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French photographer wins World Press Photo < Gotta See This>
Reuters ^ | 13 February 2004 | Reuters

Posted on 02/13/2004 10:07:12 AM PST by Helms

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To: Aggie Mama
Nope it wasn't according to a sentence in this article...
however I don't have a problem with another photo besides 9-11 winning since USA doesn't have a lock on tragedy.

http://www.southafrica.info/what_happening/arts_entertainment/wpressphoto.htm
21 posted on 02/13/2004 10:25:54 AM PST by cyborg
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To: Helms
Bring that man a shrubbery.
22 posted on 02/13/2004 10:28:28 AM PST by P.O.E. (Then sigh not so, But let them go, And be you blithe and bonny - Shakespeare)
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To: Alberta's Child
Yeah...and I heard that kid contradicted the claims of Human Rights Watch, saying he was treated very well, with good food, clothing and shelter...something the people of Afghanistan rarely get.
23 posted on 02/13/2004 10:34:37 AM PST by cwb (Kerry may have saved one man but he left thousands of others behind)
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To: Paradox
This is indeed a sad picture. I reacted to it strongly when it first came out last spring. The story at the time was that the man was taken prisoner and was made to wear the head covering to curb inter-communication between prisoners. The boy was allowed to stay with his father until other relatives could be found.

This picture is a strong reminder to all of us parents, that our actions are not our own, that our children must pay for our decisions, mistakes, and behavior. I couldn't care less about the fate of the man, but the 4 year old child is innocent and is in emotional pain. Anyone who is insensitive to that pain must not be able to remember what being a child was like, or can't relate to being a parent of small children.

The situation depicted in this photo illustrates another aspect of the ravages of war. War isn't just blood, guts, and death; it is the children of those who were killed on 9/11 as well as this little boy and others who feel the same pain regardless of where they are.

War may be necessary, and I fully support the WOT, but it has innocent victims on both sides. This picture should win an award as it forcefully reiterates that point to all of us.

24 posted on 02/13/2004 10:35:22 AM PST by DeSoto
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To: Helms
"Bouju will receive his award and a cash prize of EUR 10,000"

What is that, about $2.45?
25 posted on 02/13/2004 10:40:38 AM PST by TheRightResponse
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To: Helms
What a touching picture....



FOR ME TO POOP ON!
26 posted on 02/13/2004 10:44:24 AM PST by GunnyHartman
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To: TheRightResponse
"Bouju will receive his award and a cash prize of EUR 10,000"

What is that, about $2.45?

Actually, it's more like $12-13,000! Not bad for a not so good picture!

27 posted on 02/13/2004 10:45:34 AM PST by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: TheRightResponse
Wouldn't you hide your face with whatever you could if you knew a French-person (since they are gender nuetral)was taking your picture. Could very well be the photographer was behind the barb-wire and the other guy was trying to hide the fact he was laughing at it (ah, the French person)
28 posted on 02/13/2004 10:46:15 AM PST by wvnavyvet
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To: TheBigB
Did you know that's not the first Flag raising at Iwo Jima?

This is the 1st one taken.

USMC

29 posted on 02/13/2004 10:52:37 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Helms

I guess this just isn't of import.

30 posted on 02/13/2004 10:52:41 AM PST by Dead Dog
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To: DeSoto
It's a daddy comforting his son, isn't it?

That's all it is.

It isn't a political image, it's an intrusion into a touching, chaotic scene, and it's sad.

It shows the impact of war and on otherwise normal people, and it shows that parents love their kids, and kids love their parents when all else falls apart around them.

I hope and pray they both survived their ordeal, and that they are together today.

And I hope and pray that me and my kids are never the subject of such a picture.
31 posted on 02/13/2004 10:53:11 AM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Gift Is To See The Trout.)
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To: DeSoto
So if I don't have any children, I don't have to worry about them?
33 posted on 02/13/2004 10:58:34 AM PST by dts32041 ("First, what is it you want us to pay taxes for? Tell me what I get and perhaps I'll buy it." RAH)
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To: Dead Dog
well, seeing as thisa was the award for 2003, I don't think a completely unrelated photo from 2001 would have much impact, would it?
34 posted on 02/13/2004 10:59:24 AM PST by plastic_positive
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To: Helms
Iraqi KKK?
35 posted on 02/13/2004 11:01:29 AM PST by bikerman
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To: Helms
Iraqi KKK?
36 posted on 02/13/2004 11:01:35 AM PST by bikerman
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I think the father in that picture is just envious of his kid -- because the father is wearing a pair of "Air Apostle" sandals and the kid is wearing a pair of "Air Jordan" sneakers.
37 posted on 02/13/2004 11:02:17 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: plastic_positive
"Murderer with bag on head" isn't very important either.
38 posted on 02/13/2004 11:04:24 AM PST by Dead Dog
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To: Helms
Darn, I knew we were fighting insurgents. This is the first documented evidence that some are from Ramulack.
39 posted on 02/13/2004 11:05:17 AM PST by usurper
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To: Helms

40 posted on 02/13/2004 11:05:51 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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