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· August, 2007

Stories about Photos from August, 2007

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Arabeyes: Who is Using the Tunisian Presidential Airplane?

The Tunisian presidential airplane and the 'unofficial' trips it takes to Europe and the fashion capitals of the world has attracted the scrutiny of the country's most outspoken bloggers. Who is using the president's plane? Who approves the trips abroad and how much is it used for official business? These are some of the questions being raised in Arabic and French, which I am translating today into English.

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Chinese cartoon cops patrolling websites

  29 August 2007

From September, 1st, Beijing’s new virtual cops will be active on 13 of China’s portals, including China’s biggest blog-hosting services, Sohu.com and Sina.com. By the end of the year, the virtual police’s patrols are expected to cover all websites registered with Beijing servers.

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Iran: Cheetah Project and Beautiful Sabalan

  28 August 2007

The celebrated photo blogger Mohammad Darvish dazzles our eyes with a beautiful shot of Sabalan mountains in Northwestern Iran. What a wonderful way to start the week and continuing coverage of voices around the world.

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Greece: On Fire

  27 August 2007

We've probably all heard it in the news by now: Greece is ablaze. Today the fires reached the ancient city of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics and home of the Olympia Museum, which houses one of Greece's greatest archaeological collections. Athens in Flames (From flickr user alefbetac) While the...

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UK, Caribbean: Colours of Notting Hill Carnival

  27 August 2007

Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's largest summer festival, is a celebration of both Caribbean culture and London's multicultural heritage. Images posted by various Flickr users give glimpses of the carnival's colours and faces.

Trinidad & Tobago: Contemporary Art

  27 August 2007

“Caribbean contemporary art has never been more vibrant than it is now,” writes Adele at Thebookmann, as she discusses the work of Trinidadian artist, Ashraph.

Jamaica: Surviving Dean

  24 August 2007

“It actually feels wrong to complain about the ‘agony’ of waiting 4 days to get back electricity just so that I can watch tv and surf the net. After all, there are people who survived the hurricane and are still trying to figure out where they are going to live.”...

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Guyana: Georgetown is flooded

  23 August 2007

“This is the Demerara Cricket Club ground behind that wall – an enclosed wading pool with the slightest rain fall..it must now be a veritable lake,” writes Flickr user Chennette, a Trinidadian living in Guyana, in the caption to the image above: I woke up this morning to find water...

Belize: Safe After Dean

  22 August 2007

“It was like nothing I have ever experienced. I always thought that a hurricane would be loud, but it was almost deafening at times.” Belize-y Livin’ recounts her experience of Hurricane Dean as it hit Belize, complete with photos of the damage.

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Morocco: An Introduction to Peace Corps Bloggers

Morocco is home to a rather diverse group of English-language bloggers, as I'm sure you have observed. While many are native Moroccans utilizing their English skills and still others are expatriate teachers or workers, there is another unique group obvious from the tagline which their organization requires they post on their blogs: "Any written message or photo provided on this blog site does not represent the views or opinions of the U.S. Peace Corps or any other institution."

Barbados, Jamaica: Dean Moves On

  17 August 2007

Cheese-on-Bread gives a Hurricane Dean update from Barbados: “When I heard on the news…that the all clear had been given I was surprised, 'cause in St. Michael the wind was howling and the rain beating down”, while Jamaican Veiw says that “Hurricane Dean could be in Jamaica’s territorial waters by...

Dominica: Earth Bag Home

  15 August 2007

Joanna's Eco Travel Blog is pleased to find an earth bag house being built in Dominica: “The idea of an Earth Bag home is that it is resistant to extreme climate occurrences such as hurricanes and tornadoes. It is also supposed to be able to handle earthquakes.”

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