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  1. 1. Zohra Bensemra her photographer´s diary Zohra was born in Algeria in 1968, and Mallory Lengsdon invited her to work for Reuters as a photographer during the last years of Algerian conflict in 1997. In 2000 Zohra was sent to Macedonia, where Albanian people were hiding from Serbian forces. In 2003 she went to Iraq, where they tried to capture Saddam Hussein. In 2004 Zohra got full-time job in Reuters. Zohra received the award from EU as the best African photographer in 2005. Staying in Algeria, she is still taking photos and covering events happening in Africa and in the countries of the Middle East. Last year she took photos of the referendum held in Sudan, the uprising in Tunisia, and the revolution in Libya. The photos are devoted to Zohra’s memories; she is one of the Arab women, who managed to become a photojournalist.
  2. 2. Arab women on a beach in Algeria, June 4, 2006. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  3. 3. A Tunisian soldier is trying to calm down the demonstrators during the disorders in the capital of the country, January 14, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  4. 4. A boy is jumping from the parapet wall on the beach in Benghazi, May 18, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  5. 5. Algerian policemen near the destroyed service center of the largest and most diversified Egyptian network operator Orascom, November 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  6. 6. Afghanische Frauen in einem Taxi in Kabul, 31. 12.2009, Reuters/ Zohra Bensemra
  7. 7. A girl wearing bikini and a friend of hers wearing tradition clothes are on the beach in Algeria, July 25, 2003. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  8. 8. Models are preparing for the hairstyle competition, Algeria, March 5, 2007. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  9. 9. A Tunisian woman with her baby in her arms is on the state border, she has left Libya and come back to Tunisia, February 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  10. 10. Libyan rebels are watching at Misrata, where the Western front line goes, June 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  11. 11. A soldier from Task Force Denali during praying. The operating base Clark, Khost province, Afganistan, December 13, 2009. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  12. 12. Demonstrators are trying to turn the burnt bus over during the protests against the police raids on Mathare slums, Nairobi, February 20, 2008. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  13. 13. Egyptian refugees are carrying a man, who has fainted, on the Tunisian state border, March 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  14. 14. Muammar Gaddafi’s supporters are demonstrating the things that present the pieces of a NASA missile, according to their words. NASA attacked Gaddafi, having used the missile to destroy Gaddafi’s buildings in Bab al-Aziz, Tripoli, March 21, 2011. Sign, “Long live the ruler!” (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  15. 15. Hadda Laherrab, 42, is showing her work, Henschel, Algeria, May 31, 2010. Hadda lost her eyesight because of the disease, when she was 18 years old; however, she learned to work with clay and sheep skins from her mother. She has participated in the exhibition devoted to the Week of Algerian Culture recently. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  16. 16. A little girl in a house that was destroyed during the battle between rebels and Gaddafi’s troops in Tripoli, May 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  17. 17. A woman’s body at the site of terroristic act, near the police station in the capital of Algeria, January 30, 1995. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  18. 18. A woman is carrying a piece of furniture from the site of the battle between two hostile groupings, the suburb of Molo, Nairobi, February 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  19. 19. Somali refugees from Libya are in the camp located near the Libyan state border, Tunisia, March 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  20. 20. Tuareg-women during the Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s (President of Algeria) visit in Tamanrasset, January 7, 2008. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  21. 21. Milad Siri, 27, a dancer, is rehearsing with her partner Raid in Bagdad, May 27, 2003. Siri has divorced her husband, and now lives with her 12 years old son. She has been a dancer since 1996. The war interfered with her work and took two most important clients — Saddam’s sons, Qusay and Uday Husseins — away from her. There are not any contradictions and conflicts between the religion and the dance, according to Siri’s opinion. “Dancing is a way of earning money.” (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  22. 22. Milad Siri is examining her handgun before going outside, Bagdad, May 27, 2003. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
  23. 23. A man is smoking the kalian and watching at a dancer in Bagdad cafe, May 4, 2003. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  24. 24. A woman is near her newly-born baby in a hospital in Juba, Sudan, September 4, 2007. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  25. 25. A Libyan rebel during the intelligence patrol 35km away from Misrata, May 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  26. 26. A jobless young man in La Kasbah, Tunisia, December 31, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  27. 27. Dancers are performing during the ceremony of reception of Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, in Juba, Sudan, September 4, 2007. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  28. 28. People from the Kikuyu tribe, who have fled the Mathare slums because of unrests. Nairobi, February 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  29. 29. Fatna Adam Hamed (on the right), 11, who have been raped by unknown armed men is trying to hide behind her mother’s back; they are at the camp for inside refugees in Nyala, Sudan, March 18, 2009. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  30. 30. A woman is doing her room in the asylum for women having suffered from cruel domestic abuse. Algeria, November 3, 2007. A quarter of the population live below the poverty line, 70% of the citizens under the age of 30 are jobless. In the aggressive and unstable country women are the first to be suffering. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
  31. 31. The soldiers from the 3rd Battalion of the 21st Infantry regiment are interrogating the wife of a person suspected in transportation of explosives. Mosul, Iraq, January 12, 2005. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  32. 32. A demonstrator has clutched at the soldier’s leg hearing the warning shots during the action held near the headquarters of the party of ousted President Zine al-Abdin Ben Ali in Tunisia, January 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  33. 33. An inner refugee is cutting clay with a pick to make breaks not far from the camp in Al- Fasher, Darfur, April 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  34. 34. The representatives of S’hab El Baroud are firing ceremonial muskets at the final day of the celebration devoted to Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Timimun, Algeria, March 26, 2008. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  35. 35. Students of the Algerian military school, waiting for the ceremony devoted to their graduation, January 27, 1999. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  36. 36. Malak Al Shami, 6, lost one of her legs, when her house was destroyed by Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher Grad. The girl is on the hospital of Misrata, June 3, 2011. Her parents, her sister Rodiana (1 year old) and brother Mohammed (3 years old) were killed by the explosion there. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  37. 37. Libyan rebels are firing a machine gun, trying to kill a sniper, Tripoli, August 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
  38. 38. A doctor and a Libyan revolutionary are carrying the body of a man killed during the battle for Abu Salim, Tripoli, August 25, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
  39. 39. Afghan singer Meriam Murad from Arian at the concert.