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INDIA-CRIME/ACID-SURVIVOR
RTS1CS3
September 16, 2015
Anu Mukherjee, 32, adjusts her scarf as she poses along a roadside on her way to her home in New Delhi,...
New Delhi, India
Anu Mukherjee adjusts her scarf as she poses along a roadside on her way to her home in New Delhi
Anu Mukherjee, 32, adjusts her scarf as she poses along a roadside on her way to her home in New Delhi, India, September 15, 2015. A victim of acid violence in India can expect to wait between five and 10 years on average for justice to be done, according to research by legal experts on Wednesday. The study, facilitated by TrustLaw, the pro bono legal service of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, analysed 55 cases of acid violence in India and found that only nine victims received compensation, ranging from 50,000 rupees ($750) to 5 million rupees ($75,000). Mukherjee, now 32, was attacked 11 years ago and waited five years before the perpetrators were convicted and jailed. Picture taken September 15, 2015. To match INDIA-CRIME/ACID-SURVIVOR REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
NEPAL-CRIME/
RTR4QM1Y
February 22, 2015
The hands of Sangita Magar, 16, are seen on the bed of a hospital while undergoing treatment after an...
Kathmandu, Nepal
The hands of Sangita Magar, 16, are seen on the bed of a hospital while undergoing treatment after an...
The hands of Sangita Magar, 16, are seen on the bed of a hospital while undergoing treatment after an unidentified person attacked her with a bottle of acid in Kathmandu February 22, 2015. Sangita and her friend Sima Basnet were attacked by the stranger while they were sitting inside their coaching class early morning. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CRIME LAW)
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HRCO
December 12, 2014
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked...
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked...
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014. A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HRC4
December 12, 2014
An Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man run at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical...
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories
An Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man run at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical...
An Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man run at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014 A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun ( WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HRA3
December 12, 2014
An Israeli soldier stand at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance...
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories
An Israeli soldier stand at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance...
An Israeli soldier stand at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014. A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun ( WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HR92
December 12, 2014
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked...
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked...
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014. A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
USA-IOWA/FIRE
RTR3L9ZT
April 14, 2014
A fire burns at a chemical storage shed at a small airport used by cropdusting planes in Northwood, Iowa...
NORTHWOOD, UNITED STATES
A fire burns at a chemical storage shed at a small airport used by cropdusting planes in Northwood, Iowa...
A fire burns at a chemical storage shed at a small airport used by cropdusting planes in Northwood, Iowa February 20, 2014. A fire in a storage shed for sulfuric acid forced the evacuation of an entire northern Iowa town of about 2,000 people Thursday, officials said. Four people living in the area went to a hospital with respiratory concerns, said Sgt. Scott Bright of the Iowa Highway Patrol. REUTERS/Robert Bailey (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
News
News
Bolshoi Dancer Found Guilty in Acid Attack Case - 03 Dec 2013
30 PICTURES
RUSSIA-BOLSHOI/
RTX14V2V
October 31, 2013
Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko (2nd L), together with his co-defendants, is escorted before...
Moscow, Russia
Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted before a court session in Moscow
Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko (2nd L), together with his co-defendants, is escorted before a court session in Moscow October 31, 2013. Dmitrichenko is on trial for ordering an acid attack on Bolshoi Theatre artistic director Sergei Filin in January 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)
News
News
Two British Women Injured in Zanzibar Acid Attack - 08 Aug 2013
4 PICTURES
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y8A
October 09, 2012
A woman carries a bamboo stick in a tannery while working at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A woman carries a bamboo stick in a tannery while working at Hazaribagh in Dhaka
A woman carries a bamboo stick in a tannery while working at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y88
October 09, 2012
A boy smiles as he plays in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A boy smiles as he plays in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka
A boy smiles as he plays in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y86
October 09, 2012
A boy stands in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A boy stands in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka
A boy stands in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y81
October 09, 2012
A schoolgirl crosses a bridge next to a tannery factory by the river Buriganga at Hazaribagh in Dhaka...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A schoolgirl crosses a bridge next to a tannery factory by the river Buriganga at Hazaribagh in Dhaka....
A schoolgirl crosses a bridge next to a tannery factory by the river Buriganga at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY EDUCATION)
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y7B
October 09, 2012
A man processes tannery waste to make poultry feed at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A man processes tannery waste to make poultry feed at Hazaribagh in Dhaka
A man processes tannery waste to make poultry feed at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y77
October 09, 2012
A worker carries tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A worker carries tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka
A worker carries tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y6Q
October 09, 2012
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh...
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-EXECUTION/REACTION
RTR34TM9
July 11, 2012
Momtaz, 16, a victim of an acid attack, participates in a protest against the recent public execution...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Momtaz, a victim of an acid attack, participates in a protest against the recent public execution of...
Momtaz, 16, a victim of an acid attack, participates in a protest against the recent public execution of a young woman, in Kabul July 11, 2012. The Taliban denied involvement in the killing in Parwan province, in which an unnamed woman's head and body were riddled with bullets at close range in punishment for alleged adultery. Authorities in Kabul directly blamed the Islamist group. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
BANGLADESH/
RTR2Z16R
March 08, 2012
Hasina, a survivor of an acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women...
Faridpur, Bangladesh
Hasina, a survivor of an acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women...
Hasina, a survivor of an acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women as they mark International Women's Day in Dhaka March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
International Women's Day
International Women's Day
Acid Attack Victims - 08 Mar 2012
32 PICTURES
PAKISTAN/
RTR2VC3F
December 16, 2011
Kulsoom, 33, a survivor of an acid attack, sits with her son Salman, 9, inside their residence in Karachi...
Karachi, Pakistan
Kulsoom, 33, a survivor of an acid attack, sits with her son Salman, 9, inside their residence in Karachi...
Kulsoom, 33, a survivor of an acid attack, sits with her son Salman, 9, inside their residence in Karachi December 16, 2011. Kulsoom, a mother of six children, lost both of her eyes in an acid attack by her husband after a domestic argument in 2008. The Pakistan Senate unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill on December 12, recommending a 14-year to lifetime imprisonment sentences and levies fines up to Rs1 million ($11,160) for the perpetrators of the crime. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: PROFILE SOCIETY HEALTH)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2V8SC
December 14, 2011
Tahira, 28, an acid attack survivor, is photographed during an appointment for reconstructive surgery...
Karachi, Pakistan
Tahira, 28, an acid attack survivor, is photographed during an appointment for reconstructive surgery...
Tahira, 28, an acid attack survivor, is photographed during an appointment for reconstructive surgery at a hospital in Karachi December 14, 2011. Tahira says she was attacked on August 25, 2003 by a colleague whom she refused to wed. The Pakistan Senate unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill on December 12, recommending a 14-year to lifetime imprisonment sentences and levies fines up to Rs1 million ($11,160) for the perpetrators of the crime, local media reported. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: PROFILE SOCIETY HEALTH)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2V8RH
December 14, 2011
Memoona, 23, a survivor of an acid attack, poses for a photograph inside her residence in Karachi December...
Karachi, Pakistan
Memoona, 23, a survivor of an acid attack, poses for a photograph inside her residence in Karachi
Memoona, 23, a survivor of an acid attack, poses for a photograph inside her residence in Karachi December 14, 2011. Memoona says the acid attack took place on August 13, 2002, when a boy threw acid on her face and body over an old family feud. Memoona, who is currently enrolled in nursing school, said she lost her eye but not her spirit. The Pakistan Senate unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill on December 12, recommending a 14-year to lifetime imprisonment sentences and levies fines up to Rs1 million ($11,160) for the perpetrators of the crime, local media reported. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: PROFILE SOCIETY HEALTH PORTRAIT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PERU/
RTR2RN7D
September 22, 2011
Confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid are seen at a police station in Lima September 21, 2011....
Lima, Peru
Confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid are seen at a police station in Lima
Confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid are seen at a police station in Lima September 21, 2011. According to police, about 1,000 kg of cocaine and 39 tons of chemical supplies used to refine coca into cocaine were seized by anti-narcotics police after an operation conducted since September 12. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(PERU - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY)
PERU/
RTR2RN78
September 21, 2011
A police officer stands guard near confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid at a police station in...
Lima, Peru
Police officer stands guard near confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid at a police station in Lima...
A police officer stands guard near confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid at a police station in Lima September 21, 2011. According to police, about 1,000 kg of cocaine and 39 tons of chemical supplies used to refine coca into cocaine were seized by anti-narcotics police after an operation conducted since September 12. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(PERU - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY)
IRAN-RETRIBUTION/
RTR2PHFA
July 30, 2011
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office...
Tehran, Iran
Bahrami, who was blinded in both eyes in an acid attack, attends an interview with Reuters at her home...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

Ameneh Bahrami, who was blinded in both eyes in an acid attack, attends an interview with Reuters at her home in Tehran July 31, 2011. An Iranian woman blinded with acid by her suitor for turning down his marriage proposal spared him at the last minute from being blinded too as punishment for his crime, Iranian media reported on Sunday. Bahrami was blinded in 2004 when Majid Mohavedi poured acid onto her face after she spurned his offers of marriage. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
SAFRICA-MINING/ACID
RTXXM5D
February 08, 2011
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8,...
Johannesburg, South Africa
To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8, 2011. Johannesburg may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. Mines dug more than a century ago stretching about 40 kms (25 miles) along one of the world's largest gold deposits have reached their water storage limit and will start leaking a toxic cocktail of chemicals in the coming months, independent experts and government have said. To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
SAFRICA-MINING/ACID
RTXXM5C
February 08, 2011
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8,...
Johannesburg, South Africa
To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8, 2011. Johannesburg may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. Mines dug more than a century ago stretching about 40 kms (25 miles) along one of the world's largest gold deposits have reached their water storage limit and will start leaking a toxic cocktail of chemicals in the coming months, independent experts and government have said. To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
BANGLADESH/
RTXVML2
December 11, 2010
Asma Begum, a survivor of an acid attack, waits for treatment at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Asma Begum, a survivor of an acid attack, waits for treatment at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College...
Asma Begum, a survivor of an acid attack, waits for treatment at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka December 11, 2010. Begum and her eleven-month-old daughter Afsana were attacked with acid by her relatives on December 10 due to problems arising from her sister's divorce, according to Begum and hospital authorities. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: CRIME LAW)
BANGLADESH/
RTXVML1
December 11, 2010
Asma Begum and her eleven-month-old daughter Afsana, survivors of an acid attack, rest at the burn unit...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Asma Begum and her daughter Afsana, survivors of an acid attack, rest at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical...
Asma Begum and her eleven-month-old daughter Afsana, survivors of an acid attack, rest at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka December 11, 2010. Begum and Afsana were attacked with acid by her relatives on December 10 due to problems arising from her sister's divorce, according to Begum and hospital authorities. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: CRIME LAW)
BANGLADESH/
RTXV092
November 24, 2010
Monira, a survivor of acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Survivor of acid attack takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women in Dhaka
Monira, a survivor of acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women in Dhaka November 24, 2010. Campaign to Work With Men and Boys, a national network, organized the rally to raise an awareness about the violence against women. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CAMBODIA/
RTR2G6QA
July 07, 2010
Former garment factory worker Channa Prak (L), 20, who is an acid attack victim passes the time at a...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Former garment factory worker Prak, 20, who is an acid attack victim passes the time at a secure shelter...
Former garment factory worker Channa Prak (L), 20, who is an acid attack victim passes the time at a secure shelter run by non-profit organisation "Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity" outside Phnom Penh July 7, 2010. Prak, who was attacked by unknown perpetrators over what she said was a love affair, is receiving shelter and medical treatment at the centre. After years of indifference to a rise in acid attacks across Cambodia, authorities are drafting up legislation to restrict acid sales and to punish perpetrators. The move comes as Cambodia seeks to tidy up its reputation for human rights abuses, rampant corruption, and lax law enforcement, some of many factors that have deterred foreign investors. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA SOCIETY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY) SOCIETY
CAMBODIA/
RTR2G6O0
July 07, 2010
Former hair dresser, Um Dinay, 19, who is an acid attack victim, passes the time at a secure shelter...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Former hair dresser, Um Dinay, 19, who is an acid attack victim, passes the time at a secure shelter...
Former hair dresser, Um Dinay, 19, who is an acid attack victim, passes the time at a secure shelter run by non-profit organisation "Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity" outside Phnom Penh July 7, 2010. Um, who was attacked by unknown perpetrators six month ago is receiving shelter and medical treatment at the centre. After years of indifference to a rise in acid attacks across Cambodia, authorities are drafting up legislation to restrict acid sales and to punish perpetrators. The move comes as Cambodia seeks to tidy up its reputation for human rights abuses, rampant corruption, and lax law enforcement, some of many factors that have deterred foreign investors. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS)
CAMBODIA/
RTR2G6NK
July 06, 2010
A hand of an acid attack victim hangs from a bed during a therapy session at a secure shelter run by...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A hand of an acid attack victim hangs from a bed during a therapy session at a secure shelter run by...
A hand of an acid attack victim hangs from a bed during a therapy session at a secure shelter run by non-profit organisation "Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity" outside Phnom Penh July 7, 2010. After years of indifference to a rise in acid attacks across Cambodia, authorities are drafting up legislation to restrict acid sales and to punish perpetrators. The move comes as Cambodia seeks to tidy up its reputation for human rights abuses, rampant corruption, and lax law enforcement, some of many factors that have deterred foreign investors. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS)
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3V
January 09, 2010
Police cordon off the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s...
Hong Kong, China
Police cordon off the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s...
Police cordon off the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns in the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW)
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3T
January 09, 2010
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area...
Hong Kong, China
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area...
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns from the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3J
January 09, 2010
A policeman stands guard in a cordoned off area at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular...
Hong Kong, China
A policeman stands guard in a cordoned off area at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular...
A policeman stands guard in a cordoned off area at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns from the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in last five similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW)
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3C
January 09, 2010
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area...
Hong Kong, China
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area...
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns from the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in last five similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW)
HONGKONG/
RTR28P35
January 09, 2010
Plainclothes policemen take down information from witnesses at the scene of an acid attack at Temple...
Hong Kong, China
Plainclothes policemen take down information from witnesses at the scene of an acid attack at Temple...
Plainclothes policemen take down information from witnesses at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong's Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns in the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in several similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
(CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW)
CLIMATE-CHINA/
RTXRFP1
December 04, 2009
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in this general view in...
YANSHI, China
General view shows the area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded in Yanshi
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in this general view in Yanshi, Henan province July 17, 2009. World leaders will meet in Copenhagen in December to try and agree a new deal to fight climate change. Picture taken July 17, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
CLIMATE-CHINA/
RTXRFP0
December 04, 2009
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in Yanshi, Henan province...
YANSHI, China
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in Yanshi
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in Yanshi, Henan province July 17, 2009. World leaders will meet in Copenhagen in December to try and agree a new deal to fight climate change. Picture taken July 17, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
BANGLADESH-ACID/
RTXFVJQ
May 11, 2009
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka May 12, 2009. The Acid Survivors...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka May 12, 2009. The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) of Bangladesh, which provides help and support to victims of acid violence, hosted an international conference on Tuesday to mark its 10th anniversary. About 600 acid victims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Cambodia, Uganda and Nepal participated in the conference. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-POISONING/
RTXFOJO
May 11, 2009
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, accompanies her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009....
Charikar, Afghanistan
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, accompanies her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, accompanies her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009. Nearly 50 Afghan teenagers are in hospital after a mystery gas attack on a girls' school in the northern town of Charikar, the second mass poisoning of female students in a month, a doctor said on Monday. Attacks on girls schools have increased in the past year, particularly in the east and south of the country. Last year a group of schoolgirls in Kandahar had acid thrown in their faces by men who objected to them attending school. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN CRIME LAW CONFLICT EDUCATION POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN-POISONING/
RTXFOIV
May 11, 2009
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009....
Charikar, Afghanistan
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009. Nearly 50 Afghan teenagers are in hospital after a mystery gas attack on a girls' school in the northern town of Charikar, the second mass poisoning of female students in a month, a doctor said on Monday. Attacks on girls schools have increased in the past year, particularly in the east and south of the country. Last year a group of schoolgirls in Kandahar had acid thrown in their faces by men who objected to them attending school. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN CRIME LAW CONFLICT EDUCATION POLITICS)
AFGHAN-EDUCATION/
RTR23ZYA
January 29, 2009
Head of Kabul's Education Department Naziba Norstani (L) visits Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack...
Kabul, Afghanistan
To match feature AFGHAN-EDUCATION/
Head of Kabul's Education Department Naziba Norstani (L) visits Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, in Kabul in this November 15, 2008 file photo. From acid attacks, murder, torching of schools and sexual assault, violence against female students is dashing the dreams of thousands of Afghan girls and women who are thirsty for an education that may help rejuvenate the fractured economy and society of their war-torn country. To match feature AFGHAN-EDUCATION/ REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/Files (AFGHANISTAN)
CHINA-POLLUTION/
RTR22SWN
December 23, 2008
Smoke billows from chimneys at chemical factories on the outskirts of Nanjing, Jiangsu province December...
Nanjing, China
Smoke billows from chimneys at chemical factories on outskirts of Nanjing
Smoke billows from chimneys at chemical factories on the outskirts of Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 23, 2008. China cut its emissions of water pollution and acid rain-causing sulphur dioxide in the first half of this year, as Beijing closed dirty power plants and the global economic crisis hit heavy industry, state media said. REUTERS/Jeff Xu (CHINA)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXALUJ
November 15, 2008
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15,...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. The Taliban, which does not permit women to attend school, attacked Shamsia two days ago as she was on her way to class with 15 other schoolgirls, according to police. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXALUE
November 15, 2008
Reporters interview Shamsia (C), 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, at a hospital in Kabul...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Reporters interview Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, at a hospital in Kabul
Reporters interview Shamsia (C), 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. The Taliban, which does not permit women to attend school, attacked Shamsia two days ago as she was on her way to class with 15 other schoolgirls, according to police. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN)
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX9B8M
October 07, 2008
Firefighters, wearing chemical protective suits, remove barrels containing cut up bodies in acid in the...
Tijuana, Mexico
Firefighters, wearing chemical protective suits, remove barrels containing cut up bodies in acid in the...
Firefighters, wearing chemical protective suits, remove barrels containing cut up bodies in acid in the border city of Tijuana September 30, 2008. Drug cartel hitmen have massacred some 70 people in the past eight days in Tijuana on the U.S.-Mexico border, once a freewheeling city serving Americans tequila, cheap medicines and sex that is being devastated by the war. Picture taken September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes (MEXICO)
BANGLADESH/
RTX6Y9L
June 15, 2008
Acid victim Rehana Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital June 15, 2008. Begum says she...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Acid victim Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital
Acid victim Rehana Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital June 15, 2008. Begum says she was attacked by her brother-in-law over land dispute about three weeks ago. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH)
GERMANY
RTR1LIBF
January 23, 2007
Experts examine the crash site of a freight train in Tornesch near Hamburg January 23, 2007. The freight...
Tornesch, Germany
Experts examine the crash site of a freight train in Tornesch near Hamburg
Experts examine the crash site of a freight train in Tornesch near Hamburg January 23, 2007. The freight train with 21 trailers crashed on Tuesday morning and 19 trailers derailed for not yet known reasons. Some of the loaded goods are chemical acids but nobody was injured, police said. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
FRANCE
RTXO6NF
February 01, 2006
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical...
Cherbourg, France
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) .....
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the [bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki] on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard.
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FRANCE
RTXO6NE
February 01, 2006
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in...
Cherbourg, France
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen .....
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the[bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki] on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard.
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FRANCE
RTR19H85
February 01, 2006
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in...
Cherbourg, France
The hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE in the English Channel is seen in this handout photo
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout
FRANCE
RTR15RN9
February 01, 2006
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical...
Cherbourg, France
A French navy diver inspects hole in hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE after collision in the English...
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout
FRANCE
RTR15RN0
February 01, 2006
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical...
Cherbourg, France
A French navy diver inspects hole in hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE after collision in the English...
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout
FRANCE
RTR15RMW
February 01, 2006
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in...
Cherbourg, France
The hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE in the English Channel is seen in this handout photo
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout
FRANCE
RTR15RMV
February 01, 2006
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in...
Cherbourg, France
The hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE in the English Channel is seen in this handout photo
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout
FRANCE
RTR1BTYT
January 31, 2006
The bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki is seen in this undated file photo. The General Grot-Rowecki was...
Cherbourg, France
File photo shows bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki
The bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki is seen in this undated file photo. The General Grot-Rowecki was involved in a collision with the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in the Channel between France and Britain on January 31, 2006. The ECE sustained "significant damage" and was leaking its cargo of phosphoric acid, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. The crew of the ECE were evacuated by helicopter and rescue crews are on site to estimate the risk of sinking. REUTERS/French Navy/Handout
CRASH SHIPS
RTR19FLI
January 31, 2006
The 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is pulled by tugboat "Abeille Liberte" after a collision...
Cherbourg, France
Chemical tanker ECE is pulled by tugboat Abeille Liberte after collision in English Channel
The 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is pulled by tugboat "Abeille Liberte" after a collision in the English Channel between France and Britain January 31, 2006.The ECE, carrying phosphoric acid, has sunk 20 miles (32 km) west of the island of Guernsey, but its cargo poses no pollution danger, the UK goastguard said on Wednesday. Picture taken January 31, 2006. REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout
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