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3 hours ago: Sydney resident Ihaka Noble (L), originally from Tarinaki on New Zealand's north Island, participates in a Haka in front of a New Zealand election polling place in Sydney October 22, 2008. The gathering and Haka, a traditional Moari war chant, was held as the first location in Sydney opened for New Zealanders to vote in their country's general election on November 9, 2008. Organisers, the "New Zealand your rights at work Campaign", hope the event encourages New Zealand nationals in Australia to vote.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:10 (fifteen years ago) link

1 hour ago: Palestinian women hide their faces from a tear bomb lobbed by Israeli soldiers as they queue to cross the Hawara checkpoint at the entrance of the Israeli occupied northern Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus on October 22 2008. Palestinian civilians may queue for hours to cross this Israeli manned checkpoint one of several set up by the Israeli military restricting Palestinian movement in and out of their city.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:33 (fifteen years ago) link

4 hours ago: Domenico Giunta, the owner of the lotto salespoint where the Italy's biggest lottery prize of more over 100 million euros (126million US$) - has been won, shows the winning numbers, in Catania, southern Italy, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. Catania, a large port in eastern Sicily, has more than one million residents and is one of Italy's poorest cities.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Friday, 24 October 2008 18:06 (fifteen years ago) link

4 hours ago: PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 26: Chris McCormack looks on with a painted face after a Philadelphia Eagles game and before attending game four of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 26, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Monday, 27 October 2008 02:35 (fifteen years ago) link

2 hours ago: Lebanese policemen stand guard as they burn tonnes of cannabis in Deir al-Ahmar in the Bekaa region of eastern Lebanon on October 27, 2008. Around 20 tonnes of cannabis in 25 lorries were seized in the Bekaa region, a security services official told AFP. The Bekaa Valley has long been known as fertile territory for narcotics, which flourished into a multi-billion dollar industry during the Lebanese civil war from 1975-1990.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:56 (fifteen years ago) link

5 hours ago: A vendor rests besides boxes of oranges while waiting for customers at a market in Hefei, Anhui province October 28, 2008. A pest outbreak in the tangerines in southwest China's Sichuan Province has been contained despite a brief period of panic it caused among the public. The pest, tetradacus citri, infected tangerine crops in the Wangcang County of the Guangyuan City in Sichuan around September 22, said Mou Jinyi, an engineer of the provincial agriculture department, Xinhua News Agency reported last week.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 09:47 (fifteen years ago) link

1 hour ago: A whirling dervish performs a traditional Sufi dance in Old Cairo October 29, 2008.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Thursday, 30 October 2008 01:07 (fifteen years ago) link

6 hours ago: Activists of the German 'Campact' association step into a subway train in Berlin, October 30, 2008. Several protesters took to the street to demonstrate against German atomic energy policy among an energy symposium in the German capital on Thursday afternoon.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Thursday, 30 October 2008 22:57 (fifteen years ago) link

16 mins ago: Chinese chefs lay out 420.4 meters of long rice noodles, weighing over 63 kilogrammes, which they claimed to be the world's longest noodles, outside a noodle shop in Zhengzhou, in central China's Henan province on November 2, 2008. Rice noodles have a long history in China, dating back to 386 to 581 AD, while in the Song Dynasty, rice noodles were also called �rice cables�, which could also be dried and given as gifts.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Sunday, 2 November 2008 07:53 (fifteen years ago) link

4 hours ago: A believer, dressed as a Houngan or Voodoo high priest, spits out alcohol mixed with peppers at followers during a voodoo ceremony in a cemetery in Croix de Bouquet November 2, 2008. Haitians celebrating All Hallows visit cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in a two-day national holiday, during which people offer food, alcohol and flowers to Baron Samdi, the guardian of the dead in Voodoo.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Monday, 3 November 2008 07:33 (fifteen years ago) link

6 hours ago: British musician Ozzy Osbourne, left, and British born guitarist Slash are served High Tea before the Classic Rock awards in central London, Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Tuesday, 4 November 2008 07:11 (fifteen years ago) link

4 hours ago: Bhutan's 5th King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, center, arrives along with Chief Abbot Je Khenbo, the head of the Bhutanese Buddhists, left, and the 4th King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, second left, during a coronation ceremony at the Tashichho Dzong, a massive 17th century white-walled fortress that serves both as administrative headquarters and a monastic center, in Thimpu, Bhutan, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. On Thursday morning, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, 52, placed the Raven Crown on the head of his Oxford-educated eldest son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, giving him the title of Druk Gyalpo, or Dragon King.

♪☺♫☻ USA (gr8080), Thursday, 6 November 2008 11:53 (fifteen years ago) link

2 hours ago: Kerby Brown rides a huge wave in an undisclosed location southwest of Western Australia July 6, 2008, in this picture released November 7, 2008 by the Oakley-Surfing Life Big Wave Awards in Sydney. Picture taken July 6.

♪☺♫☻ USA (gr8080), Friday, 7 November 2008 07:48 (fifteen years ago) link

1 hour ago: Indian Sikh devotees wave to their relatives as a special pilgrimage train departs for Pakistan, in Amritsar, India, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims are going to the Sikh pilgrimage site of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the birthplace of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev, to celebrate his birth anniversary on Nov. 13.

♪☺♫☻ USA (gr8080), Tuesday, 11 November 2008 10:03 (fifteen years ago) link

9 hours ago: This image provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Paula Goodspeed. A fan of Paula Abdul, Goodspeed, whose failed audition for "American Idol" aired in season five of the popular TV show was found dead in a car near the home of the pop star and "Idol" judge she admired, authorities said Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008.

♪☺♫☻ USA (gr8080), Thursday, 13 November 2008 01:35 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...

11 mins ago: A man holds the balloons while preparing the launch of the first sea cargo shipment from Tianjin to Kaohsiung at the Tianjin port, China, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. China and Taiwan started direct air and shipping services, formally ending a nearly six-decade ban on regular links between the rivals.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Monday, 15 December 2008 04:26 (fifteen years ago) link

8 hours ago: A man is seen in an ice candy shop at Chowpati beach, in Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 00:51 (fifteen years ago) link

hour ago: A flock of birds sit on a covered General Motors sign at an abandoned auto dealership in Warren, Michigan December 18, 2008. U.S. President George W. Bush expressed concern on Thursday that a disorderly bankruptcy in the auto industry could be "very destabilizing" and said he was looking for concessions from labor unions and others in deciding on aid to automakers.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Friday, 19 December 2008 00:51 (fifteen years ago) link

i have a deep love for this thread

robschneiderMk2 (J0rdan S.), Friday, 19 December 2008 00:53 (fifteen years ago) link

this blog great 4 pix http://www.boston.com/bigpicture

ice cr?m, Saturday, 20 December 2008 01:39 (fifteen years ago) link

5 hours ago: Icicles, formed by freezing rain, are illuminated by Christmas lights in Marysville, Pa., Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Saturday, 20 December 2008 02:23 (fifteen years ago) link

7 hours ago: Chinese revellers hit a city square to celebrate Christmas in southwest China's Chongqing municipality early December 25, 2008. Economists have warned that the global downturn could mean that China will end 2008 with its weakest economic growth for nearly two decades, as China has not posted annual growth of less than 7.6 percent since 1991.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Thursday, 25 December 2008 16:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Robert Sylvester of Bloomington, Ill., brandishes a gun Monday as he jumps from his vehicle on the Interstate Highway 55/74 bypass around Bloomington-Normal, Ill. The man, suspected of robbing four banks, led police on a high-speed chase before leaping from his vehicle and being shot by police. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling identified the man.

opinions4usic (deej), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 07:16 (fifteen years ago) link

1 day ago: An elderly man looks from the window of his home in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on January 8, 2008. Bulgaria struggled to adapt to the gas shortage today as a total cut in Russian deliveries, on which it is entirely dependent for its natural gas needs, ran into its third day.

♪㋡♫㋡ (gr8080), Friday, 9 January 2009 19:37 (fifteen years ago) link


09th January 2009

This is the dramatic moment a ransom of $3million was paid to Somali pirates to end the world's biggest ship hijacking.

The canister full of cash was parachuted onto the Sirius Star - observed by the U.S. Navy who provided these images - and the two-month ordeal of the 25 crew, including two Britons, was finally over.

However things went badly wrong for the pirates soon after the drop - they squabbled over how to split the money and then a wave washed off their getaway boat and drowned five of them.


ice cr?m, Saturday, 10 January 2009 14:54 (fifteen years ago) link


gr8080, Saturday, 10 January 2009 20:14 (fifteen years ago) link

that picture deej posted is so great. it looks so old timey until you notice how modern the car is

you down with challo.p.p.? (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 10 January 2009 20:18 (fifteen years ago) link


 (libcrypt), Saturday, 10 January 2009 21:10 (fifteen years ago) link


ice cr?m, Saturday, 10 January 2009 21:25 (fifteen years ago) link

dude looks like he was 'packing' if u know what im saying

xhuxk d (deej), Saturday, 10 January 2009 21:36 (fifteen years ago) link

11 hours ago: Jamilla El-Shafei, the organizer of the Shoes For Bush protest in Washington, D.C., sorts through hundreds of pairs of collected shoes on her dining room table in Kennebunk, Maine, on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. El-Safei asked people to protest on Monday Jan. 19, which is President Bush's last full day in office, by throwing shoes at a fence outside the White House.

gr8080, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 02:22 (fifteen years ago) link

37 mins ago: Boxing promoter Don King arrives for the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States in Washington January 20, 2009.

gr8080, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Did his dressing room get switched with Elton John's?

Dr More BS (libcrypt), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 8: A TV videographer records a flower outside the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill January 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a public event entitled 'Congress on your Corner' when a gunman opened fire outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona. It was reported that eighteen people were shot including members of Giffords' staff, and six are dead including one young child.

gr8080, Monday, 10 January 2011 00:38 (thirteen years ago) link

South Korean protesters wearing the masks of U.S. President Barack Obama, right, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, left, perform during a rally denouncing what they claim the military alliance between U.S. , South Korea and Japan near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. South Korean and Japanese defense chiefs discussed accords to share intelligence and provide each other with fuel, food and other materials, officials said Monday in what would be the nations' first military agreement since Tokyo's brutal colonial rule of the Korean peninsula ended in 1945.

gr8080, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 08:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Reuters Pictures 1 day ago

Enzer Gul, the 11-year-old son of Khan Mohammad, is treated after his face was burnt in Kabul January 9, 2011. Mohammad's once-long and henna-stained beard has burned up to his chin and his face is swollen and raw after a gas lamp exploded because it was too close to the family's wood-burning stove. The explosion also hurt Gul. As temperatures drop well below freezing during the country's harsh winter, bombs and bullets from a near-decade long war against a Taliban-led insurgency are not the only threat -- just trying to light a home and stay warm can be deadly. Picture taken January 9, 2011.

gr8080, Friday, 14 January 2011 09:07 (thirteen years ago) link

1 day ago

Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo's supporters, with their bodies painted in the colours of the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), attend a rally at the Culture Palace in Abidjan January 15, 2011. The European Union raised pressure on Saturday on Laurent Gbagbo to step down, freezing assets of the West African country's cocoa-exporting ports, its state oil firm and three banks.

gr8080, Monday, 17 January 2011 10:47 (thirteen years ago) link


12 hours ago

Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium prepares to serve during her women's singles match against Jarmila Groth of Australia on the first day of the Australian Open tennis tournament. in Melbourne on January 17, 2011. The natch is tiesd at one set all as play continues.

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:30 (thirteen years ago) link

that is one tiesd natch.

, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:00 (thirteen years ago) link

haha dude was obv distracted from his proofreading

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:44 (thirteen years ago) link

19 hours ago

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: A man looks out of a window on the day officially dubbed as the most depressing day of the year or 'blue Monday' on January 17, 2011 in Bristol, England. According to psychologists, the combination of post-holiday debt, dull winter weather and the fading of the Christmas and New Year cheer, leads many to think of the third Monday in January as the most depressing day of the year.

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:12 (thirteen years ago) link

i was in bristol this morning and everyone was really down at the train station because the main great western line to london was blocked because one of those 15 carriage 120mph train had hit a herd of cows. so photo otm.

caek, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:39 (thirteen years ago) link

2 hours ago

A Tunisian demonstrator holds his bread stick like a weapon in front of riot police during a protest against the country's new government in Tunis on January 18, 2011. Riot police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters on January 18 at a small protest rally against Tunisia's new government in the centre of the capital, AFP reporters on the ground saw. Around 100 protesters chanted slogans against the RCD party of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. 'We can live on bread and water alone but not with the RCD,' they said. Riot police dispersed the rally -- one of several expected on Tuesday.

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:38 (thirteen years ago) link


Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:31 (thirteen years ago) link

shift the teal a lil bit and you have the ivory coast's national colours


nathan barlinnie (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:33 (thirteen years ago) link

i love the tunisians. tunesia is the best-educated country in north africa, supplying scientists all over, did u know that.

i didnt know about the trees, they are nicely trimmed.

, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:52 (thirteen years ago) link

also the cote d'ivoire photo is ¡¡really racist!! imo

, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:54 (thirteen years ago) link

21 hours ago

A man emerges from the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) north-east of Moscow January 18, 2011. Orthodox Christians immerse themselves in icy waters to celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19.

gr8080, Thursday, 20 January 2011 01:16 (thirteen years ago) link

1 hour ago

SINGAPORE - JANUARY 20: A devotees body is pierced and decorated prior to taking part in the Thaipusam procession on January 20, 2011 in Singapore, Singapore. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. Devotees will pray and make vows when the prayers are answered they fulfill the vows by piercing parts of their body such as their cheeks, tongues, and backs before carrying a 'Kavadi' on a four kilometre journey of faith.

gr8080, Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:24 (thirteen years ago) link

7 hours ago

TUNIS, TUNISIA - JANUARY 21: Tunisians attend a steam baths in the old city as life begins to get back to a normal routine although an un-easy peace hangs over the country on January 21, 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia. Tunisians have begun three days of mourning in respect of the people who died during the 'Jasmine Revolution' to oust president Zine al-Abidine Ben Al who fled the country a week ago.

gr8080, Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:01 (thirteen years ago) link

3 hours ago

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Fat Jew (C) attends the Charlotte Ronson Fall 2011 MBFW hosted by FIJI Water, official bottled water of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2011 in New York City.

gr8080, Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:41 (thirteen years ago) link

3 hours ago

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. A man wearing a green headband (L) stands on top of a crane before attempting suicide in central Tehran February 14, 2011. The man's reason of attempting suicide is unknown but he was stopped and removed from the crane by the authorities, police said.

gr8080, Monday, 14 February 2011 20:58 (thirteen years ago) link

1 hour ago

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Boris Becker and wife Lilly Becker attend the Cinema for Peace Gala at the Konzerthaus Am Gendarmenmarkt during day five of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival on February 14, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

gr8080, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 03:14 (thirteen years ago) link

hahaha stealth finger

I'd rather climb into the saddle of my Ford Mustang and sink spurs (stevie), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:07 (thirteen years ago) link

1 hour ago

GIZA, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 15: Egyptian riders gallop across the dunes during a dust storm near the Giza pyramids necropolis on February 15, 2011 in Giza, Egypt. With tourism counting for 6 percent of Egypt's gross domestic product, the country's economy has taken a huge hit after foreign tourists fled during Egypt's uprising. Some 15 million touists visited Egypt in 2010 and the tourism industry supports up to10 percent of the Egyptian population.

gr8080, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 22:46 (thirteen years ago) link

26 minutes ago

A mentally handicapped woman poses with her mask after a mask workshop during the Festival of the Senses in Lisbon February 16, 2011. The festival conducts workshops for the mentally handicapped to help develop their artistic capacities. It runs till February 19.

gr8080, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 23:13 (thirteen years ago) link


John Lennon, Thursday, 17 February 2011 16:32 (thirteen years ago) link

2 hours ago

A soldier escorts a suspect for a presentation to the media in Morelia February 16, 2011. Mexican soldiers killed one suspected drug gunman and injured another during a gun battle that took place at a safe house in the state of Michoacan. Troops arrested two men and seized weapons. Michoacan, the home state of President Felipe Calderon, has emerged as a key battleground as the cult-like La Familia cartel fights other gangs and security forces for control of the mountainous state. Picture taken February 16, 2011.

gr8080, Thursday, 17 February 2011 22:04 (thirteen years ago) link

10 hours ago

Libyan protesters hold a flag on top of a building during a demonstration in the seaport city of Tobruk February 20, 2011. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fought an increasingly bloody battle to hang on to power on Monday when protests against his 41-year rule struck the capital Tripoli after days of violence in the east. Picture taken February 20, 2011.

gr8080, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:50 (thirteen years ago) link

41 minutes ago

ATHENS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 23: A police officer is hit by a petrol bomb as police in full riot gear clash with protesters in front of parliament in on February 23,2011 in Athens, Greece. Greek police clashed with protesters as workers marched on parliament protesting against austerity measures introduced to help the country manage it's huge national debt.

gr8080, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 15:17 (thirteen years ago) link

40 minutes ago

Cars lie crushed under a fallen building in central Christchurch following Tuesday's earthquake February 26, 2011. Violent aftershocks hampered desperate efforts to find survivors in the quake-ruined New Zealand city of Christchurch on Saturday as the death toll climbed to 123 and was set to rise further.

gr8080, Saturday, 26 February 2011 03:15 (thirteen years ago) link

26 minutes ago

The space shuttle Discovery is seen with Earth in the background as the shuttle approaches the International Space Station for docking in this February 26, 2011 photograph by an Expedition 26 crew member released by NASA. Shuttle Discovery astronauts worked alongside the International Space Station crew on Sunday to prepare the orbital outpost for life after the United States retires its three existing spaceships. Picture taken February 26, 2011.

gr8080, Monday, 28 February 2011 04:10 (thirteen years ago) link

3 hours ago

Jhon Rendon (L), Pedro Salazar (2L), Santiango Lopez (C) and Sebastian Bustamante, members of Antioquia's disabled swimming team, joke after a training session at the Aquatic Complex in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on March 3, 2011. Antioquia's disabled swimming team, with 18 members, is preparing for the national championship and to integrate the Colombian national disabled team to participate in next Paralympic championship in Mexico this year.

gr8080, Friday, 4 March 2011 01:40 (thirteen years ago) link

5 hours ago

In a picture taken on March 5, 2011 Chinese children sit shopping trolleys as his parents shop at a supermarket in Hefei, in east China's Anhui province. Reining in prices is China's 'top priority' in 2011, as it strives for more balanced eight percent economic growth the Chinese premier said in a speech on March 5 to open the annual session of parliament.

gr8080, Sunday, 6 March 2011 10:43 (thirteen years ago) link

lol i actually know a few ppl who originate from the village in the w33d burning photo near the top of this thread. My partner's parents are from the area.

She's got photos of mad crops lining the roads from her last trip there a coupla yrs ago.

yuoowemeone, Sunday, 6 March 2011 11:09 (thirteen years ago) link

5 hours ago

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Alpacas and their handlers eneter the show ring at the British Alpaca Futurity Show being held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on March 11, 2011 in Coventry, England. The top British Alpacas are vying for many show honours ultimately seeking the accolade of Best in Show. Alongside the judging of the animals practical workshops in breeding and looking after Alpacas are taking place culminating in a fashion show of Alpaca clothing.

gr8080, Friday, 11 March 2011 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link

3 hours ago

A sailboat sits among debris in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, in this U.S. Navy handout photo dated March 15, 2011. The city was largely destroyed following the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11, 2011.

gr8080, Wednesday, 16 March 2011 03:17 (thirteen years ago) link

3 hours ago

A security guard is seen behind the sculpture titled "Woman with sticks" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck during a preview of his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey March 17, 2011. The sculpture is part of Mueck's first major exhibition in Latin America opening on March 18, according to organisers.

gr8080, Friday, 18 March 2011 01:44 (thirteen years ago) link

3 hours ago

Young boys gesture and hold a protest sign while playing on debris used for a barricade while older youths and men clash down the road with riot police, backed by soldiers, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in the western Shiite Muslim village of Malkiya, Bahrain. A couple hundred residents participated in a protest march that ended in a clash. The sign reads: "With our blood and soul, we will protect Bahrain."

gr8080, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:32 (thirteen years ago) link

1 hour ago

Nagashima Rio who was born on March 15, is tested for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the tsunami and earthquake-crippled nuclear reactor, March 31, 2011. She was born at a hospital located about 50 km (31 miles) from the nuclear reactor.

gr8080, Thursday, 31 March 2011 10:10 (thirteen years ago) link

56 minutes ago

Women take part in the "Slutwalk" protest in Toronto, April 3, 2011. Protesters hit the streets to protest against rape and sexual crimes in response to a Toronto Police Const. Michael Sanguinetti quoted in saying "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."

gr8080, Sunday, 3 April 2011 21:37 (thirteen years ago) link

5 hours ago

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: (L-R) Jason Patric, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Cox, Chris Noth and Kiefer Sutherland lift their kilts on the runway at the 9th Annual 'Dressed To Kilt' charity fashion show at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 5, 2011 in New York City.

gr8080, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 09:09 (thirteen years ago) link

7 hours ago

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, center, poses with waiters dressed like him presenting the limited edition of Diet Coke bottles he has created during a party in Paris, Thursday, April 7, 2011. The three designs will reach Europe first in April, and that will hit American stores in June 2011 and represent the second collaboration between Lagerfeld and Diet Coke.

Oink Administrator (gr8080), Friday, 8 April 2011 06:40 (thirteen years ago) link

4 hours ago

People carry an injured man in Deraa April 8, 2011 in this still image taken from amateur video. A Syrian rights group says security forces killed at least 37 people during demonstrations across the country on Friday, including 30 in the southern city of Deraa, the centre of protests. Video taken April 8, 2011.

Oink Administrator (gr8080), Saturday, 9 April 2011 22:50 (thirteen years ago) link

4 hours ago

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13: A woman and her children look at a protest message written in the sky as the HMAS Adelaide is scuttled off the coast of Avoca Beach on April 13, 2011 in Gosford, Australia. After the scuttling was succesfully protested in 2010, today the HMAS Adelaide was finally scuttled off the NSW Central Coast to create an artifical reef, the first of its kind in this state.

quickie book deal (gr8080), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha, that would've made a great New Yorker cartoon.

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

4 hours ago

ZAMORA, SPAIN - APRIL 19: A young and sleepy penitent of the Cofradia de Jesus del Via crucis is carried by another as they walk the streets during a Holy Week procession on April 19, 2011 in Zamora, Spain. Easter week is traditionally celebrated with processions in most Spanish towns.

gr8080, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 02:05 (thirteen years ago) link

4 hours ago

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - APRIL 22: Christian pilgrims pray at Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the Good Friday procession on April 22, 2011, in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of Christians around the world will today mark Good Fiday when they commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Jerusalem Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route that Jesus is believed to have taken in his last days as he carried the cross.

gr8080, Friday, 22 April 2011 20:43 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

8 hours ago

This picture shows a 200-ton boat deposited on top of a building by the March 11 tsunami in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on May 2, 2011. Work to scrap the boat is expected to begin in early May.

gr8080, Monday, 9 May 2011 23:17 (thirteen years ago) link

ten months pass...

7 hours ago

Children release white balloons in the air on March 16, 2012 during a minute of silence on the day of Belgian national mourning, at the primary school Sint-Lambertusschool in Heverlee. Belgians observed a minute of silence and church bells tolled across the grieving nation on March 16 as the bodies of 22 children and six adults killed in a Swiss bus crash were flown home.

⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 16 March 2012 22:22 (twelve years ago) link


32 minutes ago

Employees cut beef along a production line at a slaughter house of a cattle farm of Hondo Agriculture Development Co. Ltd, in Fengdu county of Chongqing Municipality March 27, 2012. Nearly 20,000 cattle are fed in the farm and about 200 cattle are slaughtered on a daily basis, according to the company. Picture taken March 27, 2012.

♆ (gr8080), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 06:32 (twelve years ago) link

3 hours ago

Pakistanis sit on a passenger bus during the transport strike in Peshawar on April 10, 2012, against raised petrol prices. Pakistan on April 1, raised petrol prices by up to 8.2 percent, the oil and gas regulatory authority said, contrary to its advice to leave prices unchanged.

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:31 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...


A trade union activist dances during a rally organized by various trade unions affiliated to the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) to mark May Day in Katmandu, Nepal, on May 1, 2012.

caek, Thursday, 3 May 2012 10:03 (twelve years ago) link


♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 3 May 2012 10:13 (twelve years ago) link


Bioluminescence from glowing plankton in sea tide line on beach, with stars above and ship lights on horizon, Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean, October 2010 (New Scientist Picture of the Day, 14 May 2012)

caek, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 23:49 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

A policeman watches band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova speaking on a TV screen in a hall outside a court room of the Moscow City Court where three members of the punk band Pussy Riot are set to make their case before a Russian appeals court that they should not be imprisoned, in Moscow, Wednesday. October 10, 2012. (Sergey Ponomarev/AP Photo)

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Friday, 12 October 2012 00:18 (eleven years ago) link


A man takes pictures as Endeavour slowly passes, in Inglewood, California, on October 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

caek, Sunday, 14 October 2012 14:24 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

A parking lot full of yellow cabs sits flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 23:23 (eleven years ago) link

looks like a glitch from the og gta

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...


One month after Washington State voters approved the state’s marriage equality law in [Referendum] 74, same-sex couples get marriage licenses for the first time on December 6th, 2012. At around 1:30am, Larry Duncan, 56, left, and Randy Shepherd, 48, from North Bend, Wash. got their marriage license. The two plan to wed on December 9th, the first day it is possible for them to wed in Washington State. They have been together for 11 years.

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Friday, 7 December 2012 20:05 (eleven years ago) link

Randy Shepherd is almost too perfect a name for that photo and story.

vote! (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...


A welder, wearing a homemade protective mask, works in Yishui County, Shandong province, on June 10, 2006. (Reuters/China Daily) #

caek, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 22:23 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...


Fisherman Ompong Vargas, 39, who wears a facial mask made of fabric to protect his skin from getting darker, holds a fish in his mouth as he searches a net at Laguna de Bay in Taguig City Metro Manila May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

micah, Monday, 10 June 2013 07:59 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...
two months pass...


Police officers and soldiers swept through the five-story Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Sept. 21 after gunmen opened fire. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)

micah, Monday, 30 September 2013 03:40 (ten years ago) link

Damn ... didn't the attackers have machine guns? If so, takes some cojones to go in there with a pistol and no armor.

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 30 September 2013 18:47 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...


In the town of Rjukan, Norway, people gather in front of the town hall, where sunlight is reflected by giant mirrors (top) erected on the mountainside, on October 18, 2013. Rjukan, a small industrial town 150 km west of Oslo, is situated in the bottom of a valley between steep mountains in Telemark County, and is cut off from direct sunlight for five to six months a year. Now, three giant mirrors mounted on a nearby mountainside will reflect winter sunlight into the valley. (Reuters/Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix)

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 17:27 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...


Ukrainian riot police take souvenir snapshots of each other during a brief rest on another day of anti-government protests in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's parliament, in an extraordinary session on Tuesday, has repealed a series of laws that have been criticized as stifling dissent and free speech. Ukraine has seen violent protests since November. PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAXIM SHIPENKOV / EPA

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:44 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...


A man paints a picture of the scene as anti-government protesters clash with police on Hrushevskoho Street near Dynamo stadium in Kiev, on January 25, 2014. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 17:33 (ten years ago) link

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