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· July, 2009

Stories about Photography from July, 2009

Kazakhstan: Astana, as it is

The bloggers share with us their impressions from the new capital of the country. Drudg writes in his post, filled with figural turns of speech and euphemisms [ru]: “The streets of Astana should be renamed one more time: Gluttony Street, Immoderation and Excess Avenue, Vulgarity Boulevard, Corruption Road 1, Corruption...

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Japan: Cat mania

  21 July 2009

The spreading of communities of people with same interests and hobbies is not new in the internet society. Netizens often exchange news, suggestions and picture on things and activities they share a common interest on. In Japan that is not only limited to hobbies, however, also love for pets is...

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Out of Africa Emerges Digital Art and Animation

  17 July 2009

‘Digital' has become the latest buzz word not just in Kenya but in Africa where most things are still analogue. However, Digital Art is a rather new term to even the most seasoned art aficionados. Digital technology has transformed traditional activities such as painting, drawing and sculpture, while new forms, such as net art, digital installation art, and virtual reality, have been recognized artistic practices.

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Bangladesh: Through The Eyes Of Expatriates

  12 July 2009

There is a vibrant expatriate community in Bangladesh and many of them work as volunteers or are employed in numerous non-government organizations. Some of them are also blogging and are sharing their experiences and these are generally true and more authentic than what is reported by the international media about Bangladesh.

China: Call for tough response and resent of biased media

  10 July 2009

With the presence of thousands of armed police, Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, has largely restored order and people are returning to their normal life. The violence that has led to 156 death in past a few days seemed to be gone, but the images of the brutal killings...

Cote d'Ivoire: Paul Sika's technicolor dreamscape

  6 July 2009

Glenna Gordon interviews Paul Sika from Ivory Coast about his work: “I first came across Paul Sika's photos on the blog Africa is a Country and was immediately transfixed by how he transformed scenes that seemed so familiar to me into something brilliantly technicolor and radiant. I emailed him last...

Israel: World's Longest Cucumber

Israeli Yitzhak Yazdanpana has just grown the world's largest cucumber, measuring in at three feet, 10 inches long, Good News from Israel reports. Readers are encouraged to post favorite cucumber recipes in the comments below.

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