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· August, 2009

Stories about Photos from August, 2009

Israel: For the Love of Food

With the Jewish High Holidays approaching, food seems to be on everyone's minds. The Jewish blogosphere is ripe with sumptuous tidbits and contemplations about the cultural implications of food, food...

Russia: Photos and Drawings of Opposition Rally

Photos from the Aug. 31 opposition rally in Moscow – by LJ user mnog (RUS); drawings and an observation – by LJ user pshevelev (RUS): “A few people are chanting...

Georgia: Bicycle Trip from Poti to Batumi

LJ user jhwe posts over 130 photos (RUS) taken during an 85-kilometer bicycle journey from Poti to Batumi, Georgia.

Afghanistan: Voting Day in Photos

On the nation's second-ever election day, Afghan photo bloggers shared pictures from the polls showing military presence as well as voter enthusiasm.

Arab World: Welcoming Ramadan

Ramadan is an important month in the Muslim calendar. Bloggers writing in Arabic celebrate the month, already in its first week, in this post, where we share some of the...

Spain, USA : Artists (Dis)cover the Veil

Two recent events highlighting how artists look at the hijab issue inspired bloggers. Swiss motsd'images enthuses (Fr) about a beautiful outdoor photo exhibition of African women in Seville, Spain; and...

Azerbaijan: Washington DC protest for detained activist bloggers (updated)

With detained video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli now facing an additional charge in their native Azerbaijan, The Collegian says that support for the two imprisoned youth activists yesterday...

Trinidad & Tobago: Barbadine Punch

“Here in Trinidad and Tobago we have two uses for the giant granadilla when making drinks; we use it for juices or, in today's case, in a punch”: Simply Trini...

Brazil: Outrage at violent São Paulo eviction

On Monday, 240 police went to evict 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo. Bloggers and photojournalists report on the violence, despair and lack of social...

Russia: Stalin at Renovated Kurskaya

LJ user russos posts photos (RUS) of the newly renovated Kurskaya-Koltsevaya metro station in Moscow, which now sports this line from the 1944 version of the Soviet anthem: “Stalin brought...

Ukraine: Independence Day Parade

Ukrainiana posts photos and video of the Independence Day parade in Kyiv.

Greece: Wildfires encroaching on Athens

Forest fires are blazing still closer to Athens, the capital of Greece, threatening to consume even more land and property. Meanwhile, citizens are tracking developments via the web and Twitter.

Russia: Flag Day Rally

LJ users daria_mas and alter-gregor post photos (RUS) from the opposition rally that took place in Moscow on Russia's Flag Day and ended with riot police detaining some of the...

Nepal: Sadhus – The Mystic Men

Dhiraj Shrestha posts pictures and writes about the Sadhus (Babas) or the mystic men of Nepal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Counting the Cost

Trinidadian Rhea Mungal's photo blog entries question the ecological cost of the proposed aluminium smelter.

Azerbaijan: Sheki

Joe's Tripping posts photographs and reports from visiting various destinations in and around Sheki, Azerbaijan. In the first post, the blog says that the King's Palace in Sheki is the...

Russia: Two Jets Collide at Air Show

Two Russian Su-27 fighters collided Sunday near Zhukovsky airfield during a rehearsal for the MAKS-2009 air show, killing Col. Igor Tkachenko, the commander of the Russian Knights flying group, and...

Armenia: Youth rally for detained activist

The Frontline Club posts photographs of yesterday's rally by an opposition youth movement in support of a detained fellow activist. Unzipped also posts video of the demonstration.

Ghana: Pictures from around Accra

Pictures of Accra, Ghana taken by Erik of Afrigadget: “I’ve been having a great time in Accra, but not nearly enough time to spend on the details of every cool...

Russia: Moscow High-Rise on Fire

Photos of a fire at one of Moscow's newly-built high-rise apartment buildings last week – by LJ user drugoi (RUS).

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