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· May, 2007

Stories about Photos from May, 2007

Cuba: Closure of Venezuelan TV Station

  28 May 2007

“The Venezuelan freight train toward a castro-style totalitarian dictatorship is gaining momentum at a frightening pace with the closure and confiscation of one of the few remaining independent media voices in that country, RCTV, and where is the mainstream American and International media?” asks Babalu Blog, while El Cafe Cubano...

Iran: A Bloody Face Symbolizes the Violent Repression of Women

On Sunday a young woman in Tehran became the latest victim of the crackdown. Citizen reporters captured photographs of her bloodied face which were subsequently published on many Iranian weblogs. According to some reports she was filming the police crackdown on women when she was attacked herself by police. Some eyewitnesses say the police wanted to push her into their car because of how she was dressed and she resisted.

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

Today's Middle East in Pictures tour takes us to Dubai's lovely beaches, Doha at night, a picture of a flower in Bahrain, the blooming flower gardens of Syria this spring and finally on a Viagra buying spree in the bazaars of Fez, in Morocco.

Trinidad & Tobago: Good Art

  21 May 2007

“I was so jolted by its delightful simplicity, directness and beauty…such poetry, such artifice and in a word, sublime.” Adele at the bookmann refers to the work of Henri Toulouse Lautrec to demonstrate the elements that make art good.

Haiti: Kite Season

  18 May 2007

Kite-flying is a favourite pastime in Haiti at this time of year: Logan In Haiti posts some photos.

Haiti, DR, Trinidad & Tobago: HIV in the Caribbean

  18 May 2007

“AIDS is a human disaster that we can no longer ignore, especially when it's in the backyard of the wealthiest country in the world,” writes Chris Hamilton, who traveled to the Caribbean to photograph some of the people most affected by HIV-AIDS.

Barbados, Jamaica: Buildings and Memories

  16 May 2007

Barbados In Focus takes a walk into his past with a wonderful flickr photo set of old buildings that bring back memories of his childhood. And despite overcast weather, Stet posts some photos of downtown Kingston.

Trinidad & Tobago: Preserving Architecture

  11 May 2007

Thebookmann, concerned about the disappearance of architecture with a Caribbean vernacular, posts photos of two old buildings in Trinidad and says: “Aiming to capture the title of the financial hub of the Caribbean, common landmarks in the city are being sold for the almighty dollar, and are being replaced by...

Jamaica: On the Waterfront

  10 May 2007

Stet conducts a tour down to the neglected Kingston waterfront: “I actually had a dream…of strolling along the boardwalk at dusk, coloured lights strung from the trees, kids running to the merry-go-round, and a band playing (softly!) by the pier. It’s not such an outlandish idea.”

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Myanmar: Photos and Links Roundup

  8 May 2007

This week I came across a few good photos from Myanmar Bloggers so I compiled them as photo and link round up post. This image is from fifty viss blog where blogger Aung Kyaw posted his collection of billboards and poster messages seen around the country. Poster around Myanmar Image...

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Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

From dealing with the death of dear friend - a horse - to news of how the seaside town of Mukalla is Yemen is turning into a soulless new construction site, Amira Al Hussaini takes you on a new pictorial tour of the Middle East in today's blog round up.

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