Even when disaster strikes, students around the world try to keep up with their assignments.
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2012 was an eventful year, from big events like the London Summer Olympics and the U.S. presidential race, to regional conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to smaller issues closer to home. Reverberations from last year’s transformative Arab Spring still heavily affect Syria and Egypt; and the slow recovery from the recent global economic crisis brought bitter austerity measures to parts of Europe, leading to widespread protests. Collected here is Part 2 of a three-part photo summary of the last year, covering its first four months. Be sure to see Part 1from yesterday, and come back tomorrow for Part 3. The series will total 135 images in all.
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Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest and most active volcano. [REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello]
The U.S. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency embraces the aesthetic of the times in this super stylized, New Age-inspired overview of disaster preparedness from 1972. Your Chance to Live: Earthwatch begins with a slow zoom in on our galaxy, and pairs dramatic voiceover with footage of natural disasters and man-made threats like nuclear war and pollution.
At Atlantic Video channel, brush up on your safety skills with a curated selection of archival films about safety through the ages.
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