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Old Posted Feb 5, 2009, 10:40 PM
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The World in Pictures

Great site here:

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/1513,f...ctures-gallery

Riots in Athens


Mountain gorillas found 'executed' by shocked park wardens and villagers are carried out on stretchers - victims of political intrigue in the DP Congo:



Worlds tallest building on its way, Dubai



Paris couture shows



London under snow



Chongqing under drought



Miracle on the Hudson



First Waltz



Robot revolution, Japan



Attempts to launch the first commercial flying car



Dubai opens



Venice floods



Death in Gaza



new ceiling for Geneva



Pakistan earthquake



Prosthetic limbs for British soldiers returning from Afghanistan



A leading member of a drugs cartel arrested in Mexico



a historic 1,500 ton house moved in Fuzhou, China to make way for a new road


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Islamabad Marriott blast, Pakistan



coffins emerge during Hurrican Ike, Texas



Birmingham, UK mosaic made from donated snapshots



Nepalese dam failure



Vancouver rockfall



Replica of the Argo sails from Greece to Georgia



Abandoned Beichuan city in Sichuan floods as earthquake created dam is blasted



Tokyo knife attack



The worlds toughest job.
Indonesian sulphur miners enter fuming craters to carry 220lb (100 kilo) loads of sulphur rock up and down the volcano for pennies.
The average lifespan for the miners is 30 years.



Senegal whale rescue



First contact with Amazonian tribe



cameramen killed in Gaza



Plane crashes into marketplace in Rwanda



Lion attacks British teacher



Man protesting compensation dispute destroys Korea's greatest cultural relic



Biggest movement of humans in history, Chinese New Year holidays


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Great thread. It's weird to think that I didn't even hear about a couple of these.
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I had no idea about the second last one! That's too bad...
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its so cliche, but a picture really does capture a thousand words
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First pictures of starving castaways fleeing Burma rescued off Indonesia - 300 out of the 400 swam out to sea and are missing



Terror in Mumbai, staff and guests flee the Taj Mahal Hotel



Von Hagens with his controversial Bodyworlds exhibition, that uses corpses from Chinese and Khirghizstani prisons



a black market calf smuggled through a tunnel from Egypt into Gaza



a mother watches the police after her son's fatal shooting in Chicago



Boston mural in the run up to the US elections



Saatchi Gallery opens in London with contemporary Chinese retrospective



19 year old Palestinian man drives car into group of Israeli soldiers, and is shot



Tijuana prison takeover. Relatives shout for news after riot following the murder of an 18 year old inmate by 3 security guards.
Later 60% of the prison will burn down



Inside North Korea, customers wait for digital photos in a store while the lights are off to save power



Hungary's Janos Baranyai dislocates his elbow during the Olympics



Sichuan aftermath, young mothers commemorate their children



Kids versus Cops, schoolchildren protest and riot across Chile occupying 3 secondary schools with 300 arrests



A Chinese deaf and blind dance troupe rehearses backstage



The Hajj in Mecca welcomes 2 million



Celebrity mugshots rediscovered



South Korean Army Camps - for children


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I can't believe the Namdaemun Gate burned down. I hadn't heard of it. It was one of those landmarks Ive wanted to visit before i die.

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Great photojournalism, and the photography is amazing, much like Life Magazine used to do.

http://www.life.com/Life/
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I can't believe the Namdaemun Gate burned down. I hadn't heard of it. It was one of those landmarks Ive wanted to visit before i die.
I heard about it here.
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Wow... I can't handle seeing picture of dead people.
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ok most of us know this by now, Beijing Mandarin Hotel





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this is the reason that no matter how good landscape, fashion or artsy photography is, photojournalism is the best.
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