Boris Yaro’s photograph of Robert F. Kennedy lying wounded

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Boris Yaro’s photograph of Robert F. Kennedy lying wounded on the floor immediately after the shooting. Kneeling beside him is 17-year-old Juan Romero,[1] who was shaking Kennedy’s hand when Sirhan Sirhan fired the shots.
Location Ambassador HotelLos Angeles,CaliforniaUSA
Coordinates 34°03′35″N 118°17′50″WCoordinates34°03′35″N 118°17′50″W
Date June 5, 1968
12:15 a.m. (Pacific Time Zone)
Target Robert F. Kennedy
Weapon(s) .22 caliber Iver-Johnson
Deaths 1
Injured (non-fatal) 5
Perpetrator Sirhan Sirhan

NUDE YOGA INSTRUCTOR SHOWS OFF AMAZING POSES (NSFW)

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Photographer Peter Hegre did the whole world a favour when he decided to upload a set of photos of his wife in 2012. A talented yoga instructor, Hegre got her to pose in some of her favourite positions in a tasteful display of talent. Not a single bit ostentatious, the photos are a beautiful tribute to the art of yoga and also a testament to the benefits it can bring. Have a look for yourself.

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The Royal Photo Opportunity Gets Misrailed

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Will Prince George Be Photographed Down Under?

Starving the press of pictures of Prince George and smuggling him in and out of royal boltholes may ultimately prove counterproductive for William and Kate.
When Prince William was born, back in the 1980s, the Royal Family and the British press were, for the most part happily, in bed with each other.Young Diana, guided by a now-forgotten breed of royal press secretary who embraced the royal press pack and counted many of the reporters as personal friends, was willing, perhaps naïvely, to allow the press frequent opportunities to photograph her young son in a variety of personal situations.

William was born in June 1982, and first photographed (after the hospital departure) at his christening in August, a set of pictures which included a memorable shot of the Queen Mother clasping him on her knee. Then, in a special series of shots taken just before Christmas in the same year, a pool photographer was actually invited into Kensington Palace for a series of intimate photographs of the baby playing with mom and dad.

In January 1983, William was photographed being carried by Prince Charles down the steps of an airplane in Scotland, and then, a few weeks later, when Charles and Diana went on a Royal tour of Australia, William, aged ten months, was photographed over and over again by the press pack following the royals. Some of the most memorable images of William as a baby were taken on that tour, particularly when the royal party made a stop in the town of Alice Springs.

And on it went through his early years, William’s first steps in the gardens of Kensington Palace, William and his parents with new baby Harry, William’s first day at kindergarten, his first day at school. Diana was happy to share. Perhaps she would have been an enthusiastic patron of Instagram were she alive today.

As new parents themselves, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken a diametrically opposite approach. Prince George has been photographed exactly three times since his birth—once when he was carried out of the hospital for the first time in the Duchess’s arms, once when he was carried out of the hospital in a car seat a few hours later and placed into the back of William’s Range Rover, and a third time at his christening.

The only other time that photographers have got close to being able to photograph the young Prince was when he was taken to Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Christmas lunch. However the Duke and Duchess made sure that no snaps could be taken by covering the young prince’s car seat in a shawl and driving in and out of the gates at high speed.

“William and Kate know the good behavior of the press cannot be taken for granted when traveling overseas”

This has become their modus operandi when leaving the confines of their various bunkers with the baby—he is smuggled in and out with more secrecy than once surrounded the movements of Blanket Jackson.

Predictably the British press are highly irritated by this, mainly because whenever they run a story about Prince George, there is only really one picture to choose from. Privately, they accuse William and Kate of creating the kind of ridiculous artificial stand-off that blew up when Kate refused to disclose the name of her dog to the press, on the grounds that it was a “private” matter. In the end, Lupo’s name was only discovered when a schoolkid, to the great relief of Britain’s tabloid editors, asked Kate what she had called her hound, and she was forced to spill the beans rather than tell a ten-year-old, “It’s a secret.”

As absurd as the Lupo affair seemed to the public, Kate and William may have had their reasons—there were rumors at the time that the name of the dog was being disclosed only to members of staff suspected of being less than loyal, so that a possible leak could be identified and plugged.

Certainly, William and Kate have every right to feel paranoid about their privacy, and not just because of Diana’s tragic death, for which William blames the paparazzi chasing her car. At the end of last year, for example, the London hacking trial revealed the horrendous, violating behavior of reporters who regularly broke into Kate’s phone messages to provide gossip items for their papers.

So the argument being made by the press that there is a public interest in being able to photograph the young Prince have cut little ice with William and Kate, who remain obsessed with ensuring as much privacy as possible for Prince George.

Given what they have been through as a couple, it’s an understandable and protective reaction, however their privacy arrangements for George will shortly face their toughest test yet when, just as William’s parents did when he was about the same age as George, they travel to Australia and New Zealand in March this year. A senior courtier told The Daily Beast that it was “too early to say what media opportunities there would be with Prince George yet in New Zealand and Australia.”

It seems debatable, to say the least, that they will be able to maintain the cloak of invisibility around the young Prince when they are overseas.

Part of the reason for this is that the security arrangements at Kensington Palace and elsewhere in the UK are well practiced and can easily allow for George to be spirited in and out of royal residences or the Middleton’s family home in Berkshire without the press pack being any the wiser.

There is another factor at play as well though. The British press is still treading very carefully on privacy issues as the country continues to wrestle with the question, post-Leveson inquiry, of how to regulate its once famously fearless press corps. With the hacking trial still going on, and very much at the forefront of proprietor’s minds, no UK editor would risk running a sneaked photograph of Prince George.

But, as William and Kate well know, the current self-imposed good behavior of the British press cannot be taken for granted when traveling overseas. It was while they were holidaying in France for example, that Kate was snapped topless by paparazzi who photographed the couple from a public road a mile away. The pictures were printed in the French magazine Closer and spread like wildfire on the Internet. William has since been locked in a legal dispute trying to sue, personally, the French photographer who took the pictures, but the process has been fraught with delay and is no nearer being resolved now than it was then.

The French debacle will have done little to frighten off aggressive Aussie photographers who will now see the possibility of a big payday if they can manage to take a photograph of Prince George. Ironically enough, Kate and William’s very successful efforts to prevent so much as a single picture of George leaking without their permission, have only served to make the prize the snappers are competing for all the fatter.

European Football – Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or 2013

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo holds his trophy (Reuters)

The Presidential Selfie Is A Much Bigger Deal Than People Realize ( Reblogged)

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The Presidential Selfie Is A Much Bigger Deal Than People Realize

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Yesterday when the media became fixated on the fact that President Obama, David Cameron, and the Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, took a selfie, I jokingly asked in the office whether this was going to be a two-day story or three-day story.

Well, it wasn’t a joke. The Presidential selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial event dominated much of the media, and realistically there will probably be more tomorrow.

The AFP photographer who took the photo, Roberto Schmidt, wrote a great blog post about how silly the controversy is, noting among other things that this wasn’t a funeral, and that it fit very much into the festive mood of the event.

Schmidt is right that the controversy is dumb. But Presidential selfies are actually a much bigger deal than people realize for two reasons.

First, they tell us about the nature of selfies. Why do people take selfies? It’s probably for the same reason that I used to take notes during class in high school and college. I have always had horrendous handwriting so there was no chance I could ever read my notes to study. But I had the sense that just the process of writing stuff down probably helped me absorb the lecture even more.

There were probably any number of people around who could have come by and taken a very nice portrait of Obama, Thorning-Schmidt, and Cameron. Surely the official White House photographer Pete Souza could have come over and told them all to say “cheese.” But that would have robbed them of the chance to do an action themselves, and directly connect to the moment.

This doesn’t just explain selfies, it explains all kinds of social media: Why do people tweet the same story that everyone else is tweeting? Why do people take Instagrams of their meals, when everyone at the table is taking the same picture? Why do people check in at venues on Foursquare? People want to commit an act that registers something in their mind confirming that they were there.

More importantly, the Presidential selfie reveals something about the nature of power. People who are in power tend to speak in a really grandiose terms about the tremendous honor and awesome responsibilities that have been bestowed on them by shareholders or voters. And probably most leaders do feel that. But the other thing that leaders must be thinking all the time is: “Holy crap, how did I get here!?” Obama, Thorning-Schmidt, and Cameron are three of the most powerful people in the world. Obama and Cameron have instant access to the bomb. And yet here they were at this amazing event, signaling that it just doesn’t get old. Being around powerful people in historic moments is awesome, and you want to do something to make it permanent in your mind.

One photo yesterday explained much of social media and also the mindset of the powerful. This was a big deal.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-selfie-2013-12#ixzz2nE027rgW