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April 11, 2010

That Feudal Feeling


Is man evolving or do we remain more primitive than we’d care to admit?

What is brilliant about this robocop-protester photo from Kyrgyzstan fronting Thurday’s NYT is how thoroughly medieval it feels. Beware, the stone.

(photo: Ivan Sekretarev/A.P. caption:  Bloodied Kyrgyz police officers huddled together for protection, as they were attacked by protestors in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday. Police opened fire on thousands of angry protesters who tried to seize the main government building amid rioting in the capital as protests spread across the Central Asian nation. )

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