Bag’s Take-Away:

The morning after: the appropriative power of graffiti.

(photo: Ed Giles/Getty Images caption: Egyptian workers walk past the outer wall of the 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 morning after: the appropriative power of graffiti.

(photo: Ed Giles/Getty Images caption: Egyptian workers walk past the outer wall of the 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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 I thought this photo of Aung San Suu Kyi talking to a Myanmar Muslim leader had a certain foreboding about it. Then I looked at the hands: his on his heart, hers over it and think there may be hope for stifling religious strife in Myanmar.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters caption:  Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Myanmar Muslims leaders at the National League for Democracy head office in Yangon, Myanmar, June 6, 2012.)
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I thought this photo of Aung San Suu Kyi talking to a Myanmar Muslim leader had a certain foreboding about it. Then I looked at the hands: his on his heart, hers over it and think there may be hope for stifling religious strife in Myanmar.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters caption: Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Myanmar Muslims leaders at the National League for Democracy head office in Yangon, Myanmar, June 6, 2012.)

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The great and powerful Oz. (The visual joke is on these citizens, though. They’re supporters.) 
via:Reuters Editor’s Choice (May 7)
(photo: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters caption: Supporters of Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin wave flags during a supporters rally in central Moscow May 6, 2012. Russian riot police beat protesters with batons and hauled away dozens on Sunday after skirmishes broke out at a demonstration in Moscow against Vladimir Putin on the eve of his return to the presidency. )
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The great and powerful Oz. (The visual joke is on these citizens, though. They’re supporters.)

via:Reuters Editor’s Choice (May 7)

(photo: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters caption: Supporters of Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin wave flags during a supporters rally in central Moscow May 6, 2012. Russian riot police beat protesters with batons and hauled away dozens on Sunday after skirmishes broke out at a demonstration in Moscow against Vladimir Putin on the eve of his return to the presidency. )

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How rare to see pic of someone setting an IED, especially sympathetic to the West.

via: Sac Bee Syria slideshow

(photo:  Rodrigo Abd/AP caption: In this Sunday, March 11, 2012 photo, Syrian rebels plant a makeshift explosive device to destroy a Syrian Army tank during a day of heavy fighting with Syrian Army forces in Idlib, north Syria.

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How rare to see pic of someone setting an IED, especially sympathetic to the West.

via: Sac Bee Syria slideshow

(photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP caption: In this Sunday, March 11, 2012 photo, Syrian rebels plant a makeshift explosive device to destroy a Syrian Army tank during a day of heavy fighting with Syrian Army forces in Idlib, north Syria.

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One of the saddest photos to come out of Syria recently. The caption reads body of a man, but it looks like a boy to me. 
via The New York Times Lens Blog
(photo credit: Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images caption: Syrians carried the body of a man killed in violence in the northwestern Idlib region. Three soldiers were killed and seven others wounded by a bomb at the southern entrance to the city of Idlib, according to the official SANA news agency.) 
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One of the saddest photos to come out of Syria recently. The caption reads body of a man, but it looks like a boy to me.

via The New York Times Lens Blog

(photo credit: Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images caption: Syrians carried the body of a man killed in violence in the northwestern Idlib region. Three soldiers were killed and seven others wounded by a bomb at the southern entrance to the city of Idlib, according to the official SANA news agency.)

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Tags #Syria    #Syria uprising    #Idlib    #Aleppo    #SANA    #politics    #news    #international   

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Beware the Split-Screen: Curious to see pics of Obama in Australia perusing war artifacts and, especially, communing with school children while, back home, UC Davis students are getting pepper-sprayed.

(photo 1: Pete Souza/White House caption 1: President Barack Obama tours the Australian War Memorial with Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce in Canberra, Australia, Nov.17, 2011.) caption 2: President Barack Obama, along with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, visits with students at Campbell High School in Canberra, Australia, Nov.17, 2011.)

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Tags #White House    #Obama    #Australia    #Obama Australia    #OWS    #Occupy    #UC Davis    #pepper    #photojournalism    #international   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Putin uses the same tactics that were in vogue when he bought his sweater.

via MSNBC photoblog
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(photo: Alexei Nikolsky / Ria Novosti via Reuters caption: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, holds a dental borer as he jokes with Governor of Belgorod region Yevgeny Savchenko at a dental room of a local hospital in the village of Golovchino in Belgorod, Russia, on November 15.)
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Putin uses the same tactics that were in vogue when he bought his sweater.

via MSNBC photoblog .

(photo: Alexei Nikolsky / Ria Novosti via Reuters caption: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, holds a dental borer as he jokes with Governor of Belgorod region Yevgeny Savchenko at a dental room of a local hospital in the village of Golovchino in Belgorod, Russia, on November 15.)

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You’d think those royals would be a little more savvy by now about photos/photo-ops with a colonialist glow.

via The CharlotteObserver

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Bag’s Take-Away:

You’d think those royals would be a little more savvy by now about photos/photo-ops with a colonialist glow.

via The CharlotteObserver

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Bag’s Take-Away:

China’s floodgates will be breached.  There’s something about the nature and nexus of capitalism as it meets individual freedom and behavior of the masses that tells me China’s government will pay a heavy price for their prosperity. 

(photo: ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press caption: A group of homebuyers demanding a refund protested at a sales office of developer China Overseas Property in Shanghai as home prices at one of its projects were cut by nearly 30 percent in a sales promotion.)


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China’s floodgates will be breached. There’s something about the nature and nexus of capitalism as it meets individual freedom and behavior of the masses that tells me China’s government will pay a heavy price for their prosperity.

(photo: ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press caption: A group of homebuyers demanding a refund protested at a sales office of developer China Overseas Property in Shanghai as home prices at one of its projects were cut by nearly 30 percent in a sales promotion.)

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Tags #China    #photojournalism    #photography    #news    #international    #capitalism   

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The reason why the photo of the Afghan soldiers behind the tree was in so many photo galleries yesterday? Well sure, it’s a super-kinetic shot. The guy flinching has a political twist as well, though. With the Afghans losing their grip on the Capitol, here attempting to defend the U.S. Embassy, for God’s sake, even if the tree guy is just reacting to the noise and the middle guy is just in a guarded stance, (award points to the Taliban) it’s the same body language as cowering.

(photo: Ahmad Masood/Reuters. caption: Afghan police officers fired toward buildings that Taliban insurgents took over during an attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Militants fired grenades and assault rifles at the embassy and other sites in the capital, while suicide bombers struck police buildings.)
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The reason why the photo of the Afghan soldiers behind the tree was in so many photo galleries yesterday? Well sure, it’s a super-kinetic shot. The guy flinching has a political twist as well, though. With the Afghans losing their grip on the Capitol, here attempting to defend the U.S. Embassy, for God’s sake, even if the tree guy is just reacting to the noise and the middle guy is just in a guarded stance, (award points to the Taliban) it’s the same body language as cowering.

(photo: Ahmad Masood/Reuters. caption: Afghan police officers fired toward buildings that Taliban insurgents took over during an attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Militants fired grenades and assault rifles at the embassy and other sites in the capital, while suicide bombers struck police buildings.)

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Tags #Afgan war    #Afganistan    #Afghan Army    #war    #Kabul    #U.S. Embassy    #Kabul attack    #Taliban    #international    #politics    #photojournalism