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· August, 2008

Stories about Photography from August, 2008

Georgia: Photographs of Tskhinvali and Gori

Regional Reporters [RU] posts photographs from Tskhinvali, capital of the breakaway region of South Ossetia, and Gori, the strategic town until recently under Russian occupation, in the aftermath of the...

Kyrgyzstan: Crashed Boeing Photos

Elena uploaded other photos of the Boeing-737 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Bishkek airport, leaving more than 60 people dead.

Guinea-Bissau: Travel Pictures

Attending requests, Brigida Rocha Brito [pt] publishes some pictures of Forest of Cantanhez, Tombali region in southern Guinea-Bissau, towards Guiné Conacri borders, and promises more soon. “Next there will be...

Brazil: Church demands justice do ban sexy pic on Playboy

Milton Ribeiro [pt] reports that the Brazilian Justice has banned a photo in August edition of Playboy, after complains from the Catholic Church because the model was holding a crucifix....

Georgia: Photo Blogs

Georgia & South Caucasus posts a selection of images from two photo blogs taken in the aftermath of the Russian-Georgian conflict over South Ossetia. The photos include those of IDPs...

China: Photos from inside Tibetan Skynet control room

Famed she is, though definitely not for her blogging, which is too bad, because there's no doubt that a lot of people would be interested to see the control-room photos...

Jordan: Magazine Shoot

Jordanian Laith Al Majali has just shot his first magazine cover. Click here for a sneak preview.

Georgia: Dispatches

My The Caucasian Knot has posts accompanied by photographs of a press conference given by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, an account of attempts...

Kyrgyzstan: Plane Crashed Near Bishkek

Elena uploaded photos of the Boeing-737 crashed outside the capital Bishkek on Sunday where 25 people of the 90 people on board have survived.

China: Amazing Olympics recap photos

“Wow,” says Twitter user @frankyu, retweeting @PatrickSearle: “Amazing set of Olympic pics: http://stuff.thdesign.be/forum/varia/OS.html.” Note, though, that nudity can be seen there.

Bahrain: Celebrating the Imam Al-Mahdi’s birth

In the middle of the Islamic month of Sha’aban, the month before Ramadan, festivities take place all over Bahrain celebrating the date of Imam Al Mahdi’s birth. The occasion is...

China: Watching women's volleyball

Thanks to Bill Bishop at the MarketWatch Olympic Blog, we are given a recount of a day at the beach watching the US, Brazil and China's women's volleyball teams in...

Sri Lanka: Lunar Eclipse pictures

Shehal of kanabona.com witnessed the partial Lunar eclipse on August 17th in Sri Lanka and posts some beautiful photographs of the eclipse.

China: Photos of empty seats and Beijing streets

Wandering Light photoblogger Kevin German is in Beijing attending the Olympics, looking closely at ticket scalpers and empty seats and writing very poignant posts about the city, but the photos...

Paraguay: Following Lugo's Inauguration on Flickr

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo started the use of Flickr in January 2008 as a way to document his appearances during the campaign. After being sworn in as the new president...

Khmer Humer

Words & Pictures uploads a Khmer Humer. In other countries, a Humer is a luxury car. In Cambodia it is used for ice delivery.

China: ljc, piglet and domo's fyi Olympics blog

And easily one of the coolest-looking blogs following the Beijing Olympics is ljcfyi (in Beijing), where ljc has taken many spectacular photos of everything from Fuwas bumping around and doing...

China: V for Volleyball and…

..Victory! Photoblogger Derrick Story shares some of his photos taken late last week of players from the women's teams from China and a couple other countries: “captured with a Canon...

China: What The Olympics Are Really About

Talk to Catch Up Lady blogger for a vivid sense of not just the mood in and around the Olympics, but with her photos and video taken at the Water...

Georgia War: Arkady Babchenko Conflict Coverage

From the Frontline draws attention to the photo coverage of the Russo-Georgian war by Russian Chechnya veteran, author, and journalist – Novaya Gazeta – Arkady Babchenko.

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