Bag’s Take-Away:
Royal School 101. Point at something and ask your companion about its historical significance.  
via  The Sacramento Bee
(photo credit: UPPA/ZUMA24.com caption:  Queen Elizabeth II walks with Commons Speaker John Bercow to a reception after the Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall as part of a visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. March 20, 2012.)
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Royal School 101. Point at something and ask your companion about its historical significance.

via The Sacramento Bee

(photo credit: UPPA/ZUMA24.com caption: Queen Elizabeth II walks with Commons Speaker John Bercow to a reception after the Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall as part of a visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. March 20, 2012.)

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Uploaded a few days before the latest GOP debate, this photo of Obama, looking large/strong, talking to the Egyptian Field Marshal with an aide in the foreground on her knees, makes for an interesting contrast with the picture being constructed by the GOP candidates of a timid, feckless President.

via:White House Flickr

(photo: Pete Souza/White House caption: Members of President Barack Obama’s national security team listen as he talks on the phone with Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi of Egypt in the Oval Office, Jan. 20, 2012. Pictured, from left, are; Larry Pfeiffer, Deputy Director, White House Situation Room; Caroline Atkinson, Senior Director for International Economics; Steve Simon, Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa; Brooke Anderson, NSS Chief of Staff and Counselor; and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. )

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Uploaded a few days before the latest GOP debate, this photo of Obama, looking large/strong, talking to the Egyptian Field Marshal with an aide in the foreground on her knees, makes for an interesting contrast with the picture being constructed by the GOP candidates of a timid, feckless President.

via:White House Flickr

(photo: Pete Souza/White House caption: Members of President Barack Obama’s national security team listen as he talks on the phone with Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi of Egypt in the Oval Office, Jan. 20, 2012. Pictured, from left, are; Larry Pfeiffer, Deputy Director, White House Situation Room; Caroline Atkinson, Senior Director for International Economics; Steve Simon, Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa; Brooke Anderson, NSS Chief of Staff and Counselor; and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. )

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That man has very big hands and he’s going to punch us if we don’t straighten out. 
 (From Newsweek’s photo essay on Petraeus’ final days in Afghanistan.)
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That man has very big hands and he’s going to punch us if we don’t straighten out.

(From Newsweek’s photo essay on Petraeus’ final days in Afghanistan.)

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I don’t do much cat blogging, but this shot, from the Turkish border near new Syrian refugee camps is moving, funny and profoundly wistful at the same time. The cat, an odd, “old soul”  combo of Groucho Marx and Saddam Hussein (or, Assad even?), pierces us with the gaze you’d expect to see on a child’s face in a war-torn compassion photo. Strangely, it’s an amazing witness to Syrian repression. 

UPATE: Mroww! I got a few unhappy tweets over this one. Anyway, there are times I think I’m being sarcastic or using parody, and no one gets it. (Saddam Hussein, the kitten?) Anyway, I was trying to point out how the MSM trivializes conflict, but maybe I really did fall for little Groucho.  

(photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP caption: A kitten looks on near the village of Guvecci, Turkey, on the border with Syria, Sunday, June 19, 2011, Turkish authorities say 10,553 refugees were being sheltered in four camps as of Sunday morning. Activists say Syrian troops are tightening their grip on villages near the Turkish border, setting up checkpoints and making dozens of arrests.
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I don’t do much cat blogging, but this shot, from the Turkish border near new Syrian refugee camps is moving, funny and profoundly wistful at the same time. The cat, an odd, “old soul” combo of Groucho Marx and Saddam Hussein (or, Assad even?), pierces us with the gaze you’d expect to see on a child’s face in a war-torn compassion photo. Strangely, it’s an amazing witness to Syrian repression.

UPATE: Mroww! I got a few unhappy tweets over this one. Anyway, there are times I think I’m being sarcastic or using parody, and no one gets it. (Saddam Hussein, the kitten?) Anyway, I was trying to point out how the MSM trivializes conflict, but maybe I really did fall for little Groucho.

(photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP caption: A kitten looks on near the village of Guvecci, Turkey, on the border with Syria, Sunday, June 19, 2011, Turkish authorities say 10,553 refugees were being sheltered in four camps as of Sunday morning. Activists say Syrian troops are tightening their grip on villages near the Turkish border, setting up checkpoints and making dozens of arrests.

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Bag’s Take-Away:
You front a guy hunched over a shiny MacBook in Jalalabad, I don’t care what the story is, you’ve got a winner.
(photo: Keith Berkoben/Fab Folk)
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You front a guy hunched over a shiny MacBook in Jalalabad, I don’t care what the story is, you’ve got a winner.

(photo: Keith Berkoben/Fab Folk)

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What’s so powerful about Mid East pics of children painted and wrapped in flags? Besides future generations physically owning the movement, this photo (to Western eyes): transforms the otherwise shrouded/anonymous Islamic woman into a freedom fighter and, even more, it literally flips the Western stereotype of the terrorist on its head.
pantslessprogressive:

Sana’a. March 26. [Photo: Associated Press]

Bag’s Take-Away:

What’s so powerful about Mid East pics of children painted and wrapped in flags? Besides future generations physically owning the movement, this photo (to Western eyes): transforms the otherwise shrouded/anonymous Islamic woman into a freedom fighter and, even more, it literally flips the Western stereotype of the terrorist on its head.

pantslessprogressive:

Sana’a. March 26. [Photo: Associated Press]

(via pantslessprogressive)

Tags #News    #Yemen    #Middle East    #photos    #Pho    #photojournalism    #World    #Foreign Affairs