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A view of the dangerously packed crowd at the 2010 Love Parade
A view of the dangerously packed crowd at the 2010 Love Parade
Katja Heise

KAISERSLAUTERN - It's been more than two years since 21 people were killed and more than 500 injured in the Duisburg Love Parade, a tragedy that shocked Germany and reopened wider questions about how to control large crowds.

In an article published in the EPJ Data Science journal, physicist Dirk Helbing of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and his colleague Pratik Mukerjee have analyzed the disaster, which they blame on what’s known as the “crowd quake” or “crowd turbulence” phenomenon.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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