Posts Tagged ‘airplaneseat’

When Photographs of an Empty Airplane Seat Become the News

An empty passenger seat believed to be reserved by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seen on a plane to Cuba in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has become a person of extreme interest in recent days, but thus far he’s managed to avoid photojournalists’ cameras fairly well. The same cannot be said of the empty airplane seat which was supposedly going to take him from Russia to Cuba this past weekend.

In an airplane full of disappointed photojournalists, the conspicuously vacant Seat 17A became in short order the most photographed empty airplane seat in the world.
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A Photo of the One World Trade Center Poking Up Above Low Clouds

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This photograph shows the One World Trade Center poking up above clouds above New York City. Photographer Matthew Ziegler shot the photo last Monday from the seat of an airplane, sold it to the Associated Press, and then saw it appear in photo slideshows on news websites across the Web.
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