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October 9, 2009

Four Soldiers


I’m not sure the photo fronting yesterday’s NYT was a milestone or not. I am curious to know, however, if the paper had ever offered an “all woman” war zone image on the front page before. (Doesn’t the soldier examining her foot subvert gender stereotypes even further?)

But then, maybe the milestone was the fact the caption simply identified the soldiers as “American Marines.”

…Finally, thank goodness they didn’t use this one.

(h/t: Chuck)

(image: David Furst/AFP-Getty Images)

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