Friday, October 9, 2009

Photo Essays: " Pictures say more that a thousand words."

 I have posted these photos essays to illustrate 
my previous posts. 
Often "a picture will say it all." By clicking on the link : slide show... 
you will be redirected to the Foreign Policy web page.

Thank you.

Children at Work

While many children are now enjoying summer holidays from school, others are toiling away in sweatshops. Amid the Great Recession, more parents may be pulling their children out of school and putting them to work to supplement family income.

Slides Show: Children at Work

The Battle over Israel's Settlements 

As Washington gears up for a showdown over Israel's settlements, settlers are taking matters into their own hands.
Slide Show: The Battle over Israel's Settlements 

The Land of No Smile

Renowned documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory. Despite 24-hour surveillance by North Korean minders, he took arresting photographs of Pyongyang and its people—images rarely captured and even more rarely distributed in the West. They show stark glimmers of everyday life in the world’s last gulag.

Side Show: The Land of No Smiles

On Gaza, Children, and War

The current Israeli offensive into Gaza has taken a heavy toll on everybody, but it's the innocent children on both sides whose suffering is most undeserved -- and most often exploited

Slide Show: On Gaza, Children, and War:

Gaza's ( Literal) Underground Economy

Since Hamas gained control of Gaza in June 2007, Israel has blockaded the flow of goods into and out of the territory. But when trade is closed above ground, the economy simply moves underground, in more ways than one.

Slide Show: Gaza's (literal) Underground Economy

The People Caught in Between

Ever since Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War, the residents of this strategic plateau have been caught in the middle of a dispute that has gone unresolved for more than 40 years. Today, they are going about their lives while others decide their fate.

Slide Show: The People Caught in Between 

Israel at 60

A tour of the turbulent history of the Jewish state, six decades after its founding. 

Slide Show: Israel 60 years 

Reverse Exodus

When the Israeli government closed off the Gaza Strip in an effort to stop militants from firing rockets into Israel, Palestinians took matters into their own hands.

Slide Show: Reverse Exodus


plainolebob said...

Cybel, Big hugs, for you.

plainolebob said...

Me an Bess, didn't know how to tell you this reall, but, we have an awrd that we give out. It's called the "hot dawg blogger" award. We give it out on Fridays, any way tomorrow you are on the list.
Big Hugs
And Congrats

plainolebob said...

Sybel, sorry your award is at

forexwatch said...

Very Good Pictorial Blog. The Pictures are really worth more than a Thousand Words. Keep it Up. I have bookmarked your Blog.

Pheebs said...

Very well done indeed.

Anonymous said...

Good job at this. The write up and the photos altogether tell interesting and touching stories.

So I say said...

Images just shook me deep. Thanks

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