Stories about Photos from April, 2010
Kosoof, a leading Iranian photo blogger, has published an eye-catching photo: cloduy sky in Tehran. The blogger writes: my house is cloudy.
Amidst protests over budget cuts students of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have a found an additional space to express themselves: the Internet.
On March 10th, unidentified armed police invaded Serra do Padeiro, a Tupinambá indigenous village, and arrested their leader and later his brother. They are still in prison and their detentions have increased the tension in the region.
Adventures in Life visits downtown Port-au-Prince, while Chronicles of an Unplanned Return blogs about Haiti's school system.
Although Internet penetration remains low in the South Caucasus, all indications are that new and social media has an increasingly important role to play in the area of democratization and activism. With that in mind, the first Social Innovation Camp in the region took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 8-10 April.
The Little Blue Buckets mock protest, initiated (RUS) by LJ user cook, took place in Moscow Sunday, as drivers fitted their cars with blue plastic buckets (siniye vedyorki) to protest the impunity of state officials who routinely use blue flashing lights (migalki) on their vehicles to violate traffic rules and...
Rosie Walunas writes that London's Trafalgar Square “was nearly filled to capacity” on Sunday, as people gathered to watch TV Polonia's coverage of the funeral of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria in Krakow. Mark Grigorian (LJ user markgrigorian) posts more photos from the live broadcast and...
Photos and commentary (RUS) on the recent unrest, looting and poverty in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – by LJ user zyalt (Ilya Varlamov).
The blog Con la Cámara en el Bolsillo [es] (With a Camera in my Pocket) is dedicated to capturing images around Montevideo, Uruguay. Fonzi recently published photos of the process of painting a mural.
In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Duarte 101 [es] has a photo of a young street vendor selling fresh crabs that come from San Juan de la Maguana.
As we live through the first 24 hours of the tragedy of the Polish nation, social media in Poland present various reactions to this morning's events, when the country lost its President and 95 other important personalities.
Winner of the Coupe Louis Lesaffre in 2007 and silver medalist at in 2008 the World Cup Baking, Pao-Chun Wu has won the championship at the Masters de la Boulangerie 2010.
On April 6th, Kyrgyzstan was hit by mass protests which eventually led to the overthrow of the government as well as many deaths. While the internet did not play a major role in mobilizing the protests, it has been used to document what happened in detail.
On the second anniversary of the first call for civil disobedience in the history of modern Egypt, new protests broke out through out the country. Egyptian police violently beat and randomly detained people to disperse protests calling for constitutional reform. Eman AbdElRahman reports.
The Englishman posts pictures of a cosplay carnival in Osaka.
“I am always hesitant to go to a zoo, since I always feel that animals should be kept on reserves if not in their natural habitat. That being said, I liked the way that this zoo used the natural landscape, working around the trees and hills to create the enclosures...