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PHOTO0000001477

English transcription: More than 200 million automobiles now use the world's roads. In cities, they dangerously pollute the air we breathe. Travelling 1,000 kilometres (600 miles), a car consumes as much oxygen as a human being does in a year, and in addition to lethal carbon monoxide, it emits annually about one kilogramme of lead.
French transcription: Plus de 200 millions de voitures circulent sur les routes du monde. Quand elles roulent, elles empoisonnent l'air que nous respirons une auto consomme sur 1.000 km autant d'oxygène qu'un homme en une année et elle émet, outre l'oxyde de carbone, environ 1 kg de plomb par an avec ses gaz d'échappement.
Description: A large tree-lined boulevard (the Champs Elysées) is filled with cars. A number of cars have taxi signs affixed to their roofs. A few pedestrians are seen crossing the street in between the cars. The Place de la Concorde is seen at the background of the avenue.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Air pollution. Various means exist to fight the growing problem of air pollution. An atmospheric probe used to determine the amount of pollution in the air.
French transcription: Divers moyens existent pour lutter contre la pollution atmosphérique croissante. Ici, sonde atmosphérique du laboratoire de détection de l'Electricité de France.
Description: An atmospheric probe in a field. A hand written sign attached to the probe reads E.D.F. Pollution Atmosphere St Denis Seine Tel. Pla 20-30 Prévoir la Gendarmerie S.V.P.
Location: Varies-sur-Marne.

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English transcription: More than 200 million automobiles now use the world's roads. In cities, they dangerously pollute the air we breathe. Travelling 1,000 kilometres (600 miles), a car consumes as much oxygen as a human being does in a year, and in addition to lethal carbon monoxide, it emits annually about one kilogramme of lead.
French transcription: Plus de 200 millions de voitures circulent sur les routes du monde. Quand elles roulent, elles empoisonnent l'air des villes une auto consomme sur 1.000 km autant d'oxygène qu'un homme en une année et elle émet, outre l'oxyde de carbone, environ 1 kg. de plomb par an avec ses gas d'échappement.
Description: A bumper to bumper traffic jam, involving a large amount of cars, taxis, and vans... on a 3-lane, one-way urban avenue. Pedestrians - 1 with an umbrella - are cutting through the blocked cars so as to cross the road. One blocked vehicle has Touring Secours written over the top of its windshield.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Smoke from factory chimneys - a major source of air pollution.
French transcription: Fumées d'usine, source de pollution.
Description: Smoke dispersed into atmosphere coming from several smokestacks. Several factories/workshops as well as a one-storey building with stone facade and sloping roof and several chimneys. A tree is visible at left.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: The Acropolis of Athens is in peril. Hallowed shrine of Greek civilization, it remains for western culture, the twofold symbol of a conception of life and of an idea of art. Deterioration is due to a variety of causes: air pollution, dilatation of extraneous materials used during previous restoration work, problems of the stability of the monuments and of the rock platform itself, wear and tear caused by tourists. An International Campaign to save the Acropolis was launched on 10 January 1977 with an appeal by Mr. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Director-General of UNESCO. The task of protection will be long, difficult and complex. But emergency measures must be taken immediately. In particular, the caryatids will be removed from the Erechtheion to the Acropolis Museum for restoration. The casts are being made to replace them. Similar action is under way to protect the three figures on the west fronton of the Parthenon and the frieze of the Athena Nike.
French transcription: L'Acropole d'Athènes est en danger. Haut-lieu de la civilisation grecque, elle demeure pour la culture occidentale le double symbole d'une conception de la vie et d'une idée de l'art. Les causes de dégradation sont multiples: pollution atmosphérique, dilatation des matériaux étrangers utilisés lors de restaurations antérieures, problèmes de stabilité des monuments et du socle rocheux lui-même, usure provoquée par les touristes. Une campagne internationale pour la sauvegarde de l'Acropole a été ouverte le 10 janvier 1977 par un appel de M. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Directeur général de l'UNESCO. Les travaux seront complexes, difficiles et longs. Mais, dès à présent, des mesures d'urgence s'imposent. Les caryatides, notamment, seront enlevées de l'Erechthéion et transportées au Musée de l'Acropole pour y être traitées. Les moulages qui les remplaceront sont en cours de fabrication. Il en est de même pour les trois figures du fronton ouest du Parthénon et la frise du temple d'Athéna Niké.
Description: A busy urban street filled with cars and pedestrians. At a distance, the Acropolis is seen perched atop a hill.
Location: Athens.

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. West of Paris the river Seine is heavily polluted particularly by wastes from Paris which are discharged at this point. Here a dam on the river at Chatou.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. C'est en aval de Paris que le cours de la Seine est la plus pollué.
Location: Chatou.

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English transcription: The earth dies with the tree... Hasty felling of forest to clear new land for crops, burning as an aid to hunting and to improve pasture, air and water pollution, destruction and erosion of the soil, all these, and more, are the mortal dangers that threatens the biosphere, that thin layer of our terrestrial globe where life can exist.
French transcription: La terre meurt avec l'arbre... Le feu utilisé pour certaines chasses aux animaux ou pour créer des pâturages, provoquent incidemment la destruction des arbres, la pollution atmosphérique, le déboisement intensif et bien d'autres facteurs sont autant de menaces de mort qui pèsent sur la biosphère, cette mince couche du globe terrestre où la vie peut exister.
Description: Photo d'un arbre qui devait être géant et qui est calciné. Au second plan on aperçoit la fôret.

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English transcription: Flooding on the River Seine.
French transcription: Crue de la Seine.
Description: Vue du Pont Alexandre III de Paris, lors d'une crue importante de la Seine.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Hunters cutting up the body of an elephant.
French transcription: Des chasseurs découpant un éléphant.
Description: Three African men standing in the brush, are wielding spears and cutting up and tearing off the skin of an elephant, whose rear end skin and tail are visible. One man wears a necklace and a piece of cloth tied on his torso, another is bare-chested and is wearing a garment on his lower body that has the motif of a star or flower and the third man is also wearing a piece of cloth tied at his shoulder. Two are wearing similar bracelets on both wrists.
Location: Northern Uganda.

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English transcription: Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, construction of the road leading to the station.
French transcription: l'UNESCO a envoyé sur place des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, construction du chemin allant à la station.
Description: Workers construct the road to Charles Darwin Station, an international station for biological research.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, the station landing-stage.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L'UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde de espèces animales rares. Ici, radeau de débarquement de la station.
Description: In the front, a station landing-stage in the water and a boat near to it. In the background, houses and trees.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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French transcription: Extrait de l'album "Eaux Rares" publié par les Presses de l’UNESCO - 1981.
Description: Small boy with back to camera, hands locked behind his head, standing in an arid, rocky terrain with two empty metal buckets or cooking pots on the ground on either side of him. He is barefoot and wearing a tee shirt and shorts. The buckets cast long shadows in the sun.

PHOTO0000001955

French transcription: Extrait de l'album "Eaux Rares" publié par les Presses de l'UNESCO - 1981.
Description: We can see a lot of tubes in an arid zone. We can see the sky, there is no cloud. There is something in the background, probably some hills.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, building a reservoir for water.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L'UNESCO a envoyé sur place des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, construction d'un réservoir à eau.
Description: Dans une sorte de champ, quatre ouvriers s'activent. Ils transportent des pierres et du béton sur une plateforme ronde. Une tige en métal est plantée au milieu.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, building of the laboratory.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L’UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l’UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, construction du laboratoire.
Description: A labour is working on the civil construction.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Symposium on the Impact of Man on Humid Tropics Vegetation, organised by the UNESCO Science Co-operation Office for South West Asia and the Administration of Papua and New Guinea of the Australian Government. Human impact on vegetation in the Highlands of New Guinea.
French transcription: Symposium sur l'influence de l'homme sur la végétation des zones tropicales humides organisé par le Bureau de Coopération scientifique de l'UNESCO pour le sud-est asiatique et le Gouvernement australien (département administratif de Papouasie et Nouvelle-Guinée). Action de l'homme sur la végétation des Hautes Terres de Nouvelle-Guinée.
Description: A clump of trees perched on top of a bare mountain side, stripped of vegetation.
Location: Goroka (Eastern Highlands).

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English transcription: More than 200 million automobiles now use the world's roads. In cities, they dangerously pollute the air we breathe. Travelling 1,000 kilometres (600 miles), a car consumes as much oxygen as a human being does in a year, and in addition to lethal carbon monoxide, it emits annually about one kilogramme of lead. Another problem created by the proliferation of motor vehicles is how to dispose of wrecked and worn-out hulks. Increasingly they pile up in hideous cemeteries which blight the countryside.
French transcription: Plus de 200 millions de voitures circulent sur les routes du monde. Quand elles roulent, elles empoisonnent l'air des villes une auto consomme sur 1.000 km. autant d'oxygène qu'un homme en une année et elle émet, outre l'oxyde de carbone, environ 1 kg. de plomb par an avec ses gas d'échappement. Les carcasses de voitures hors d'usage s'empilent le long des routes, hideux cimetières qui enlaidissent nos paysages.
Description: In the background, a huge jumble of wrecked cars on top of one another and in the foreground a single woman holding a shopping bag, standing on the sand, looking at the scene, with back to the camera.
Location: Nassau.

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English transcription: Due to its particularly rich deposits of iron, the region surrounding Jamshedpur is being rapidly developed by both state and private enterprises. Shown here, a general view of the Tata Iron and Steel works. This company, established at the beginning of the century, is one of the oldest and most productive plant of its kind in India.
French transcription: Le sol des environs particulièrement riche en fer, a pour conséquence directe, le développement rapide de la région sous l'impulsion de l'état et d'entreprises privées. Ici, une vue générale de l'Aciérie, Tata Iron and Steel Company, fondée au début du siècle et l'une des plus anciennes et des plus productrices de l'Inde.
Description: A massive iron and steel works factory, spewing enough smoke and fumes around it to obscure the works below it to the right, as well as - in front - the buildings in the valley below.
Location: Jamshedpur.

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French transcription: Pollution sur la plage de Copacabana.
Description: An aerial view of Copacabana beach with scattered sunbathers and parasols, and what appear to be very large oil slicks and pools along the sand. Rio de Janeiro and its hilly landscape are in the background.
Location: Rio de Janeiro.

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English transcription: Year by year Venice is slowly falling into decay as it sinks into the mud of its lagoon. Many of the buildings are falling into ruins, simply because they are uninhabited. Venice's heritage is threatened by storms which are causing more and more flooding in the city. Swift currents eat at the city's foundation. Humidity and air pollution are causing paintings and the city's marble to deteriorate. UNESCO, on 2 December 1966, launched a campaign for the safeguarding of Venice and has commenced a large-scale study of the Venitian problem as a whole. San Giorgio church.
French transcription: Venice se dégrade d'année en année et s'enfonce progressivement dans la lagune. Ses édifices prennent lentement des allures de ruines parce que personne n'y habite. Les inondations successives et les courants trop rapides érodent la base des bâtiments. L'humidité et la pollution de l'air altèrent les marbres et les peintures. L'UNESCO a lancé, le 2 décembre 1966, un appel pour la sauvegarde de Venise et vient d'établir une importante étude sur l'ensemble des problèmes. L'église San Giorgio.
Description: A steamboat with dark smoke rising from the smokestack, sailing in alagoon in front of a church with dome and temple style facade and statues on top. Tall bell tower can be seen at left of the church.
Location: Venice.

PHOTO0000001565

English transcription: By a combination of mechanical and chemical techniques, polluted water from factories is purified for re-use.
French transcription: Projet de purification des eaux usées des usines. Par un procédé mécanique de dépôt à travers plusieurs bassins et un procédé chimique de purification, les eaux seront régénérées.
Description: A workman standing on a small platform in a large basin of flowing water, manipulating pipes and levers to control the water. There's a rowboat in the basin, and a building in the background.
Location: Ruhr, region.

PHOTO0000001568

English transcription: The pollution of the oceans has become an international plague, menacing both aquatic life and the health of human beings. Birds, in their turn, are the victims of chemical products, oil slicks from tankers lost at sea, or those cleaning their tanks close to coastlines in spite of all existing laws, a custom followed by most vessels for many years. Here, this Gannet, known for its striking white plumage, lies dead on the beach, a victim of the pollution of the sea caused by oil.
French transcription: La pollution des océans devient un fléau international, menaçant la vie aquatique et la santé des hommes. Les oiseaux, à leur tour, sont victimes des produits chimiques ou des nappes de mazout libérées par quelque pétrolier en perdition, à moins que ce ne soit du dégazéifiage opéré le long des côtes en dépit de toutes les lois existantes... Ici, ce Fou de Bassan, réputé pour la blancheur éclatante de son plumage, est venu mourir, englué de mazout, sur la grève.
Description: A dead white bird (a Gannet) with oil soiled feathers lying dead on its back next to a pebble beach.

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas are becoming more and more polluted as they carry along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds. Abandoned cars are left to rust on sea fronts and roadsides, thus marring the beauty of the countryside. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes. Des carcasses de voitures hors d'usage abandonnées le long des routes et des rivages, enlaidissent les paysages... Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une Décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus.
Description: View of the rear of a boat (Mars La Rochelle) moored quayside and of the sludges and floating wooden and other debris caught in the dead water behind it.

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English transcription: The overflowing Seine.
French transcription: Inondation dûe à une crue de la Seine.
Description: Next to several bare trees, the debris thrown ashore by an overflowing river (glass and plastic bottles, oil and tin cans, a plastic bucket and a tree trunck.).
Location: Paris (region).

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English transcription: Waste products of all kinds are discharged into the rivers which cause pollution dangerous for aquatic life and for man. Detergents (here) are among the most common form of pollution, easily recognised by a thick white foam.
French transcription: Des déchets de toutes sortes sont déversés dans les rivières dont les eaux ainsi polluées sont impropres aux usages domestiques et à la vie aquatique. Les détergents (ici) figurent parmi les agents de pollution les plus répandus. Ils se signalent par une mousse abondante.
Description: Fishermen on both embankments of a river flowing with thick masses of white foam.
Location: Paris.

PHOTO0000001578

English transcription: Waste products of all kinds are discharged into the rivers which cause pollution dangerous for aquatic life and for man. Detergents are among the most common form of pollution, easily recognised by a thick white foam.
French transcription: Des déchets de toutes sortes sont déversés dans les rivières dont les eaux ainsi polluées sont impropres aux usages domestiques et à la vie aquatique. Les détergents figurent parmi les agents de pollution les plus répandus. Ils se signalent par une mousse abondante.
Description: A small walled in watercourse overgrown with vegetation, splotched with white detergent foam.
Location: Périgueux.

PHOTO0000001579

English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas are becoming more and more polluted as they carry along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds. Abandoned cars are left to rust on sea fronts and roadsides, marring the beauty of the countryside. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched a campaign to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man, and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Here, yachting marina of Fécamp, France.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes. Des carcasses de voitures hors d'usage abandonnées le long des routes et des rivages, enlaidissent les paysages... Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé une campagne pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. Ici, le port de plaisance de Fécamp, France.
Description: Several boats moored in a marina. No water is visible - only floating plastic and wood debris in an opaque soup of oils and sludge.
Location: Fécamp.

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English transcription: By a combination of mechanical and chemical techniques, polluted water from factories is purified for re-use.
French transcription: Projet de purification des eaux usées des usines. Par un procédé mécanique de dépôt à travers plusieurs bassins et un procédé chimique de purification, les eaux seront régénérées. .
Description: A workman at a water purification site.
Location: Ruhr.

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English transcription: Dead fish in a polluted river.
French transcription: Poissons morts dans une rivière polluée.
Description: Dead fish in a polluted river.

PHOTO0000001592

English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas are becoming more and more polluted as they carry along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds. Abandoned cars are left to rust on sea fronts and roadsides, thus marring the beauty of the countryside. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched a campaign to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man, and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Here, yachting marina of Fécamp, France.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes. Des carcasses de voitures hors d'usage abandonnées le long des routes et des rivages, enlaidissent les paysages... Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une campagne pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. Ici, le port de plaisance de Fécamp, France.
Description: A small boat moored in a slip, floating in opaque muck, strewed with plastic bottles, dead fish and pieces of wood.
Location: Fécamp.

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English transcription: The earth dies with the tree... Hasty felling of forests to clear new land for crops, burning as an aid to hunting and to improve pasture, pollution of air and water, destruction and erosion of the soil, all these, and more, are the mortal dangers that threaten the biosphere, that thin layer of our terrestrial globe where life can exist.
French transcription: La terre meurt avec l'arbre... Le feu utilisé pour certaines chasses aux animaux, ou pour créer des pâturages, provoquant incidemment la destruction des arbres, la pollution atmosphérique, le déboisement intensif et bien d'autres facteurs, sont autant de manaces de mort qui pèsent sur la biosphère, cette mince couche du globe terrestre où la vie peut exister.
Description: A large tree lays on the ground after being cut down. The stump is shown in the foreground.

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French transcription: Colloque sur la Végétation de la Zone Tropicale Humide tenu sous l'égide du poste de Coopération Scientifique de l'UNESCO pour l'Asie du Sud-Est et du Conseil de la Recherche Scientifique d'Indonésie. Sur la photo Visite de la Sainte foret de Sangeh Bali.
Description: A forest of giant trees in a tropical setting, dwarfing the men and women standing below and looking up. There seems also to be a young man wearing a plaid shirt, shorts, knee socks and flat hat.
Location: Tjiawi (Java).

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English transcription: Coal fired power plant near Bucharest.
French transcription: Centrale fonctionnant au charbon près de Bucarest.
Description: A car drives down a road near a power plant. Stacks are seen in the distance to the right, while large pipes fill the scenery, forming a bridge over the road.
Location: Bucharest .

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French transcription: Extrait de l'album "Eaux Rares" publié par les Presses de l'UNESCO - 1981.
Description: Two young women , with back to camera, together carrying a large pail, that must be full of water. They are walking through a rocky terrain with no vegetation. There seems to be someone on the left side of the photo standing on or behind a mound.

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English transcription: Store of ivory confiscated from poachers in the Salisbury Region.
French transcription: Un stock d'ivoire confisqué à des braconniers de la région de Salisbury.
Description: Dans un entrepôt, un homme est en train de ranger méthodiquement des défenses d'éléphant sur lesquelles des numéros sont inscrits.
Location: Salisbury.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, building the workshops.
French transcription: Station Charles Dawrin. L'UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, construction des ateliers.
Description: In the middle of the forest there is a group of four people working on building Workshops.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Construction of the laboratory.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L'UNESCO a envoyé sur place des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, transport de ciment pour la construction des ateliers et du laboratoire.
Description: Dans une plaine sauvage, deux hommes chargent une brouette de ciment. On voit à côté d'eux un tas de sac. Il n'y a aucune construction, juste de la végétation très dense.
Location: Santa-Cruz.

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English transcription: Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Construction of the laboratory.
French transcription: L'UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Construction du laboratoire.
Description: Construction of the Charles Darwin Station laboratory, in Santa Cruz.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station; created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, staff working on the station from left to right; Mr. and Mrs. Yale Dawson, botanists; Dr. C. Carpenter, Oklahoma; Mr. S. Billeb and Mr. R.I. Bowman (University of California, Berkeley); Dr. André Brosset; Mr. E. Pots and Mr. L. Fievez, technicians; Garry Knopf, assistant to Dr. Carpenter; Anders Rambeck.
French transcription: L'UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée on 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, le personnel de la station. De g. à dr. Mrs. et Mr. E. Yale Dawson, botanistes ; Dr. C. Carpenter, Oklahoma ; MM. S. Billeb et R.I. Bowman (Université de Californie, Berkeley) ; Dr. André Brosset; MM. E. Pots et L. Fievez, techniciens ; Garry Knopf, assistant du Dr. Carpenter ; Anders Rambeck.
Description: Charles Darwin Station staff, working on the station.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, packing-cases arriving for the laboratory.
French transcription: L'UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, débarquement de caisses destinées au laboratoire.
Description: Packing cases arriving for the laboratory at Charles Darwin Station.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, packing-cases arriving for the laboratory.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L’UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l’UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, débarquement de caisses destinées au laboratoire.
Description: Ten men are working on ship to transport cargo.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: CREATING A BETTER WORLD. Human development in harmony with nature.
Description: This is a picture of a poster or another type of promotional material for UNESCO. A bubble-type image resembles the Earth, and a speckled background the stars. The UNESCO logo appears on the bottom of the page, along with the following Goi-eguratseko aztarnak. Impressions from the upper atmosphere José Antonio Sistiaga.

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English transcription: More than 200 million automobiles now use the world's roads. In cities, they dangerously pollute the air we breathe. Travelling 1,000 kilometres (600 miles), a car consumes as much oxygen as a human being does in a year, and in addition to lethal carbon monoxide, it emits annually about one kilogramme of lead. Another problem created by the proliferation of motor vehicles is how to dispose of wrecked and worn-out hulks. Increasingly they pile up in hideous cemeteries which blight the countryside as here at Genevilliers.
French transcription: Paysages-dépotoirs. Plus de 200 millions de voitures circulent sur les routes du monde. Quand elles roulent, elles empoisonnent l'air des villes une auto consomme sur 1.000 km autant d'oxygène qu'un homme en une année et elle émet, outre l'oxyde de carbone, environ 1 kg. de plomb par an avec ses gas d'échappement. Les carcasses des voitures hors d'usage s'empilent le long des routes, hideux cimetières qui enlaidissent nos paysages. Ici, à Genevilliers.
Description: Many wrecked cars and trucks and tyres in a rock-strewn yard, with some bushes, shacks, buildings and crane in the background.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Air pollution. Smoke from steam engines.
French transcription: Pollution atmosphérique. Fumée des locomotives à vapeur.
Description: View of railroad station with building and city name (Paris) greatly obliterated by smoke coming from locomotive carrying passengers.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Air pollution. Various means exist to fight the growing problem of air pollution. Here, an atmospheric probe.
French transcription: Divers moyens existent pour lutter contre la pollution atmosphérique croissante. Ici, une sonde atmosphérique.
Description: Two measuring instruments, one to measure wind speed in knots, with a needle that is placed at 0 and that can go to 50 m/s or 100 knots. The words on the instrument are written in French Noeuds m/s Vitesse du vent. Another instrument to indicate the wind direction with needle set at NNE. The manufacturer is Jules Richard Paris.
Location: Varies-sur-Marnes.

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English transcription: Smoke from factory chimneys - a major cause of air pollution.
French transcription: Fumées d'usine, source de pollution atmosphérique.
Description: One of three factory smokestacks spewing smoke into the atmosphere. A crane is visible on left side and other industrial material on right side.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: More than 200 million automobiles now use the world's roads. In cities, they dangerously pollute the air we breathe. Travelling 1,000 kilometres (600 miles), a car consumes as much oxygen as a human being does in a year, and in addition to lethal carbon monoxide, it emits annually about one kilogramme of lead. Another problem created by the proliferation of motor vehicles is how to dispose of wrecked and worn-out hulks. Increasingly they pile up in hideous cemeteries which blight the countryside as here at Genevilliers.
French transcription: Paysages-dépotoirs. Plus de 200 millions de voitures circulent sur les routes du monde. Quand elles roulent, elles empoisonnent l'air des villes une auto consomme sur 1.000 km autant d'oxygène qu'un homme en une année et elle émet, outre l'oxyde de carbone, environ 1 kg. de plomb par an avec ses gaz d'échappement. Les carcasses des voitures hors d'usage s'empilent le long des routes, hideux cimetières qui enlaidissent nos paysages. Ici, à Genevilliers.
Description: Various types of waste, especially metal and rubber, from wrecked automobiles lying in a field surrounded by workshops and high residential buildings.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: UNESCO Technical Assistance. The Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of Mexico is directed by Mr. E. J. P. Stretta, a UNESCO expert. Shown here, apparatus constructed by students at the Institute. If installed in factory chimneys, this device will purify polluted air.
French transcription: Assistance technique de l'UNESCO. L'Institut des Sciences appliquées à l'Université du Mexique es dirigé par M. E. J. P. Stretta, expert de l'UNESCO. Ici, les étudiants du laboratoire de chimie ont construit cet appareil qui, installé dans une cheminée d'usine, empêche la pollution de l'air.
Description: Two men - outdoors - holding a board upon which lay the various components - or the full assembly - of an anti-pollution device. They are both looking at a high, narrow, and fuming smokestack in the background.
Location: Mexico City.

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French transcription: Usine de textile fonctionnant au charbon.
Description: Enorme tas de charbon qui fait face à une usine. Les portes des hangars sont ouvertes.

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus.
Description: In the foreground several young children, some barefoot, at a nearly-dried-up water basin loaded with debris, especially rubber tyres and pieces of metal. One boy is walking on a wooden plank above the basin. In the background several buildings and more people with backs to camera.

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Here a sewer which empties directly on to a beach before flowing into the ocean.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des detritus de toutes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. Ici un égout qui débouche sur une plage va se déverser à la mer.
Description: A long trail of waste water flowing into the ocean from a sewer on a sandy beach full of swimmers and sunbathers, adults and children.

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French transcription: Projet de nettoyage de la baie de La Havane (PNUE-UNESCO-PNUD). Bateau anti-pollution acheté par l'UNESCO avec l'aide de la Hollande.
Description: Heavily equipped anti-pollution boat at work in Havana Harbor.
Location: Havana.

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Here a canal choked with debris.
French transcription: Pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les Etats du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premières résultats obtenus. Ici un canal particulièrement encombré de détritus de toutes sortes.
Description: A canal and its banks turned into a filthy, oil polluted junkyard, littered with brick, metal, plastic, stone and wooden objects; small to medium sized boats; and enormous chunks of far larger vessels. On the left canal bank, a house and large shed are occupied windows are open, laundry is hanging on a line, and there is a man in one of the boats.
Location: Venise (Giudecca Island).

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Dead fish are found everywhere in rivers poisoned by detergents chemical products and other wastes.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. Partout les rivières charrient des cadavres de poissons empoisonnés par les détergents produits chimiques et autres détritus,.
Description: A dead fish floating among leaves in stagnant river water.
Location: Paris (region).

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English transcription: Dead fish on the banks of a polluted river.
French transcription: Poissons morts sur le bord d'une rivière polluée.
Description: Dead fish on a river bank littered with pieces of building materials.

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une “décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus.
Description: A boy and a girl are about to step into a mostly dried up watercourse, strewn with litter and waste material such as tires, metal containers, bottles... A wooden plank is available for crossing the watercourse at high tide.

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English transcription: Waste products of all kinds are discharged into the rivers which cause pollution dangerous for aquatic life and for man. Detergents (here) are among the most common form of pollution, easily recognised by a thick white foam.
French transcription: Des déchets de toutes sortes déversés dans les rivières dont les eaux ainsi polluées sont impropres aux usages domestiques et à la vie aquatique. Les détergents (ici) figurent parmi les agents de pollution les plus répandus. Ils se signalent par une mousse abondante.
Description: Thick white foam floating on a river.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: The earth dies with the trees... Hasty felling of forests to clear new land for crops, burning as an aid to hunting and to improve pasture, pollution of air and water, destruction and erosion of the soil, all these, and more, are the mortal dangers that threaten the biosphere, that thin layer of our terrestrial globe where life can exist.
French transcription: La terre meurt avec l'arbre... Le feu utilisé pour certaines chasses aux animaux ou pour créer des pâturages, provoquant incidemment la destruction des arbres, la pollution atmosphérique, le déboisement intensif et bien d'autres facteurs, sont autant de menaces de mort qui pèsent sur la biosphère, cette mince couche du globe terrestre où la vie peut exister.
Description: A deforestration site tree stumps, stripped tree trunks, discarded branches and leaves, and a high, smoldering pile of burning tree remnants.

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English transcription: Submerged palms in the river Nile near the town of Aniba.
French transcription: Palmiers inondés par le Nil près d'Aniba.
Description: Seven palm trees submerged in the river. In the background a range of hills and a town in the valley in the center. The town of Aniba is today flooded by the Lake Nasser.
Location: Aniba.

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English transcription: Flocks grazing in the Puszta near Debrecen. Their thatched stables and watering points are the only interruptions in the flat, windswept landscape.
French transcription: Troupeau de moutons dans la Puszta. Leurs étables et les points d'eau où ils s'abreuvent interrompent, seuls, la monotonie de ce paysage balayé par le vent.
Description: A round stone well standing on wood planks and bricks, in the midst of a flat prairie with a flock of sheep grazing and drinking water at this watering point. A man is drawing water using a rope attached to a well sweep (shaduf or “gémeskút”). The man is accompanied by a black dog and is wearing a hat a dark vest and white shirt with sleeves rolled up and there is a jacket hanging on the base of the forked tree limb. There is a long thin stick leaning against the well.
Location: Debrecen (near) .

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English transcription: Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Construction of the laboratory.
French transcription: L'UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, transport de ciment pour la construction des ateliers et du laboratoire.
Description: Workers at the Charles Darwin Station transport materials for construction.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, workshops and depot.
French transcription: L'UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, steliers et dépôt.
Description: Workshops and depot and the Charles Darwin Station.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Construction of the laboratory.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L'UNESCO a envoyé sur place des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l'UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Construction du laboratoire.
Description: Vue d'une maison en construction, les murs sont en train d'être élèvés avec des briques de béton et du ciment. Au premier plan un homme transporte une grande poutre de bois. Au fond on aperçoit la mer et la côte.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, UNESCO material arriving at the station.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L’UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronyme et celui de l’UICN pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, débarquement de caisses de matériel UNESCO.
Description: Four men are working with a boat beside a river for downloading wood boxes.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Charles Darwin Station. Experts and scientific material have been sent to this international biological station, created in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the UICN to promote biological research and to protect the unique wild-life. Here, building the laboratory.
French transcription: Station Charles Darwin. L’UNESCO a envoyé des experts et du matériel scientifique à cette station internationale créée en 1959 sous son patronage et celui de l’UICH pour la recherche biologique et la sauvegarde des espèces animales rares. Ici, construction du laboratoire.
Description: 4 people are working on the civil construction.
Location: Santa Cruz.

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English transcription: Navarino Island (Lat. 55° S.). Puerto Williams antarctic beeches bowed by the west wind.
French transcription: Île de Navarino (Lat. 55° S.), Puerto Williams hêtres antarctiques inclinés par le vent d'ouest.
Description: A clump of windswept trees stand in the middle of a field surrounded by smaller windswept bushes and trees.
Location: Tierra del Fuego ; Navarino Island.

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English transcription: Yellowstone was the first national park in the world, established March 1st 1872. Its many geysers and other natural wonders are part of the protection of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted by the member nations of UNESCO in 1972. Lower falls of the Yellowstone River.
French transcription: Le Parc National de Yellowstone fut le premier au monde. Sa création remonte au 1er mars 1872. Ses nombreux geysers et autres merveilles naturelles sont protégés par la Convention du patrimoine culturel et naturel mondial adoptée en 1972 par les États membres de l'UNESCO. Chutes inférieures de la rivière Yellowstone.
Description: A vast cascade of water falling into a valley in a snow/tree-clad mountainous terrain.
Location: Yellowstone National Park (Idaho/Montana/Wyoming).

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English transcription: Study of the dynamics of plant communities in Mauritania made by the Institut français d'Afrique noire for UNESCO. Locust swarm.
French transcription: Étude de la dynamique des groupements végétaux en Mauritanie effectuée pour l'UNESCO par l'Institut français d'Afrique noire. Vol de criquets pèlerins.
Description: Sandy looking soil is covered with small plants and a swarm of locusts. The bugs are also airborne and seen clinging to a mesh fence.

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English transcription: More than 200 million automobiles now use the world's roads. In cities, they dangerously pollute the air we breathe. Travelling 1.000 kilometres (600 miles), a car consumes as much oxygen as a human being does in a year, and in addition to lethal carbon monoxide, it emits annually about one kilogramme of lead. Another problem created by the proliferation of motor vehicules is how to dispose of wrecked and worn-out hulks. Increasingly they pile up in hideous cemeteries which blight the countryside as here at Genevilliers.
French transcription: Plus de 200 millions de voitures circulent sur les routes du monde. Quand elles routent, elle empoisonnent l'air des villes une auto consomme sur 1.000 km autant d'oxygène qu'un homme en une année et elle émet, outre l'oxyde de carbone, envirion 1kg de plomb par an avec ses gaz d'échappement. Les carcasses des voitures hors d'usage s'empilent le long des routes, hideux cimetières qui enlaidissent nos paysages ici à Genevilliers.
Description: Décharge de voitures, on voit des piles de voitures, certaines sont compactées d'autres pas encore. On voit en arrière plan, le toit d'immeuble et de maisons.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Air pollution. Smoke from steam engines.
French transcription: Pollution atmosphérique. Fumée des locomotives à vapeur.
Description: A locomotive at a railway station emitting a great amount of smoke and steam. Three women on the platform walking towards the train, one carrying a baby. There's a fence and tree on the top right-hand side next to the train station and a couple of lamp posts are visible on the lower right-hand side.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: A new cement factory near Barcelona.
French transcription: Une nouvelle cimenterie près de Barcelone.
Description: Much smoke coming from smokestacks of cement factory. Many buildings, of various shapes, round, rectangular; curved-shaped windows. Two men standing on a narrow terrace on building with sloping roof and two others working on their knees in large open window. A flatbed truck and railroad cars in centre.
Location: Barcelona region.

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English transcription: Air pollution fumes from a factory chimney.
French transcription: Pollution atmosphérique, fumées d'usines sur Paris.
Description: Roof top view, in front, of the 2 upper floors and roof of an appartment building, followed by a wide variety of close and distant residential and commercial edifices, including 2 high-rises; and the Eiffel Tower. Smoke being poured from 2 or 3 factories is darkening the sky and erasing the skyline.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: UNESCO Technical Assistance. The Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of Mexico is directed by Mr. H. J. P. Stretta, a UNESCO expert. Shown here is a laboratory assistant carrying out a pollution test on an air sample.
French transcription: Assistance technique de l'UNESCO. L'Institut des Sciences appliquées à l'Université du Mexique est dirigé par M. H.R.P. Stretta, expert de l'UNESCO. Ici, l'assistante du laboratoire étudie la pollution de l'air à l'aide d'un analyseur d'oxyde de carbone atmosphérique.
Description: A female laboratory technician shown in profile, manipulating an instrument with right hand and holding a laboratory tube in her left hand. Various types of laboratory glassware, clamps, rods and rubber tubes are also visible.
Location: Mexico City.

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English transcription: A metallurgical works. Factories are not only generators of air pollution but by discharging their wastes into rivers, also contribute to the pollution of water.
French transcription: Un complexe métallurgique. Les usines sont génératrices de pollution atmosphérique et aussi de pollution des eaux lorsqu'elles rejettent leurs déchets à la rivière.
Description: A metallurgical plant alongside the Ruhr river. Four cooling towers and 3 high industrial chimneys are spewing smoke and fumes into the air. Their reflections can be seen in the dirty waters of the river.
Location: Ruhr, region and river.

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English transcription: The earth dies with the tree... Hasty felling of forest to clear new land for crops, burning as an aid to hunting and to improve pasture, air and water pollution, destruction and erosion of the soil, all these, and more, are the mortal dangers that threatens the biosphere, that thin layer of our terrestrial globe where life can exist. This tree is victim of man's encroachment upon nature.
French transcription: La terre meurt avec l'arbre... Le feu utilisé pour certaines chasses aux animaux ou pour créer des pâturages, provoquent incidemment la destruction des arbres, la pollution atmosphérique, le déboisement intensif et bien d'autres facteurs sont autant de menaces de mort qui pèsent sur la biosphère, cette mince couche du globe terrestre où la vie peut exister. Ici un arbre victime de l'empiètement de l'homme sur la nature.
Description: Photo d'un arbre mort, il est entouré par des murs de béton et des immeubles. Il n'y a plus aucune feuille sur ses branches.

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English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Here a sewer which empties directly on to a beach before flowing into the ocean.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une “décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. Ici un égout qui débouche sur une plage va se déverser à la mer.
Description: A large round sewer pipe emptying on to a sandy ocean front full of beach goers of all ages.

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English transcription: Waste products of all kinds are discharged into the rivers which cause pollution dangerous for aquatic life and for man.
French transcription: Des déchets de toutes sortes sont déversés dans les rivières dont les eaux ainsi polluées sont impropres aux usages domestiques et à la vie aquatique.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Waste products of all kinds are discharged into the rivers which cause pollution dangerous for aquatic life and for man. Detergents (here) are among the most common form of pollution, easily recognised by a thick white foam.
French transcription: Des déchets de toutes sortes sont déversés dans les rivières dont les eaux ainsi polluées sont impropres aux usages domestiques et à la vie aquatique. Les détergents (ici) figurent parmi les agents de pollution les plus répandus. Ils se signalent par une mousse abondante.
Description: A riverside restaurant (Au Martin Pécheur - Café Restaurant Location de Bateaux) with docking facilities for canoes and a terrace dining room. The restaurant is full - and the diners can admire streams and patches of thick white descending the river.
Location: Paris.

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English transcription: Year by year Venice is slowly falling into decay as it sinks into the mud of its lagoon. Many of the buildings are falling into ruins, simply because they are uninhabited. Venice's heritage is threatened by storms which are causing more and more flooding in the city. Swift currents eat at the city's foundation. Humidity and air pollution are causing paintings and the city's marble to deteriorate. UNESCO, on 2 December 1966, launched a campaign for the saving of Venice and has commenced a large-scale study of the Venetian problem as a whole. Here, a canal polluted by detergents.
French transcription: Venise se dégrade d'année en année et s'enfonce progressivement dans la lagune. Ses édifices prennent lentement des allures de ruines parce que personne n'y habite. Les inondations successives et les courants trop rapides érodent la base des bâtiments. La pollution atmosphérique joue un rôle important dans la dégradation des marbres et des peintures. L'UNESCO a lancé, le 2 décembre 1966, un appel pour la sauvegarde de Venise et vient d'établir une importante étude sur l'ensemble des problèmes. Ici, un canal pollué par les détergents.
Description: Canal water polluted by thick patches of white foam caused by detergents. An upturned wooden crate, filled with crumpled paper, is also floating in the water.
Location: Venice.

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French transcription: Projet de nettoyage de la baie de La Havane (PNUE-UNESCO-PNUD). Bateau anti-pollution acheté par l'UNESCO avec l'aide de la Hollande.
Description: The quayside launching of an anti-pollution boat, attended by a crowd of white clad men, women and children. A gentleman with glasses seems to be pointing out some features of the boat to the visitors.
Location: Havana.

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English transcription: Water pollution: an international problem. Rivers and seas are becoming more and more polluted as they carry along detergents, chemical products and refuge of all kinds. Abandoned cars are left to rust on sea fronts and roadsides, thus marring the beauty of the countryside. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et de détritus de toutes sortes. Des carcasses de voiture hors d'usage abandonnées le long des routes et des rivages, enlaidissent les paysages... Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus.
Description: An abandoned car on a beach.The car's doors are plied open, the trunk is exposed, and a large wheel hangs out of the front passenger's seat. A body of water is seen in the background.

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English transcription: Water pollution is an international problem. Rivers and seas are becoming more and more polluted as they carry along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds. Abandoned cars are left to rust on sea fronts and roadsides, thus marring the beauty of the countryside. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des detritus de toutes sortes. Des carcasses de voitures hors d'usage abandonnées le long des routes et des rivages, enlaidissent les paysages... Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus.

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English transcription: Insect-Borne Diseases. The people who live in the district around Sabzevar, about 400 miles from Teheran in Iran, have plenty of experiences of diseases that are carried by insects. Many of them suffer repeatedly from malaria, carried by anopheles mosquitoes. Trachoma, a painful eye disease, is all too common, especially among children, and it is carried, at least to some extent, by flies. Then, there are relapsing fever carried by ticks, and leishmaniasis, transmitted by sandflies. There is also typhus, carried by the body louse. Since 1954, a WHO-team, at the request of the Iran government, have been carrying out a project in the area against insect-borne diseases. Donkeys loaded with water urns are the only traffic the team encounters on the lonely roads through the Persian highlands.
Description: A vast, mountainous landscape, bereft of any vegetation. Three white donkeys, trudging up a dirt road, each laden down wth dozens of earthen water jugs contained in netting made of knotted rope. A man leading them, wearing a white turban and loose dark garment, carrying a long stick.
Location: Sabzevar, District of.

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English transcription: Steel works.
French transcription: Groupe métallurgique.
Description: Industrial complex located by the water stacks. Boats are seen on the left hand side of the picture, in the water. Smokestacks, buildings and electrical towers dominate the image. A small bridge linking a dock to the land boasts a sign which reads Luwen-Schiffahrt Duisburg - Ruhrort.
Location: Duisburg.

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English transcription: Paper recycling facilities.
French transcription: Usine de recyclage de papier.
Description: A man standing in a pile of paper trimmings holds a long stick. On the right, two other men stand by a large roll of paper mounted on a dispenser.
Location: Dar es Salaam.