Bag’s Take-Away:
Oh, the redundancy of those trading floor crisis images. This one is actually pretty good, though (giving those evangelicals — excuse the quasi-pun — a run for their money). Witnessing the power of Wall Street these past two weeks, the photo is spot-on. It really is the Almighty market.
(photo: Jin Lee/AP caption: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 in New York.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Oh, the redundancy of those trading floor crisis images. This one is actually pretty good, though (giving those evangelicals — excuse the quasi-pun — a run for their money). Witnessing the power of Wall Street these past two weeks, the photo is spot-on. It really is the Almighty market.

(photo: Jin Lee/AP caption: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 in New York.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Brilliant photo as companion to pics of Mubarak testifying in the cage. What it shows is riot police in Cairo outside the criminal court watching the Mubarak trial (stunningly, also prosecuting former Interior/Security head al-Adly) on a public screen outside the building.

The deeper implication of the bars, though (enhanced by those wary faces), is that the current military government and the security apparatus is just as much “on trial” in the court of public opinion, which is the major reason why Mubarak’s combination show trial/public flogging is actually happening in the first place.

In light of the picture, being “thrown to the wolves” might not be far off.

(photo: Getty Images caption: Egyptian riot police follow the trial of former interior minister Habib al-Adly on a screen erected outside the Cairo Criminal Court at the Police Academy on August 4, 2011 during his trial along with six senior police officers over deaths in the uprising that unseated Hosni Mubarak.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Brilliant photo as companion to pics of Mubarak testifying in the cage. What it shows is riot police in Cairo outside the criminal court watching the Mubarak trial (stunningly, also prosecuting former Interior/Security head al-Adly) on a public screen outside the building.

The deeper implication of the bars, though (enhanced by those wary faces), is that the current military government and the security apparatus is just as much “on trial” in the court of public opinion, which is the major reason why Mubarak’s combination show trial/public flogging is actually happening in the first place.

In light of the picture, being “thrown to the wolves” might not be far off.

(photo: Getty Images caption: Egyptian riot police follow the trial of former interior minister Habib al-Adly on a screen erected outside the Cairo Criminal Court at the Police Academy on August 4, 2011 during his trial along with six senior police officers over deaths in the uprising that unseated Hosni Mubarak.)

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