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· September, 2010

Stories about Photos from September, 2010

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Iran: The Art and Design of the ‘Green Movement’

  28 September 2010

“Where is my Vote” is an exhibition of 150 political posters for the Green Movement in Iran that was on display at the School of Visual Arts in New York by graphic artists from around the world in support of the protests in Iran that followed the 2009 presidential election.

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Egypt: “The Inevitable Mubarak Photoshopping Contest”

  28 September 2010

In its coverage of the 2010 Peace Talks–the latest round of direct negotiations between leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and the US, Al Ahram newspaper used Photoshop skills to place Mubarak at the front and center in the lineup of heads of states. Bloggers take the cue to launch their own Mubarak Photoshopping Contest!

Japan: Relics of a US Army-Air Force base

  25 September 2010

Ruins explorer and novelist Michael John Grist documented through pictures [en] what remains of Camp Drake, a joint US Army/Air Force base in Saitama (north of Tokyo) active until the 1970's.

Guatemala: Tuk Tuk Taxis Revolt in Antigua

  24 September 2010

Photography blog Antigua Daily Photo shares images of a Tuk Tuk Taxi protest in Antigua: “It turns out, the tuk tuk taxi drivers were protesting the high number of traffic citations they are given by the Antigua Guatemala transit police. They felt they are being targeted unfairly by the transit...

Angola: Meet the Country Through its Windows

  23 September 2010

Uma janela aos domingos [A window on Sundays, pt], is a series of weekly posts featuring photos from Angolan windows with stories told by their authors. As Gabriel Toureg explains, “it's a way to know more about the country, its culture, remote locations, architecture and people of Angola”.

Haiti: A Reminder

  22 September 2010

How Can They Hear? posts recent photos of Haiti, saying: ” To many people, Haiti is forgotten already. But I hope these few pics show you that she may be forgotten, but she is not gone. Life goes on like this every day for these people who have suffered so...

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Colombia: Virtual Gifts for Medellín on its 335 Birthday

  21 September 2010

On November 2 the city of Medellín will celebrate 335 years of its founding. The account @cumplemedellin was created on Twitter so that its citizens can tweet the symbolic present they want to give their city on this occasion. What would you give your city on its "birthday"? Find out what citizens of Medellín are tweeting almost a month before the date.

Mali: Women on Bikes

  17 September 2010

Sierra Leonean blogger Vickie writes about her recent trip to Bamako, Mali: “The city was everything I expected and more but nothing could have prepared me for the women on bikes. I like to think I know it all, but how is it I didn’t know about this? Women in...

Azerbaijan: Back Home

  14 September 2010

AZ Cookbook has returned from its native Azerbaijan and posted photographs of the visit. Naturally, given the nature of the blog, it also takes readers on a culinary as well as cultural pictorial tour of the country.

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India: Kashmir Is Burning…Again

  13 September 2010

Violent protests in Indian administered Kashmir started today after a report of a Qur'an desecration in Michigan, USA emerged. At least 18 protesters have been killed and scores were injured. Bloggers and Twitter users discuss whether the protests were purely because of anger over the burning of Qur'an or outbursts of their demand for freedom from India.

Georgia: Crossing into Abkhazia

  13 September 2010

drugoi [RU] posts an account of crossing into the breakaway territory of Abkhazia. Recognized by only four UN member states since the 2008 Russia-Georgia war over South Ossetia, the post also includes photographs.

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Japan, Korea: Traces Of Japan-Korea History Within The Zainichi Community

  11 September 2010

August 10th, 2010 will remain a historical date in the Japan-South Korea diplomatic relations as the Japanese Prime Minister apologized for past crimes during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Still, some bloggers found themselves wanting for a clearer apology and a mention of the Zainichi community, the largest Korean community in Japan.

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