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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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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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 We were wondering when we’d see pictures of those Olympic rooftop anti-missile sites. They have corporate sponsorship also??
via NBC News
(credit: Jim Seida/NBC News caption:  Protesters pass a surface-to-air missile site atop a water tower on a residential block in Bow Quarter, London, Saturday. This is one of six missile sites installed around London in case of a 9/11-style attack during the Olympic Games.)
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We were wondering when we’d see pictures of those Olympic rooftop anti-missile sites. They have corporate sponsorship also??

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(credit: Jim Seida/NBC News caption: Protesters pass a surface-to-air missile site atop a water tower on a residential block in Bow Quarter, London, Saturday. This is one of six missile sites installed around London in case of a 9/11-style attack during the Olympic Games.)

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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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Two weddings, two wedding pictures taken at inopportune moments (depending on how you look at it).

I have more hope for the couple in front of the tornado.

Top photo via Time Newsfeed

Bottom photo via NBC Today Show

(Top photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: Newly married couple Tim and Beth Alberts get caught-up in a protest in downtown Chicago on the eve of the NATO summit on May 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Bottom photo credit: Cate Eighmey Photography caption: Kansas couple catches tornado in wedding photo. When Candra and Caleb walked down the aisle for the first time together as husband and wife, the bride, a Nebraska native, also saw her very first tornado, and the photographer snapped her first wedding twister.)

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A shocking photo. FEMEN members with their shirts on,  not off.
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(credit: Gleb Garanich/Reuters caption: Activists of Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen (L-R) Yana Zhdanova, Alexandra and Inna Shevchenko, and Oksana Shachko sit in their office in Kiev May 18, 2012.The topless activists of Femen, whose eye-catching antics have made them the cover girls of international feminist protest, are shouting loud and clear that their attendance at next month’s Euro-2012 soccer tournament - welcome or not - can be counted on.)
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A shocking photo. FEMEN members with their shirts on, not off.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Gleb Garanich/Reuters caption: Activists of Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen (L-R) Yana Zhdanova, Alexandra and Inna Shevchenko, and Oksana Shachko sit in their office in Kiev May 18, 2012.The topless activists of Femen, whose eye-catching antics have made them the cover girls of international feminist protest, are shouting loud and clear that their attendance at next month’s Euro-2012 soccer tournament - welcome or not - can be counted on.)

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Pikachu is very disappointed in you. A child’s backpack surveys the scene of his owner’s detention at NATO summit demonstrations in Chicago.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Andrees Latif/Reuters caption: A protester lies detained after clashing with police during the start of the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, 2012. Baton-swinging police officers clashed with anti-war protesters at the start of the NATO summit on Sunday, beating some and dragging others away.)
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Pikachu is very disappointed in you. A child’s backpack surveys the scene of his owner’s detention at NATO summit demonstrations in Chicago.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Andrees Latif/Reuters caption: A protester lies detained after clashing with police during the start of the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, 2012. Baton-swinging police officers clashed with anti-war protesters at the start of the NATO summit on Sunday, beating some and dragging others away.)

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This photo of a foreclosed home occupied by squatters in LA really makes you shake your head. Rather than helping homeowners with their mortgages, banks leave vacant foreclosed homes to the mercy of vandals. Then they sell the property at a fire sale price. Kick out the owners, fail to maintain it, get rid of it cheap. No wonder the economy sucks.
via The Wall Street Journal
(credit: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters caption: A bedroom at a foreclosed home where squatters have been living is seen during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA’s blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods.)
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This photo of a foreclosed home occupied by squatters in LA really makes you shake your head. Rather than helping homeowners with their mortgages, banks leave vacant foreclosed homes to the mercy of vandals. Then they sell the property at a fire sale price. Kick out the owners, fail to maintain it, get rid of it cheap. No wonder the economy sucks.

via The Wall Street Journal

(credit: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters caption: A bedroom at a foreclosed home where squatters have been living is seen during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA’s blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods.)

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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   

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Occupy teams with AIDS activists in a New York protest. We’ve all been looking for what the Occupy movement will come up with for warmer weather and perhaps, judging by this photo and its caption, Occupy will occupy all other social justice causes. it will certainly boost their membership and reception.
via  The New York Times Lens
(credit:  Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters  caption: The police arrested a protester Wednesday near the New York Stock Exchange during a rally by AIDS activists and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.)
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Occupy teams with AIDS activists in a New York protest. We’ve all been looking for what the Occupy movement will come up with for warmer weather and perhaps, judging by this photo and its caption, Occupy will occupy all other social justice causes. it will certainly boost their membership and reception.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters caption: The police arrested a protester Wednesday near the New York Stock Exchange during a rally by AIDS activists and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.)

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April 29, 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. I was there and remember the violence, fear, curfew, and the smell of smoke as portions of the city burned. Can’t answer for the graffiti depicted below. It could have been written by a person with any one of various viewpoints about the riot.
via  The LA Times Framework
(credit:  Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times  caption: Los Angeles — A shopping mall goes up in flames at La Brea Avenue and Pico Boulevard, where someone spray-painted a statement about violence.)
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April 29, 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. I was there and remember the violence, fear, curfew, and the smell of smoke as portions of the city burned. Can’t answer for the graffiti depicted below. It could have been written by a person with any one of various viewpoints about the riot.

via The LA Times Framework

(credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times caption: Los Angeles — A shopping mall goes up in flames at La Brea Avenue and Pico Boulevard, where someone spray-painted a statement about violence.)

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