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Xenophobic attacks in South Africa cause tension with Nigeria

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A cow named Fine, star of the Paris Agriculture Fair

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Mixed signals from US administration on China's currency

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Students blockade Paris schools to protest suspected police rape

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Displaced people in South Sudan suffer from untreated mental disorders

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Somalia's president asks Al Shabaab to lay down their weapons

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THE DEBATE

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 2)

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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.

Latest update : 2011-12-28

The best Observers stories of the year

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.

This week, we take a look back at some of the best Observers stories of 2011.

STORY 1: RUSSIA

We begin with the Russian election and our Observer Taras Fedoseev.

STORY 2: TUNISIA

Next, our Observer Slimane Rouissi. He is the technology professor who helped launch a revolution. He and his union colleagues spread word about the events in their town that would eventually topple President Ben Ali of Tunisia.

STORY 3: USA / IRELAND

Finally, the Occupy movement. It all started on Wall Street in New York, and then spread to the United States, and even to other countries. First, we hear from Stephen Squibb in Boston. Then to Dublin, Ireland, where protesters occupied Dame Street, in the city’s financial center. We hear from Robin Wilson.

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2017-02-18 Chile

Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2017-02-11 Guinea Conakry

Exclusive footage of horrific jail conditions in Cameroon, and 'waste-selfies' encourage Guinean govt to clean up their act

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2017-01-28 India

India's controversial bull-taming sport Jallikattu, and a clean-up operation on a Brazilian beach

A traditional bull-taming sport causes controversy in India, locals band together to clean up a beach in Rio de Janeiro, and Egyptian cartoonists strike a little too close to the...

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2017-01-21 Cameroon

Pollution threatens island paradise of Mauritius, and one Cameroonian expat's quest to bring safe drinking water to his country

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2017-01-14 Burma

Burmese policemen abuse Rohingya in a video, and a Malian is deported from France in handcuffs

A video emerged of Rohingya attacked by Burmese policemen, a Malian was handcuffed on a plane and deported from France, and a controversial new song hit the airwaves in Saudi...

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