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· January, 2007

Stories about Photos from January, 2007

Cuba: Praying for Fidel

  29 January 2007

It's unlikely that Cuban president Fidel Castro will be any less of a polarising figure in death than he's been over the course of his long and colourful political career. Since the announcement of his illness and the passing of power to his brother Raúl at the end of July...

Russia: Roma Wedding and Christmas

  26 January 2007

The flag of the Roma people. According to Wikipedia, it “was approved at the First World Romani Congress in 1971, held in London, UK. The flag consists of a background of dark blue and green, representing the heavens and earth, respectively. The flag also contains a red chakra, or spoked...

Russia: Indigenous Peoples of the North

  12 January 2007

Den’ Olenevoda (Reindeer-Breeder's Day), celebrated in March 2006, in Kazym (Ugra, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) – a photo set by Flickr user ugraland/Irina Kazanskaya While Moscow is braving an atypically snowless and warm winter, and St. Petersburg is about to drown in its 302nd flood, the rest of Russia continues to...

Peru: Amazonian Fruit Drinks

  5 January 2007

Alejandro is a California-based Peruvian Chef who describes his various blogs as “a bridge between California, Peru, the world, myself, they are my prism.” He recently returned to Peru, where he was able to visit the northeastern Amazon region for the first time and captures some pictures of local street...

Jamaica: Earning a quick dollar in the ghetto makeover

  2 January 2007

Ria Bacon photographed these young women in December 2006 on Barbican Road in Kingston, Jamaica. As she explains on her blog: In the week before Christmas, many of the poorer areas of Kingston get a quick makeover, as hundreds of local residents hack at overgrown pavements and daub the kerbs...

Romania: Singing Carols

  2 January 2007

“Memories from Romania: On the last day I spent in [Onesti] many of the students came to the Cancelarie (staff room) to sing carols for the teachers. I had absolutely no idea they had prepared this, an absolutely delightful memory to take away :)” – by L-plate big cheese Romania...

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