Koen Naert: The road to Tokyo

Koen Naert is European champion marathon. I could follow him one year during his preparation for the Tokyo Olympics where he ended tenth.

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Dubai fish market

Far from the posh hotels the Dubai Deira fish market is full of activity in the early morning. The traders are loud and always ready to sell fresh fish.

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The streets of Puglia

Puglia is famous for its beaches and delicious food. But the daily life of its inhabitants is as fascinating. People live outside their homes and towns become vibrant when there is a procession

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The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world-famous for its elaborate masks.

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Shrimp fishers

Shrimp fishing on horseback is so linked to the identity of the Belgian coastal town of Oostduinkerke that it became Unesco Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. Ten fishermen and two fisherwomen are actively engaged in the tradition which goes 500 years back.

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Shibuya Hagaya

Hagaya is a bar/restaurant in the Tokyo Shibuya district where the Japanese salarymen enjoy dinner & drinks after a day of hard work.



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God in the Andes

Almost 80 per cent of the population of Peru is catholic. They experience their devotion in a very intense way through processions and other manifestations. The Procession del segnor de los miraglos in Lima is each year attended by about 2 million people.

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Jaweed is a 18 year old Afghan refugee. He reached Brussels end 2015 after a long and hazardous journey through Iran, Turkey and East Europe. During his application for the refugee status he was staying during the weekends with a Belgian family which gave him a lot of warmth. He is now studying to become a baker. With the portrait of Jaweed I won a prize in the “Sociaal” competition.

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New York Streets II

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Tomitae is a maiko, which is an apprentice geiko or geisha in the world famous Kyoto Gion district. Gion provided the setting for “Memoirs of a geisha”, the bestselling novel by Arthur Golden. At 15 years Tomitae decided to become a geisha. She is now 19 years and her ambition to become a geisha is stronger than ever.

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Sara Roovevelt Park

Sara Roosevelt Park is located in the heart of Chinatown in New York. Ignoring the frenzied New York life, Chinese immigrants practice their traditional sports and martial arts at any moment of the day.

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