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· January, 2009

Stories about Photos from January, 2009

Iran: Watch “Rick Steves’ Iran”

Watch Rick Steves’ Iran film here.

Iran: Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

In Hanif Doorbin you can see a photo of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran.

French Caribbean: Carnival 2009 is launched

Carnival is a tradition, a part of every West Indian soul and the French Caribbean is no exception. Here is a review of blogs from Martinique, French Guiana, Haiti and...

Madagascar: “Unmitigated Disaster”

After two days of upheaval that resulted in an estimated death toll at 80 nationally, and the looting of dozens of stores, a day of relative calm greeted a stunned...

Bangladesh: Urban Life

Ashley Wheaton at The Dhaka Diaries portrays the urban life of Bangladesh through a series of photo essays.

Hungary: Budapest Photos

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow posts two photo sets from a trip to Budapest last summer: street art and various city scenes.

Haiti: Mardi Gras

The Haitian Blogger offers a glimpse into Mardi Gras celebrations on the island.

Madagascar: Negotiations canceled as unrest spreads

There was a slight hope of a rapid resolution in the currently undergoing social unrest in Madagascar. Leaders of both government and opposition announced a meeting would be held yesterday....

Brazil: A Glance at Campus Party Brazil in Pictures

Campus Party Brazil 2009 in São Paulo comes to a close this Sunday. Around 6,500 people have taken part in this second edition of what is arguably Latin America's largest...

Azerbaijan: Martyr's Alley

Learning to Walk in Stilettos pays a visit to Martyr's Alley in Baku, a cemetery for those killed in the Soviet crackdown in the Azerbaijani capital on 19-20th January 1990....

Madagascar: Devastating tropical storm makes way for a political one

A few days after passing Madagascar, the official toll from the damages caused by Cyclone Fanele have finally come in.  President Ravalomanana president flew to one of the affected areas...

Taiwan: Photos of industrial town

Daliao Township in Kaohsiung County has been the site of several poisonous gas leaks in the past two months. The EPA came under fire for its poor handling of the...

Iran: Women activists support Shirin Ebadi

Kosoof, a leading photoblogger, says a group of women rights activists gathered to meet Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, with red roses in their hands to wipe off bad...

Liberia: Photos Of Liberians Watching Obama

Scarlett Lion posts photos of Liberians watching Barack Obama's inauguration.

China: Hakka Tulou in Fujian Province

Steve from Fool's Mountain explains the distinctive character of Hakka Tulou (a very special architecture for defense) in Fujian Province.

Russia: Images of Life

English Russia posts numerous photographs of life in Russia by ethnic Armenian photographer, Aleksey Petrosian. The images represent a side of the country that few tourists get to see.

Russia: Train Station, Migrant Workers and Pro-Kremlin Youth

LJ user drugoi posts pictures and video (RUS) from Moscow's Kazansky Train Station, where activists from a pro-Kremlin youth movement held a rally to encourage Central Asian migrant workers to...

Ukraine: Photos of Dnipropetrovsk

Photos of Dnipropetrovsk (RUS) from a few years ago – by LJ user mgor.

Serbia: Mirror Pictures of Belgrade

Belgraded links to MightyNora's “Backwards Visual Travelogue” at B92 blog (SRP): “Belgrade pictures in mirror surfaces all over the city.”

Russia: Winter Travel By Car

At Way to Russia Blog, a photo report – here and here – on a car journey “through the whole country from Ekaterinburg through BAM (Baikal-Amur Railway) to Yakutsk (that's...

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