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Parisa Azadi

Parisa is an Iranian-Canadian documentary photographer. Her work focuses on issues surrounding diaspora, displacement, and questions of identity amongst marginalized groups. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Associated Press, BBC, Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor and others. See her most recent work at "

People's Procession & Rally Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline marches in Burnaby (IMAGES)

Burnaby Residents Opposing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion (BROKE)  organized a "People's Procession & Rally" today. The group said it was raising community awareness and voicing...

Vaisakhi parade celebrates the birth of Sikh community: photos

Dressed in colourful traditional garments and holding flags, locals celebrated Vaisakhi, the traditional harvest festival and holy day for Sikhs worldwide.

CelticFest gears up city for St. Patrick's Day: photos

Local Irish Canadians came out to show some Celtic pride this weekend with lively music and dance.

Protesters gather at U.S. embassy to oppose possible war against Iran

Protesters at the U.S. Embassy in Vancouver, protesting against a proposed U.S.-led war on Iran.

Defiant Occupy Vancouver activists hit the streets: Photos

With the encampment gone, Occupy went back to the streets where it all started.

Vision Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson jubilant after election win: slideshow

2011 Vancouver Municipal Election: a long night of anticipation and celebration at Sheraton Wall Centre

Occupy Vancouver affordable housing march: photos

Occupy Vancouver held a rain-soaked rally for affordable housing in downtown Vancouver earlier this afternoon.

Occupy: "We're staying put"

Activists shared their views on why they intend to stay.

Vancouver International Film Festival photos: Mayor Gregor Robertson, Jeen Sung, Prashant Bhargava, protesters and other shining stars

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) kicked off with an opening gala party last night while outside unions carried on with protests. In the crowd were Jeen Sung from the Queer Film Festival...