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BAGannouncements Photo December 31, 2009

Happy New Sphere From The BAG

Above all though, with the picture always in mind, I wish each and every one of you a year of peace, vision, health, compassion and insight.

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Terror Focus Photo December 30, 2009

Autumn Leaves

The collection of pictures circulating of failed Detroit airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a school trip to London in '03 is making it nearly impossible for the right-wing to hype his danger.

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Terror Focus Photo

The Near Explosion in Abdulmutallab's Underwear. An ABC Exclusive.

Thanks to ABC for cobbling together the cash to bring us an exclusive look at foiled shoe bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's underwear. I haven't been so excited since I saw that photo inside Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan's laundry dryer.   

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(A Photo-Activist Take on the) '09 Photos of the Year: Now War is Coming into People's Houses

If you read the original post and the excellent discussion thread based on Anthony Suau's 2008 World Press Photo of the Year, you'll appreciate how much the context and understanding of a photo tends to shift with the times.

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Media Focus Photo December 29, 2009

(A Photo-Activist Take on the) '09 Photos/Covers of the Year: One of "Them"

Looking back at the photos of the year, what's one more reprehensibly act of scaremongering by the traditional media at the expense of the Muslim world?

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(A Photo-Activist Take on the) '09 Photos of the Year: Afghanistan in our Skivvies

Touted at the time as the iconic photo of the Afghan war, this picture from early May -- of Spc. Zachary Boyd of Fort Worth, Texas fighting the Taliban in his pink "I love NY" boxer shorts -- now stands as a classic example of distraction and denial.

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Terror Focus Photo December 28, 2009

Abdulmutallab — in Muslim Prayer Cap — "Looking More the Part"

While all photos of Abdulmutallab so far look distinctly secular, SITE has released the first image of him -- a screen grab from a militant Islamic website -- wearing a Muslim prayer cap.

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Terror Focus Photo December 27, 2009

Airport Security Increased After Terrorism Attempt

As you can imagine, news sites have been filled with photos illustrating heightened airline security since the failed attack on an international flight over Detroit on Christmas Day. This ironic Getty shot symbolizes the scope of the problem.

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Photo December 26, 2009

Best of the Bag Decade: Contributors & Friends, Pt. I

(The Best of the Bag Decade is our end of the year, end of the decade look at some of the best BAGnews posts and analysis.) The incredible contributors and friends of BAGnews make BAG unique.  BAG not only publishes original photojournalism, many times the photographers give readers vital...

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Campaign '08 Photo December 23, 2009

The Best of the BAG Decade: Heavies and Heroes, Pt. I

(The Best of the Bag Decade is our end of the year, end of the decade look at some of the best BAGnews posts and analysis.) Politicians and newsworthy figures often find themselves analogized with favorable and unflattering figures. Sometimes they do it to themselves.  The BAG archive shows...

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Bush Focus Photo December 21, 2009

Best of the Bag Decade: BAG Looks at the Iraq War

(The Best of the Bag Decade is our end of the year, end of the decade look at some of the best BAGnews posts and analysis.) The Iraq War has been (and still is) a frequent subject on BAGnews and, frankly, such a topic of government and media spin...

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Photo December 20, 2009

The Best BAG Posts of the Decade

As we start 2010 with a new BAGnews just around the corner,  we thought this time appropriate for reposting  the best BAG posts of the decade, a casual look at some the BAG’s best posts since 2003 (not exactly a decade, it just feels like it).  We will run...

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Best of the Decade

In honor of our coming upgrade and the end of the '00s, BNN's Deputy Publisher Karen Hull will be here in a curatorial role to bring you some of "The Best BAG Posts of the Decade."

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Media Focus Photo December 19, 2009

a.) Afghanistan b.) Obama

It's interesting how TIME's editors visually weighting the past year.

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Eco Watch Photo December 18, 2009

Copenhagen From the Ground Up

After two weeks of high expectations and, ultimately, dashed hopes , the major development coming out of Copenhagen turned out to be the powerful and overwhelmingly peaceful impact of NGO's and intercontinental climate activists. While world leaders -- particularly from the G-20 -- were drowning in politics, activists successfully...

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Uncategorized Photo December 17, 2009

Rousing The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party: (Or, What Part of "NO" Don't You Understand?)

After Governor Dean threw down the progressive gauntlet earlier in the week in challenging the health care sell-out, Senator Franken carried the new found sense of "NO" into the Senate chamber Thursday giving the legislative anarchist, Joe Lieberman, a taste of his own medicine.

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Media Focus Photo

TIME's Man Person of the Year

This decade-ending TIME Person of the Year cover can be seen to document the final standings in the class war, the asset-owners -- particular through big media's lens -- having triumphed over the wage-earners.

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Photo December 16, 2009

The Dean Reflex

If you think there is anything new about this illustration, given the incoming fire Howard Dean is taking in defying the Democratic health care sell-out, think again.

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