VII 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW


Grave diggers prepare for a funeral in Colma, California. An investigation by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that more than 20 civilians have been attacked in deliberate U.S. drone strikes on funerals and mourners in Pakistan. (Photo credit: Tomas van Houtryve / VII)


A public park is seen from above in San Francisco. California is a major center for the development and manufacture of military UAVs—General Atomics builds its Predators and Reapers in the state—and the Bay Area in particular is a hub of the expanding consumer-drone market. (Photo credit: Tomas van Houtryve / VII)


Yazidi women mourn family members lost in the fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, as they travel away from Mount Sinjar in Faysh Khabur, Zakho, Iraq on Aug. 9, 2014. (Photo credit: Ali Arkady/VII Mentor Program)

1Remains of stores destroyed by protesters in Ferguson during a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (Photo credit: Ron Haviv / VII)


Khadhir Hassan Ahmed, 17, sits before the camera in a tent in the Khanki camp in Dohuk, Iraq on Aug. 20, 2014. Ahmed is a survivor from the village Kojo where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria killed his family and kidnapped women before putting the young people in front of a firing squad under instructions to either change their religion or be killed. (Photo credit: Ali Arkady/VII Mentor Program)


Refugees show their grief, fears and fatigue after their trek from the mountains to the Nawrooz Camp in Al Malikiya, Syria on Aug. 10, 2014. (Photo credit: Ali Arkady/VII Mentor Program)


Refugees fleeing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, arrive towards the Syria-Iraq border on their way to a control point to find shelters that will house them in Faysh Khabur, Zakho, Iraq on Aug. 10, 2014. (Photo credit: Ali Arkady/VII Mentor Program)


Aamir carries his sick wife Ghazala on his shoulders as they enter into Kurdistan on Aug. 9, 2014. (Photo credit: Ali Arkady/VII Mentor Program)


A father holds his son-Ghazaleh who has become weak from hunger and dehydration as they cross into Kurdistan, by way of the Syrian border in Faysh Khabur, Zakho, Iraq on Aug. 9, 2014. (Photo credit: Ali Arkady/VII Mentor Program)


Kiev, Ukraine. 02/2014. The days after the end of clasher between protesters and police. Mourning for the protestors died during clashes with police. (Photo credit: Davide Monteleone / VII)


Deputy Lesya Orobets is photographed as she views the remains of the deadly clashes in Kiev, Ukraine on March 18, 2014. Orobets, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, remained active during the month of the protests. Orobets will run for President in the election on May 25, 2014. (Photo credit: Davide Monteleone / VII)


Officers confer in the field at Belbek air base in Lubimovka, Crimea on March 4, 2014. Under the direction of Colonel Yuli Mamchor, the unarmed self defense unit was able to maintain the power until March 23rd. Armed Russian forces finally stormed the base and the colonel was arrested. (Photo credit: Davide Monteleone / VII)


A billboard in support of pro-Ukranian forces in Bakhchisarai, Crimea on March 8, 2014. (Photo credit: Davide Monteleone / VII)


Riots take place in and around Maidan Square as clashes between protestors and governmental forces escalate in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 14, 2014. (Photo credit: Davide Monteleone / VII)


China is urbanising at breakneck speed, with rural land turning into planned small towns and old slums transformed into skyscrapers like in this area in Guangzhou. From Sim Chi Yin on-going project on urbanisation in China. (Sim Chi Yin / VII)


Young British holiday makers in the Escape Club, Laganas, Zante. “I love going clubbing here. It’s much better than home. The birds are proper fit and everyone’s more relaxed and you can party all night!” Jason, 19 from Southport, Merseyside. (Photo credit: Jocelyn Bain Hogg/VII for Sea Change)


Teenagers with no place to go sit on a bench in Gourock park in Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Megan. 16 (red hair). “It’s shite being here. There is nothing to do. The weather is shite. The police follow us to where we go and then move us on again. Apparently people over the age of 14 are not allowed in that park after 7 O’clock. Where do they expect us to go?” Aternative quotation: “There is a lot of pressure to find something to do. People have no where to go because they don’t do the underage nights. There is so much violence outside with people smashing bottles. It’s ridiculous people beating other people up. They should have a place to go where they can enjoy themselves and be satisfied with the night, and they go home and have something to look forward to next weekend” Or: “Get the youth club back


Milano, Italy Syrian refugees sleeping at the train station in Milano. Milano is the transit spot no. 1 in Europe for many of the Syrian refugees who are trying to get further up north in Europe. (Photo credit: Joachim Ladefoged/VII)


Barricades along Grushevskogo Street, the frontline of the protests and location of the first deadly clashes. (Photo credit: Donald Weber / VII)

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