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Culture Focus Photo March 12, 2005

Pain in Spain

This shot, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the terror attack in Spain, is on the front page of today’s NYT. Here is the caption: A Solemn Anniversary in Spain.  Tributes were left yesterday at Madrid’s Atocha rail station on the first anniversary of the March 11 train bombings, which...

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Uncategorized Photo March 10, 2005

Your Turn: Two For One, And One For All

For my money, the visual story of the week involved the duel (or dueling) pro-democracy demonstrations in Beirut.  The first demonstration (consisting of more upwardly-mobile Anti-Syrian Christians, Druse and Sunni) had been ongoing, and was the subject of my post, Betty Boop Takes Lebanon (link).  The pro-Syrian demonstration, sponsored...

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Eco Watch Photo

Darth Norton

Did you ever see one of those old Coors Beer “Tap the Rockies” commercials?  Do you remember how that “20-something” guy — straddling a mountain range — would suddenly thrust the beer spigot deep into the side of a snowy peak?  That is the image that comes to mind...

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Culture Focus Photo March 9, 2005

An Outside Look At Neverland

I'm disappointed with myself for having posted a picture of Michael Jackson.  I don't know what got into me.  The last thing I remember, I was looking for an image to analyze for International Women's Day. I've been tracking back, trying to figure out how I got here.  I...

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International Focus Photo March 8, 2005

Betty Boop Takes Lebanon

If you’ve been following the Lebanon story, this certainly isn’t the first photograph you’ve seen of demonstrators in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square.  I would be willing to bet, however, that this particular shot differs significantly from the majority of newswire photos you’ve seen. If you’ve been following the BAG, you...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo March 7, 2005

Missing the Subject

According to the New York Times, this shot — on Friday’s front page — is missing the subject.  The accompanying article (American Jails in Iraq Are Bursting With Detainees — link) deals with the number of people being held in Iraq as American captives.  The caption, though, is what...

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Uncategorized Photo March 4, 2005

New Head of the Passport Office

In the latest State of the Union speech, George Bush announced a new initiative aimed at helping young African-American males avoid gangs and prison.  The program, “Helping America’s Youth,” is a three-year, $150-million initiative under the direction of non-other than Laura Bush.  At best, this program is a trifling...

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Your Turn: Reviewing the Tape

Your feedback on the Dean image was so good, I thought I’d offer you another one.  A BAG reader, Jerry, directed me to this shot from the NYT.  The photo immediately precedes Mike Chertoff’s swearing-in ceremony.  The caption reads: The new secretary of homeland security, Michael Chertoff, with Supreme...

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BAGannouncements Photo March 3, 2005

She Who Laughs Last Looks Best?

It's not too often that my blogging and my day job cross.  So it was strange when the new issue of Newsweek showed up at my office, and it caused me to think twice about whether it belonged in a shrink's waiting room.  (And that was before I figured...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo March 1, 2005

Late in the Day (…Unless it's Early)

(Click on image for larger version) I’ve been holding on to this picture since it appeared on the NYT front page a couple weeks ago.  I was interested in it before, but it seems more significant now following the outbreak of independence activity in Lebanon, and President Mubarak’s gesture...

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