Bag’s Take-Away:

More graffiti from the Cairo embassy. This is fascinating in its ambiguity. With the appended “r ur,” it’s suggesting that (in attacking the compound) the Muslim’s are masters over the West and create their own destiny. The word in black, however, is not so far from “monsters.”

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(photo: Ed Giles/Getty Images caption: An Egyptian riot policeman stands guard in front of United States Embassy, the morning after it was vandalised by protesters during a demonstration on Septmebr 12, 2012 in central Cairo, Egypt. Protests are continuing in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, one day after thousands of Egyptians demonstrated at the Embassy compound. Protesters on Tuesday gathered to demonstrate against a US-made film said to be defaming the Prophet Mohammed, whose trailer had recently been released on Youtube and translated into Arabic. Protesters breached the walls of the Embassy compound and removed the American flag from a flagpole, replacing it with a black flag associated with Jihadi Islamist groups. Christopher Stevens, a State Department officer at the consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, died in an a later attack along with three other embassy staff after violence erupted over the film. According to an unnamed official the four died after gunmen fired rockets at them.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

More graffiti from the Cairo embassy. This is fascinating in its ambiguity. With the appended “r ur,” it’s suggesting that (in attacking the compound) the Muslim’s are masters over the West and create their own destiny. The word in black, however, is not so far from “monsters.”

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(photo: Ed Giles/Getty Images caption: An Egyptian riot policeman stands guard in front of United States Embassy, the morning after it was vandalised by protesters during a demonstration on Septmebr 12, 2012 in central Cairo, Egypt. Protests are continuing in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, one day after thousands of Egyptians demonstrated at the Embassy compound. Protesters on Tuesday gathered to demonstrate against a US-made film said to be defaming the Prophet Mohammed, whose trailer had recently been released on Youtube and translated into Arabic. Protesters breached the walls of the Embassy compound and removed the American flag from a flagpole, replacing it with a black flag associated with Jihadi Islamist groups. Christopher Stevens, a State Department officer at the consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, died in an a later attack along with three other embassy staff after violence erupted over the film. According to an unnamed official the four died after gunmen fired rockets at them.)

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 The Egyptian governmental power structure decided to keep things weighted toward the military in the last week, wiping out any pretense that there will be a democratic Summer following the Arab Spring. Gives this photo a ‘j’accuse’ type reality. 
via The Charlotte Observer
(credit: Amr Nabil/APcaption:  Egyptian protesters point at soldiers in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court ? in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Egypt’s highest court has ruled that Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister can stay in the presidential race.)
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The Egyptian governmental power structure decided to keep things weighted toward the military in the last week, wiping out any pretense that there will be a democratic Summer following the Arab Spring. Gives this photo a ‘j’accuse’ type reality.

via The Charlotte Observer

(credit: Amr Nabil/APcaption: Egyptian protesters point at soldiers in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court ? in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Egypt’s highest court has ruled that Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister can stay in the presidential race.)

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A photograph of the deceased is sadly incorporated into the grieving of his family. Since the start of the Arab Spring, funerals are depicted in every news gallery nearly every day. I can’t think of many photographs that bring a country’s culture of mourning so close to the viewer as this one does. The hand of the woman with the blue sleeve seems as if it is holding up the visor of the young man who passed. 
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(photo: Mohammed Asad/AP Photo caption: Egyptian women mourn over the death of victims of clashes outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. Suspected supporters of Egypt’s military rulers attacked predominantly Islamist anti-government protesters outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo Wednesday, setting off clashes that left more than ten people dead as political tensions rise three weeks before crucial presidential elections.)
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A photograph of the deceased is sadly incorporated into the grieving of his family. Since the start of the Arab Spring, funerals are depicted in every news gallery nearly every day. I can’t think of many photographs that bring a country’s culture of mourning so close to the viewer as this one does. The hand of the woman with the blue sleeve seems as if it is holding up the visor of the young man who passed.

via The Sacramento Bee

(photo: Mohammed Asad/AP Photo caption: Egyptian women mourn over the death of victims of clashes outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. Suspected supporters of Egypt’s military rulers attacked predominantly Islamist anti-government protesters outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo Wednesday, setting off clashes that left more than ten people dead as political tensions rise three weeks before crucial presidential elections.)

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Tags #Culture    #Egypt    #Egyptian Elections    #Islam    #Islamicists    #Middle East    #Mourning    #Muslim    #News    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #Protest    #AP Photo    #Associated Press   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Okay, three days of many, many photos of the body of the Coptic Pope seating on a throne. Looks like they’ve pretty much run through the angles. 
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(photo credit: Nasser Nasser/AP caption:  The body of Pope Shenouda III is seated on the throne of Mar Morqos or St. Mark, right, as mourners gather to pay their final respects at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 19, 2012. Tens of thousands of Coptic Christians have lined up outside a cathedral in the Egyptian capital to pay their final respects to the spiritual leader of their ancient church, whose body was seated inside on an ornate throne.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Okay, three days of many, many photos of the body of the Coptic Pope seating on a throne. Looks like they’ve pretty much run through the angles.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: Nasser Nasser/AP caption: The body of Pope Shenouda III is seated on the throne of Mar Morqos or St. Mark, right, as mourners gather to pay their final respects at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 19, 2012. Tens of thousands of Coptic Christians have lined up outside a cathedral in the Egyptian capital to pay their final respects to the spiritual leader of their ancient church, whose body was seated inside on an ornate throne.)

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Tags #News    #Coptic    #Religion    #Egypt    #Cairo Egypt    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #AP Images   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Uploaded a few days before the latest GOP debate, this photo of Obama, looking large/strong, talking to the Egyptian Field Marshal with an aide in the foreground on her knees, makes for an interesting contrast with the picture being constructed by the GOP candidates of a timid, feckless President.

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(photo: Pete Souza/White House caption: Members of President Barack Obama’s national security team listen as he talks on the phone with Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi of Egypt in the Oval Office, Jan. 20, 2012. Pictured, from left, are; Larry Pfeiffer, Deputy Director, White House Situation Room; Caroline Atkinson, Senior Director for International Economics; Steve Simon, Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa; Brooke Anderson, NSS Chief of Staff and Counselor; and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. )

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Uploaded a few days before the latest GOP debate, this photo of Obama, looking large/strong, talking to the Egyptian Field Marshal with an aide in the foreground on her knees, makes for an interesting contrast with the picture being constructed by the GOP candidates of a timid, feckless President.

via:White House Flickr

(photo: Pete Souza/White House caption: Members of President Barack Obama’s national security team listen as he talks on the phone with Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi of Egypt in the Oval Office, Jan. 20, 2012. Pictured, from left, are; Larry Pfeiffer, Deputy Director, White House Situation Room; Caroline Atkinson, Senior Director for International Economics; Steve Simon, Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa; Brooke Anderson, NSS Chief of Staff and Counselor; and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. )

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Bag’s Take-Away:

1. America’s had as much anxiety as it can handle, thank you very much?

2. U.S. exceeds its protest quota. Media “Occupied out”?

3. GOP Isolationism is catching?

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1. America’s had as much anxiety as it can handle, thank you very much?

2. U.S. exceeds its protest quota. Media “Occupied out”?

3. GOP Isolationism is catching?

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Tags #TIME    #TIME cover    #Media    #photojournalism    #protest    #Occupy    #Egypt    #Tahrir    #Revolution    #Media   

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Brilliant photo as companion to pics of Mubarak testifying in the cage. What it shows is riot police in Cairo outside the criminal court watching the Mubarak trial (stunningly, also prosecuting former Interior/Security head al-Adly) on a public screen outside the building.

The deeper implication of the bars, though (enhanced by those wary faces), is that the current military government and the security apparatus is just as much “on trial” in the court of public opinion, which is the major reason why Mubarak’s combination show trial/public flogging is actually happening in the first place.

In light of the picture, being “thrown to the wolves” might not be far off.

(photo: Getty Images caption: Egyptian riot police follow the trial of former interior minister Habib al-Adly on a screen erected outside the Cairo Criminal Court at the Police Academy on August 4, 2011 during his trial along with six senior police officers over deaths in the uprising that unseated Hosni Mubarak.)
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Brilliant photo as companion to pics of Mubarak testifying in the cage. What it shows is riot police in Cairo outside the criminal court watching the Mubarak trial (stunningly, also prosecuting former Interior/Security head al-Adly) on a public screen outside the building.

The deeper implication of the bars, though (enhanced by those wary faces), is that the current military government and the security apparatus is just as much “on trial” in the court of public opinion, which is the major reason why Mubarak’s combination show trial/public flogging is actually happening in the first place.

In light of the picture, being “thrown to the wolves” might not be far off.

(photo: Getty Images caption: Egyptian riot police follow the trial of former interior minister Habib al-Adly on a screen erected outside the Cairo Criminal Court at the Police Academy on August 4, 2011 during his trial along with six senior police officers over deaths in the uprising that unseated Hosni Mubarak.)

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Tags #Mubarak    #Egypt    #Cairo    #al-Adley    #inter    #international affairs    #news    #photoj    #photojournalism   

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Powerful illustration that British demonstrators, fighting for economic justice from the corporate state, are drawing moral inspiration from Middle East democracy movement. Some people also referring to Trafalgar as “T” Square (calling up Tahrir).  
thepoliticalnotebook:

Strike like an Egyptian. In Trafalgar Square, London. [Via Arabawy.]

Bag’s Take-Away:

Powerful illustration that British demonstrators, fighting for economic justice from the corporate state, are drawing moral inspiration from Middle East democracy movement. Some people also referring to Trafalgar as “T” Square (calling up Tahrir).  

thepoliticalnotebook:

Strike like an Egyptian. In Trafalgar Square, London. [Via Arabawy.]

(Source: thepoliticalnotebook)

Tags #News    #politics    #current events    #British protests    #Egypt    #protest    #news photos   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Most stunning. The scene on Al Jazeera from Tahrir Square as compared to live feed from Egypt State Television.  Looks like the revolution WILL be televised.
Bag’s Update — 2 hours later:
Too good to be true.
(screen grab: AlJazeera.)
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Most stunning. The scene on Al Jazeera from Tahrir Square as compared to live feed from Egypt State Television.  Looks like the revolution WILL be televised.

Bag’s Update — 2 hours later:

Too good to be true.

(screen grabAlJazeera.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
This certainly isn’t p.c. to talk about when rocks are flying and the regime is bashing heads, but the current festival atmosphere in Tahrir Square — beautifully captured here by Getty’s John Moore — illustrates how much the drama in Cairo (highlighted by the snack of choice at the cinema) is truly that.
(photo: John Moore/Getty Images caption: Popcorn: The protesters, many of whom have been on the square for almost two weeks, were joined by women and children over the weekend. This photo was taken on Sunday, February 6. via: Settling In on Tahrir Square - Photo Essays - TIME)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

This certainly isn’t p.c. to talk about when rocks are flying and the regime is bashing heads, but the current festival atmosphere in Tahrir Square — beautifully captured here by Getty’s John Moore — illustrates how much the drama in Cairo (highlighted by the snack of choice at the cinema) is truly that.

(photo: John Moore/Getty Images captionPopcorn: The protesters, many of whom have been on the square for almost two weeks, were joined by women and children over the weekend. This photo was taken on Sunday, February 6. via: Settling In on Tahrir Square - Photo Essays - TIME)

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