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




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.


The Royal Photo Opportunity Gets Misrailed


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.

D9R IDF Solution to its Gaza Problem – Bulldoze it into the Mediterranean



11 Photos Of the Sewage Flood That’s Devastated Gaza

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English: UNRWA logo UNRWA logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Map of Gaza Strip, Stand December 2008 (SVG version of File:Gaza Strip map.png by Lencer) Français : Carte de la bande de Gaza (décembre 2008) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Smuggling Tunnel, Rafah, Gaza Strip

English: Smuggling Tunnel, Rafah, Gaza Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

11 Photos Of the Sewage Flood That’s Devastated Gaza


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11 Photos Of the Sewage Flood That’s Devastated Gaza
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One week after the historic snow storm blanketed much of the Middle East, areas of the Gaza Strip continue to struggle with severe flooding in its aftermath. Dangerously under-prepared for such violent flooding, Gaza City residents have few resources available to them, and have resorted wading through neighborhoods on fishing boats and makeshift watercrafts to rescue people from their homes. More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, and that number keeps climbing.

Leading up to the storm, Gaza had endured an energy crisis with daily 12-hour blackouts and severe fuel shortages, which has hampered officials’ ability to respond and pump water out of flooded areas. United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesperson Chris Gunness has since labelled Gaza a “disaster area” and called on the international community to lift the Israeli blockade so that recovery efforts can proceed.

“Any normal community would struggle to recover from this disaster,” Gunness said. “But a community that has been subjected to one of the longest blockades in human history, whose public health system has been destroyed and where the risk of disease was already rife, must be freed from these man made constraints to deal with the impact of a natural calamity such as this.”

Here are some images of how Gaza residents are dealing with this calamity.

1. Gaza has become a lake of waste

For several weeks, Gaza has been dealing with major sewage issues after several pumping stations failed due to a lack of electricity and fuel. The flooding has therefore effectively turned much of Gaza into a lake of waste.

2. Citizens and some service officers help people escape their flooded homes

Because of severely limited resources, a mix of capable citizens and service officers have been travelling through the streets by boat to help stranded residents and, in some cases, monitor homes to prevent looting.

3. Egypt’s Government Has Stopped Diesel From Entering Gaza

A few month ago, Egypt’s new military-backed government closed the tunnels that were used to transport around 1 million liters of diesel to Gaza daily. The city has been facing rolling blackouts ever since.

4. Gaza’s health system is in danger of major failure

The mixture of sewage and water has made traversing the water-filled streets of Gaza quite difficult, and in some ways, very dangerous. UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness warned that Gaza’s health system faces a serious risk of major failure or complete dysfunction.

5. Some estimate 40,000 people displaced from flooding

Large swaths of Northern Gaza have been flooded with two-meter-high waters, creating lakes that have trapped and stranded many residents. Some put estimates of displaced people at 5,000, others at 10,000, and some as high as 40,000.

6. Gaza residents are forced to fend for themselves because of the blockade

Along with limiting fuel supplies, the Israeli siege of Gaza has made it almost impossible for foreign aid to enter the city, leaving residents to fend for themselves in many cases.

7. No fuel means no water pumping means a lot of flooding

The lack of electricity and fuel has crippled water pumps that would usually be used for clearing out this much water.

8. Displaced Gaza residents are seeking shelter everywhere

Many displaced people have taken shelter in schools and police stations, most of which is highly unprepared to deal with such a high influx of people.

9. An endless surge of sewage is filling the Gaza streets

About one months ago, 35,000 cubic meters of raw sewage overflowed into the streets of Gaza. The number has since been climbing with no real end in sight.

10. The effects of last week’s snowstorm are being felt in many ways

Last week’s snowstorm caused damage in the form of fallen trees and blocked roads, making recovery efforts that much more difficult within Gaza City.

11. Gaza residents are using whatever they can to get around

Several years into the blockade, residents of Gaza City have very limited resources and are using whatever they can to get by. Here, a man is floating on a tire to find and help others.