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IRAQ VOTING PICTURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD-Must See Photo Thread
AP ^ | 1/29/05 | Mark Humphrey

Posted on 01/29/2005 2:13:42 PM PST by gopwinsin04

Nashville, Tennessee..



TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: expats; iraq; iraqielection; iraqiexpats; letfreedomreign
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Lef freedom ring! From sea to shining sea..
1 posted on 01/29/2005 2:13:42 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
Two Shia women cast their vote at a polling station in Damascus. Photo: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters
Two Shia women cast their vote at a polling station in Damascus. Photo: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters
2 posted on 01/29/2005 2:16:22 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

That is truly a unique picture. Although...I imagine democrats viewing it have just picked up a new technique for voting multiple times in 2008. Just throw that black cape on and get back in line.


4 posted on 01/29/2005 2:19:39 PM PST by Rokke
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5 posted on 01/29/2005 2:19:54 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Stoat

6 posted on 01/29/2005 2:21:40 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Great pictures! Thanks!


7 posted on 01/29/2005 2:24:13 PM PST by livius
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8 posted on 01/29/2005 2:24:16 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

How great is that!


9 posted on 01/29/2005 2:24:56 PM PST by Bahbah
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10 posted on 01/29/2005 2:27:09 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

"I know Jasmine! I know! How could John Kerry win our Presidential election?"

11 posted on 01/29/2005 2:28:30 PM PST by Bommer (JFK - "Pay any Cost! Bare any Burden" TFK "I'll pay what you want and bare my @ss!")
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To: gopwinsin04
Seventy-year-old Iraqi exile Mehsin Imgoter holds his voting ballot up and begins to weep before putting it in the voting box in the Detroit suburb of Southgate, Michigan
12 posted on 01/29/2005 2:28:45 PM PST by Marguerite
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To: Bahbah

13 posted on 01/29/2005 2:28:50 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Look at the pain Bush has inflicted on the poor Iraqis with his immoral war! Where the heck is Noam Chomsky to explain to these people how they are being duped!!!!!


14 posted on 01/29/2005 2:29:13 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (I care as much about Sunnis not voting as I did about the white minority not voting in S.Africa)
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To: gopwinsin04
At El Toro...


15 posted on 01/29/2005 2:30:02 PM PST by socal_parrot (Boxer sucks!)
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Iraqi woman living in Turkey reads election documents as she holds her baby before casting her ballot at an election center in Istanbul
16 posted on 01/29/2005 2:30:30 PM PST by Marguerite
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17 posted on 01/29/2005 2:31:49 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
All of the pictures are wrong, the MSM says so. They're so sure of it they wrote their "the election is a total failure" stories days ago. We're all doomed!
18 posted on 01/29/2005 2:32:03 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Don't get eliminated!" - MXC)
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To: gopwinsin04

The picture at #12 pretty much reduced me to slush. I can't help wondering if the Iraqis have any idea how great are hopes are for them. GW, the imperialist. I think not.


19 posted on 01/29/2005 2:32:06 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: gopwinsin04

To the Freedom seeking populace of Iraq:

Freedom and democracy are within your grasp. Take hold and NEVER let go!

Finastkind!

Freedom will prevail no matter what those Scumbag A@@hole terrorist may do.

I'm so encouraged by their fortitude and desire to take charge of their own destiny!


20 posted on 01/29/2005 2:32:27 PM PST by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Wonderful pictures, thanks for posting!


21 posted on 01/29/2005 2:32:34 PM PST by dawn53
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To: gopwinsin04

What a touching thread you've started. Thanks.

Ain't Freedom Grand?


22 posted on 01/29/2005 2:32:52 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: gopwinsin04

A group of Iraqi and Kurdish expatriates celebrate Iraq (news - web sites)'s national election at a polling place in the Detroit, January 29, 2005. Voters are electing a 275-member assembly, which will draft Iraq's Constitution. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
23 posted on 01/29/2005 2:32:55 PM PST by Maigrey (People on the left cannot get out of the notion that everybody revolves around them. - RushL)
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To: gopwinsin04

An unidentified Iraqi wears buttons urging people to vote in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Iraq (news - web sites) is in a state of high security on the eve of national elections, the first in over 50 years.(AFP/Odd Anderson)
24 posted on 01/29/2005 2:35:08 PM PST by Maigrey (People on the left cannot get out of the notion that everybody revolves around them. - RushL)
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To: Bahbah

Each one gets me a little misty! Who knows what could come of this day?


25 posted on 01/29/2005 2:35:14 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Marguerite

that pic brings tears to my eyes......how glorious.....


26 posted on 01/29/2005 2:36:06 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: gopwinsin04

Dang blurry screen!


27 posted on 01/29/2005 2:37:11 PM PST by DocRock
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

yup........you can tell these poor people are being tortured by the terrible Bush Admin.........


28 posted on 01/29/2005 2:37:32 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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29 posted on 01/29/2005 2:38:27 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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Kinda makes Teddy Kennedy seem awfully puny doesn't it


30 posted on 01/29/2005 2:38:49 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Bahbah
that is the pic that broke me too........democracy is an exhilarating experience
31 posted on 01/29/2005 2:38:53 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: gopwinsin04

Nice thread.

Did you see the Elvis voter in Chicago yesterday?


32 posted on 01/29/2005 2:38:55 PM PST by Radix (Oh look, Mrs McNabb, Mrs McNabb! The Patriots are coming to the Super Bowl.)
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Ahmed Pishdary from Massachusetts sheds a few tears after casting his absentee vote in the Iraqi election Saturday Jan. 29, 2005, in New Carrolton , Md. Iraqis living in the U.S. made it to the polls this weekend to vote before the general elections are held on Sunday in Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/ Matt Houston)

33 posted on 01/29/2005 2:40:17 PM PST by Maigrey (People on the left cannot get out of the notion that everybody revolves around them. - RushL)
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To: gopwinsin04; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Absolutely beautiful pictures. There's news of Iraqi expatriates driving 8 hours to get to polling places, Iraqis dancing in line while they wait to vote, Iraqis talking about how they were so excited about voting they couldn't sleep last night, civilians in Iraq guarding their own polling places. Thankfully they don't shoot guns up in the air stateside, or I'm sure they'd be doing that too. What a wonderful day for the free world. Let freedom ring!


34 posted on 01/29/2005 2:41:45 PM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: DocRock; NorCalRepub; gopwinsin04

I am blaming the blurry screen syndrome on the extremely hot salsa I am injoying in celebration of this historic and earth shaking day.


35 posted on 01/29/2005 2:41:55 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: DocRock

36 posted on 01/29/2005 2:42:15 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Great picture!


37 posted on 01/29/2005 2:42:27 PM PST by tob2 (Old Fossil and Proud of It!)
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To: Maigrey

Hundreds of Iraqi voters from Lebanon shout, 'We will sacrifice our blood and soul for you, Iraq (news - web sites),' before they cast their ballots at a voting station in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, on the second day of balloting for Iraq exiles in the Jan. 30 national elections. . (AP Photo/ Bassem Tellawi).
38 posted on 01/29/2005 2:42:55 PM PST by Maigrey (People on the left cannot get out of the notion that everybody revolves around them. - RushL)
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To: lonevoice
There's news of Iraqi expatriates driving 8 hours to get to polling places

There were Americans who had to walk or drive a few blocks and stand in line and complained about it. Could GW be right? Could the power of freedom be so great? I tend to think so.

39 posted on 01/29/2005 2:44:41 PM PST by Bahbah
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Iraqis celebrate their country's upcoming national elections in central Baghdad, January 29, 2005. Iraq (news - web sites)'s president said on Saturday he expected that the majority of Iraqis would not vote in Sunday's election, saying violence would keep them away from the polls. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
40 posted on 01/29/2005 2:45:11 PM PST by Maigrey (People on the left cannot get out of the notion that everybody revolves around them. - RushL)
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To: Maigrey

#33 wow!!


41 posted on 01/29/2005 2:45:25 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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It's really sad that there are people in my nation that are actually hoping that some major violence occurs during the Iraq elections, so they can blame President Bush for it.

Gutless liberal democrat cowards.

Godspeed, Iraq!
42 posted on 01/29/2005 2:45:57 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: lonevoice

and many drove that distance twice......once to register and again to vote..........amazing


43 posted on 01/29/2005 2:46:08 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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The Doomsayers lack something which you either have or you don't: Trust in the hope of freedom. Believe me I ain't all mushy and saccharine, it's just that whatever the post-war situation has been, people see a CHANCE, and they are taking it. The Olbermans, Matthewses and Clifts and Kennedys of the world can't see that because they only see one thing: George W. Bush securing a place in history greater than that of their beloved Clinton, Carter or JFK. They don't give a rat's ass about Iraqis. Is Bush a perfectly pure person who only cares about Iraqis? No--he cares about making peace for US, and driving a stake through the heart of Islamofascism is the key to that.

Bush is a Big Picture guy living among spiritual midgets.

44 posted on 01/29/2005 2:47:07 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (I care as much about Sunnis not voting as I did about the white minority not voting in S.Africa)
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An Iraqi girl holds up a sign bearing her country's flag with Arabic writing in it, which reads 'Vote for Iraq (news - web sites)', during a celebration in central Baghdad, January 29, 2005. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
45 posted on 01/29/2005 2:47:16 PM PST by Maigrey (People on the left cannot get out of the notion that everybody revolves around them. - RushL)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

"All of the pictures are wrong, the MSM says so. They're so sure of it they wrote their "the election is a total failure" stories days ago. We're all doomed!"

I just read an interesting bit of info about the French Revolution. The voter turnout for the Legislative Assembly in 1791 (the first vote to elect members using the newly written Constitution) was 10% of the eligible voters. And yet this is held up as one of the great epochal events of civilization. I have no doubt that the Iraqi people will put the French to shame! They will then join a not-very-exclusive club.


46 posted on 01/29/2005 2:47:26 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (The 80s belonged to the Gipper, the Aughts belong to Dubya!)
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To: traderrob6
"Kinda makes Teddy Kennedy seem awfully puny doesn't it"



I am not puny!

47 posted on 01/29/2005 2:47:55 PM PST by DocRock
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To: NorCalRepub

YAAAH! The pics stopped posting!


48 posted on 01/29/2005 2:48:12 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: NorCalRepub

Yup, the more "torture", the bigger the smile. Can't figure it out.


49 posted on 01/29/2005 2:48:27 PM PST by tob2 (Old Fossil and Proud of It!)
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To: gopwinsin04
I followed your link to Yahoo News. They have 188 pics up from the various wire services. The pics were great, but what was really interesting was looking at the tone of the captions. I noticed about ten different Reuters pics that had captions that included this phrase:

A suicide car bomb exploded on Saturday close to a U.S. and Iraqi security centre near a polling station in the Iraqi town of Khanaqin, northeast of Baghdad, an election commission official in the province said. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Then there were a bunch that included the misquote of al-Yawer predicting a low turnout. Then there were several that said something like "crowds were large at the US polling locations since only five cities were used for voting". A later series of Reuters pics were captioned with the same phrase, but had the word "only" omitted.

Just kind of interesting.

AP seemed to have the least editorial content in its captions, btw.

50 posted on 01/29/2005 2:48:56 PM PST by Yardstick
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