Bag’s Take-Away:

Juxtaposition of the Day: At the level of rhetoric, you could say — as the visual fronting the NYT  does — that Friday’s back-to-back speeches at the UN was a stand-off. But then, Abbas’ rationale and application for a Palestinian state, and the reaction it evoked, tends to speak for itself. 


(photo: Justin Lane/EPA caption: Mahmoud Abbas’s speech calling for Palestinian recognition by the UN was met with applause.) (photo: ABC News caption: ABC News’ David Muir interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Netanyahu appeared before the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 23, 2011.)
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Juxtaposition of the Day: At the level of rhetoric, you could say — as the visual fronting the NYT does — that Friday’s back-to-back speeches at the UN was a stand-off. But then, Abbas’ rationale and application for a Palestinian state, and the reaction it evoked, tends to speak for itself.

(photo: Justin Lane/EPA caption: Mahmoud Abbas’s speech calling for Palestinian recognition by the UN was met with applause.) (photo: ABC News caption: ABC News’ David Muir interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Netanyahu appeared before the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 23, 2011.)

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Tags #Abbas    #Netanyahu    #UN    #Middle East    #Palestine    #Israel    #news    #photojournalism   

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Informative close-up by Getty’s Mario Tama of the text of Netanyahu’s UN address, as the PM was giving it, showing through his written edits how he made it not just more declarative and aggressive (removal of “enabling” emphasizes action and insistence over process), and still more unilateral and emphatic (adding “THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD AIM FOR!” in all caps — with exclamation mark, to boot.)  


(photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, delivers an address to the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 23, 2011 in New York City. This is the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly including heads of state from over 120 countries.)
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Informative close-up by Getty’s Mario Tama of the text of Netanyahu’s UN address, as the PM was giving it, showing through his written edits how he made it not just more declarative and aggressive (removal of “enabling” emphasizes action and insistence over process), and still more unilateral and emphatic (adding “THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD AIM FOR!” in all caps — with exclamation mark, to boot.)

(photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, delivers an address to the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 23, 2011 in New York City. This is the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly including heads of state from over 120 countries.)

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Where did Haiti’s cholera outbreak come from? …Well, you won’t find this photo on the media-rich United Nations site.
Reuters article here. .
(photo: Allison Shelley/Reuters caption: A protester holds up a sign during a demonstration against the UN mission in downtown Port-au-Prince November 18, 2010. h/t: Lourdes Segade.)
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Where did Haiti’s cholera outbreak come from? …Well, you won’t find this photo on the media-rich United Nations site.

Reuters article here. .

(photo: Allison Shelley/Reuters caption: A protester holds up a sign during a demonstration against the UN mission in downtown Port-au-Prince November 18, 2010. h/t: Lourdes Segade.)

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Tags #Haiti    #Haiti earthquake    #Reuters    #photojournalism    #disease    #disaster    #UN    #United Nations    #cholera    #news    #international    #current affairs   

Bag’s Take-Away:

I guess there are international “boots on the ground” in Libya (top left).

… But seriously, coming on the heels of 
alterations to the now “iconic” Situation Room photo, we have to wonder: has the internet made everything a joke?


(photo: 
Slideshow via Foreign Policy caption: Peacekeeper in Leptis Magna, Libya, and at the Blue Mosque in Malaysia. Summary: For the world’s second-largest expeditionary force, U.N. peacekeepers don’t get nearly the credit they’re due: Maybe an additional 50,000 multilateral troops will do the trick? As FP’s Colum Lynch reports on his Turtle Bay blog, Dutch graphic artist Pierre Derks has arranged for tens-of-thousands of blue-helmeted toy soldiers to be distributed around the world; photos of their new patrols can be seen on his website www.minibluehelmets.com.)
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I guess there are international “boots on the ground” in Libya (top left).

… But seriously, coming on the heels of alterations to the now “iconic” Situation Room photo, we have to wonder: has the internet made everything a joke?

(photo: Slideshow via Foreign Policy caption: Peacekeeper in Leptis Magna, Libya, and at the Blue Mosque in Malaysia. Summary: For the world’s second-largest expeditionary force, U.N. peacekeepers don’t get nearly the credit they’re due: Maybe an additional 50,000 multilateral troops will do the trick? As FP’s Colum Lynch reports on his Turtle Bay blog, Dutch graphic artist Pierre Derks has arranged for tens-of-thousands of blue-helmeted toy soldiers to be distributed around the world; photos of their new patrols can be seen on his website www.minibluehelmets.com.)

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Regarding the blue helmet guys (and the caption)…. When do we stop calling them Peacekeepers?

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Regarding the blue helmet guys (and the caption)…. When do we stop calling them Peacekeepers?

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Tags #UN    #Ivory Coast    #News    #News photos    #peacekeepers   

Bag’s Take-Away:

The UN photographer hits this just right. Nameless and faceless in North Darfur, the only thing that comes into focus is the munitions.


(photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/UN caption: A child holds up bullets collected from the ground in Rounyn, a village about 15 kilometres from Shangel Tubaya, North Darfur. Most of the village’s population has fled to camps for internally displaced because of heavy fighting between Government of Sudan and rebel forces.via: UN Flickr.
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The UN photographer hits this just right. Nameless and faceless in North Darfur, the only thing that comes into focus is the munitions.

(photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/UN caption: A child holds up bullets collected from the ground in Rounyn, a village about 15 kilometres from Shangel Tubaya, North Darfur. Most of the village’s population has fled to camps for internally displaced because of heavy fighting between Government of Sudan and rebel forces.

via: UN Flickr.

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Tags #UN    #Darfur    #photojournalism    #News   

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UN photo of demonstrations near stormed Afghan outpost where 7 of their staffers were killed.
(photo: UNAMA caption: A scene from the protests that took place near the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)’s operations centre in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. The Mission reported protesters stormed UNAMA’s offices, killing three international staff, four Nepalese security officers and an unknown number of Afghans.
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UN photo of demonstrations near stormed Afghan outpost where 7 of their staffers were killed.

(photo: UNAMA caption: A scene from the protests that took place near the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)’s operations centre in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. The Mission reported protesters stormed UNAMA’s offices, killing three international staff, four Nepalese security officers and an unknown number of Afghans.

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