May 4, 2012


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It takes a photographer as sure and serious as Getty’s John Moore to pull off a photo like this combing a phalanx of NYPD cops prostrating a protester in such proximity to the rear end of the iconic Merrill Lynch/Wall Street bull that it infers (playing off the expression, and enmity, of the cop in the foreground) that the Occupier is excrement.

(Also love the red bit of cloth there. Hints of blood from the bull or fallen matador.)

(photo: John Moore/Getty Images caption: Police arrest a protester who tried to jump onto the Wall Street Bull during a May Day protest on May 1, 2012 in New York City. Occupy Wall Street has joined with unions during the May Day protests, a traditional day of global protests in sympathy with unions and leftist politics. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images.)

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