Stories about Photos from April, 2009
Egypt's First Independent Union Formed
Egypt's real estate tax collectors have formed their first independent trade union since 1957. In addition to local recognition, the union has won international legitimacy after being accepted in the international body Public Services International. One blogger follows the developments from their start until the moment of triumph - with hundreds of photographs.
Ukraine: Saturday Cleanup in Kyiv
Ukrainiana posts photos and video from this past Saturday's cleanup in Kyiv, and writes: “IMHO, the effort lacked coordination and field resources. There weren’t enough bags for everyone. Some people were promoting corporate brands, some where loafing, and some couldn’t find those bags. I only found one bag. Bagless people...
Georgia: Cell protest in Tbilisi
A Year in Tbilisi pays a visit to some of the mock cells erected outside government buildings in the Georgian capital. The blog posts photographs and doesn't seem convinced that the opposition movement demanding the president's resignation stand much chance of succeeding.
Azerbaijan: Back in Baku
Scary Azeri in Suburbs returns to her native Baku. Posting photographs of the Azerbaijani capital, the blogger, now resident in the U.K., says that the city is full of contrasts and changes.
U.K.: London Armenian commemorative march
Unzipped posts photos of yesterday's commemorative march held on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Armenia: Debate over campaign promise overshadows 94th anniversary of WWI killings
Yesterday marked the 94th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of as many as 1.5 million ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Bloggers react to a statement made by U.S. President Barack Obama marking the occasion, but which avoided directly referring to the WWI events as genocide.
Morocco: Faces from Yemen
Morocco-based blogger Maryam, of My Marrakesh, visits Yemen and posts pictures of people she met there in this post.
Ukraine: Ceramics Museum; Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
The Uncataloged Museum reports on a trip to the National Museum of Ukrainian Ceramics in the village of Opishne, in the Poltava region. Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts a 2006 video from a Pripyat.com editor's trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Ukraine: Cleaning Up and Littering Down
Observations on the “public, private and personal space” in Kyiv – at The Uncataloged Museum. Photos and video of the damage done to Kyiv's environment during this year's Easter holidays – at Ukrainiana.
Syria: Independence Day Celebration in DC Draws Crowds
Imad Moustapha, Syria's envoy to the US, shares with us photographs from a celebration to mark his country's Independence Day in Washington DC. “The huge attendance was a testimony to how Syria is regarded by the American people despite years of trying to distort its image by former President Bush,...
Jordan: Rainy Amman in Photos
Thought Clouds, The Digital Bender shares those photographs from Amman, Jordan, in the rain.
Israel: Celebrating the End of the Passover Holiday
Middle Eastern Jews conclude the Passover holiday with the breaking of bread– and other treats– in a holiday called Mimouna. Yonatan Dror Bar-On of Dutchblog Israel posts a mouthwatering photo of his feast.
Georgia: Concerns emerge over opposition protests
As the opposition blocks off main roads in Tbilisi, some bloggers and other online commentators are starting to question the tactics employed by protesters in the Georgian capital. Nevertheless, most are thankful that the protests have not resulted in major clashes.
Bangladesh: Celebrating Bangla New Year
ASM Rahat Khan posts pictures of the Pahela Boishakh (Bangla New Year) celebrations and comments [bn]: “after seeing all these colors who will say that Bangladesh is a land of struggles and have nots.”
Bahrain: Signs Of The Times?
In Bahrain, Weld El-ma6aba has noticed some signs he thinks are pretty unusual.
Georgia: Opposition rally attendances wane, tensions increase
Yesterday, thousands of demonstrators once again rallied in Tbilisi for a third day of protests demanding the resignation of the Georgian president, Mikhail Saakashvili. Bloggers continue to report on events as they unfold.
India: Indiblogger meet 2009
Delhiphoto posts some pictures of the participants of the NCR IndiBlogger meet 2009 whcih took place recently in Delhi, India. More than 60 bloggers attended the meeting.
Georgia: Opposition ultimatum passes
An hour after an opposition ultimatum for the Georgian president to resign went unheeded, thousands of people continue to protest in the country's capital, Tbilisi. Bloggers report from the scene.
Ghana: Ghana from various angles
“Ghana from various angles” is a photo-essay by Peacenik Hurler, a volunteer working and blogging from Ghana.
Iran: Cold Spring in Photos
Kosoof, a leading photo blogger based in Iran, has published several photos of unusual cold spring in Tehran.
South Korea: Protesting NK Missile Launch
Todd from Ohmynews! has written a photo report on a protest on April 5 against North Korea Missile launch.