Stories about Photos from January, 2008
ShaoShilong posts some great pictures of Xi Hu or West Lake in white winter.
Shira, from Israel, posts a picture of a Bible with a warning.
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.
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....
“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”:...
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.
Photos for Peace calls itself a photo-sharing network of activists dedicated to stopping the United States from starting a war with Iran.
To avoid getting stuck in traffic, Bahraini blogger Ammar walks to a nearby meeting with his camera in hand.
Ryoko from Ping mag has written a feature on Matchbox Art.
Phnom Penh based blogger Mythical Dude shares some High Dynamic Range images of the city of the city on his Flickr page.
From Libya, Khadija Teri posts pictures of buildings in the capital, Tripoli.
Live Peace Morocco shares photos from a recent artisan exposition in Rabat.
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...
Imagethief notices the flower addiction in Chinese Press Conference.
Tadaneh has published several photos of Ashura ceremony,one of the holiest days in Shia religious calendar, in Tehran.
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).
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.
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.
“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”.
HaitiAnalysis.com posts photos from the opening of the Haitian Parliament's National Assembly.