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In terms of the longer term status of NY, one of the most incisive Sandy photos I’ve seen. 


via:Sacramento Bee photoblog

(photo: Craig Ruttle/AP caption: Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in New York, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The floodwaters that poured into New York’s deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city’s recovery from the worst natural disaster in the transit system’s 108-year history.)

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In terms of the longer term status of NY, one of the most incisive Sandy photos I’ve seen.

via:Sacramento Bee photoblog

(photo: Craig Ruttle/AP caption: Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in New York, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The floodwaters that poured into New York’s deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city’s recovery from the worst natural disaster in the transit system’s 108-year history.)

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More from the tsunami 1st anniversary: Back in the day, this photo would have been taken as a preparedness drill (“duck and cover”) against nuclear attack by a foreign enemy. Today in Japan, however, it has a new context — preparation against Mother Nature, along with the additional hell brought on by the domestic nuke industry.

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Issei Kato/Reuters caption: A child takes cover underneath his desk during a disaster drill named “Shakeout Tokyo” at Izumi elementary school in Tokyo, on March 9, 2012.)

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More from the tsunami 1st anniversary: Back in the day, this photo would have been taken as a preparedness drill (“duck and cover”) against nuclear attack by a foreign enemy. Today in Japan, however, it has a new context — preparation against Mother Nature, along with the additional hell brought on by the domestic nuke industry.

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Issei Kato/Reuters caption: A child takes cover underneath his desk during a disaster drill named “Shakeout Tokyo” at Izumi elementary school in Tokyo, on March 9, 2012.)

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Earthquake/meltdown one year anniversary: The man who thought he could wash away radiation. 

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Greg Baker/AP caption: A man washes a door in a bathtub, in an attempt to remove radioactive contamination, at a private house in Hirono, outside Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone, on February 20, 2012. A massive cleanup has begun in towns contaminated by radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, but experts say there is no successful example they can follow, and they don’t know how to judge the effectiveness of a process that is expected to last for years or even decades.)

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Earthquake/meltdown one year anniversary: The man who thought he could wash away radiation.

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Greg Baker/AP caption: A man washes a door in a bathtub, in an attempt to remove radioactive contamination, at a private house in Hirono, outside Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone, on February 20, 2012. A massive cleanup has begun in towns contaminated by radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, but experts say there is no successful example they can follow, and they don’t know how to judge the effectiveness of a process that is expected to last for years or even decades.)

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Looking at a lot of the photos of the Concordia disaster, what’s striking are how amazingly Escher-esque the images are.


(photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP caption: Italian navy divers approach the cruise ship Costa Concordia Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, after it ran aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday evening. Italian naval divers on Tuesday exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship that grounded near a Tuscan island to speed the search for 29 missing passengers and crew while the seas remain relatively calm. The search intensified as prosecutors prepared to question the captain, who is accused of causing the wreck that left at least six dead by making a maneuver that the Italian cruise operator said was “unapproved and unauthorized.)
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Looking at a lot of the photos of the Concordia disaster, what’s striking are how amazingly Escher-esque the images are.

(photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP caption: Italian navy divers approach the cruise ship Costa Concordia Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, after it ran aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday evening. Italian naval divers on Tuesday exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship that grounded near a Tuscan island to speed the search for 29 missing passengers and crew while the seas remain relatively calm. The search intensified as prosecutors prepared to question the captain, who is accused of causing the wreck that left at least six dead by making a maneuver that the Italian cruise operator said was “unapproved and unauthorized.)

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Now that’s a Japan aftermath pic I entirely missed. Is this also Mother Nature’s heads-up to consumerist/”churn-and-burn” society?

Reuters slideshow retrospective.


(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. caption: A Sony playstation controller is seen at an area that was devastated by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 19, 2011.)
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Now that’s a Japan aftermath pic I entirely missed. Is this also Mother Nature’s heads-up to consumerist/”churn-and-burn” society?

Reuters slideshow retrospective.

(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. caption: A Sony playstation controller is seen at an area that was devastated by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 19, 2011.)

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On one level, the only difference is geometry. But then…

(photo 1: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: An American flag hangs from a building at the World Trade Center site on August 22, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people in the attacks on the World Trade Center.photo 2: Reuters caption: An American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, in this file photo from September 11, 2001.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

On one level, the only difference is geometry. But then…

(photo 1: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: An American flag hangs from a building at the World Trade Center site on August 22, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people in the attacks on the World Trade Center.photo 2: Reuters caption: An American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, in this file photo from September 11, 2001.)

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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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Sure, it’s a vivid snapshot of the havoc wreaked by the Midwest’s disastrous floods. Perhaps even more so, though, it reflects the American working class underwater.

(photo: Nati Harnik / AP caption: 
A figure of a worker, part of the Monument to Labor statue by Matthew Placzek, juts out of the rising waters of the Missouri River at Omaha’s Lewis & Clark Landing in Omaha, Neb., on June 26. The Missouri River, swollen by heavy rains and melting snow, has been flooding areas from Montana through Missouri.)
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Sure, it’s a vivid snapshot of the havoc wreaked by the Midwest’s disastrous floods. Perhaps even more so, though, it reflects the American working class underwater.

(photo: Nati Harnik / AP caption: A figure of a worker, part of the Monument to Labor statue by Matthew Placzek, juts out of the rising waters of the Missouri River at Omaha’s Lewis & Clark Landing in Omaha, Neb., on June 26. The Missouri River, swollen by heavy rains and melting snow, has been flooding areas from Montana through Missouri.)

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The sunny painting on the side of the wall is a bit ironic now, no? Word is, these kids will soon be outfitted with dosimeters. In the meantime, they’re getting to go out and play in the radiation for the first time since the earthquake/meltdown. Careful in the sandbox though, kids! The top level was already skimmed for the bad stuff but playground exposure is limited to 1/2 hour. 

(A sort of easy choice just to show the children, btw. I was really curious to read some adult faces.)

(photo: Kyodo via AP Images caption: 
Kindergarteners wearing masks and caps to minimize their exposure to radiation run out of the kindergarten building in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 10, 2011, as they are allowed to play in the playground for the first time since the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The surface soil of the playground has been removed to reduce the children’s exposure to radiation and they were allowed to play there for only half an hour. More backstoryre: Iwaki.
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The sunny painting on the side of the wall is a bit ironic now, no? Word is, these kids will soon be outfitted with dosimeters. In the meantime, they’re getting to go out and play in the radiation for the first time since the earthquake/meltdown. Careful in the sandbox though, kids! The top level was already skimmed for the bad stuff but playground exposure is limited to 1/2 hour.

(A sort of easy choice just to show the children, btw. I was really curious to read some adult faces.)

(photo: Kyodo via AP Images caption: Kindergarteners wearing masks and caps to minimize their exposure to radiation run out of the kindergarten building in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 10, 2011, as they are allowed to play in the playground for the first time since the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The surface soil of the playground has been removed to reduce the children’s exposure to radiation and they were allowed to play there for only half an hour. More backstoryre: Iwaki.

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