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· June, 2008

Stories about Photos from June, 2008

Israel: Sarkozy Security Scare at Airport

As French President Nicholas Sarkozy departed Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, shots rang out. A quick assessment revealed that one of the Israeli members of Sarkozy's security detail had turned his weapon...

GV Summit: Day One a Success!

The first day of the Global Voices 2008 Summit in Budapest, Hungary was a wild success, as far as we can see (obviously we can't know all of the implications...

The Balkans: Michael J. Totten's Travelogue

Michael J. Totten of Middle East Journal writes about and posts photos from his recent trip through the Balkans (93 comments); LimbicNutrition Weblog posts his response to Totten.

Egypt: Bahai Rights Comic

Mideast Youth publishes a comic strip here about the rights of the Bahai religuious group here.

Kazakhstan: Highway to prosperity

Ben reports on the World Bank’s president, Bob Zoellick, visit to Kazakhstan, which has resulted in a $2.5 billion infrastructure project.

Hungary: Photoblogging

As the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Budapest is less than one week away, and after introducing a few Hungarian food blogs, we have been now browsing through Hungarian...

Russia: “Football Revolution”

It was a wild, sleepless night in Russia, following the national football team's 3-1 win over the Netherlands and its advance to the Euro 2008 semi-finals on Saturday. In the...

China: Flood in Guangzhou City

Tianya forum has some photos on the recent flood in Guangzhou city.

Israel: Keffiyah Seen as Symbol of “Terrorist Chic”

Israellycool blogger Aussie Dave responds to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's image of Che Guevara wearing a traditional Arab headdress that “the keffiyeh [is] the latest symbol...

Israel: New National Bird Good for a Laugh

Embarrassed about your country's national bird? Don't be. Israel has one far more comical. Comedy Central's hit television show “The Colbert Report” cites Israel's choice of the long-billed hoopoe as...

Ukraine: Paul McCartney in Kyiv

Ukrainiana writes about and posts photos and video from Paul McCartney's concert in Kyiv.

Russia: Moscow Football Fans

LJ user nl posts two pictures of Moscow fans celebrating Russia's Euro 2008 victory over Sweden – here and here.

Jamaica: Local Fare

As global food prices continue to rise, Transition Sunshine is eating more locally produced staples and is surprised to learn that some Jamaicans consider them “slave food”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pot Hounds

Andre Bagoo posts a flickr photoset of street dogs, saying: “‘Pot hounds’ and the environments they inhabit are the perfect symbols for life in Trinidad and Tobago today.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Small Shoes

Trinidad and Tobago-based artist Chris Cozier posts a photo of a child's shoes taken on his last trip to Haiti: “Something about the way that the shoes had become so...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

“Chernobyl 2006: 20 Years On” – over 60 photos from a trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, by Phil Coomes (Flickr user blinkofaneye).

Iran:Government protects a national jungle park

Jamshidi,an Iran based blogger, reports [fa] that security forces shutdown illegal buildings and business in Sorkh Hesar, a national protected jungle. Watch the photos here.

Kuwait: Covered Hard Candy for Madonna

“Madonna’s album is being raped by Kuwaiti MOI [Ministry of Information], they basically forced leggings on her and took all the pictures off her CD booklet, it is a cover...

Iran: Rick's Iran Slideshow

Rick Steves, the author of many travel guidebooks who visted recently Iran,wrote “here is a little slideshow of some of the people, places and moments that have delighted me on...

Blogger witnesses whales beaching in Madagascar

The mass stranding of at least one hundred melon-headed whales were reported in the mangrove of Antsohihy Bay (Northwest region of Madagascar) in the first week of June. Harinjaka and...

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