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I haven’t been following events in Hungary and, knowing nothing about its current political scene, my reaction to this photo is on the visual merits only. 
Hungary’s new president stands before the parliament that voted him into office after the former president resigned. Relatively young, appropriately stressed, standing alone in his ill-fitted suit, he conveys an everyman image even as he does something extraordinary. A nice photo that delivers a side of common gravitas with its pomp and circumstance. 
via Wall Street Journal Photos of the Day
(photo: Laszlo Beliczay/MTI/Associated Press caption: FRONT AND CENTER: Janos Ader took his oath as president of Hungary during a swearing-in ceremony in Hungarian Parliament in Budapest Wednesday. Parliament elected him to a five-year term by a vote of 262-40.)
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I haven’t been following events in Hungary and, knowing nothing about its current political scene, my reaction to this photo is on the visual merits only.

Hungary’s new president stands before the parliament that voted him into office after the former president resigned. Relatively young, appropriately stressed, standing alone in his ill-fitted suit, he conveys an everyman image even as he does something extraordinary. A nice photo that delivers a side of common gravitas with its pomp and circumstance.

via Wall Street Journal Photos of the Day

(photo: Laszlo Beliczay/MTI/Associated Press caption: FRONT AND CENTER: Janos Ader took his oath as president of Hungary during a swearing-in ceremony in Hungarian Parliament in Budapest Wednesday. Parliament elected him to a five-year term by a vote of 262-40.)

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There are some photos that remind you how lucky children in the U.S. are. This photo of South African girls putting on donated ballet shoes is one of those. 
I’m trying to imagine en pointe in ballet shoes three sizes too big for you and I can’t. Still, I’m sure these girls feel lucky to have the equipment. 
via  The Sacramento Bee
(credit:  Denis Farrell  caption: Aspirant ballerinas try on ballet gear received from American dancer Nathan Cheney at the Ballet Theatre’s Development Programme in Johannesburg, Thursday, April 26, 2012. The young girls, Left to right, Raisise Mokowena, Ogechi Opara and Khumo Kgara, will take part in the production “Giselle’ currently running at the Johannesburg Nelson Mandela Theater.)
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There are some photos that remind you how lucky children in the U.S. are. This photo of South African girls putting on donated ballet shoes is one of those.

I’m trying to imagine en pointe in ballet shoes three sizes too big for you and I can’t. Still, I’m sure these girls feel lucky to have the equipment.

via The Sacramento Bee

(credit: Denis Farrell caption: Aspirant ballerinas try on ballet gear received from American dancer Nathan Cheney at the Ballet Theatre’s Development Programme in Johannesburg, Thursday, April 26, 2012. The young girls, Left to right, Raisise Mokowena, Ogechi Opara and Khumo Kgara, will take part in the production “Giselle’ currently running at the Johannesburg Nelson Mandela Theater.)

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This is all they have to go on in re-launching the search for Amelia Earhart??  Move over bin Laden.  
via The Sacramento Bee
(photo credit: AP Photos caption:  This image provided by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and displayed at a U.S. State Department news conference on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, may provide a new clue in one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries and could soon help uncover the fate of American aviator Amelia Earhart, who went missing without a trace over the South Pacific 75 years ago, investigators said. Enhanced analysis of a photograph taken just months after Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane vanished shows what experts think may be the landing gear of the aircraft, the small black object on the left side of the image, protruding from the waters off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati. Armed with that analysis by the State Department, historians, scientists and salvagers from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, are returning to the island in July 2012 in the hope of finding the wreckage of Earhart’s plane and perhaps even the remains of the pilot and her navigator Fred Noonan.)
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This is all they have to go on in re-launching the search for Amelia Earhart??  Move over bin Laden.

via The Sacramento Bee

(photo credit: AP Photos caption: This image provided by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and displayed at a U.S. State Department news conference on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, may provide a new clue in one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries and could soon help uncover the fate of American aviator Amelia Earhart, who went missing without a trace over the South Pacific 75 years ago, investigators said. Enhanced analysis of a photograph taken just months after Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane vanished shows what experts think may be the landing gear of the aircraft, the small black object on the left side of the image, protruding from the waters off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati. Armed with that analysis by the State Department, historians, scientists and salvagers from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, are returning to the island in July 2012 in the hope of finding the wreckage of Earhart’s plane and perhaps even the remains of the pilot and her navigator Fred Noonan.)

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Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.  
Via  Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption:  Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)
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Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.

Via Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption: Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)

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Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips. 
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos  caption:  The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.)
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Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos caption: The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.)

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