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Photo snapshot: providing a sporting legacy

08/06/2012 | Lilly Peel

London 2012 has sparked a debate about the provision of sports in UK schools. The head of the UK’s Olympic team has called for more funding for sports in schools to ensure the Games leaves a sporting legacy.

Photo snapshot: women athletes inspire a generation

08/03/2012 | Lilly Peel

Runners prepare to set off on an annual 10k race for women founded by Moroccan gold medal winner Nawal El Moutawakel - Alfredo Caliz | Panos Pictures

Women line up to take part in a 10k race in Casablanca, set up by Moroccan Olympic gold medal winner Nawal El Moutawakel to promote sport among teenage girls. With women competing in all 26 sports for the first time, London 2012 is being dubbed the Women’s Games.

Photo snapshot: basketball in Mali

08/02/2012 | Lilly Peel

A member of the Malian women's basketball team seen through the hoop - Rhodri Jones | Panos Pictures

Today’s photograph captures a member of the Malian women’s basketball team. Basketball is growing in poularity in Africa.

Photo snapshot: cycling in Eritrea

08/01/2012 | Lilly Peel

The Tour of Eritrea cycle race. Dust covers the road to Dekmhare - Chris de Bode | Panos Pictures

Cycling is Eritrea’s national sport and is followed with zeal. Today’s photograph features the dusty tracks of the Tour of Eritrea – Africa’s equivalent of the Tour de France.

Photo snapshot: women’s boxing in Kabul

07/31/2012 | Lilly Peel

Members of the Afghan women's national boxing team pose in the hallway of the Olympic Stadium, Kabul - Mikhail Galustov | Panos Pictures

Here is another sporting photo to inspire you. This time it’s women boxers in Kabul. Afghanistan narrowly missed out having a woman boxer in the first Olympic women’s boxing competition.

Photo snapshot: volleyball in Mogadishu

07/30/2012 | Lilly Peel

A woman takes part in a game of volleyball on the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, despite the presence of armed militia - Martin Adler | Panos Pictures

To celebrate the Olympics we have dug into the archives to find some inspiring photographs that illustrate the uplifting and transformative power of sport. Here a woman plays volleyball in the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, despite the presence of armed militia.

Enterprise: the key to survival in Dadaab

07/16/2012 | Ochieng' Ogodo

Refugees walk along the main street in Hagadera camp in Dadaab - Piers Benatar | Panos Pictures

Dadaab refugee complex in north eastern Kenya is home to nearly half a million people. Unable to leave the camps without travel permits and unable to officially work due to Kenyan employment laws, many residents have turned entrepreneur to survive.

Indian men increasingly opt to be sterilised

07/10/2012 | Deepa Jainani

Jag Roshan Sharma wanted a vasectomy in order to pay his children’s school fees. The choice to limit the family sizes is increasingly common and cash incentives are offered to women living below the poverty line to use birth control.

Refugee turns web designer in world’s largest camp

07/04/2012 | Dann Okoth

Mohammed Bashir Sheik has never left Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee complex, but that hasn’t stopped him learning how to create and host websites, set up a small business and teach others how to use computers.

Headteacher faces down the Taliban

07/02/2012 | Rina Saeed Khan

'Educate one girl and you educate a household' teacher Gul-e-Khandana saved her school from the Taliban - Muhammed Furqan | Panos London

Gul-e-Khandana, headteacher of a girls’ school in rural Pakistan, challenged the Taliban soldiers who came to destroy her school. Our journalist Rina speaks to her about the importance of educating girls.

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