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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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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It’s identified as a hammer, but I’m sure some would see a hatchet.
via  Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit:  Amir Cohen/Reuters  caption: An Israeli girl plays with an inflatable hammer in a park on Israel’s Independence Day in Jerusalem April 26, 2012.)
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It’s identified as a hammer, but I’m sure some would see a hatchet.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Amir Cohen/Reuters caption: An Israeli girl plays with an inflatable hammer in a park on Israel’s Independence Day in Jerusalem April 26, 2012.)

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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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Syrian demonstrators keeping a low profile? Battle primal at this point? Actually, I don’t imagine this was any thing other than an odd photo.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Ali Jarekji/Reuters caption:  Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad, after Friday prayers outside the Syrian embassy in Amman March 30, 2012.) 
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Syrian demonstrators keeping a low profile? Battle primal at this point? Actually, I don’t imagine this was any thing other than an odd photo.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Ali Jarekji/Reuters caption: Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad, after Friday prayers outside the Syrian embassy in Amman March 30, 2012.)

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 Just keep quiet and vote. You can close your eyes, too if that helps. 
via DayLife
(photo credit: Reuters caption:  Maggie Teel, 5, wears a Romney sticker on her mouth as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a town hall meeting at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois March 17, 2012.)
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Just keep quiet and vote. You can close your eyes, too if that helps.

via DayLife

(photo credit: Reuters caption: Maggie Teel, 5, wears a Romney sticker on her mouth as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a town hall meeting at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois March 17, 2012.)

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Judging from the photo, it seems like  the drug war (and the U.S. guns fueling it), is a pretty small and remote story, as least, from up here. 

via: Reuters Editor’s Choice slideshow

(photo: Daniel Becerril/Reuters caption: The body of a dead man, with a rifle next to him, lies in a field after a shootout with police on the outskirts of Monterrey February 28, 2012. According to local media, 11 people were killed in different violent incidents in the city. )

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Judging from the photo, it seems like the drug war (and the U.S. guns fueling it), is a pretty small and remote story, as least, from up here.

via: Reuters Editor’s Choice slideshow

(photo: Daniel Becerril/Reuters caption: The body of a dead man, with a rifle next to him, lies in a field after a shootout with police on the outskirts of Monterrey February 28, 2012. According to local media, 11 people were killed in different violent incidents in the city. )

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Tags #Mexico    #drug war    #murder    #drug murders    #Reuters Images    #news   

Bag’s Take-Away:

The photo isn’t amazing, the subject is.  India emerging as a superpower…ok, maybe.


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The photo isn’t amazing, the subject is. India emerging as a superpower…ok, maybe.

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From Reuters Best Photos of the Year gallery — #2 of 3. All the doubts and fears about the unknown nature of the Libyan rebels captured in one photo. Even if you missed the pointing finger sprouting from an arm clad in skulls, you get a feeling things didn’t end well for this young man.

Regarding the Reuters edit: The recurring theme is “photo that are emblematic” and it’s done very well.  Something else that’s unique: it’s a gallery that reflects political strife and turmoil without a single politician pictured.

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From Reuters Best Photos of the Year gallery — #2 of 3. All the doubts and fears about the unknown nature of the Libyan rebels captured in one photo. Even if you missed the pointing finger sprouting from an arm clad in skulls, you get a feeling things didn’t end well for this young man.

Regarding the Reuters edit: The recurring theme is “photo that are emblematic” and it’s done very well. Something else that’s unique: it’s a gallery that reflects political strife and turmoil without a single politician pictured.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

What the hell? When did US soldiers start dressing like this? As part of the Afghan wind down, the Army introduces “Casual Shelling Day.”

(photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters caption:: U.S. soldiers from Task Force “No Fear” Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry “The Wolfhounds” fire a 120mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

What the hell? When did US soldiers start dressing like this? As part of the Afghan wind down, the Army introduces “Casual Shelling Day.”

(photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters caption:: U.S. soldiers from Task Force “No Fear” Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry “The Wolfhounds” fire a 120mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011.)

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