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‘My Saddest Photo Yet’: Does Astronaut Photo from Space Show Israel and Gaza Burning?

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German astronaut Alexander Gerst sparked quite a discussion online yesterday by uploading the photograph above to Twitter. His caption read: “My saddest photo: from the #ISS , we see explosions and rockets over #Gaza and #Israel.”

Before long, the photograph was retweeted and republished far and wide, with many people and publications commenting on how horrible it is that the fighting is so intense that the rockets and fires can be captured from space… Or can they?
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Best Photobomb Ever? Queen Sneaks Into Selfie at Commonwealth Games

Most of the time, portraits of the royal family might be described as ‘stoic.’ But the most recent photograph of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II isn’t ‘stoic’ at all, in fact it might be better described as ‘sneaky.’ Read more…

external What I Instagrammed Vs. What Was Really Happening, Or: My Entire Life is a Lie —Bustle

I, like most people, post the things that are going to reflect the best aspects of my life and personality. Also my face. Because selfies. Why, yes, I do drink coffee at hip cafes and order things online from J.Crew. Oh, don’t mind me, just a picture of my new Nike’s and I heading to spin class. Because I’m fit. Obviously (I’m not). Oh, look! I’m doing a juice cleanse. I buy peonies! I read books! I am well-rounded! I have shoes!

 
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Border Official Threatens Boy Scout with 10 Years in Prison and $10K Fine for Taking a Picture

Central Iowa Boy Scout Troop No. 111 received a little more when they bargained for during their three-week road trip.

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Arab-American Journalist’s Kiss Photo with Israeli Boyfriend Becomes Viral Symbol of Peace

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As clashes between Hamas and the Israeli armed forces escalate and the death toll climbs with heartbreaking consistency, a photograph of an Arab-American journalist and her Israeli-American boyfriend kissing has gone viral, sparked a Twitter movement, and become a symbol of peace. Read more…

external Photos That Brutally Demonstrate What Teenagers Will Endure to Escape to Europe —New Republic

Italian photographer Alessandro Penso clicked his shutter just as Mostafa El Mouzdahir, a 20-year old from Morocco, was purposefully hit by a car. El Mouzdahir sustained multiple injuries. When Penso went to see him at the hospital, he was holding a form police had given him, stating he had to leave Greece within 15 days. He was there illegally.

 
Jul 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Woman Told She Has to Buy Back Her Stolen Nikon D3200 from Pawn Shop

These days, there are a number of search engines, sites and services that can help you track down your camera if it’s ever stolen from you. Unfortunately, finding the camera is often only half the problem — you still have to get it back, and sometimes that can be pretty tricky.

A woman from Voulsia County, Florida had this problem recently: after locating her camera at a pawn shop, she found out she would have to re-buy it to get it back.
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external On That Over-Processed Times Cover Photo of MA17 Crash Site —BagNewsNotes

retouched “[...] the printed version goes way too far, fundamentally misrepresenting reality. If something happened at night, you can’t turn it into day. It’s the kind of factual misrepresentation — in terms of orienting an event in time — that opens Pandora’s Box. (You’ll notice, by the way, how the alteration also makes the colors freaky — like you’re looking at the scene through a kaleidoscope.)”

 
Jul 20, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Why You Should Not Take Photos Of The 7 Ugliest Buildings In D.C. —BuzzFeed

Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed visited seven different government buildings in Washington DC and attempted to take pictures from the sidewalks. The Department of Education was the only one at which he didn’t run into issues with security guards.

 
Jul 20, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

Facebook Bans Female Rowing Club, Calls Its Charity Calendar ‘Pornography’

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While Facebook has recently updated their guidelines on nudity and what it considers pornography, it looks like not everything has been cleared up. A female university rowing club has been banned from Facebook after promoting a charity calendar that features nude, but non-sexually-explicit, photographs.
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