July 8, 2009
Notes

L'Aquila: The Woe Summit

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Or is that, whew!

With all the hype, distraction and showmanship inflicted on poor earthquake ravaged L’Aquila, Wednesday’s stroll by G-8 summiteers comes off no better than disaster tourism. (And then, all hail the dramatic and fun-loving Berlusconi.)

Tent city that awaits the G8 (The Independent)

(image: Jim Young/Reuters. The ruined city of Onna near L’Aquila, central Italy, July 8, 2009. Onna was almost totally destroyed in the April 6, 2009 earthquake in which some 300 people died.)

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