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Do you agree that THIS is the 'Photo of the Year'???

NoBama Man 2012/02/11 11:00:53
Deadly tornadoes path as seen from space
Whirlpool from Japan earthquake
80 ft. sightseeing vessel 1300 feet from shore perched on a 2 story building
before and after scene of Joplin, Missouri after a massive tornado
Massive dust storm in Phoenix
Christians protecting Muslims during prayer in Cairo, Egypt
Aerial image of tsunami aftermath in Japan
Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts
U.S. soldier making a friend in Afghanistan
Iceberg 3/4 of a mile long broken off a glacier in New Zealand after huge quake
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In a year with sooooo many earth shattering events, I find it hard to believe that THIS is THE most iconic image of 2011 as chosen by the World Press Photo Jury.
There are MANY others I could think of...but this would be my choice...

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Firefighters of Ladder Company 4 — which lost seven men on 9/11 — perched together on their aerial ladder, watching a news bulletin in Times Square declaring that Osama bin Laden was dead on May 2.
Pic YOUR image of 2011 from the pics I post below...or better yet post your own image..
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  • wtxwoman 2012/02/11 16:16:19
    U.S. soldier making a friend in Afghanistan
    wtxwoman
    +1
    This is the only other picture that was of something good happening as opposed to tragedy. I guess they thought physical contact between a human and an animal was more important.
  • NoBama Man wtxwoman 2012/02/11 22:03:27
    NoBama Man
    Or...they thought that seeing an image of the 'compassion' of people from the 'religion of peace' would sway our opinion of them and their systemic take-over of Europe and now the U.S...It's ironic that this pic would be chosen the day that we get news of young Saudi man being extradited back to Saudi Arabia to face the death penalty after fleeing to Malaysia because the theocratic govt. determined he blasphemed mohammmed in a TWEET.
  • wtxwoman NoBama Man 2012/02/11 22:46:54
    wtxwoman
    What are you talking about? A child high fiving with a soldier has nothing to do with what you said. The gorilla and the guy aren't Muslim. What did I miss?
  • NoBama Man wtxwoman 2012/02/11 23:09:42
    NoBama Man
    +1
    sorry for the misunderstanding, my statement was in regards to the 'winning photo', and your comment " I guess they thought physical contact between a human and an animal was more important. "
  • lm1b2 2012/02/11 14:42:02
    Christians protecting Muslims during prayer in Cairo, Egypt
    lm1b2
    +2
    A christian protecting a Muslim is something all Muslims ought to see,especially a extremest like a AL qaeda,or a Taliban nut!
  • NoBama Man lm1b2 2012/02/11 21:56:56 (edited)
    NoBama Man
    +1
    exactly...AFTER that pic was taken the Christians in Egypt have been arrested, murdered and beaten...but we don't see those pics, and you only hear that news if you are listening to the right channel.
  • Cliff 2012/02/11 14:12:03
    U.S. soldier making a friend in Afghanistan
    Cliff
    +3
    Here's one from my nephew
    Another
  • wtxwoman Cliff 2012/02/11 16:16:45
    wtxwoman
    +1
    That's a great one, too.
  • NoBama Man Cliff 2012/02/11 21:54:54
    NoBama Man
    Beautiful....THAT is what it is all about.
    thanx for adding the pic
  • irish 2012/02/11 13:20:12
    Whirlpool from Japan earthquake
    irish
    whoops,i tried to click on the picture to look at it and it voted!
    depends on what you mean by iconic doesn't it? none of these pics does except the one that was picked.
  • sheratan 2012/02/11 13:00:11 (edited)
    Christians protecting Muslims during prayer in Cairo, Egypt
    sheratan
    +1
    The picture of the year was ok.

    I especially like how it mimic the Pieta imagery but with a Muslim twist.

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    picture year mimic pieta iconography muslim twist
  • wtxwoman sheratan 2012/02/11 16:17:34
    wtxwoman
    +1
    Thanks for pointing that out. I had not noticed it. Do you think they did that on purpose?
  • sheratan wtxwoman 2012/02/11 16:41:06
    sheratan
    +2
    I do thing it was the intended meaning. There is nothing more painful than a mother grieving the death of her child; be it Mary or an unknown Muslim women.
  • wtxwoman sheratan 2012/02/11 18:14:32
    wtxwoman
    +1
    I agree.
  • NoBama Man wtxwoman 2012/02/11 22:16:21
    NoBama Man
    I may not think that they 'posed' for the image, but I do think that the similarities and the intent behind choosing the image is exactly the response they are seeking.
  • NoBama Man sheratan 2012/02/11 22:14:34
    NoBama Man
    I fully agree with you on that impression...I don't think it was a mistake, I think that was THE intent of the posturing in the photo, and that the emphasis of both the photographer and the World Press Photo Jury was to give us the 'impression' of the 'similarities' between Islam 'the religion of peace' and those of other faiths.
  • ed 2012/02/11 12:53:23
    U.S. soldier making a friend in Afghanistan
    ed
    +2
    it's not even tied for last place,we should be honoring our troops for what they have been through. thank you armed service
  • irish ed 2012/02/11 13:21:15
    irish
    +1
    what they have been thru has nothing to do with freedom for any of us. the govt should be deeply ashamed of what they have done.
  • ed irish 2012/02/11 13:24:48
    ed
    +1
    I agree ,the government is though the one that is kiiling our men and women who serve to keep us free.
  • irish ed 2012/02/11 13:27:30
    irish
    +1
    the soldiers have the right thoughts but they are being used for the wrong things. my heart goes out to their families that have been destroyed by govt lies and greed. they had the right idea,but were lied to.
  • ed irish 2012/02/11 13:31:43
    ed
    +1
    again I agree and by the way if I don't get a chance later on. happy valentines day my dear friend
  • irish ed 2012/02/11 13:34:24 (edited)
    irish
    +1
    ahh,thank you my friend! happy valentines day friend
  • ed irish 2012/02/11 13:37:38
    ed
    +1
    you are welcome as always.
  • irish ed 2012/02/11 13:52:31
  • NoBama Man ed 2012/02/11 22:23:24
    NoBama Man
    +1
    YOU are absolutely right...but the 'pic of the year' could come from ANY image...the pics I posted were just a tiny sampling of an extraordinary year of environmental and human events...and it appears to me that there really is nothing 'special' about the photo , that happens EVERY DAY, EVERYWHERE by EVERY group of people...the ONLY thing iconic about it is the politics of the picture, and to IMHO it is shameful that the World Press Photo Jury would treat this honor as a political football.
  • ed NoBama Man 2012/02/12 01:11:11
    ed
    agreed a lot of good things happened.
  • Marek 2012/02/11 12:44:58
    Whirlpool from Japan earthquake
    Marek
    +2
    Dust storm in Phoenix close second.
  • Bingo's Faddah 2012/02/11 12:23:17
    Whirlpool from Japan earthquake
    Bingo's Faddah
    +1
    The press needs sensationalism to survive.
  • NoBama Man Bingo's... 2012/02/11 22:39:36
    NoBama Man
    agreed...although I think THIS photo choice is politically motivated sensationalism with intent to attempt to sway opinion.
  • Bingo's... NoBama Man 2012/02/12 12:28:42
    Bingo's Faddah
    +1
    Well, that's kinda why we're all here!
  • JustTheFacts 2012/02/11 11:26:22
    U.S. soldier making a friend in Afghanistan
    JustTheFacts
    +3
    Let's keep it positive; especially in this era of obama bashing everything from Catholics to Americans to The Constitution.
  • JoeBtfsplk 2012/02/11 11:21:17
    Iceberg 3/4 of a mile long broken off a glacier in New Zealand after huge quake
    JoeBtfsplk
    +2
    Scratch the iceberg photo.

    I understand why the photo of the muslim woman holding up the head of a wounded civilian wins - the horrors of war in still life.

    The winner should have been Jon Rose and "Waves for Water" foundation because they actually are doing something important such as bringing CLEAN water to 3rd world countries.

    Shame on the MEDIA for neglecting this photo:


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  • NoBama Man JoeBtfsplk 2012/02/11 22:40:48
    NoBama Man
    +1
    I should have put a choice where YOU could choose to post your own pic...great image...thanx for responding.
  • JoeBtfsplk NoBama Man 2012/02/11 23:02:19
    JoeBtfsplk
    good idea - do it

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