Bag’s Take-Away:
Open wide. Very wide. Not sure I could do this. He must be practiced at the scan. I’d need the device from Clockwork Orange.
via The New York Times Lens
(credit: Bikas Das/Associated Press caption: A man getting his retina scanned in Kolkata as part of India’s giant identification project. It also involves fingerprints and photographs and aims to give all 1.2 billion Indians an identity record and number for the first time.)
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Open wide. Very wide. Not sure I could do this. He must be practiced at the scan. I’d need the device from Clockwork Orange.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Bikas Das/Associated Press caption: A man getting his retina scanned in Kolkata as part of India’s giant identification project. It also involves fingerprints and photographs and aims to give all 1.2 billion Indians an identity record and number for the first time.)

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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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The first ones off a sinking ship?
via The New York Times
(credit: Bryan Denton/The New York Times caption:  An Afghan money changer exchanged currency for a client. Each week tens of millions of dollars are packed into suitcases or boxes and loaded onto planes leaving Kabul International Airport for destinations like Dubai. The rate of capital flight is increasing steadily before the 2014 troop withdrawal deadline, officials say, and new restrictions were recently imposed limiting the amount a passenger can take out of the country to $20,000 a trip.) 
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The first ones off a sinking ship?

via The New York Times

(credit: Bryan Denton/The New York Times caption: An Afghan money changer exchanged currency for a client. Each week tens of millions of dollars are packed into suitcases or boxes and loaded onto planes leaving Kabul International Airport for destinations like Dubai. The rate of capital flight is increasing steadily before the 2014 troop withdrawal deadline, officials say, and new restrictions were recently imposed limiting the amount a passenger can take out of the country to $20,000 a trip.)

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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.
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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Bag’s Take-Away:

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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On his knees, stained and prayin’. Yes, Santorum’s on a mission.
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption:  A supporter of Mr. Santorum prayed as they waited for him to appear in Lafayette, La. The outcome of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries strengthened Mr. Santorum’s argument that he should emerge as the final competitor to Mr. Romney)
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On his knees, stained and prayin’. Yes, Santorum’s on a mission.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption: A supporter of Mr. Santorum prayed as they waited for him to appear in Lafayette, La. The outcome of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries strengthened Mr. Santorum’s argument that he should emerge as the final competitor to Mr. Romney)

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Nicole Bengiveno’s GOP primary/racial segregation shot is the smartest, bravest campaign pic I’ve seen all year. The pic may be “overstretching” the metaphor, but the vote was segregated. Mostly white people voted in the South’s GOP primaries yesterday. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times caption:  People in Birmingham, Ala., waited to register vehicles at the Jefferson County Courthouse , which was also a polling station. There have been lines at the courthouse since major cuts in the budget.)
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Nicole Bengiveno’s GOP primary/racial segregation shot is the smartest, bravest campaign pic I’ve seen all year. The pic may be “overstretching” the metaphor, but the vote was segregated. Mostly white people voted in the South’s GOP primaries yesterday.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times caption: People in Birmingham, Ala., waited to register vehicles at the Jefferson County Courthouse , which was also a polling station. There have been lines at the courthouse since major cuts in the budget.)

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Less than half-a-year ago, Occupy was practically levitating.
This photo and many other incredible shots are part of a exhibition and auction benefiting the Man Up Campaign to stop violence against women. The exhibition opened Thursday night in Manhattan with a nod to International Women’s Day.
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(photo credit:  Ashley Gilbertson/VII  caption:  The Occupy Wall Street demonstrator Edgar Cancinos, 17, from Elmhurst, Queens, meditates in Zuccotti Park. Nov. 16, 2011.)
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Less than half-a-year ago, Occupy was practically levitating.

This photo and many other incredible shots are part of a exhibition and auction benefiting the Man Up Campaign to stop violence against women. The exhibition opened Thursday night in Manhattan with a nod to International Women’s Day.

via The New York Times Lens

(photo credit: Ashley Gilbertson/VII caption: The Occupy Wall Street demonstrator Edgar Cancinos, 17, from Elmhurst, Queens, meditates in Zuccotti Park. Nov. 16, 2011.)

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The irreverence. The girth. Old Glory. At least for a day this week, it was like the Tea folks never left.
And then, is there something hyper-patriotic about hands-over-privates?
From NYT slideshow: The Florida Primary
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The irreverence. The girth. Old Glory. At least for a day this week, it was like the Tea folks never left.

And then, is there something hyper-patriotic about hands-over-privates?

From NYT slideshow: The Florida Primary

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Wonderful shot by NYT’s Stephen Crowley of Santorum train wreck addressing black church. 
1. God, where’s my cellphone at a time like this.
2. Hopefully, you and your friends will think twice next time about all the food stamp baiting.
3. And, it’s not even hot in here!
via NYT Florida primary slideshow
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Wonderful shot by NYT’s Stephen Crowley of Santorum train wreck addressing black church.

1. God, where’s my cellphone at a time like this.

2. Hopefully, you and your friends will think twice next time about all the food stamp baiting.

3. And, it’s not even hot in here!

via NYT Florida primary slideshow

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