Stories about Photos from January, 2008
China: Xi Hu's White Winter
ShaoShilong posts some great pictures of Xi Hu or West Lake in white winter.
Israel: Read At Your Own Risk
Shira, from Israel, posts a picture of a Bible with a warning.
Morocco: The Big Cities
Morocco is well-known for lots of things: mint tea, couscous, a film mostly unrelated to the country...And of course, its big cities, several of which were the topic of posts in the blogoma this week, writes Jillian York, who takes us to Fez, Tangier, Marrakesh and Meknes.
Egypt: Abu Tarika
Sports and politics? Eman Abd Al Rahman sheds light on how an Egyptian football player manages to make his voice count on the soccer field.
Bangladesh: Cinema, politics, health, photography and history
Cinema: The Bangladeshi film industry nicknamed Dhallywood used to produce decent films for the Bangladeshi society. But with the competition of superior quality pictures from Hollywood and Bollywood, which conquered Bangladesh market and the people with the help of cheap bootleg VCD/DVDs, Dhallywood was in trouble in the last decade....
Trinidad & Tobago: “La Fantasie” & Reality
“For most Trinidadians, giving the name ‘La Fantasie’ to a house is a bitter joke, rousing memories of the hundreds of millions spent to construct the new prime ministerial palace…it also pokes sardonic fun at the fantasy of social and economic progress peddled by the current Trinidad and Tobago government”:...
Brazil: Countdown to Carnival
There is a popular belief that in Brazil the year only starts after Carnival. Be this an exaggeration or not, there is not much else being talked about on the country's blogosphere: everyone is dusting off their costumes, getting into the mood and counting down the days for the biggest street party on Earth. Here's a round up of bloggers expectations in Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pernambuco, and the lesser known carnival in Minas Gerais.
Iran:Photos for Peace
Photos for Peace calls itself a photo-sharing network of activists dedicated to stopping the United States from starting a war with Iran.
Bahrain: A Walk in Town
To avoid getting stuck in traffic, Bahraini blogger Ammar walks to a nearby meeting with his camera in hand.
Japan: Matchbox Art
Ryoko from Ping mag has written a feature on Matchbox Art.
Cambodia: High Dynamic Range images of Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh based blogger Mythical Dude shares some High Dynamic Range images of the city of the city on his Flickr page.
Libya: Tripoli Buildings
From Libya, Khadija Teri posts pictures of buildings in the capital, Tripoli.
Morocco: Artisian Exposition
Live Peace Morocco shares photos from a recent artisan exposition in Rabat.
China: Little Match Girl
Andersen's story of “Little Match Girl” has a real-life Chinese version in Guiyang (zh). The 8 years old girl's family make their living by collecting rubbish. On 20 of Jan, the weather was -3 to -1 degree celsius and she tried to warm her hands by lighting matches. The photos...
China: Flowers in the Press Conference
Imagethief notices the flower addiction in Chinese Press Conference.
Iran:Ashura in Tehran
Tadaneh has published several photos of Ashura ceremony,one of the holiest days in Shia religious calendar, in Tehran.
China: T-shirt with Chinese Character
Alpar shows a t-shirt with Chinese characteristic, with slogans and pictures of eight prides and eight shames, harmonious society, city management teams’ violence (zh).
Iran:Kamran Ashtary's Photos,a world not to miss
Kamran Ashtary,photographer and designer has launched his own site. There are fascinating photos about Iran and Iranians in this site.Kamran and his wife,Tori Egherman,recently published “View from Iran” book.
Iran:Ashura in Photos
Shia Muslims held ceremonies for Ashura,one of the holiest events in the Shia religious calendar. Vahid Gharai has published several photos of Ashura ceremony in Kerman, a city in central south of Iran.
Barbados: Boys’ Club?
“Last time I looked about half the population were women, so what’s going on here?” asks Barbados Free Press, on realising that “there's only one girl in government”.
Haiti: National Assembly Opens
HaitiAnalysis.com posts photos from the opening of the Haitian Parliament's National Assembly.