Bag’s Take-Away:
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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Bag’s Take-Away:

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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Bag’s Take-Away:
The face of the Russian election.
via USA Today
(photo credit: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images  caption: A passenger reads a newspaper featuring different facial expressions of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on a subway car in St. Petersburg. Putin won 64% of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The face of the Russian election.

via USA Today

(photo credit: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images caption: A passenger reads a newspaper featuring different facial expressions of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on a subway car in St. Petersburg. Putin won 64% of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
 It’s not the camera that’s disturbing, it’s the nonchalant acceptance of the camera. Love the exit sign. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit:  Ilya Naymushin/Reuters  caption: The voting results from the village of Sliznevo, in southern Siberia, were held up to an observation camera to be recorded.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

It’s not the camera that’s disturbing, it’s the nonchalant acceptance of the camera. Love the exit sign.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters caption: The voting results from the village of Sliznevo, in southern Siberia, were held up to an observation camera to be recorded.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

TIME world-wide cover watch: “Why Don’t They Like Me?” vs. “Why Don’t They Like Me Anymore?” vs. “Should I Let Them Like Me?”

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Bag’s Take-Away:

TIME world-wide cover watch: “Why Don’t They Like Me?” vs. “Why Don’t They Like Me Anymore?” vs. “Should I Let Them Like Me?”

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Tags #TIME    #Time covers    #Media    #magazine covers    #photojournalism    #politics    #Putin    #Romney   

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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Bag’s Take-Away:

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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Bag’s Take-Away:

#1: It’s not your father’s Kremlin anymore. #2: Oh yeah, they say it’s “yoga,” but they’re really training to take on the Putin girls in hand-to-hand combat.


(photo: Natalia Kolesnikova/Getty Images caption: Medvedev’s Girls, members of an Internet community supporting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, practice yoga in Moscow’s Red Square, on Sept. 22.
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Bag’s Take-Away:

#1: It’s not your father’s Kremlin anymore. #2: Oh yeah, they say it’s “yoga,” but they’re really training to take on the Putin girls in hand-to-hand combat.

(photo: Natalia Kolesnikova/Getty Images caption: Medvedev’s Girls, members of an Internet community supporting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, practice yoga in Moscow’s Red Square, on Sept. 22.

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