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· January, 2009

Stories about Photos from January, 2009

Bangladesh: A Festive Wedding

Geoffrey Hiller writes about a very special Bengali wedding and posts some colorful pictures.

Cameroon: Interview with Côté Minou

Dulce Camer interviews Maryanne E. Mokoko and Stephanie T. Mouapi, the designers behind the fashion label “Côté Minou” launched in 2006. The interview includes several photos of their designs.

The beauty of Sudan in pictures

Memoirs of a Sudanese breath has been posting a series of pictures of Sudan under the title “Beauty of Sudan“: battling women, traveling by donkey or camel in rural areas,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mapping Woodford Square

Free Paper designs a map of Port of Spain's Woodford Square – check out the flickr photoset here.

Bangladesh: Preparing For The Cold

Back To Bangladesh posts some pictures depicting how Bangladeshis are prepared for the cold.

Grenada: Spice It Up

The Nomadic Gourmet gives a brief introduction to “Grenada – the Island of Spice.”

Côte d'Ivoire: Former combattants’ life today

Yoro has been writing about former rebel combattants in Côte d'Ivoire at Chronique Ivoirienne [Fr], with photos of Camille Millerand. In one article, he describes the life of 10 female...

Jordan: Respect for Chavez

Jordanian blog 7iber reports: “After Hugo Chavez expelled Israel’s Ambassador to Venezuela earlier this week, Jordanians left flowers by the Venezuelan embassy in Amman on Thursday, January 8th, as a...

Taiwan: Organic farming in Taiwan

In Taiwan, more and more farmers adopt organic farming methods, from rice to vegetables, from fruits to roses, and from tea to coffee. These farmers use blogs to support each...

Nigeria: Atypical motorcycle helmet

Jidesalu Photos posted a picture of an atypical motorcycle helmet seen in Lagos, where the use of helmets came in to force from New Year's day.

Ethiopia: Poor maintenance of historical buildings

A few days ago Arefe of Addis Journal posted a picture of a historical building in Addis Ababa from the 1920s, and has now posted one of another building from...

“All whaling vessels please proceed to waters of East Timor”

The title above is a quote from Twitter user @BILL_ROMANOS celebrating a discovery made by Australian and East Timorese researchers: the biggest "meeting" ever reported of whales and dolphins, among...

Iran: Students Protest in Shiraz

Rooz-Khabar blog, an iran based blog, has published a couple of photos from a student protest demonstration in Shiraz. They ask government to release four detained students.

Guyana: Litter Everywhere

The irony of referring to Georgetown as The Garden City is not lost on Living Guyana, who posts pictures of the littering problems plaguing the capital.

Brunei-Australia War Memorial

A Brunei-Australia Memorial was unveiled to commemorate the Australian landings in Brunei during the Second World War and to mark the cooperation between the people of Brunei Darussalam and Australia.

Israel: 10,000 Demonstrate Against Gaza War

Ten thousand people gathered in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square last night to protest the Gaza War, Daniella Cheslow of The Truth Herzl reports. Go to her blog to see photos...

Côte d'Ivoire: Porn display in news stands

Le blog de Yoro [Fr] shows a picture of a news stand in Abidjan, wondering why pornographic publications are displayed so prominently.

Global: Protests for Palestine

The world has come out in support of Gaza. Hundreds of thousands of people have turned up at rallies and demonstrations over the past five days, which have spanned the...

Syria: The Red Crescent Sends Convoys to Gaza

Today, Syria News Wire reported on the efforts of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in sending aid to Gaza. The humanitarian group, which is a member of the International Committee...

Niger: The griot entertainer

Esther Garvi of Ishtar News posts some pictures of the griots, professional entertainers in the Hausa culture in Niger.

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