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North Korea mourns Kim Jong Il

A sad set of photos. There has been discussion on whether or not the tears were genuine. Either they were genuine (proof of brainwashing) or they were compulsory (proof of a slavery-like existence). Either way, quite sad.

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2011: The year in photos

The NYT has assembled an excellent collection of the best photos from 2011, divided into six categories: Arab Spring, Occupy, nature, the world, the nation, and milestones. 106 photos in total.

Two of my favorites:

 

 

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National Geographic holds a photo contest

National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest. The Atlantic chose 45 of the contestants for their website. Here are a few. The rest are worth checking out.

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100 Cool Self-Portraits

Source.

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Chechnya Wars in Photos

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H/t to David Axe.

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Peacock In Flight

From TYWKIWDBI, one of my favorite websites.

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Pictures from South Sudan

 

Many more at the link.

 

 

 

 

 

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Please Meet Landon

Please meet Landon. His dad, Marine LCPL Carpenter, made the ultimate sacrifice while serving with the 3/8 in Afghanistan earlier this year. A month before his son was born.

Posted at RedditPics, and many other blogs. I don’t know where it originates from. The Marine Corps Times offers¬†a few more details.

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Photos from North Korea

(From Boston.com/BigPicture via Marginal Revolution.)

Photos 19 – 22 make me sick to my stomach.

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World War II in Photos

Thanks to Alan Taylor at The Atlantic for this wonderful series of photos from World War II – a retrospective in 20 parts.

This series of entries will last from June 19 until October 30, 2011, running every Sunday morning for 20 weeks. In these photo essays, I hope to explore the events of the war, the people involved at the front and back home, and the effects the war had on everyday lives. The entries will follow a roughly chronological sequence, with some broader themes (such as “The Home Front”) interspersed throughout. These images will give us glimpses into the real-life experiences of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents, moments that shaped the world as it is today. I hope to be able to do justice to this important story in this large-photo narrative format and invite you to join me for the next 20 Sundays.

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