Pristina

The capital of Kosovo, which declared it's independence from Serbia in 2008, has a population of nearly 200 000. The city has known some major modification. During the Yugoslav Communist era the vast majority of Ottoman building, mosques and Catholic churches were destroyed in a misguided effort to modernize Pristina. It suffered large scale destruction by the hand of Serbian Forces, during the Kosovo War at the end of the 90's, against which NATO conducted a number of airstrikes. At the end of the war, almost all the Serbs who used to live in the city fled Kosovo. Today the city, expending at a fast rate, is a mix of large avenues with brand new buildings and small cobblestone streets lined with precarious constructions.

A man ridding his bicycle on Bulevardi Nënë Tereza.

A man ridding his bicycle on Bulevardi Nënë Tereza.

Çiftelia merchant playing music with one of his instruments.

Çiftelia merchant playing music with one of his instruments.

Tow women waiting for their bus on the sidewalk of a large boulevard.

Tow women waiting for their bus on the sidewalk of a large boulevard.

Mercedes AMG with a German number plate driving through a neighborhood under construction.

Mercedes AMG with a German number plate driving through a neighborhood under construction.

Çarshisë Mosque under renovation.

Çarshisë Mosque under renovation.

Two women walking past a taxi doing a u-turn in a small street of Pristina

Two women walking past a taxi doing a u-turn in a small street of Pristina

Men standing in front of a fast food restaurant where hamburger are sold for 1€ on Svetozar Markoviq street.

Men standing in front of a fast food restaurant where hamburger are sold for 1€ on Svetozar Markoviq street.

Woman carrying her groceries on Edmond Hoxha street.

Woman carrying her groceries on Edmond Hoxha street.

A middle-aged man and a child on the door step of a small grocery store.

A middle-aged man and a child on the door step of a small grocery store.

Youth Protest In Nantes

Over 1500 students rallied in Nantes, on the 5th of April, against the controversial El Khomri labor law project which aim at revitalize the job market by softening the job termination rules and many other laws protecting workers. Numerous banks and public proprieties have been damaged during the protest. Over a dozen persons got arrested by Police forces during the event.

Young woman taking pictures with her cellphone of protesters engaging the rally away from tear gas fired at them by Police forces.

Young woman taking pictures with her cellphone of protesters engaging the rally away from tear gas fired at them by Police forces.

Middle-aged protesters walking alongside masked teenagers.

Middle-aged protesters walking alongside masked teenagers.

Two women looking from a store window  at the protesters climbing stairs in the city center of Nantes.

Two women looking from a store window  at the protesters climbing stairs in the city center of Nantes.

"Opinion cannot be our only compass" El Khomri Rebellion is our only compass

"Opinion cannot be our only compass" El Khomri
Rebellion is our only compass

Masked protesters standing in front of the rally.

Masked protesters standing in front of the rally.

Protersters walking past a vandalized bus.

Protersters walking past a vandalized bus.

People looking at the protest walk through the city.

People looking at the protest walk through the city.

A youg child and a teenager looking at protesters clashing with the Police.

A youg child and a teenager looking at protesters clashing with the Police.

Tear gas fired by the Police to repel the protesters away from the railway.

Tear gas fired by the Police to repel the protesters away from the railway.

Protesters teasing the Police from a bridge located above the railway.

Protesters teasing the Police from a bridge located above the railway.

Teenager running away from tear gas with a stuffed Stitch under her arm.

Teenager running away from tear gas with a stuffed Stitch under her arm.

A cyclist protecting himself and ridding away from tear gas.

A cyclist protecting himself and ridding away from tear gas.

Protesters running away from tear gas in front of the Château des Ducs de Bretagne.

Protesters running away from tear gas in front of the Château des Ducs de Bretagne.

Cops from the BRI unit.

Cops from the BRI unit.

Police officer taking the identity of a protester shortly after arresting him.

People assessing the damages made by rioters against a bank and insurance agency from the Crédit Agricole.

People assessing the damages made by rioters against a bank and insurance agency from the Crédit Agricole.

A man looking at his map in the center of Nantes as the city regain it's calm.

A man looking at his map in the center of Nantes as the city regain it's calm.

Tossed But Not Sunk

Paris, ten months after the deadly terrorist attacks against Charlie Hebdo and the Hypercacher perpetrated by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Daesh robbed the lives of at least 129 people and injuring over 350 on the 13th of November's night.

The following pictures have been taken on the 15th (first picture only) and 17th of November 

Kids playing in autumn leaves on Avenue de l'Observatoire.

Kids playing in autumn leaves on Avenue de l'Observatoire.

An elderly woman chatting with a gardener of the Botanical Garden.

An elderly woman chatting with a gardener of the Botanical Garden.

Women greeting each others, Place de la République. 

Women greeting each others, Place de la République. 

Parisians gathering around the Statue of the Republic.

Parisians gathering around the Statue of the Republic.

A man adjusting flowers in front of a sign saying "Paris,  chose life!!!"

A man adjusting flowers in front of a sign saying "Paris,  chose life!!!"

Parisians paying their respects to the 129 victims who lost their lives and the 352 wounded.

Parisians paying their respects to the 129 victims who lost their lives and the 352 wounded.

"Thai solidarity in France" 

"Thai solidarity in France" 

People of all origins at Place de la République

People of all origins at Place de la République

People debating in front of the monument.

People debating in front of the monument.

"Not Even Afraid". Gendarmes on patrol going down to the metro.

"Not Even Afraid". Gendarmes on patrol going down to the metro.

Black-Blanc-Beur. A musician playing a song about fraternity on Place de la République.

Black-Blanc-Beur. A musician playing a song about fraternity on Place de la République.

A female soldier from the French Army paroling the Louvre.

A female soldier from the French Army paroling the Louvre.

The unilluminated Eiffel Tower detaching itself  from the landscape  as a woman take pictures of street hawkers.

The unilluminated Eiffel Tower detaching itself  from the landscape  as a woman take pictures of street hawkers.