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Israel’s latest offer on land for peace? Dug in so deep they can’t get themselves out? Gravely funny. 
via The New York Times Lens
(credit: Oded Balilty  caption:  At the beach in Tel Aviv, an Israeli man dug a hole.)
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Israel’s latest offer on land for peace? Dug in so deep they can’t get themselves out? Gravely funny.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Oded Balilty caption: At the beach in Tel Aviv, an Israeli man dug a hole.)

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 After losing his job, the former French president does what any self-respecting unemployed male would do: stop shaving. 
via Zimbio
(credit: Bauer Griffin  caption:  Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy wears a bright red polo shirt as he goes for an evening jog. Afterwards, Sarkozy is greeted by several supporters who shake his hand.)
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After losing his job, the former French president does what any self-respecting unemployed male would do: stop shaving.

via Zimbio

(credit: Bauer Griffin caption: Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy wears a bright red polo shirt as he goes for an evening jog. Afterwards, Sarkozy is greeted by several supporters who shake his hand.)

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 Little Muslim boys love America as much as little Christian boys. 
(Regarding more images of Muslims  in Obama campaign photos, the economy isn’t getting better and Muslim-Americans are a voting bloc.)
via The New York Times Lens
(credit: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times caption:  A young supporter with a flag waits to shake hands with President Obama at St. Paul-Minneapolis International Airport.)
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Little Muslim boys love America as much as little Christian boys.

(Regarding more images of Muslims in Obama campaign photos, the economy isn’t getting better and Muslim-Americans are a voting bloc.)

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times caption: A young supporter with a flag waits to shake hands with President Obama at St. Paul-Minneapolis International Airport.)

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 Assad as Mickey Mouse. What could be more ironic? From Oliver Hartung’s Signs of Syria (NYT). 
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(credit: Oliver Hartung caption:  Between Damascus and As Suwayda. 2009.)
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Assad as Mickey Mouse. What could be more ironic? From Oliver Hartung’s Signs of Syria (NYT).

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(credit: Oliver Hartung caption: Between Damascus and As Suwayda. 2009.)

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 Clearly, when you die you see Time’s magazine cover instead of the white light.
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Clearly, when you die you see Time’s magazine cover instead of the white light.

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 What it looks like: Unfazed and totally used to the idea that attacking soldiers are part of the landscape. Seriously, when you look at this photo is it any surprise that civilians get killed on a regular basis. Makes you question the distinction the word “civilian” implies. Time to get out. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Shamil Zhumatov /Reuters caption:  An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow next to U.S. Army soldiers of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry battalion, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division who are securing an area during a joint patrol with the Afghan Army in the town of Senjaray, Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan May 23, 2012.)
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What it looks like: Unfazed and totally used to the idea that attacking soldiers are part of the landscape. Seriously, when you look at this photo is it any surprise that civilians get killed on a regular basis. Makes you question the distinction the word “civilian” implies. Time to get out.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Shamil Zhumatov /Reuters caption: An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow next to U.S. Army soldiers of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry battalion, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division who are securing an area during a joint patrol with the Afghan Army in the town of Senjaray, Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan May 23, 2012.)

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 I think this image is beautiful and really don’t have much to say about it except that Reuters photographer Anatolii Stepanov has a fine hand as he captures an art viewer in Kiev incorporating herself into a piece of Japanese artwork. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Anatolii Stepanov /Reuters caption: A visitor walks near the artwork entitled “Ash Colour Mountains” by Makoto Aida from Japan at the opening of the first Kyiv biennale “Arsenale 2012” in Kiev, Ukraine May 23, 2012. About 100 artists from different countries will take part in the biennale which opened on Wednesday.)
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I think this image is beautiful and really don’t have much to say about it except that Reuters photographer Anatolii Stepanov has a fine hand as he captures an art viewer in Kiev incorporating herself into a piece of Japanese artwork.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Anatolii Stepanov /Reuters caption: A visitor walks near the artwork entitled “Ash Colour Mountains” by Makoto Aida from Japan at the opening of the first Kyiv biennale “Arsenale 2012” in Kiev, Ukraine May 23, 2012. About 100 artists from different countries will take part in the biennale which opened on Wednesday.)

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 Judging from the interior photos of hot babes in bikinis, it must be a male brain.
via  The Wall Street Journal
(credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images caption:  BRAIN CALL: A man used a public phone booth decorated as a brain in São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday. One hundred phone booths are being replaced with art works by a local phone company.)
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Judging from the interior photos of hot babes in bikinis, it must be a male brain.

via The Wall Street Journal

(credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images caption: BRAIN CALL: A man used a public phone booth decorated as a brain in São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday. One hundred phone booths are being replaced with art works by a local phone company.)

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It will not, of course, fit under the seat. Maybe he gets an employee discount.
via The New York Times Lens Blog
(credit: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press caption:  Capt. Trent Davey of Alaska Airlines with a 55-pound Copper River king salmon, after having flown the year’s first shipment of the fish from Alaska to Seattle. Copper River salmon are prized for their high oil content and flavor, and typically bring the highest prices at restaurants and fish markets.)
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It will not, of course, fit under the seat. Maybe he gets an employee discount.

via The New York Times Lens Blog

(credit: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press caption: Capt. Trent Davey of Alaska Airlines with a 55-pound Copper River king salmon, after having flown the year’s first shipment of the fish from Alaska to Seattle. Copper River salmon are prized for their high oil content and flavor, and typically bring the highest prices at restaurants and fish markets.)

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A shocking photo. FEMEN members with their shirts on,  not off.
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(credit: Gleb Garanich/Reuters caption: Activists of Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen (L-R) Yana Zhdanova, Alexandra and Inna Shevchenko, and Oksana Shachko sit in their office in Kiev May 18, 2012.The topless activists of Femen, whose eye-catching antics have made them the cover girls of international feminist protest, are shouting loud and clear that their attendance at next month’s Euro-2012 soccer tournament - welcome or not - can be counted on.)
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A shocking photo. FEMEN members with their shirts on, not off.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Gleb Garanich/Reuters caption: Activists of Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen (L-R) Yana Zhdanova, Alexandra and Inna Shevchenko, and Oksana Shachko sit in their office in Kiev May 18, 2012.The topless activists of Femen, whose eye-catching antics have made them the cover girls of international feminist protest, are shouting loud and clear that their attendance at next month’s Euro-2012 soccer tournament - welcome or not - can be counted on.)

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