Bag’s Take-Away:
These two girls lost their father and two siblings when the Syrian Army shelled their home in Idlib, Syria. The 12 year old flashes a V sign which, I’m told, in Syria signifies “Win or Die.” 
via The Sacramento Bee Day in Pictures
(photo credit: Rodrigo Abd/AP caption:  In this Saturday, March 10, 2012 photo, Hana, 12, flashes the victory sign next to her sister Eva, 13, as they recover from severe injuries after the Syrian Army shelled their house in Idlib, north Syria. Their father and two siblings were killed after their home was shelled. .)
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These two girls lost their father and two siblings when the Syrian Army shelled their home in Idlib, Syria. The 12 year old flashes a V sign which, I’m told, in Syria signifies “Win or Die.”

via The Sacramento Bee Day in Pictures

(photo credit: Rodrigo Abd/AP caption: In this Saturday, March 10, 2012 photo, Hana, 12, flashes the victory sign next to her sister Eva, 13, as they recover from severe injuries after the Syrian Army shelled their house in Idlib, north Syria. Their father and two siblings were killed after their home was shelled. .)

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A girl (looks like a toddler) has a bullet removed from her hand in Homs, Syria. The superman shirt is poignant. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(photo credit: Stringer/Reuters caption:  A doctor at a makeshift hospital displays a bullet removed from the hand of a young girl wounded during what protesters said was an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, at the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs March 8, 2012.)
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A girl (looks like a toddler) has a bullet removed from her hand in Homs, Syria. The superman shirt is poignant.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo credit: Stringer/Reuters caption: A doctor at a makeshift hospital displays a bullet removed from the hand of a young girl wounded during what protesters said was an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, at the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs March 8, 2012.)

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Tags #Arab Spring    #Bashar al-Assad    #Homs    #Homs Syria    #Idlib    #Idlib Syria    #Khalidiya    #NATO    #News    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #Protest    #Syria    #Syria Uprising    #United Nations    #War    #Reuters   

Bag’s Take-Away:
That sheep isn’t passing by the troops, he’s hanging out and he likes where he is.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(photo credit: Albert Gonzalez Farran/REUTERS/UNAMID/Handout caption: A sheep passes Senegalese troops standing in formation for the arrival of African Union. United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Force Commander Lieutenant General Patrick Nyamvumba of Rwanda at the Umm Baru team site February 22, 2012.) 
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That sheep isn’t passing by the troops, he’s hanging out and he likes where he is.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo credit: Albert Gonzalez Farran/REUTERS/UNAMID/Handout caption: A sheep passes Senegalese troops standing in formation for the arrival of African Union. United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Force Commander Lieutenant General Patrick Nyamvumba of Rwanda at the Umm Baru team site February 22, 2012.)

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Tags #Africa    #African Union    #Darfur    #News    #Rwanda    #Senegal    #Sheep    #Sudan    #UNAMID    #Umm Baru    #United Nations    #United Nations mission    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:
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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