts at Afghan immigrants who have jumped over a fence at a ferry terminal in the...
Patras, Greece
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A security officer shouts at Afghan immigrants who have jumped over a fence at a ferry terminal in the western Greek town of Patras May 4, 2015. Afghan, Iranian and Sudanese immigrants, living precariously in abandoned factories in Patras, southwest Greece, try to stow away on nearby ferries to Italy as they seek a better life in Europe beyond crisis-hit Greece. Shocked after as many as 900 people drowned last month in the worst Mediterranean shipwreck in living memory, European Union leaders have agreed to triple funding for sea patrols, but disagreement persists on what to do with those fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. Some in Patras are recent arrivals, often travelling via Turkey, others have languished in the empty buildings for as long as two years. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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May 06, 2015
An African immigrant tries to jump a fence into a ferry terminal in the western Greek town of Patras...
Patras, Greece
Wider Image: Migrating North Through Europe
An African immigrant tries to jump a fence into a ferry terminal in the western Greek town of Patras April 28, 2015. Afghan, Iranian and Sudanese immigrants, living precariously in abandoned factories in Patras, southwest Greece, try to stow away on nearby ferries to Italy as they seek a better life in Europe beyond crisis-hit Greece. Shocked after as many as 900 people drowned last month in the worst Mediterranean shipwreck in living memory, European Union leaders have agreed to triple funding for sea patrols, but disagreement persists on what to do with those fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. Some in Patras are recent arrivals, often travelling via Turkey, others have languished in the empty buildings for as long as two years. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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February 13, 2015
Frantic Kurdish refugees struggle for a loaf of bread during a humanitarian aid distribution at the Iraqi-Turkish...
Isikveren, Turkey
File photo of frantic Kurdish refugees struggling for a loaf of bread during a humanitarian aid distribution...
Frantic Kurdish refugees struggle for a loaf of bread during a humanitarian aid distribution at the Iraqi-Turkish border in this April 5, 1991 file photo.

Yannis Behrakis: At the end of the first Iraq war about 1.5 million Kurds were fleeing in panic trying to escape from forces loyal to Saddam Hussein. About 600,000 of them fled to Turkey but half of them were stranded in the mountains at the Iraqi-Turkish border.

I hitch-hiked a ride on a tractor pulling a cart full of bread to feed the stranded Kurdish refugees atop the snow capped mountains at the border.

As the tractor made its way slowly through the dangerous dirt road, it was attacked by hundreds of hungry refugees who fought against each other and the aid workers. The men I was riding with tried in vain to stop the refugees from taking the bread but the refugees were absolutely desperate and the aid workers gave up.

Getting up the mountain to cover the story was extremely difficult. I remember leaving the hotel every morning at 4 am in order to reach the bottom of the mountain two-and-a-half hours later. Then I hitchhiked my way on either a tractor carrying bread or on a snow-removal vehicle clearing the road. Once, my hands were so cold they stuck to the snow-removing vehicle.

Pictures like this put pressure on the Turkish government to allow proper humanitarian aid to reach the refugees. It also alerted the international community about the tragic events in this part of the world and received very good play in what was the biggest story in the world at the time.

It was the first time I was covering a humanitarian crisis and I was stunned with the cruelty some people demonstrated towards unprotected humans. I also understood that photojournalism is a very strong medium that can make a difference and help people in need. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/Files (TURKEY - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT)

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February 13, 2015
An Albanian man carries a child to a US Marine CH53 Super Stallion helicopter as it lands at Golame beach...
Durres, Albania
File photo of an Albanian carrying a child staggering forward through a blizzard of sand kicked up by...
An Albanian man carries a child to a US Marine CH53 Super Stallion helicopter as it lands at Golame beach near the port of Durres, in this March 16, 1997 file picture.

Yannis Behrakis: I was covering the unrest in Albania following the pyramid scheme failures. Albanian civilians had lost $1.2 billion and Albania descended into civil disorder and violence. The government was toppled and 2,000 people were killed.

My late colleague Kurt Schork and I were the only members of the press staying in a hotel where the armed owner protected us from bandits who would rob every journalist who dared to come alone to cover the story. The owner insisted on placing Kalashnikovs and hand grenades in the closets of our rooms "to protect ourselves if needed," as he said.

On March 16 we drove to Golame beach where two U.S. helicopters had landed, kicking off a blizzard of sand as hundreds of desperate Albanians gathered in the area, hoping to get a lift out of the country. Blinded by the sand I shot a few pictures when an Albanian man holding his child ran towards the helicopter. About a dozen U.S. Marines jumped off the Super Stallion and pointed their M-16 assault rifles at the Albanians.

The man with the child was begging the soldiers to let him in onboard. The Marines were clearly surprised by the crowd and asked me what was going on, and if I saw any foreigners trying to leave. I explained that these people were just desperate and wanted to leave Albania, and that they thought the helicopters were there to take them to safety. The situation was getting out of control and a few warning shots were fired and people were beaten back with rifle butts.

The fact that we decided to take the risk and stay in Durres paid off. Papers all over the world ran these pictures on their front pages. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/Files (ALBANIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT)

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November 02, 2014
Turkish soldiers keep warm atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border...
Mursitpinar, Turkey
Turkish soldiers keep warm atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border...
Turkish soldiers keep warm atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province November 2, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (TURKEY - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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October 01, 2014
An Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the...
MESTERVIK, Norway
An Aurora Borealis is seen in Northern Norway
An Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik late September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (NORWAY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 27, 2014
A bloodstained icon of Jesus is seen among blood soaked shattered glass atop a wrecked truck near the...
Donetsk, Ukraine
A bloodstained icon of Jesus is seen among blood soaked shattered glass atop a wrecked truck near the...
A bloodstained icon of Jesus is seen among blood soaked shattered glass atop a wrecked truck near the Donetsk airport May 27, 2014. The truck used to ferry their fighters was wrecked on the airport road, covered in blood and completely riddled with bullets. More than 50 pro-Russian rebels were killed in an unprecedented assault by Ukrainian government forces, which raged into a second day on Tuesday after a newly-elected president vowed to crush the revolt in the east once and for all. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 20, 2014
Yekaterina Len, 61, cries outside her destroyed house following what locals say was overnight shelling...
Slaviansk, Ukraine
Yekaterina Len, 61, cries outside her destroyed house following what locals say was overnight shelling...
Yekaterina Len, 61, cries outside her destroyed house following what locals say was overnight shelling by Ukrainian forces in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk May 20, 2014. A number of houses sustained serious damages by the shelling in a residential area of Slaviansk. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
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February 20, 2014
An injured man struggles to breathe as he is carried on a stretcher by anti-government protesters after...
Kiev, Ukraine
An injured man struggles to breathe as he is carried on a stretcher by anti-government protesters after...
An injured man struggles to breathe as he is carried on a stretcher by anti-government protesters after clashes with riot police in the Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014. Ukrainian protesters hurling petrol bombs and paving stones drove riot police from the central square in Kiev on Thursday despite a "truce" which embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said he had agreed with opposition leaders. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (UKRAINE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 16, 2013
Anda, a 15 year-old local boy, watches from his hut's window the burial ground of late former South African...
Qunu, South Africa
Anda, a 15 year-old local boy, watches from his hut's window the burial ground of late former South African...
Anda, a 15 year-old local boy, watches from his hut's window the burial ground of late former South African President Nelson Mandela ahead of his funeral in Qunu, December 15, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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November 17, 2013
Riot policemen walk by a group of protesters lying in front of the parliament in central Athens during...
Athens, Greece
Protesters lie in front of the parliament during march in Athens
Riot policemen walk by a group of protesters lying in front of the parliament in central Athens during a march towards the U.S. embassy November 17, 2013. Thousands of Greeks protesting against austerity marched through the streets of Athens on Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of a bloody student uprising against the then-ruling military junta. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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June 06, 2013
Marialena, a 42-year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation...
Athens, Greece
Marialena, a homeless AIDS sufferer, pushes away her boyfriend Dimitrios who is trying to clean up her...
Marialena, a 42-year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, pushes away her boyfriend Dimitrios who is trying to clean up her self-inflicted wounds, under a bridge in central Athens May 15, 2013. Dimitrios, 51, was a dancer for a famous Greek folk dancing troupe until he lost his job three years ago and became homeless. Since the debt crisis erupted in 2009, hundreds of thousands of Greeks have lost their jobs and the unemployment rate in the country reached 26.8 percent in March, new figures show. Klimaka, a nongovernmental organisation, estimated there were around 20,000 homeless in Greece in 2012. Picture taken May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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June 05, 2013
A young couple, who are anti-government protesters, kisses inside a damaged public bus, used as a barricade...
Istanbul, Turkey
A young couple kisses inside a damaged public bus, used as a barricade at Taksim Square in Istanbul
A young couple, who are anti-government protesters, kisses inside a damaged public bus, used as a barricade at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. A Turkish protest group demanded on Wednesday that the government abandon plans to redevelop an Istanbul park and that it sack governors and police chiefs the group holds responsible for violence during days of clashes across Turkey. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 06, 2012
Hassan Mekki, a 32-year-old Sudanese migrant, shows scars on his back in Athens December 5, 2012. Mekki,...
Athens, Greece
Mekki, a Sudanese migrant, shows scars on his back which he says were inflicted by Greek nationalists...
Hassan Mekki, a 32-year-old Sudanese migrant, shows scars on his back in Athens December 5, 2012. Mekki, who fled conflict in his country in hopes of a better life in Europe, said he was attacked by a group of men holding Greek flags and left with the deep wounds on his back, throat and neck in August 2012, about five months after he illegally entered Greece. Mekki was walking in Athens with a friend from Mauritania when black-shirted men on motorcycles holding Greek flags and shouting "Go home black" and other racists insults came up and knocked him out with a blow to the head. He was covered in blood when he regained consciousness and only later realized that his attackers, which he says were likely tied to the far-right Golden Dawn party, had left large gashes resembling an "X" across his back. "I don't have the right papers, so I can't go anywhere to ask for help," Mekki said. "I can't sleep. I'm scared, maybe they will follow me and my life is in danger now." Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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June 13, 2012
Manolis Ouranos, a 30 year-old cook, poses for a picture in the Mavros Gatos (Black Cat) tavern in Psiri...
Athens, Greece
Manolis Ouranos, a 30 year-old cook, poses for a picture in the Mavros Gatos tavern in Psiri neighboorhood...
Manolis Ouranos, a 30 year-old cook, poses for a picture in the Mavros Gatos (Black Cat) tavern in Psiri neighboorhood in central Athens May 23, 2012. Manolis studied at Athens Technology University (TEI) for four years where he received a degree in civil engineering. He hoped to find a permanent job in public sector infrastructure but has been working as a cook for four months instead. He now takes cooking lessons which he funds with his salary as a cook. Picture taken May 23, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)

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June 06, 2012
A German tourist sits on a sunbed on the beach of the Olympia Riviera resort in the town of Killini,...
Killini, Greece
A German tourist sits on a sunbed on the beach of the Olympia Riviera resort in the town of Killini
A German tourist sits on a sunbed on the beach of the Olympia Riviera resort in the town of Killini, some 285 kms southwest of Athens May 31, 2012. Greece's sandy resorts, azure waters and ancient temples remain popular, but will not, it seems, be enough to pull it out of a fifth year of recession. The pain is already being felt - tourist receipts for the first quarter tumbled by 15.1 percent to 396.3 million euros from 466.7 million euros, the Bank of Greece said. Picture taken May 31, 2012.
REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 01 of 31 FOR PACKAGE 'GREECE TOURIST DREAM FADES'. SEARCH 'SANDY RESORTS' TO FIND ALL IMAGES
GREECE/
RTR30WCQ
April 17, 2012
Greek parliament employees raise a mast after they replaced torn-off Greek flag with a new one atop the...
Athens, Greece
Parliament employees raise flag atop the parliament in Athens
Greek parliament employees raise a mast after they replaced torn-off Greek flag with a new one atop the parliament in Athens Syntagma (Constitution) square April 18, 2012.Greeks go to the polls in about two weeks and at stake is Greece's willingness to impose harsh measures and exit the crisis. The winner(s) must convince international lenders that there will be no relaxing of austerity policies and reforms or risk bailout installments needed to keep Greece afloat. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
GREECE/
RTR2WTUH
January 25, 2012
Greeks struggle as they wait to receive free onions and other vegetables offered by farmers in Syntagma...
Athens, Greece
Greeks struggle as they wait to receive free onions and other vegetables offered by farmers in Syntagma...
Greeks struggle as they wait to receive free onions and other vegetables offered by farmers in Syntagma Square January 25, 2012. Farmers from the Thebes and Viotia district north of Athens handed out tones of agricultural products to protest media reports that waste from local industries has polluted their crops with hexavalent chromium, making it dangerous for consumption. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY POLITICS POVERTY AGRICULTURE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GREECE-STRIKE/
RTR2S8QS
October 04, 2011
A man covered in his own blood, escapes after a group of leftist protesters tried to lynch him while...
Athens, Greece
A man covered in his own blood, escapes after a group of leftist protesters tried to lynch him while...
A man covered in his own blood, escapes after a group of leftist protesters tried to lynch him while accusing him of being a fascist during a protest in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square October 5, 2011. Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths in central Athens Wednesday, where thousands of striking state sector workers marched against cuts the government says are needed to save the nation from bankruptcy. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY EMPLOYMENT) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E7A61CY001
GREECE/
RTR2O771
June 27, 2011
A protester wearing a gas mask walks beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures...
Athens, Greece
A protester wearing a gas mask walks beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures...
A protester wearing a gas mask walks beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LIBYA/
RTR2LH2G
April 20, 2011
Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata...
MISRATA, Libya
Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata
Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata April 21, 2011. Tripoli street is the scene of some of the heaviest fighting between rebels and Gaddafi forces. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (LIBYA - Tags: CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LIBYA/
RTR2L66D
April 12, 2011
Mohamed, 10, stands guard at the frontline along the western entrance of Ajdabiyah April 13, 2011. Mohamed's...
Ajdabiyah, Libya
Mohamed, 10, stands guard at the frontline along the western entrance of Ajdabiyah
Mohamed, 10, stands guard at the frontline along the western entrance of Ajdabiyah April 13, 2011. Mohamed's rebel fighter father earlier had given him a rifle and asked him to replace him in his duties. Britain pressured other NATO members to beef up ground attacks in Libya on Wednesday as foreign ministers met in Qatar to try to open the deadlock in the country's civil war. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LIBYA PROTESTS/TUNISIA
RTR2IZ8T
February 23, 2011
A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after...
Ras Jdir, Tunisia
A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after...
A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after fleeing unrest in Libya February 23, 2011. Thousands of Tunisians are fleeing Libya, many across its western land border, after a bloody crackdown on protests against the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, state media reported on Tuesday. Tunisia has at least 30,000 nationals in Libya and officials fear they could become targets because of Tunisia's role in inspiring uprisings across the Arab world. Tunisia's leader was overthrown in January, and Egypt's president fell on Feb. 11. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (TUNISIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
EGYPT-PROTEST/
RTXXH0U
February 04, 2011
An anti-government protester mans an elevated defense position alongside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir...
Cairo, Egypt
An anti-government protester mans an elevated defense position alongside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir...
An anti-government protester mans an elevated defense position alongside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 4, 2011. Tens of thousands of Egyptians prayed in Cairo's Tahrir (Liberation) Square on Friday for an immediate end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, hoping a million more would join them in what they called the "Day of Departure". REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (EGYPT - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GREECE/
RTXW6OR
January 03, 2011
Thousands of starlings flock above farmland near Eleftheroupolis in northern Greece January 3, 2011....
ELEFTHEROUPOLIS, Greece
Thousands of starlings flock in northern Greece
Thousands of starlings flock above farmland near Eleftheroupolis in northern Greece January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E79C1Q6501
GREECE-STRIKE
RTXVQS0
December 15, 2010
Former conservative minister Kostis Hatzidakis is covered with blood after about 200 leftists attacked...
Athens, Greece
Former conservative minister Kostis Hatzidakis is covered with blood in central Athens
Former conservative minister Kostis Hatzidakis is covered with blood after about 200 leftists attacked him with stones and sticks, shouting: "Thieves! Shame on you!" in central Athens December 15, 2010. Athens police fired teargas at protesters who threw petrol bombs at two luxury hotels in the central Syntagma square outside parliament on Wednesday as Greek protests against government austerity measures escalated. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GREECE-CLASHES
RTXUR8K
November 17, 2010
A detained protester is slapped by policemen outside the U.S. embassy during a rally in Athens marking...
Athens, Greece
A detained protester is slapped by policemen outside the U.S. embassy during a rally in Athens
A detained protester is slapped by policemen outside the U.S. embassy during a rally in Athens marking the anniversary of a 1973 students uprising against the dictatorship then ruling Greece November 17, 2010. Greek police fired teargas at a small group of stone-throwing protesters as thousands marched through Athens on Wednesday during the rally which also protested against the U.S. for supporting the 1967-1974 military junta. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTR2BJWT
March 12, 2010
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the second practice session at the Bahrain...
Manama, Bahrain
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the second practice session at the Bahrain...
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the second practice session at the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at Sakhir circuit in Manama March 12, 2010. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (BAHRAIN - Tags: SPORT MOTOR RACING IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXRG54
December 04, 2009
Demonstrators throw stones at Israeli troops positioned on the other side of the controversial Israeli...
NILIN, Palestinian Territories
Demonstrators throw stones at Israeli troops during a protest in Nilin
Demonstrators throw stones at Israeli troops positioned on the other side of the controversial Israeli barrier during a protest in the West Bank village of Nilin December 4, 2009. Israeli soldiers used tear gas canisters, stun grenades and small-bore calibre live rounds to disperse some 150 Palestinian protesters. A Palestinian demonstrator was moderately wounded after being shot by Israeli soldiers. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (WEST BANK POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXQFIN
November 06, 2009
A Palestinian demonstrator places a Palestinian flag atop the controversial Israeli barrier during a...
NILIN, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian demonstrator places a Palestinian flag atop the controversial Israeli barrier during a...
A Palestinian demonstrator places a Palestinian flag atop the controversial Israeli barrier during a protest marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in the West Bank village of Nilin November 6, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (WEST BANK POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXQDV5
November 05, 2009
Wadee Daoud, a five-year-old visually impaired Palestinian boy, reacts to light after a teacher opened...
Jerusalem, Israel
A visually impaired Palestinian boy reacts to light after a teacher opened the window blinds in his classroom...
Wadee Daoud, a five-year-old visually impaired Palestinian boy, reacts to light after a teacher opened the window blinds in his classroom at the Helen Keller Centre for blind and visually impaired children in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina September 10, 2009. The Centre was founded as a home for blind girls by English missionary, Mary Lovell, in the 1890s. Dr. Helen Keller visited the school in the 1950s and agreed to have her name adopted by the school. Picture taken September 10, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (JERUSALEM EDUCATION HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - MOVING A PACKAGE OF 17 PICTURES FOR ESSAY ON BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PALESTINIAN CHILDREN
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXPXQ3
October 24, 2009
A Palestinian demonstrator uses a tennis racket to return an empty tear gas canister at Israeli soldiers...
Bilin, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian demonstrator uses a tennis racket to return an empty tear gas canister at Israeli soldiers...
A Palestinian demonstrator uses a tennis racket to return an empty tear gas canister at Israeli soldiers during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (WEST BANK POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/TENSION
RTXPH05
October 09, 2009
Smoke rises from tyres set ablaze as a Palestinian throws a stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes...
Qalandiya, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian throws stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes at Qalandiya checkpoint
Smoke rises from tyres set ablaze as a Palestinian throws a stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah October 9, 2009. Palestinian leaders on Thursday called for a one-day general strike and warned of more street protests over Jerusalem, where clashes at the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque two weeks ago cranked up tensions in the disputed city. Israel is playing down Palestinian warnings that its security tactics risk a new Palestinian uprising. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (WEST BANK POLITICS CONFLICT)
ISRAEL/
RTR267SD
July 30, 2009
A Jewish worshipper lies on the ground during prayers marking Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's...
Jerusalem, Israel
A Jewish worshipper takes part in prayers marking Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
A Jewish worshipper lies on the ground during prayers marking Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City early morning July 30, 2009. Tisha B'Av, a day of fasting and lament, is traditionally the date in the Jewish calendar on which the First and Second Temples were destroyed, respectively in the sixth century B.C. by the Babylonians and the first century A.D. by the Romans. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (JERUSALEM RELIGION)
PALESTINIANS/ISRAEL
RTR23J3K
January 18, 2009
Israeli soldiers cross the Gaza border back to Israel early morning January 18, 2009 after a combat mission...
Mefalsim, Israel
Israeli soldiers cross the Gaza border back to Israel
Israeli soldiers cross the Gaza border back to Israel early morning January 18, 2009 after a combat mission in Gaza. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL)
INDIA-MUMBAI/ISRAEL
RTR226IR
December 02, 2008
An ultra-Orthodox Jew mourns beside the body of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg during the funeral for him and...
KFAR CHABAD, Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jew mourns beside body of Rabbi Holtzberg near Tel Aviv
An ultra-Orthodox Jew mourns beside the body of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg during the funeral for him and his wife, Rivka, in Kfar Chabad near Tel Aviv December 2, 2008. Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, were among the five hostages killed at the Jewish center and the more than 144 people dead in Mumbai after the attacks by Islamist militants on luxury hotels and other sites in India's financial capital. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/ATTACK
RTX8TEZ
September 21, 2008
Ultra-Orthodox Jews survey the scene of an attack in Jerusalem September 22, 2008. A car slammed into...
Jerusalem, Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews survey scene of attack in Jerusalem
Ultra-Orthodox Jews survey the scene of an attack in Jerusalem September 22, 2008. A car slammed into a crowd in central Jerusalem late on Monday, injuring 19 people, nearly all of them Israeli soldiers, in what police described as a "terrorist" attack. Picture taken September 22, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (JERUSALEM)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR1YUFK
March 28, 2008
A tear gas grenade explodes next to a Palestinian photographer during a violent protest against Israel's...
Bilin, Palestinian Territories
A tear gas grenade explodes next to a Palestinian photographer during protest in Bilin
A tear gas grenade explodes next to a Palestinian photographer during a violent protest against Israel's security fence in the West Bank village of Bilin March 28, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (WEST BANK)
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