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March 2, 2010

On the Ground in Chile: A Civilian's View

Santiago submitted to NYT.jpg

It’s curious to see where the public goes in documenting the massive earthquake in Chile — in contrast to the newswire’s narrow preoccupation with damage, looting, security, damage, security and damage. A friend of BNN, Peter Hollander, writes of this reader-contributed photo to the NYT:

Liberty, freedom, destruction, gender, sex, aggression (“The Scream”), petrol… could go on and on. The End Times must be nigh.

Reader photos from Chile/NYT

(photo: Claudia Retamal via NYT. Talca, Chile)

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