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· October, 2009

Stories about Photos from October, 2009

Japan: Animated stereoviews of old Japan

Pink Tentacle picked up enigmatic photographer T. Enami (1859-1929)'s photos of old Japan and represented the stereoviews through gif animation.

Ukraine: Charity

Scenes From the Sidewalk writes about an encounter with one of Kyiv's many homeless children – and posts photos from actress Olga Kurilenko's visit to a CrossRoads Foundation/ChildRescue's rehabilitation center....

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia: “Dumping Grounds for People”

Dumping Grounds for People is a blog devoted to the results “of a four-months long journalistic investigation, conducted mostly undercover in ten institutions for adults with intellectual disabilities or mental...

At the Indonesian Blogger Festival

We visited the Indonesian blogger festival or PestaBlogger 2009. This is the third time the annual event is being held. The event saw bloggers from all over the vast island...

Puerto Rico: Massive Oil Refinery Explosion

At around 12:30 am on Friday, October 23, the Gulf Oil Refinery (Caribbean Petroleum Company-CAPECO) in Bayamón (in the metropolitan area), Puerto Rico, exploded massively. Bloggers react to the disaster.

Kenya: Transforming sports coverage through blogs

The last 10 years has seen an explosion of sorts in sports coverage across the continent. The now famous SuperSport is an African powerhouse in pay TV for satellite users...

Trinidad & Tobago: No Hope?

As a legendary Trinidadian artist's sculpture is given a coat of paint to “spruce it up”, Nicholas Laughlin says: “This…is a telling symptom. It tells me how unaware we are,...

Bangladesh: Kali Puja In Shakharibazar

Bangladeshi Photoblogger Ideas R Bulletproof posts pictures of Kali Puja, a festival dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali, which were taken in Shakharibazar, Dhaka.

China and U.S: Oba Mao

A new icon combining Chairman Mao Zedong and U.S President Obama is on the rise in China. Check this out: Serving the people T-shirt and Oba Mao bag.

Maldives: Photos Of Underwater Cabinet Meeting

The president of Maldives Mohammed Nasheed and his fellow ministers were 5 meters underwater for a cabinet meeting to make people realize the threat of global warming and Ali Adam...

Puerto Rico: Reflections on the National Strike

On October 15, thousands of Puerto Ricans flooded the streets to protest the government's lay-off of around 17,000 government employees. Flows of information, opinions, videos and images traveled through the...

Israel:Blog Action Day for the Environment

On Blog Action Day, October 15, Israeli bloggers were already looking ahead to October 24 when environmental organizations, activists, and bloggers too, are planning a day of climate change protest...

Russia: Photos From Yaponchik's Funeral

LJ user ssmirnoff posts a selection of photos and video (RUS) from the funeral of Russian mafia boss Vyacheslav Ivankov (aka Yaponchik), which took place on Oct. 13 in Moscow.

Suriname: Experiencing Suriname

Paramaribo SPAN features the work of video artist Maartje Jaquet, who documents her time in Suriname via a Flickr photoset.

U.S.: Photos From Gay Rights March in D.C.

LJ user mozgovaya posts photos (RUS) from the gay right march that took place in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. LJ user bagira commented (RUS): “These guys do have a...

Russia: Yamal Peninsula Photos

LJ user drugoi highlights (RUS) Denis Sinyakov's photo report from the Yamal Peninsula.

Abkhazia: National Library

Scraps of Moscow posts pictures and writes about the Abkhazian National Library.

Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts

The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about...

Brazil: Pictures of the Rio2016 celebration

Thousands partied on Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio de Janeiro's choice as the 2016 Olympics host. See some of the pictures showing the party around the world.

Russia: Photos From Politkovskaya Rally

In the live_report LJ community (RUS), photo reports from the memorial rally that took place in Moscow on Oct. 7, the third anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's murder: LJ user zyalt,...

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