Buenos Aires 065-22jan

Remembering Argentina’s Dirty War

I didn’t need the implications, widely reported over the past few days, that Pope Francis might have had a role in Argentina’s Dirty War to recall the horrors of that gruesome period. I’ve crossed paths with reminders everywhere since I arrived in the world’s seventh largest country nearly eight weeks …

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Dom Policije Vranjače, near Sarajevo

Poppies and Shrapnel (Pic de Jour)

This is was taken at what is left of Dom Policije Vranjače, a former Club/vacation home for police officers, in the hills south of Sarajevo. Not a day passes that I don’t think about my visit to the Bosnian capital last year. I’m also a sucker for poppies. This spot …

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Higgins Boat Restoration (St. Vaast Notebook I)

Here’s a 25-second quickie I shot last month in St. Vaast, France, with D-Day buffs in mind, of a couple guys finishing up a restoration of a Higgins landing craft like those used in the Invasion of Normandy. Funding for the project was to end at the end of May, so I think they’ll manage – just in time.

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Sarajevo Siege + 20: Fifteen photos

Time flies. Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the siege on Sarajevo. Not a day passes that I don’t think about my visit there last year. Even then it was difficult to imagine that nearly two decades had passed since the longest siege in modern times had …

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Harry Morgan, RIP

He was 96. Great scene, beautifully capturing Morgan’s brilliance, in the tail end of this clip here.

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‘War is boring’ – VII The Magazine

Fantastic, honest account of being a combat photographer in Afghanistan by Adam Ferguson. War is Boring – VII The Magazine.

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Sarajevo Tunnel Museum (Sarajevo Notebook III)

Here’s a quick stroll through the 25 meters or so that remains of the what locals dubbed Sarajevo’s Tunnel of Hope. During the beginning of Sarajevo’s three-year siege, the city was entirely cut off by Serbian forces. Locals came up with the tunnel idea, dug beneath Sarajevo’s airport, linking the …

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Felonious F-35 folly

Where’s the outrage indeed. From The F-35: A Weapon That Costs More Than Australia by Dominic Tierney in The Atlantic: Washington intends to buy 2,443, at a price tag of $382 billion. Add in the $650 billion that the Government Accountability Office estimates is needed to operate and maintain the …

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NYT contract photographer on military censorship in Iraq

Via BagNews, an exclusive audio slideshow and interview with NY Times contract photographer Michael Kamber, who has worked in Iraq since 2003. US military-imposed censorship in Iraq (and elsewhere) is hardly news: sanitizing the scenes and using the work of photographers in the field – who put themselves in the …

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Trick and treat

Via Daily Dish: A fourth-grader is about to give a report about her dad stationed in Iraq [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3848763&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about “Trick and treat“, posted with vodpod

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