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Photographer Meeri Koutaniemi took this picture of a young girl who has undergone genital mutilation. Though the practice violates human rights, it is still practised in 29 countries

How do we humans react to different circumstances? These photographs capture moments from the lives of human beings from different countries across the world.

"One in a hundred"

More than 90 percent of couples in Denmark decide to undergo an abortion if their child risks being affected by Down’s Syndrome. Photographer Mario Wezel captures moments from the life of five-year-old Emmy, whose prenatal test showed a risk of 1:800.


“Maggie” is a series of photographs by Sara Leckowicz. This series is about a woman called Maggie, a victim of domestic abuse.

"One day in history"

Finnish photographer Andrea Gjestvang portrays survivors of the massacre in the Norwegian island Utoya, where a gunman shot 77 people dead.

"Stray kids"

German photographer Fara Phoebe Zetzsche depicts the life of children who have run away from home because of problems with their parents.

"Mekong Source to sea"

German photographer Lucas Wahls tries to capture life along the Mekong, a 4000 kilometer long river that flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.


Felix Kleymann documents moments from the Pacificacao programme, which aimed to make the streets of Rio di Janeiro safer during the football world cup games this year in July.

"Our war our pain"

Photographer Oscar B. Castillo documents violence in Venezuela, where 16,000 people are murdered every year, according to official figures.


Buzkashi is the national sport in Afghanistan where horseriders fight for a calf or a lamb’s body. Swedish photographer Casper Hedberg captures some scenes.

Author: Annabelle Steffes

Editor: Manasi Gopalakrishnan



24.09.2014 | 12:21