الجمعة، 31 أكتوبر، 2014

Living with Ebola in West Africa

Living with Ebola in West Africa

The World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West African countries and infected twice as many since the recent outbreak began. The World Bank estimates the economic impact of Ebola will exceed $32 billion by the end of next year. This collection of images shows the effects of the epidemic over the the last month in Africa.--By Lloyd Young



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A Doctors Without Borders (MSF), health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola in the MSF treatment center on Oct. 5 in Paynesville, Liberia. The girl and her mother, showing symptoms of the deadly disease, were awaiting test results for the virus. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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A woman prays for victims of the Ebola virus, on Oct. 4 in Saint Anthony's Catholic church in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. The Ebola epidemic has infected more than 6,200 people in West Africa since late last year and killed nearly half of them, according to the World Health Organization. (Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty Images)
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The shoes of a suspected Ebola patient are seen after being cordoned off with stones by local residents in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Sept. 24. U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up. (Michael Duff/Associated Press)
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A grave digger prepares a new grave outside an Ebola treatment center on Oct. 7 near Gbarnga, in Bong County in central Liberia. The 70-bed facility is run by the U.S. based International Medical Corps and supported by USAID. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, with nearly 2,000 of them in Liberia. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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A MSF nurse is prepared with personal protection equipment before entering a high risk zone of MSF's Ebola isolation and treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. Six months into the worlds worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (Jerome Delay/Associated Press)
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People wait to enter the ELWA 3 Doctors Without Borders Ebola treatment center on Oct. 3 in Paynesville, Liberia. Filled to capacity, the center can only take in as many new Ebola patients as the number of people who die overnight. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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A young girl suspected to be infected by Ebola has been moved to quarantine in a hospital, on Oct. 6 in Foredugu. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears over the crippling outbreak are infecting economies across the continent and may put its envy-inducing growth prospects at risk. (Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Doctors Without Borders (MSF), staffer washes his hands in chlorinated water as sanitized boots dry at the MSF treatment center on Oct. 5 in Paynesville, Liberia. The epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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U.S. Navy microbiologist Lt. Jimmy Regeimbal prepares to test blood samples for Ebola at the U.S. Navy mobile laboratory of on Oct. 7 near Gbarnga in Bong County of central Liberia. The U.S. now operates 4 mobile laboratories in Liberia as part of the American response to the Ebola epidemic. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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People wash their hands with soap and bleach on Sept. 3 to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus on the usually busy main market road in the northern Senegalese city of Diaobe, one of the most important trading cities in West Africa. The busy market street is near empty since the Aug. 21 closure of the border with Guinea since a Guinean student brought the deadly Ebola epidemic raging across west Africa into Senegal. The Ebola virus, passed on through contact with infected bodily fluids, has killed more than 2,000 in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Nigeria became the fourth country caught up in the epidemic, reporting seven deaths before Senegal registered its first case. (Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images)
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A health worker, center, loads a suspected Ebola patient into the back of a ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Sept. 24. U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up. (Michael Duff/Associated Press)
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A health worker puts on protective gloves at an Ebola treatment center on Oct. 7 near Gbarnga in Bong County of central Liberia. The 70-bed facility is run by the U.S. based International Medical Corps and supported by USAID. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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A Liberian Ministry of Health worker, dressed in an anti-contamination suit, speaks to Banu, 4, in a holding center for suspected Ebola patients at Redemption Hospital on Oct. 3 in Monrovia, Liberia. He had arrived there with his sick mother and two siblings to be tested for Ebola. His father died of the disease a week before. Patients there are tested for Ebola and if the results are positive, are sent to an Ebola treatment unit (ETU). (John Moore/Getty Images)
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A member of a specialized Ebola inhumation team cleans a house on Oct. 6 in Magbonkoh. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears over the crippling outbreak are infecting economies across the continent and may put its envy-inducing growth prospects at risk. (Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man sits in an empty street in downtown Freetown as a nationwide three-day curfew begins in order to conduct a governmental, UN-supported house-to-house campaign sensitizing individuals on the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Sept. 19. Residents in the country of 6 million will stay in their homes from Friday to Monday as over 28,000 health workers distribute soap, raise awareness on Ebola and identify those who may have already contracted the virus. The three-day shutdown is the latest in the government’s effort to stop the spread of the deadly disease. (Tanya Bindry/EPA)
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Health workers enter the high-risk zone as they make the morning rounds at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit in Sgt. Kollie Town near Gbarnga, Liberia, on Oct. 6. In the newly opened treatment center, operated by an American charity, the International Medical Corps. Western volunteers and Liberian workers identify who is infected,  save those they can and try to halt the virus’s spread. (Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times)
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Workers of a cleaning company collect garbage in central Monrovia on Sept. 30. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,400 people in west Africa. (Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)
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Prince, 10, lies with his family in an Ebola holding center, formerly the maternity ward of Redemption Hospital on Oct. 3 in Monrovia, Liberia. His father died of Ebola a week before. People at the center are tested for Ebola and if the results are positive, are sent to an Ebola treatment unit (ETU). (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Bystanders listen to a street preacher on Sept. 27 calling on people to raise their hands and "Wave Ebola Bye Bye" in Monrovia, Liberia. (Jerome Delay/Associated Press)
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A Liberian Ministry of Health worker is sprayed with disinfectant after removing his anti-contamination suit at a holding center for suspected Ebola patients at Redemption Hospital on Oct. 3 in Monrovia, Liberia. Patients there are tested for Ebola and if the results are positive, are sent to an Ebola treatment unit (ETU). (John Moore/Getty Images)
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A burial team buries the body of Robert Yini, who died from Ebola, at a graveyard adjacent to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit near Gbarnga in rural Bong County, Liberia, on Oct. 6. The center, which includes a triage area, a restricted unit for patients suspected of Ebola infections and another for those in the grip of the disease is not teeming like some clinics in Monrovia, more than four hours away. (Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times)
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Dennis Khakie, who initially tested positive for Ebola, celebrates as he walked out of the confirmed ward after receiving a negative laboratory testing for the virus at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit near Gbarnga in rural Bong County, Liberia, on Oct. 4. (Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times)
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A woman enters the Ebola treatment center at the Island Hospital on Oct. 6 on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. She said she was bleeding heavily from a miscarriage and was unable to get treatment at other clinics, many of which now refuse to treat bleeding patients due to fears of contracting Ebola. The Island Hospital, with it's 120 beds, has remained at full capacity since it's opening by the Liberian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), in September. The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the WHO. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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A soiled surgical mask lies outside the Ebola treatment center at the Island Hospital on Oct. 6, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Relatives pray over a weak Siata Johnson, 23, outside the Ebola treatment center at the Island Hospital on Oct. 6 on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. The hospital, with it's 120 beds, has remained at capacity since it's opening by the Liberian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), in September. The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the WHO. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Fairs around the world


Fairs around the world

All across the world, seasonal fairs are held to celebrate harvest, holidays and trade. People of all ages come out to explore, learn, and catch a thrill on rides.--By Leanne Burden Seidel


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A full moon silhouettes riders at the 61st Annual Alabama National Fair in Montgomery on, Oct. 8. (Lloyd Gallman/Montgomery Advertiser via Associated Press)
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Bubbles surround a clown car during the Topsfield Fair Parade in Topsfield, Mass. on Oct. 7. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Nine-year-old Ayden Sanchez plays in a bubble runner ball on Oct 8 at the Permian Basin Fair & Exposition at the Ector County Coliseum fairgrounds in Odessa, Texas. (Courtney Sacco/Odessa American via Associated Press)
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Todd Campbell, 9, left, and Chase Allen, 10, right, enjoy the Silver Streak ride during opening day of the 158th Annual Mid-South Fair at The Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., Sept. 19. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press)
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Children are silhouetted as sun sets at a fair ground during Dussehra celebrations on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Oct. 3. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press)
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Children scream as they are hoisted in the air on an Midway ride on opening day of the State Fair of Texas Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. (G.J. McCarthy/Dallas Morning News via Associated Press)
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Callie Shields, left, and Lola Bundy watch as a duckling slides down a chute into a pool of water Sept. 27, at the Hamilton County Fair at Chester Frost Park in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via Associated Press)
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Visitors to the 159th Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pa., ride above the fairground on the sky ride Sept 24, as the setting sun fills the western sky with color. (Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via Associated Press)
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Indian artists get ready to put on a play at a fair to celebrate the Dusshera festival in New Delhi. With traditional theatre and the burning of giant effigies, millions of Hindus across northern India are celebrating a religious festival that symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man slips down the zip line before the opening of the fair "Foire du Valais" above the town of Martigny, Switzerland, Oct. 2. It takes about 1 minute to slip down, at an altitude in places of 120 meters (410 feet) above ground level and at speeds of up to 85 kph (53 mph). (Maxime Schmid/Keystone via Associated Press)
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Mayya Panfilora of "Trained House Cats" directs a cat as he makes his way across two parallel ropes on top of a satin ball, Sept. 3,, at the Luzerne County Fair in Dallas, Pa. (Andrew Krech/Citizens' Voice via Associated Press)
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Chuey flips as she tries to catch a flying disc in the air during a performance of the JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show Sept. 10, at the Permian Basin Fair in the Ector County Coliseum fairgrounds in Odessa,Texas. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via Associated Press)
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Women dressed in folk costumes dance behind empty shopping trolleys during a food fair in Stavropol, Sept. 21. Local farmers and factories offer their products to customers at the fair, according to local media. (Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)
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Visitors dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing enjoy riding on a merry-go-round on the opening day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on Sept. 20, in Munich, Germany. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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A model stands between the colorful bristles of a car washing machine during the press tour of the 'Automechanika' car accessories fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Sept 15. Thousands of companies from 71 countries present car products to the interested public. (Frank Rumpenhorse/EPA)
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Brothers Gabe Krug (right), 10, and Eric Krug Jr., 8, face off against each other during the Kansas Arm Wrestling Championships at the Kansas State Fair on Sept. 7, iin Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via Associated Press)
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A jockey competes in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival, east of Bangkok, Oct. 7. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the commercial centre of Thailand's east. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
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People enjoy a ride on a ferris wheel during the Thadinkyut festival celebration in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 6. Thadinkyut festival, also called Lighting Festival, is held to mark the full moon day of the Burmese Lunar month of Thadingyut, which is the end of Buddhist lent, and is the celebration to welcome the Buddha's descent from heaven. (Lyn Bo Bo/EPA)
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A bullrider smiles as he waits for his ride in the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival ground on October 3, in Deniliquin, Australia. The annual Deniliquin Ute Muster is the largest ute muster in Australia, bringing together utility vehicle enthusiasts from across the country for a weekend of music, competitions and camping. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Tasters drink coffee during the Colombian coffee Expoespeciales Cafe de Colombia fair in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on Oct. 3. The fair seeks to strengthen the coffee industry and foment national and international commercial dynamism showing industry trends and innovations. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)
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Manga aficionados sit on a bench near the venue of the "Connichi" manga fair in Kassel, Germany, on Sept. 12. The "Connichi" is considered the country's biggest convention of manga style fans. (Uwe Zucchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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People look at a selection of vegetables inside at Royal Horticultural Show on Oct. 7, in London, England. Growers from across the UK come together for the show at the RHS Horticultural Halls in Westminster to exhibit their seasonable bounty in the annual fruit and vegetable competition. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Visitors enjoy a ride on a fun fair ride at the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Sept 24. (Sven Hoppe/EPA)
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Claudia Maas sorts copies of US writer James Frey's book 'Endgame' at the Oetinger publisher booth during the book fair in Frankfurt am Main, Oct. 7. (Arne Dedert/EPA)
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Workers set up a giant cardboard cutout of Captain America during the annual Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN) fair in Managua Sept. 26. The cutout was placed to promote paperboard packaging products. (Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)
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An Indian worker rides upside down to push a giant wheel at a fair ground during Dussehra celebrations on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Oct. 3. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press)
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Airiana Jaworski, 4, waves to her family as she rides the Mini Jets at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan. on Sept. 12. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News)
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Oktoberfest waitresses celebrate the end of the world's biggest beer festival, the 181st Oktoberfest, in Munich Oct. 5. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world came to the Bavarian capital in the last two weeks for the Oktoberfest. (Lukas Barth/Reuters)