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· February, 2007

Stories about Photos from February, 2007

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Peek at Poland: Time to Make the Pączki

  23 February 2007

“Polish Doughnuts” by Polska*ポーランド*Poland For at least one moment in the dark days of winter, life is sweet in Poland. Marking the last Thursday before Lent, Tłusty czwartek (or, Fat Thursday) is a day of over-indulgence in sweets. This past Thursday, in scenes disturbingly reminiscent of Communist days, the local...

Russia: Dog Life

  15 February 2007

LJ user drugoi posts a photo story (RUS) about the kind man Ilya and his 44 dogs, many of them legless or otherwise disabled, living in a house outside Moscow: “For almost 20 years already he's been adopting these street dogs, treating them and leaving them to live with him....

Latvia: “Halves”

  14 February 2007

Peteris Cedrins, a Latvia-based blogger who took this picture of a house in Daugavpils, writes: One house, two worlds. Many of the older houses in Daugavpils are being transmogrified by cheap plastic windows, poor cores wrapped in the dull facades of a poor and tasteless modernity. Daugavpils is the second-largest...

Moldova: “Wall Art” and Other Photos

  7 February 2007

Flickr user dittaeva, of Leikanger, Norway, traveled around Moldova with his brothers in the summer of 2006 and has photographed this mosaic on the way from the Chisinau airport to Colonita. The face on the wall appears to be that of poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. More Moldova trip photos (254) by...

Czech Republic: A Message to Condoleezza Rice

  3 February 2007

On one wall in Brno, the second-largest Czech city, there's a collective letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. When Swobodin v Brne discovered it, he asked a friend to do an English translation of the text that appears next to Ms. Rice's portrait and a reproduction of a...

Russia: Photo-Marathon For Children With Cancer

  2 February 2007

On Jan. 27, 2007, the third annual photo-marathon was held in one of the wards (Onco-Haematology 16) of the Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow. It was organized by the International Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations (ICCCPO) and the Russia-based Donory – detyam...

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