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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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link

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

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


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

looks like a glitch from the og gta

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

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