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Born in the USA: Pic of Obama w Bruce on election eve has decide Guthrie feel to it. 

via:Reuters Election Gallery


(photo: Jason Reed/Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by musician Bruce Springsteen during an election campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin, November 5, 2012. )

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Born in the USA: Pic of Obama w Bruce on election eve has decide Guthrie feel to it.

via:Reuters Election Gallery

(photo: Jason Reed/Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by musician Bruce Springsteen during an election campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin, November 5, 2012. )

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 Celestial Obama. Reuters photographer Larry Downing captures a new spin on the old “president boards a plane” photograph. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit:  Larry Downing/Reuters caption:  President Obama walks up the stairs towards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington before departing for San Francisco, June 6, 2012. The clouds are reflected in the aircraft’s engine cover.)
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Celestial Obama. Reuters photographer Larry Downing captures a new spin on the old “president boards a plane” photograph.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Larry Downing/Reuters caption: President Obama walks up the stairs towards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington before departing for San Francisco, June 6, 2012. The clouds are reflected in the aircraft’s engine cover.)

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 I thought this photo of Aung San Suu Kyi talking to a Myanmar Muslim leader had a certain foreboding about it. Then I looked at the hands: his on his heart, hers over it and think there may be hope for stifling religious strife in Myanmar.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters caption:  Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Myanmar Muslims leaders at the National League for Democracy head office in Yangon, Myanmar, June 6, 2012.)
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I thought this photo of Aung San Suu Kyi talking to a Myanmar Muslim leader had a certain foreboding about it. Then I looked at the hands: his on his heart, hers over it and think there may be hope for stifling religious strife in Myanmar.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters caption: Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Myanmar Muslims leaders at the National League for Democracy head office in Yangon, Myanmar, June 6, 2012.)

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 What it looks like: Unfazed and totally used to the idea that attacking soldiers are part of the landscape. Seriously, when you look at this photo is it any surprise that civilians get killed on a regular basis. Makes you question the distinction the word “civilian” implies. Time to get out. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Shamil Zhumatov /Reuters caption:  An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow next to U.S. Army soldiers of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry battalion, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division who are securing an area during a joint patrol with the Afghan Army in the town of Senjaray, Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan May 23, 2012.)
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What it looks like: Unfazed and totally used to the idea that attacking soldiers are part of the landscape. Seriously, when you look at this photo is it any surprise that civilians get killed on a regular basis. Makes you question the distinction the word “civilian” implies. Time to get out.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Shamil Zhumatov /Reuters caption: An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow next to U.S. Army soldiers of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry battalion, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division who are securing an area during a joint patrol with the Afghan Army in the town of Senjaray, Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan May 23, 2012.)

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 I think this image is beautiful and really don’t have much to say about it except that Reuters photographer Anatolii Stepanov has a fine hand as he captures an art viewer in Kiev incorporating herself into a piece of Japanese artwork. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Anatolii Stepanov /Reuters caption: A visitor walks near the artwork entitled “Ash Colour Mountains” by Makoto Aida from Japan at the opening of the first Kyiv biennale “Arsenale 2012” in Kiev, Ukraine May 23, 2012. About 100 artists from different countries will take part in the biennale which opened on Wednesday.)
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I think this image is beautiful and really don’t have much to say about it except that Reuters photographer Anatolii Stepanov has a fine hand as he captures an art viewer in Kiev incorporating herself into a piece of Japanese artwork.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Anatolii Stepanov /Reuters caption: A visitor walks near the artwork entitled “Ash Colour Mountains” by Makoto Aida from Japan at the opening of the first Kyiv biennale “Arsenale 2012” in Kiev, Ukraine May 23, 2012. About 100 artists from different countries will take part in the biennale which opened on Wednesday.)

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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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A favorite from a Special Operations Forces Exhibition in Jordan: maybe this Chinese general thinks he’s really Sasha Baron Cohen
via MSNBC PhotoBlog
(credit:Ali Jarekji / Reuters caption: Chinese officers check rifles of ARES Defense Systems, Inc from the U.S. at the opening of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) at King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman May 8.)
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A favorite from a Special Operations Forces Exhibition in Jordan: maybe this Chinese general thinks he’s really Sasha Baron Cohen

via MSNBC PhotoBlog

(credit:Ali Jarekji / Reuters caption: Chinese officers check rifles of ARES Defense Systems, Inc from the U.S. at the opening of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) at King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman May 8.)

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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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A wrenching photo from an Afghanistan rehabilitation center for people who have lost limbs to IEDs and land mines. The way the young girl is looking at her own face tells us a bomb can’t completely destroy what’s inside.
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(credit: Omar Sobhani/Reuters caption: A disabled Afghan girl exercises with her prosthetic legs at the Orthopedic Center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul.)
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A wrenching photo from an Afghanistan rehabilitation center for people who have lost limbs to IEDs and land mines. The way the young girl is looking at her own face tells us a bomb can’t completely destroy what’s inside.

via MSNBC PhotoBlog

(credit: Omar Sobhani/Reuters caption: A disabled Afghan girl exercises with her prosthetic legs at the Orthopedic Center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul.)

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If you are svelte and sexualized, you will have no problems in life. However, if you’re just a regular gal in the stands, look out.
via  BBC Day in Pictures
(credit: Jim Young/Reuters caption: Chicago Bulls’ Ronnie Brewer crashes to the floor during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Chicago.)
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If you are svelte and sexualized, you will have no problems in life. However, if you’re just a regular gal in the stands, look out.

via BBC Day in Pictures

(credit: Jim Young/Reuters caption: Chicago Bulls’ Ronnie Brewer crashes to the floor during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Chicago.)

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