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A show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from our Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris. Saturday at 10.15 am Paris time.

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Oil smuggling in Algeria, forbidden water fights in Iran, and making music with tanks in Israel

This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.

STORY 1: ALGERIA

We begin this show in North Africa. Algeria is the number 13 oil producer in the world - normally that should mean plenty of cheap gas for its people. But our Observer tells us that's not the case in Tébessa, in the east.

STORY 2: IRAN

Next up we head to Iran. It's summer. It's hot, and it's time for a water fight. That's what a group of young people thought recently, so they organised a big water fight in the capital, with both boys and girls. We head to Teheran with Omid Habibinia, an Iranian exile who followed the incident from Switerzland.

STORY 3: ISRAEL

We end the show with tanks in Israel, and a reservist who's turned his APC into a musical instrument. He says he and his squad do know how to use the vehicle if necessary, but in the meantime, he has a more peaceful message to send. We head to the Negev desert, in the south, with Dror Gomel.

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2017-09-30 Guinea Conakry

The man in Guinea who made a dam to power his entire village; and the Turks making moonshine

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2017-09-23 India

Shootouts between Mexican drug cartels and police; and what women use for their periods in India

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2017-09-16 Emission courte

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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2017-09-09 Egypt

The racy Egyptian music video that was a viral hit; and the man trying to #SaveDakar

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2017-07-15 Hungary

Hungary tries to recruit more 'border hunters'; Syrian refugees attacked in Turkey after false rumours online

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