Stories about Photos from May, 2008
Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops
Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the building of dams along the Xingu River in the Amazon basin where an official of Brazil’s national electric company got slashed by traditional machetes and clubs.
Lebanon: Palestinian Children's Exhibition
Lebanese Rania Masri writes about a photography exhibition by the children Palestinian refugees, living in camps in Lebanon. “500 cameras were placed in the hands of 500 children in all the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon,” she explains.
Iran:”Propaganda against Shi'ites in Saudi Arabia
Ghaghnoos, an Iranian blogger, says[Fa] that in Saudi Arabia some preachers publicly talk against Shi'ites. He has published several photos from his trip in Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain: Shia Shrines
Bint Battuta in Bahrain visits two Shia shrines and posts pictures here.
Jordan: Shy of Bras
An exhibition with a difference is being held in Jordan – that of bras – and the media is shy from covering it, writes Ahmed Humeid.
Ukraine: Pre-Election Kyiv
Five installments of pre-election Kyiv photos, video and commentary – at Ukrainiana: here, here, here, here, and here.
Australia: Ethnic Macedonian Protest
S.M. of Macedonia: Cradle of Culture, Land of Nature posted photos and videos from the recent protest of over 30,000 ethnic Macedonians in Australia, who demanded that their government stop using derogatory prefixes when referring to the Republic of Macedonia and ethnic Macedonians.
Iran: Persian Gulf,Protest and Repression
Jamshidi writes [Fa]that several hundreds Iranians on Friday gathered in front of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Tehran again and protested against renaming of the Persain Gulf by several Arab states. The blogger has published several photos of this demonstration and got surprised when security forces repressed a peaceful...
Iran:Sun Palace in Photo
Mehdi Boolrian,Iranian photo blogger, has published a photo from Khorshid (means Sun) Palace , in Iran.
Iran:Two Persian Women in 1900
Here is a photo from two Persian/Iranian women in 1900,showing two different styles.
Russia, Ukraine: Photos
Photos from Russia and Ukraine by Flickr user In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (via Olechko).
Iran: Anniversary of liberation of Khoramshahr
Several Iranian bloggers celebrated the 26th anniversary of liberation of southern city, Khoramshar, during Iran-Iraq war. Muslim Bloggers created a logo that says “God liberated Khoramshar” and Elaheh Mehr has published several photos of this city.
Iran: Remember Reformist Khatami
Several Iranian bloggers remembered the 11th anniversary of presidential election where Mohammad Khatami came to power.Mind-Sketch has published 35 photos from Khatami's days.
Polandian reviews Polish photoblogs.
China: Mourning for Earthquake at Tiananmen
hk1183 posted photos of Sichuan earthquake mourning at Tiananmen square on 19 of May, Beijing.
Russia: British Fans and UEFA Cup
LJ user yashin posts LJ user marie_automne‘s pictures of the British football fans arriving in Moscow for the Champions League final. Pictures of Moscow posts a photo report from the “idol worship” in Moscow's Red Square, where the UEFA Cup is being displayed next to Lenin's Tomb.
Libya: Tree of Shade
In 1996, Khadija Teri took seeds of a Florida tree to her new home in Libya. “I planted two of them in my garden and they overhang in the street in front of my house offering the only respite from the harsh north African sun on my block. People fight...
Montego Bay Day by Day says that one unique local restaurant would be “extremely happy to welcome you” – once you read through the fine print.
Israel: New World Record for Biggest Hummus Plate
Weighing in at 400 kilos (880 pounds) on a plate that was 4 meters (4.35 yards) in diameter, Hummus Tzabar became the Guinness Book of World Record's official title holder for the biggest plate of hummus served at last week's Independence Day celebrations. The experts at Hummus101 report that Israelis...
Korea: The birth of the New Political Generation Online
Since the content of the US-Korea Beef Trade agreement was publicized in Korean society, many things have happened. Unexpected scenes of teenage students’ active participation in candlelight vigils against the trade and policies of the current government and their continual activities (not just temporary participation) have been ongoing. Even though...
Iraq: Apology for Iraqi Children?
Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri wonders now that a US general apologised for desecrating a copy of the Quran, the holy book of Muslims, will the US apologise to Iraqi children for occupying their country?