Serve for Peace

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Photos from travels to Lebanon in March 2011. Fantastic food, scenery and people.

The photos shown above are from the protest in March 2011. The 2011 Lebanese protests were seen as influenced by the Arab Spring. The main protests focused on calls for political reform especially against confessionalism in Lebanon. 

A panoramic scene overlooking villages in the valleys of Dashkasan, Azerbaijan. The huge old dump truck tires make a guardrail for the dirt road that snakes up higher into the mountains. The mounded rocks on the right remain from the strip mines.

A sassy composer leads the school orchestra in celebration of “Son Zeng”, last bell, in Sheki, Azerbaijan. 

It had just rained and there was still water dripping off the roof. The kids were piled up on each other under the umbrella playing peek-a-boo with the camera which was bouncing water droplets onto their mothers. The game lasted longer than the women would have liked to be dripped on, but the kids couldn’t be scolded.

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These photos were shared by Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer Bart Pogue taken during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign he led in his Moroccan community.

This image was taken right after the wedding registration of these newlyweds as they dance their “first dance” in Zagatala, Azerbaijan.
It literately was, magical. 

This image was taken right after the wedding registration of these newlyweds as they dance their “first dance” in Zagatala, Azerbaijan.

It literately was, magical. 

Jenna Oelschlegel snaps this sunny mother/daughter photo in Beylegan, Azerbaijan. 

Jenna Oelschlegel snaps this sunny mother/daughter photo in Beylegan, Azerbaijan. 

first ever camp iglow, a girls empowerment camp for high schoolers in east java, indonesia

first ever camp iglow, a girls empowerment camp for high schoolers in east java, indonesia

 Nijat celebrates his birthday during “Hello World! We Exist, Too!,” a summer camp for disabled children in the Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan organized by PCV Alexandra Solomon

   Local government officials came to dance with the children during “Hello World! We Exist, Too!”

  Mosque in Lahij Village in Ismayilli, Azerbaijan (photo by PCV Kevin Kravitz)