terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2011

Joplin Tornado

Tannen Maury/EPA
Survivors begin to gather the pieces of their lives two days after a killer tornado ravaged neighborhoods in Joplin, Mo., May 24, 2011. A large tornado moved through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses

sexta-feira, 27 de maio de 2011

quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2011

30 years after - Chris Porsz

Puppy love ... dogs feature in both snaps of couple Trudie and Dave in Peterborough city centre
Cop that ... policeman David talks to cyclist Tim, and photo shows how street is now pedestrianised

Tony Wilmot kisses his wife Sally goodbye at Peterborough railway station in 1980 and (right) 30 years later




segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2011

Afghanistan from the Air

This aerial picture taken 06 April 2005 shows the Darul-Aman palace, the former house of Afghan King Amanullah (1920-1929), taken from an ISAF helicopter. Afghanistan unveiled 11 April 2005 plans to turn the bombed-out ruins of the former royal palace into the headquarters of the country's first post-Taliban parliament, but appealed to private donors to fund the restoration. Afghan officials backed the plan drawn up by a German architect to restore the Darul-Aman palace built by Afghan King Amanullah Khan in 1924 to its former glory but said private donors would have to foot the 60-70 million dollar bill. (EMMANUEL DUPARCQ/AFP/Getty Images



This photograph taken from a military transport aircraft shows an aerial view of Kunar on December 15, 2009. In a December 1st speech announcing he would send 30,000 more US troops to the war, Obama named a date for a drawdown to begin but he has not stated a deadline for completion of the withdrawal. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
In this aerial photo taken Friday, Jan. 21,2011, an Afghan shepherd directs his sheep through an opening in a mud wall as seen from a medevac helicopter of the U.S. Army's Task Force Shadow "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment near Marjah in the volatile Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

domingo, 8 de maio de 2011

Abbottabad, Pakistan

A street scene outside a teahouse in the town of Abbottabad, near the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, in Pakistan, May 5, 2011. (Warrick Page/The New York Times)
Residents of Bilal Town pass recently spray-painted graffiti reading "bin Laden Town" near the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, May 6, 2011. Al Qaeda released a statement on militant Web sites Friday confirming the death of bin Laden, vowing to be a curse chasing Americans and their agents. (Warrick Page/The New York Times)

An aerial view shows the residential area of Abbottabad on May 6, 2011, where bin Laden was found and killed by US commandos in a shock operation on May 2. Hundreds of Pakistanis took to the streets on May 6, cheering Osama bin Laden and shouting "death to America" to condemn an unilateral US raid on their soil that killed the Al-Qaeda chief. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN

A boy runs to school in the town of Abbottabad, near the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, in Pakistan, May 5, 2011. The head of Pakistan's army, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, said that he would not tolerate a repeat of the American covert operation that killed bin Laden. (Warrick Page/The New York Times)

Pakistani children buy sweets before going to school in the town of Abbottabad, near the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, in Pakistan, May 5, 2011. The head of Pakistan's army, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, said that he would not tolerate a repeat of the American covert operation that killed bin Laden. (Warrick Page/The New York Times






quinta-feira, 5 de maio de 2011

What we saw in the last decade



U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) arrives to speak to supporters with his wife Michelle (L) and their children Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (2nd R) during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
 Pope John Paul II closes the Holy Door in St. Peter's Square January 6, 2001.The 80-year-old Pope ended the 2000 Jubilee Year by closing the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica, celebrating a mass for more than 100,000 people in the square outside and issuing an 82-page Apostolic Letter onthe new millennium. REUTERS/Vatican
A Spanish policeman walks past a hole blasted through a train in an explosion at Madrid's Atocha train station after an explosion March 11, 2004. Simultaneous explosions killed at least 173 people on packed rush-hour trains in Madrid on Thursday in pre-election attacks that could be the worst ever by Basque separatist group ETA, officials said. Al-Qaeda claimed the attacks days later. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is escorted by a United Nations security guard as he makes his initial appearance at the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague July 3, 2001. Milosevic has said that he doesn't recognise the authority of the court, where he is facing charges of crimes against humanity, including mass murder and deportation. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen
Mujic Sabra, a Bosnian Muslim woman cries over the coffin of her son Mujo in a factory hall in Potocari where 610 victims of Srebrenica massacre wait for the funeral. Mujic Sabra, a Bosnian Muslim woman cries over the coffin of her son Mujo on July 10, 2005 in a factory hall in Potocari where 610 victims of Srebrenica massacre wait for the funeral. Tens of thousands of family members, foreign dignitaries and guests are expected to attend a ceremony in Srebrenica on July 11 marking the 10th anniversary of the massacre in which Serb forces killed up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys. 610 identified victims will be buried at a memorial cemetery during the ceremony, their bodies found in some 60 mass graves around the town. More than 1,300 Srebrenica victims are already buried there. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
The bomb destroyed number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London July 8, 2005. Police have stated that over 50 people have been killed in the four blasts that tore through three underground trains and the bus and have added that the scene is too dangerous to remove bodies from the underground carriages. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Firefighters raise a flag late in the afternoon Tuesday in the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers (Thomas Franklin/The Record/AP)
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds an Iraqi child in central Iraq in this March 29, 2003 file photo. Confused front line crossfire ripped apart an Iraqi family after local soldiers appeared to force civilians towards positions held by U.S. Marines. March 20 marks the one year anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. led war against Iraq. The war started on March 20 Baghdad local time, March 19 Washington D.C. local time. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


 The cover of Time magazine's December 27, 2010/January 3, 2011 issue featuring Mark Zuckerberg as the Person of the Year is seen in this image released to Reuters December 15, 2010. Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of The Facebook social networking site that has more than half a billion users, was named Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year on Wednesday. REUTERS/TIME Magazine/Handout

quarta-feira, 4 de maio de 2011

Alexandra Boulat

Idi Amma, left, an elderly Afghan refugee from Erat, by the small mud house she and 34 other Afghan refugees share in the Ghoussabad neighborhood in Quetta, Pakistan, September 2001. Photo by  Alexandra Boulat/VII.