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A favorite from a Special Operations Forces Exhibition in Jordan: maybe this Chinese general thinks he’s really Sasha Baron Cohen
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(credit:Ali Jarekji / Reuters caption: Chinese officers check rifles of ARES Defense Systems, Inc from the U.S. at the opening of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) at King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman May 8.)
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A favorite from a Special Operations Forces Exhibition in Jordan: maybe this Chinese general thinks he’s really Sasha Baron Cohen

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(credit:Ali Jarekji / Reuters caption: Chinese officers check rifles of ARES Defense Systems, Inc from the U.S. at the opening of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) at King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman May 8.)

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After two days of passing this photo by in a few galleries, I decided to give in, post it, and think about why it makes me uncomfortable. It could be because the majority of the photo is a weighty airplane hatch that reduces the action to a fourth of the photo, or the look on the one visible soldier’s face. Maybe the word “foot” on the coffin: I know it’s there to designate the end of the coffin, not its content, but you can’t help making the association and remembering how many people have been maimed in Afghanistan. 
But really, I think it’s because no one is paying attention to this war or to the lives lost; that their deaths and injuries occupy much less than one-fourth of our consciousness.
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(credit: Steve Ruark/AP Photo caption: An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Master Sgt. Gregory L. Childs Monday, May 7, 2012 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Childs, of Warren, Ark., died in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.)
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After two days of passing this photo by in a few galleries, I decided to give in, post it, and think about why it makes me uncomfortable. It could be because the majority of the photo is a weighty airplane hatch that reduces the action to a fourth of the photo, or the look on the one visible soldier’s face. Maybe the word “foot” on the coffin: I know it’s there to designate the end of the coffin, not its content, but you can’t help making the association and remembering how many people have been maimed in Afghanistan.

But really, I think it’s because no one is paying attention to this war or to the lives lost; that their deaths and injuries occupy much less than one-fourth of our consciousness.

via The Charlotte Observer

(credit: Steve Ruark/AP Photo caption: An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Master Sgt. Gregory L. Childs Monday, May 7, 2012 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Childs, of Warren, Ark., died in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.)

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I love these detached photographs of bombings: no headless bodies, dead children, destroyed buildings, just the stunning and gorgeous effects of what happens to the physical landscape when it gets its butt kicked by F-22 fighter jets on maneuvers. 
 No grains of sand were harmed in this test. 
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(photo: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images caption: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Smoke, dust and sand rise as missiles fired from fighter jets roil the desert during joint maneuvers with the French army.)
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I love these detached photographs of bombings: no headless bodies, dead children, destroyed buildings, just the stunning and gorgeous effects of what happens to the physical landscape when it gets its butt kicked by F-22 fighter jets on maneuvers.

No grains of sand were harmed in this test.

via Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images caption: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Smoke, dust and sand rise as missiles fired from fighter jets roil the desert during joint maneuvers with the French army.)

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I don’t think there’s a single military family past or present who wouldn’t identify with this photo, right down to the awkwardness of dad as he returns to fatherhood after months at war.
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( credit: Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News/AP Photo caption:  Alyssa Smith hugs the arm of her father Sergeant First Class Jason Smith on his return from Afghanistan. One hundred and forty-five soldiers from the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson from a 12 month deployment in Afghanistan on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The soldiers were reunited with family and friends after a brief ceremony at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center.) 
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I don’t think there’s a single military family past or present who wouldn’t identify with this photo, right down to the awkwardness of dad as he returns to fatherhood after months at war.

via The Charlotte Observer

( credit: Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News/AP Photo caption: Alyssa Smith hugs the arm of her father Sergeant First Class Jason Smith on his return from Afghanistan. One hundred and forty-five soldiers from the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson from a 12 month deployment in Afghanistan on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The soldiers were reunited with family and friends after a brief ceremony at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center.)

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In this Jubilee year, something old, little new, all historic, colonially true… 
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(photo credit: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images caption:  From left: Senior Drum Major Betts of the Scots Guards, Bugler Lee Kidd, Guardsman Adam Deer of the Coldstream Guards, Lance Corporal Michael Strong of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Warrant Officer second Class Terry Gardener, Senior Drum Major of the Royal Air Force, pose in their full ceremonial attire at Wellington Barracks on March 21, 2012 in London, England. The group make up part of the ceremonial military personnel who will play a key role during Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.)
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In this Jubilee year, something old, little new, all historic, colonially true…

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(photo credit: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images caption: From left: Senior Drum Major Betts of the Scots Guards, Bugler Lee Kidd, Guardsman Adam Deer of the Coldstream Guards, Lance Corporal Michael Strong of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Warrant Officer second Class Terry Gardener, Senior Drum Major of the Royal Air Force, pose in their full ceremonial attire at Wellington Barracks on March 21, 2012 in London, England. The group make up part of the ceremonial military personnel who will play a key role during Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.)

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Talking about visual metaphors: With wars and armies in mind, Christianity as the correct posture. (Caption below.)

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(photo: Pavel Pavlov/Reuters caption: Members of the Russian Honor Guard at a base in Moscow marched with wooden crosses to correct posture during the first rehearsal for the annual victory parade in May.)

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Talking about visual metaphors: With wars and armies in mind, Christianity as the correct posture. (Caption below.)

via:NYT Lens photos of the day

(photo: Pavel Pavlov/Reuters caption: Members of the Russian Honor Guard at a base in Moscow marched with wooden crosses to correct posture during the first rehearsal for the annual victory parade in May.)

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