Friday, May 30, 2008

Photos from Reuters

Yesterday I was reading an article in Reuters and, as I tend to do, I stopped to look through their top photos of the past 24 hours. Several of them caught my eye, some serious, some less so.

Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai prays during the funeral of Sherperd Jani, MDC treasurer for Mashonaland East province, in Murehwa, about 80km (50 miles) east of Harare, May 28, 2008. Jani, a senatorial candidate for the Murehwa area in the recent elections, was abducted last Wednesday by suspected war veterans and members of the ruling party militia and his body was found on Saturday, according to local media.

REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

I've written about the aftermath of the March presidential elections in Zimbabwe, as well as the alleged delivery of Chinese weapons to Mugabe.

Morgan Tsvangirai is a brave man. To stand in opposition to Robert Mugabe is to risk assassination. Even if he survives until then, I doubt he will have enough supporters remaining in Zimbabwe when the runoff election comes at the end of June.

Parents cry over the picture of their child who died during the May 12 earthquake at a funeral home in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province May 28, 2008.


Hugh Hewitt has another heartbreaking picture from China here.

I can't imagine losing a child, but to lose your only child has to be a thousand times worse. And each one of these parents has lost their only child. The only good news is that China has lifted its one-child policy for parents who lost their children in the earthquake.

Now for a lighter note:

Army Specialist Robert Carpenter (L) kisses his girlfriend Jenna Kitzmiller after proposing to her under a U.S. flag at the Utah national Guard airport in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 28, 2008 after he returned from a year's service in Iraq with the Utah's 145th National Guard Unit.

REUTERS/George Frey

That one needs no extra comment.

An anti-riot policeman takes a photo of himself before the first leg semi-final Copa Libertadores soccer match between Argentina's Boca Juniors and Brazil's Fluminense on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 28, 2008.

REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Maybe I'm technologically inept, but it seems to me the caption has it wrong. Isn't this policeman taking a picture of someone else? On my cell phone, the camera is mounted on the back, not the push-button side.

Finally, there's this:

Spanish matador Jose Tomas is tackled by a bull during a bullfight at Los Califas bullring in Cordoba May 28, 2008.

REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

VERY lucky man!


Bekah said...

The one from China is heartbreaking. I can't even imagine that many people dying in one spot. Unreal.

And I'm with you on the cell phone. It's backwards.

Jenna said...

Hey! The one with the couple kissing under the flag....thats me and my husband! BEST DAY EVER!!! Now we have been married for 3 years and have a little boy! :-)

SkyePuppy said...


CONGRATULATIONS!!! May the Lord be gracious to you and your family.

And thank your wonderful husband for his service to our country.