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Closing out 2011, we’ve been looking at Al Jazeera’s “Top 10” Pix of the Year. In contrast to their nuanced take on the bin Laden killing, this was quite an interesting, call it “black-and-white” choice to represent Occupy Wall Street out of the trove of pictures available. Beyond the significance of the movement itself, it appears the editors looked at this shot — illuminating the white blue shirts, led by the white white shirt — leaving the conclusion (in America, at least): it’s the brown guy who gets it.
Also check out our take on the bin Laden photo, Osama-Obama: How Al Jazeera Framed the bin Ladin Erasure, over at The Bag.
(photo: Gallo/Getty caption: Occupy Wall Street: Anti-corporate protests began on New York City’s Wall Street, and quickly spread across to hundreds of other cities around the world.)