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· August, 2010

Stories about Photos from August, 2010

Nicaragua: The Result of the 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media

The 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media took place on August 12 and 13 in Managua, Nicaragua. Here we summarize the even't results through images, podcasts, videos and blogs.

Ghana: Photos of Ghanaians threatened with relocation

Bunmi displays Devin Tepleski's portraits of the inhabitants of Bui, Ghana, who are threatened with relocation by a new hydroelectric dam.

East Timor: Narrowing the Digital Divide in Images

Steve Song shares a set of photos from field work on a project that intends to narrow the gap in access to communications in East Timor – Dili Village Telco.

Ghana: Recycled Bolga Baskets

Photos of recycled Bolga baskets from Ghana: “But this is not crappy marketing, this is just being honest. These baskets go quickly. So quickly that the photos to show from...

Russia: Porsche Cayenne and Firefighting

The Moscow Diaries re-posts LJ user fichetto‘s photos (RUS) of a 2007 Porsche Cayenne of Yevgeny Chernyshev, head of Moscow's firefighting service – “retrofitted to…fight fires?”

Poland: Open-Air Market in Krakow

A walk through Krakow's Hala Targowa market – at Polandian.

Ukraine: Blueberries and Early Harvest

Blueberries and this year's early harvesting in the Ukrainian countryside – at The Pickle Project.

Pakistan: Netizens In Action Helping Flood Victims

The floods in Pakistan have so far claimed more than 1600 lives and affected about 20 million people who are in dire need of relief and aid. Pakistani young netizens...

Tunisia: Doctored Photographs Symptomatic of the State of The National Press

The use of national media as an instrument of propaganda has been fairly well documented in Tunisia. The latest evidence of media manipulation was identified by Tunisian bloggers on August...

Global: Spreading Peace Through Images

Recently, a group of young entrepreneurs and photographers came upon the idea of spreading humanity, good will and positivity through images. On Aug. 16, their project - International Guild of...

Russia: Mass Manifestations In Defense of the Khimki Forest Park

Photobloggers nl [RUS], bb-mos [RUS], zyalt [RUS] share pictures of today's concert in defense of the Khimki Forest Park. The concert, that gathered from 1,000 to 5,000 people in the...

Angola: The biggest open-air market in Africa

Mark and Jana writes about the the biggest open-air market in Africa, the Roque Santeiro Market in Angola:”…is known for being the biggest open-air market in Africa, for transacting thousands...

Madagascar: The Undercover Investigations That Exposed Rosewood Trafficking from the Rain Forest

One of the consequences of the enduring political crisis in Madagascar is its punishing impact on the environment. The investigation of activists specialized in conservation and protection of the environment...

Russia: Shocking Pictures of Russian Neo-Nazis

Bigpicture.ru posts Guillaume Herbaut‘s [FR] photos of the “Slavic Union” [RUS], a neo-Nazi group aimed to establish National-socialist reign in Russia. In April 2010, the group's activity had been prohibited.

Trinidad & Tobago: Big River

My Chutney Garden visits Grande Riviere, “a small fishing village that is best known for attracting nesting leatherback turtles.”

Paraguay: Soaring Soybean Production Prompts Clashes

As the global demand for soy rises, Paraguay has become the world's fastest-growing producer of the crop. But with resulting riches have also come battles over land rights and environmental...

Trinidad & Tobago: Toco Lighthouse

“No trip to Toco is complete without visiting the lighthouse that sits on the north eastern tip of Trinidad”: My Chutney Garden regales us with tales from her journey.

Morocco: The Ramadan Diaries

As the month of Ramadan begins, Moroccans share thoughts, reflections...even recipes. Jillian York has the story.

Bolivia: Encouraging Street Children to Skateboard

The blog [es] for the Art and Culture Association of San Isidro in Bolivia shares pictures of an initiative to encourage children from the street to engage in urban sports,...

Russia: “67” – New Flashmob in the Defense of Khimki Forest

LJ user May_Antiwar posts pictures of people with number “67” written on their faces. The number, May_Antiwar explains, represents the share of Khimki, a city in Moscow region, citizens who...

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