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· November, 2009

Stories about Photos from November, 2009

Egypt: Spotlight on Zabbaleen

  30 November 2009

Regine, at we make money not art, introduces us to photographs by Bas Princen of Cairo's Mokattam Ridge or Garbage City (Zabbaleen) – where a community of mainly Coptic Christians live and make a living out of collecting, sorting and disposing of Cairo's waste.

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Peru: Cow Parade arrives to Lima

  30 November 2009

Parks and public spaces in Lima have been invaded by life-size cow sculptures, as the Cow Parade arrives to show 80 different works aiming to collect funds for several organizations.

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Puerto Rico: Voices Against Violence

  25 November 2009

On occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, bloggers in Puerto Rico have written posts on how violence affects their lives, their families, and their communities. They have written poetry, in-depth analyses, and intimate reflections. Let's see their faces, read their texts, and listen to their voices.

Russia: Blogging the Winter in Yakutia

RuNet Echo  20 November 2009

Winter is yet to arrive in much of Europe, but one of its geopolitical attributes is already back in the spotlight: fears of disruptions of Russian gas deliveries are growing more intense, due to the recurring dispute between Russia and Ukraine. Politics aside, though, in some of Russia's regions winter has been there since early fall. In Yakutia, for example.

Azerbaijan: More reaction to video blogger trial verdict

  15 November 2009

Days after the sentencing of two video blogging youth activists in Azerbaijan, other bloggers are starting to speak out about the imprisonment of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli. The two online activists will spend 2 and 2.5 years in jail after a trial which most consider to be politically motivated...

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Algeria-Egypt: Online Feud Over Football Match

  12 November 2009

Tension is building between Egyptian and Algerian football fans ahead of a decisive football match due to take place in Cairo on November 14, which could determine which of both teams would qualify to next year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Ahead of the Saturday showdown, rival fans have been gearing up offline, as well as online heated exchanges, escalating into a little "war" of intimidation.

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Closer

  10 November 2009

Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner posts photos from a project called Closer, in which “passersby were asked to stand for a photo with a stranger, however close they were comfortable with, and to make eye contact.”

Honduras: Blog of Historial Photos

  8 November 2009

Memoria Gráfica de Honduras [es] is a blog that publishes historical photos from Honduras, with accompanying background information. Some of the photos include old maps, and photos of the city of Comayagua.

India: Old Time Photos

  6 November 2009

Piyal Kundu from Naihati, West Bengal, India posts some vintage Indian photos in his blog “Old Indian Photos” and some of them date back to the 1850s.

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