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War in Afghanistan swinging both ways….out and still in. If you have time for golf, everything must be okay.
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(credit: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters caption:  American soldiers hit golf ball from the roof of a building in Combat Outpost Boston in eastern Afghanistan’s Logar Province.)
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War in Afghanistan swinging both ways….out and still in. If you have time for golf, everything must be okay.

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(credit: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters caption: American soldiers hit golf ball from the roof of a building in Combat Outpost Boston in eastern Afghanistan’s Logar Province.)

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Whenever I find myself coming close to bringing down the world economy, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
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(credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg News caption:  Days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase, the bank’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, said that “we made a terrible, egregious mistake.” “There’s almost no excuse for it,” Mr. Dimon said about the loss, which stemmed from a soured bet on credit derivatives made by the bank’s chief investment office in London.)
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Whenever I find myself coming close to bringing down the world economy, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

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(credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg News caption: Days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase, the bank’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, said that “we made a terrible, egregious mistake.” “There’s almost no excuse for it,” Mr. Dimon said about the loss, which stemmed from a soured bet on credit derivatives made by the bank’s chief investment office in London.)

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Why is it we see so few unflattering photos of Obama? Is it because he’s “always on” or simply photogenic? I don’t know, but this rare unflattering photo of the President (in which the lighting also makes his skin tone seem to be darker than real life) is notable for its uniqueness. 
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(credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times caption: On his trip to New York City on Monday, Mr. Obama made stops at two fund-raisers, this one at the Rubin Museum of Art. His campaign took in $25.7 million in April, a drop of about $10 million from March, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday afternoon.)
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Why is it we see so few unflattering photos of Obama? Is it because he’s “always on” or simply photogenic? I don’t know, but this rare unflattering photo of the President (in which the lighting also makes his skin tone seem to be darker than real life) is notable for its uniqueness.

via The New York Times

(credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times caption: On his trip to New York City on Monday, Mr. Obama made stops at two fund-raisers, this one at the Rubin Museum of Art. His campaign took in $25.7 million in April, a drop of about $10 million from March, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday afternoon.)

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The New York Times Magazine asks a Bain Capital executive for his rationale on the validity of the 1%. The outcome is predictable. So is the clever visual assertion, via the faceless workers (that’s you and me, bub), that we owe our jobs to the creative powers of our financial betters. 
And, frankly, where would we be without a shoe to shine?
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The New York Times Magazine asks a Bain Capital executive for his rationale on the validity of the 1%. The outcome is predictable. So is the clever visual assertion, via the faceless workers (that’s you and me, bub), that we owe our jobs to the creative powers of our financial betters.

And, frankly, where would we be without a shoe to shine?

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Cathedral of War. Light shines through tiny windows as U.S. soldiers prepare for a gun battle with the Taliban. Note the grave-sized hole near the door. Beyond the disconnect between gunfire and the beautifully backlit dwelling, some might catch the feeling that war is eternal and that we’re fighting for a higher purpose, too. Maybe that’s why this photo made all the major new image galleries today.
via  The New York Times Lens
(credit:  Baz Ratner/Reuters  caption: A United States soldier, Nicholas Dickhut, of the 82nd Airborne, aims at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan.)
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Cathedral of War. Light shines through tiny windows as U.S. soldiers prepare for a gun battle with the Taliban. Note the grave-sized hole near the door. Beyond the disconnect between gunfire and the beautifully backlit dwelling, some might catch the feeling that war is eternal and that we’re fighting for a higher purpose, too. Maybe that’s why this photo made all the major new image galleries today.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Baz Ratner/Reuters caption: A United States soldier, Nicholas Dickhut, of the 82nd Airborne, aims at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan.)

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A nice photo by the NYT’s Stephen Crowley. Obama stops into a restaurant before his last speech and greets patrons. Elements? Young folks, Obama, smiles, nekkid people! You can’t go wrong with that combo. Bet you wouldn’t see a version from White House photographer Pete Souza, though.
via  The New York Times
(credit:  Stephen Crowley/The New York Times  caption: On his way to his last speech of the day on Tuesday, President Obama stopped at a popular Boulder restaurant and bar known as the Sink. Evidently, a customer was so nervous she lost control of her food, spilling yogurt on the president and a member of the Secret Service.)
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A nice photo by the NYT’s Stephen Crowley. Obama stops into a restaurant before his last speech and greets patrons. Elements? Young folks, Obama, smiles, nekkid people! You can’t go wrong with that combo. Bet you wouldn’t see a version from White House photographer Pete Souza, though.

via The New York Times

(credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption: On his way to his last speech of the day on Tuesday, President Obama stopped at a popular Boulder restaurant and bar known as the Sink. Evidently, a customer was so nervous she lost control of her food, spilling yogurt on the president and a member of the Secret Service.)

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It’s not the wedding or the bride and groom, it’s their witty, odd placement in the cycle of life. 
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(credit: Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press caption: A newlywed couple posed for photographs on a street corner in Shanghai.)
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It’s not the wedding or the bride and groom, it’s their witty, odd placement in the cycle of life.

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(credit: Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press caption: A newlywed couple posed for photographs on a street corner in Shanghai.)

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Clearly, somebody doesn’t like Sara Lee. 
Many photos circulating of ripped up houses and the resulting human pain of tornado after effects, but this odd one of tornado damage in Woodward, OK stood out.
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(credit: Nick Oxford/The New York Times caption: A tornado swept through Woodward shortly after midnight Sunday.)
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Clearly, somebody doesn’t like Sara Lee.

Many photos circulating of ripped up houses and the resulting human pain of tornado after effects, but this odd one of tornado damage in Woodward, OK stood out.

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(credit: Nick Oxford/The New York Times caption: A tornado swept through Woodward shortly after midnight Sunday.)

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More telling than you’d think at first glance, Capitol Dems playing like “business as usual” where the challenge to health care law is political gorilla on their backs.
via  The New York Times
(credit: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times caption:  A man in a gorilla costume stood behind Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, left, John Kerry of Massachusetts, center, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. The three Democrats held a news conference to discuss the health care law hearings.) 
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More telling than you’d think at first glance, Capitol Dems playing like “business as usual” where the challenge to health care law is political gorilla on their backs.

via The New York Times

(credit: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times caption: A man in a gorilla costume stood behind Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, left, John Kerry of Massachusetts, center, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. The three Democrats held a news conference to discuss the health care law hearings.)

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How small and frail are the living symbols of power. Pope Benedict and Raúl Castro at the airport in Havana looking for all the world like the focus of tilt-shift photography or like tiny, bent Hiro Hitos making their final bows on the world stage.
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( credit: Javier Galeano/Pool caption:  Cuba’s president, Raúl Castro, greeted Benedict at the airport. The visit comes at a delicate time for the Roman Catholic Church in Cuba, where it has staked out a mediating role between the people and the Castro government.) 
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How small and frail are the living symbols of power. Pope Benedict and Raúl Castro at the airport in Havana looking for all the world like the focus of tilt-shift photography or like tiny, bent Hiro Hitos making their final bows on the world stage.

via The New York Times

( credit: Javier Galeano/Pool caption: Cuba’s president, Raúl Castro, greeted Benedict at the airport. The visit comes at a delicate time for the Roman Catholic Church in Cuba, where it has staked out a mediating role between the people and the Castro government.)

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