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Notes Photo August 4, 2014

Gaza: What One Side Sees and What the Other Side Sees (GRAPHIC)

While media consumers are bombarded daily with the most gut wrenching images of dead and injured Palestinians, especially children, the battle rages as to whether the images represent atrocities or collateral damage and the use of human shields.

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Notes Photo August 2, 2014

Thoughts on That Beautiful Gaza "Leaflet Sky"

This photo just feels so wrong to me right now.

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Notes Photo August 1, 2014

Between Israel and Gaza, How the Pictures Could Possibly Relate

What does it even mean to do justice to the soul-crushing photos pouring out of Gaza and Israel these past three weeks? And then where does balance come into it?

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Notes Photo July 30, 2014

Defusing the Air Strike

The impetus for the photo-illustration is to take over, handle and re-animate the bloody hell.

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Notes Photo July 28, 2014

Gaza's 9/11?

Depending on how associative your mind is, this AP photo from Gaza City can be seen to draw an analogy between 9/11 and the shattering hurt still unfurling in Gaza this deathly season.

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Notes Photo July 27, 2014

Israel/Gaza: Photos at Two Ends of a Week

Never finding full repast, Till I eat the world at last.

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Notes Photo July 25, 2014

I Could Show you Photos from the Air Strike on the Beit Hanoun U.N. School Yesterday. Or….

What is commanding the world's attention in this latest war and the Israeli bombardment is the toll it has taken, and continues to take on children.

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Notes Photo July 23, 2014

Israeli War: How the Cracks Are Beginning to Show (in 4 Wire Photos)

These photos reflect the growing sense that Israel and the IDF are not going to survive this latest war with the swagger intact.

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Notes Photo July 20, 2014

These Are the Days of Scorched Earth

It seems fateful phrases are coming more easily at the moment than regular words.

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Notes Photo July 16, 2014

The Death of Four Gazan Cousins, Children of Fishermen

All that intensity makes the rest more unspeakable as we view the broken body of another cousin, futilely hanging on to life, as he's carried like a sack.

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Notes Photo July 15, 2014

What's More Deplorable, the Killing of Journalists Or Hardly Noticing?

Journalists have become targets in that many places for that long now that their vulnerability, and ultimately their fungibility, has ceased to even be noteworthy.

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Notes Photo July 1, 2014

More Questions Over Ethics: Is Reuters Enabling ISIL and are they Working with Sympathizers Again?

What are the implications of these photos in terms of the integrity of international news reporting? And what is the political, perceptual and propaganda impact of these photos relative to the goals of this terror group knowing how high they are riding?

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Notes Photo June 23, 2014

The Twisted Cairo al-Jazeera Verdict, in Pictures

For one thing, the judge spent a good chunk of time during the trial behind dark glasses.

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Notes Photo June 19, 2014

Israel/Palestine: What's Up

With the Israel/Palestine situation at a stalemate, what else can this girl do?

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Notes Photo June 11, 2014

Photographer Stephen Shore from Israel/Palestine: The Audacity of Puppies

And yet, is it possible — puppies as metaphor, and emotional suggestion -- to conceive of the Israelis and the Palestinians engaging in a way that is softer? When you put it into words, it sounds remarkable silly, but such is the power of photography.

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Notes Photo June 5, 2014

The Tell in that Rosy, "Make it all Better" Assad Campaign Video

There is a quick element in the clip that doesn't seem to square with the overwhelming vision of peace, love and undoing.

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Notes Photo May 30, 2014

David Degner on Egypt’s Telltale Election: The Result of a Hard, Sad and Bloody Process

If this bus was a violation of the "no-campaigning during voting" rules, it didn't matter.

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Notes Photo May 27, 2014

David Degner from Cairo: On the Sissi Election and Egypt Under the Boot

If there is cheering and yelling at events like this, my sense is that most Egyptians are quietly resigned. It’s so predictable from here out. Egyptians have lost their voice again.

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