Afghan refugee Hasanat Mohammed, 5, poses for a picture while standing outside his home in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Nov. 12, 2013.
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Marine infantry in Taiwan practice using flame throwers in a simulated battle, January 1969.Photograph by Frank and Helen Schreider, National Geographic
9/5/2013 // A group of men sitting in front of a corner shop in Mokattam, or Garbage City, in Cairo, Egypt.
Women sit outside a house along the streets at the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on September 23, 2013.
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A banana vendor crosses a flooded street in Manila, Philippines on Sept. 22, 2013.
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Elder abuse and neglect is one of America’s fastest growing crimes targeting one of its most vulnerable populations. In long-term care facilities, cases of abuse and neglect are largely out of view and underreported. As a result, countless elderly victims are suffering alone in silence.
Within one year, over $5 billion went to substandard care, according to reports by the U.S. government. Many nursing homes reported staffing levels insufficient to provide adequate care, including some of the largest for-profit chains in the U.S., according to a study. Enforcement agencies say they are limited by new budget cuts. While the business of elder care is growing.
Fault Lines investigates how problems of government oversight and corporate accountability persist in many states, and how poorly rated facilities continue to operate without penalties despite repeated offenses.
Premieres this Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 7:00 and 10p EST on Al Jazeera America. Episode will premier on Al Jazeera English in the coming week. Episode produced by Elizabeth Gorman with Josh Rushing as Correspondent.
Photograph by Patrick Witty
A crowd of stunned New Yorkers witness the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. TIME’s Patrick Witty took this photo twelve years ago. As the nation marks another year passed, he asks for help identifying the people in the picture.
Light on Syrian refugees — Amina, a Syrian woman who fled the fighting in Aleppo, is photographed inside an abandoned building with her five-month-old sick daughter, Asma, on the outskirts of Saraqib, southwest of Aleppo, on September 9, 2013. (GIOVANNI DIFFIDENTI/AFP/Getty Images)
An American restaurant chain is patroned by local Abu Dhabian men, October 1975.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic
Photos from Producer Andréa Schmidt from her new episode for Fault Lines, “Life after Guantanamo” airing tonight, Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7 and 10p ET on Al Jazeera America. This episode premieres on Al Jazeera English later in the week and on both channel in repeat broadcasts.
In the episode, Fault Lines travels to Yemen to meet former Guantanamo detainees, and asks what have been the consequences of the US’ policy of indefinite detention. Photos were taken in Yemen.