Category Archives: Photos

Hamas Campaign Rally in Nablus

Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press

“Supporters of the radical Islamic movement Hamas showed suport for the group Sunday at a campaign rally in the West Bank City of Nablus.”

(Photo caption via NY Times.)

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Khiva: A Silkroad Oasis

The BBC has some great photos of Khiva, Uzbekistan.

The old walled city of Khiva, in western Uzbekistan, was once the capital of the kingdom of Khorezm, near the Aral Sea. It grew rich on the Silk Road trade carried across Central Asia’s deserts. Now it is a remarkable open-air museum of history and architecture.

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Thug life in Iran

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Mapping Africa’s Heritage

The BBC reports:
Here’s what the mosque in Djenne looks like:
Here’s the 3D representation of the mosque in Djenne:
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Ed: Looks edible doesn’t it?

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Day in Pictures

An Israeli soldier aims his rifle at Palestinian schoolgirls demanding to cross a roadblock in Hebron.
From the BBC | Day in Pictures

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Al-Aqsa Mosque Panorama

“For those who haven’t been able to visit Masjid al-Aqsa in the flesh, or for those who could use a single-shot of spirituality for the senses.”

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Pirates on the High Seas

And you thought pirates were only found in the movies or at Disneyland. You can read the news story here

Pirates off the coast of Somalia wave and smile as they attack a luxury cruise liner at the weekend, in a picture taken by a British passenger.

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