Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Power of One (West Bank)

This picture won the Pulitzer Breaking News Photography 2007 award.
A lone Jewish settler challenges Israeli security officers during clashes that erupted as Israeli authorities cleared the West Bank settlement of Amona, east of Ramallah.
Thousands of troops in riot gear and on horseback clashed with hundreds of stone-throwing Jewish settlers holed up in this illegal West Bank outpost after Israel's Supreme Court cleared the way of demolition of nine homes at the site.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr. Death's Shot (USA)

While standing on the balcony, on 4 April 1968, he joked with friends and collegues while he waited for his jacket. At 6:01 a shot rang out, hitting King in the side of the face. Friends rushed to side and desperatly tried to stop the bleeding. Police soon appeared on the scene guns drawn asking where the shot came from. Those on the balcony pointed in the direction of an old run down hotel across the street. That moment was captured by photographer, James Louw, and now lives infamy as King's death shot.
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