During 2012 the Greek crisis deepend. Austerity measures followed Austerity measures to the anger of the Greek people. Salaries were cut to levels impossible to live on and extremist parties like neonazi Golden Dawn gained sympathizers. Mass protests often ended in violent riots.
Syrian refugees - Turkey
Syrians were fleeing their country by the hundreds of thousands during 2012. Outside the city of Kilis in neighbouring Turkey a massive camp was built and new refugees crossed the border daily as bombs kept falling over the citys and villages along the border. Many of the young men just dropped of family members and supplies before going back to join the Free Syrian Army.
Fire before elections
The day before the Greek elections in June 2012 big fires broke out an hour from Athens. Many of the locals had to abandon their homes close to the beach fleeing the fire.
Athens suffered violent riots in february when parliament was voting to implement the EU austerity measures. Teargas covered the Syntagma Square and 45 buildings was torched, more than ten was completely destroyed.
Libyan refugee crisis
During the early days of the revolution in Libya, fighting forced labour migrants to flee en masse over the border to Tunisia. A refugee camp was spreading out in the desert 5 kilometers from the border.
Tahrir Square - Arab Uprising
After more than two weeks of protests and fighting around the Tahrir Square in central Cairo, egyptian president and dictator Hosni Mubarak was forced from power. Protests and clashes have continued throughout the year.
Truck Painters in Karachi
In a backyard close to the docks in Karachi, truck painters work hard in the burning sun. Trucks are brought used from Singapore but the trailers are built from the ground. It takes them 4 days to paint an entire trailer.
In the end of the summer 2011 Pakistan was hit by the worst floodings in modern times. From the mountain areas close to the border with Afghanistan to areas close to Karachi in the south hundreds of thousands of people were diplaced.
Afghan National Police
Afghan National Police recruits training close to Mazar-e-Sharif.
The Russian House - Heroin in Kabul
In the bombed out old Russian Culture House, the heroin addicts of Kabul have found their haven. Night after night they return to the ruins of the once impressive building, to sleep a few hours and inject or smoke their heroin.
Young Bull Fighters
Antonio and Javier are practicing for the bullfight of the weekend, in Barajas, Madrid. They take turns acting as the bull. Two days later the bull is real and the smallest mistake can cause serious consequences.
Swedish ISAF soldiers patrolling the pashtun village Alizayi and its suroundings west of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan.
Per Mårtensson is a cattle farmer in southern Sweden, having raised Charolais cows for the last 24 years with his wife Kerstin. Per and Kerstin do everything around the farm, from delivering the calves to transporting the cows to their summer fields.
Wrestling at the Tango Palace in Malmö, Sweden.
Voudou in Benin
Benin is the home of Voudou or Voodoo. A majority of the population combine the ancient practices with catholisism or Islam. During this specific ceremony ancestors are called home to give advice to the people.
Guest House Kabul
Early in the morning october 28,four or five taleban disguised as Afghan police entered the Bekhtar Guest House in Kabul. Afghan Police and security forces arrived at least 12 people were killed of which five were UN-staff.
Kite Flying in Kabul
After the midday prayer on fridays in Kabul, thousands of young boys and men take to the hills of the city to fly kites.
Red Cross Clinic in Kabul
Four million Afghans hav been injured by landmines during decades of war. At the Red Cross Orthopedic Center in Kabul they get new legs and hope of a better life.
Swedish Elite Gymnastics
The Gymnastics Club Motus Alto in Malmö, Sweden is trying to reach the international elite.
Christians in Pakistan
In central Islamabad, Pakistan, squeezed in between embassies and big villas, a couple of thousand christians live without electricity and water in a slum called The French Colony. The christians make out around 3 percent of the population.
Danish Gang War
Mustafa Shakir Hsownay became an innocent victim of the gang wars in Copenhagen, Denmark, when he was shot to death in Nørrebro, Copenhagen. A few days later 3000 people took part in a procession down Nørrebrogade protesting against the violence.
Oyster Culture in Bassin d´Arcachon on the French Atlantic coast.
Afghan refugees in Paris
Jardin de Villemin in Paris, close to Gare de l´Est, has for several years been a point of transit for Afghan refugees on their way to Britain or Scandinavia. Hundreds of Afghans sleep outside every night in Paris.
Coq fight in Kabul
Coq fighting is one of Afghanistans national sports. It attracts mainly men and has become a symbol for the new Afghanistan. Since the fall of the Taliban regime thousands of people meet in the parks of Kabul to watch the bloody fights.
Gangs of Providence
AIDS in Malawi
Femicides in Juarez
Agent Orange / Vietnam
Waiting for deportation
Waiting for deportation at the Detention Center in Åstorp, southern Sweden.