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Sunday, 27 November 2016

A recount for Giant Meteor

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Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on November 25, 2016 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.: photo by Jeff J Mitchell, 26 November 2016

Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on November 25, 2016 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.: photo by Jeff J Mitchell, 26 November 2016

An Indian Army soldier sits with soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China after participating in an anti-terror drill during the Sixth India-China Joint Training exercise "Hand in Hand 2016" at HQ 330 Infantry Brigade, in Aundh in Pune district, some 145km southeast of Mumbai, on November 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian Army soldier sits with soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China after participating in an anti-terror drill during the Sixth India-China Joint Training exercise “Hand in Hand 2016″ at HQ 330 Infantry Brigade India: photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP, 26 November 2016 

An Indian Army soldier sits with soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China after participating in an anti-terror drill during the Sixth India-China Joint Training exercise "Hand in Hand 2016" at HQ 330 Infantry Brigade, in Aundh in Pune district, some 145km southeast of Mumbai, on November 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian Army soldier sits with soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China after participating in an anti-terror drill during the Sixth India-China Joint Training exercise “Hand in Hand 2016″ at HQ 330 Infantry Brigade India: photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP, 26 November 2016 

Protesters use their smartphones as part of an activity during a rally at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines Friday Nov. 25, 2016 against the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes' cemetery. Thousands of Filipinos, including more than a dozen nude students, have protested the hasty burial of Marcos in a heroes' cemetery in a growing political storm that's lashing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Protesters use their smartphones as part of an activity during a rally at Manila’s Rizal Park, Philippines against the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes’ cemetery: photo by Aaron Favila/AP, 26 November 2016 

Protesters use their smartphones as part of an activity during a rally at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines Friday Nov. 25, 2016 against the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes' cemetery. Thousands of Filipinos, including more than a dozen nude students, have protested the hasty burial of Marcos in a heroes' cemetery in a growing political storm that's lashing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Protesters use their smartphones as part of an activity during a rally at Manila’s Rizal Park, Philippines against the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes’ cemetery: photo by Aaron Favila/AP, 26 November 2016

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson poses with ceremonial guards at the Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz
 
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson poses with ceremonial guards at the Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan: photo by Caren Firouz/Reuters, 26 November 2016

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson poses with ceremonial guards at the Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson poses with ceremonial guards at the Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan: photo by Caren Firouz/Reuters, 26 November 2016


As the shades of evening come down, the battle lines are drawn...
 

At Standing Rock: photo by Stephanie Keith/Reuters, 21 November 2016

 
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At Standing Rock: photo by Stephanie Keith/Reuters, 21 November 2016



Mr. Trump with bagpipers during a ceremony in 2010 at the site of his proposed golf course in northeastern Scotland: photo by David Moir/Reuters via The New York Times, 26 November 2016



Mr. Trump with bagpipers during a ceremony in 2010 at the site of his proposed golf course in northeastern Scotland: photo by David Moir/Reuters via The New York Times, 26 November 2016



Trump Tower in Manhattan, where the Bank of China is a tenant: photo by Sam Hodgson for The New York Times, 21 November 2016
 


Trump Tower in Manhattan, where the Bank of China is a tenant: photo by Sam Hodgson for The New York Times, 21 November 2016
 

GAMBIA - A performer wearing a traditional kankurang mask, a ceremonial attire of the Manding tribe, dances in Brikama. By @mlongari #AFP
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


IRAQ - A Shiite fighter from the Hashed al-Shaabi walks near al-Tofaha, southeast of the city of Tal Afar. By @ahmedafp #AFP
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


IRAQ - A Shiite fighter from the Hashed al-Shaabi rests in al-Tofaha, southeast of the city of Tal Afar. By @ahmedafp #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


 
IRAQ - An Iraqi army Mi-35 helicopter shoots a missile at an Islamic State group target near Tall Abtah, near the city of Mosul. By @TomCOEX: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


IRAQ - An Iraqi army Mi-35 helicopter shoots a missile at an Islamic State group target near Tall Abtah, near the city of Mosul. By @TomCOEX: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


IRAQ - Displaced Iraqi civilians drive back to Tall Abtah near Mosul after Iraqi forces retook it from IS group jihadists. By @TomCOEX
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


IRAQ - Members of Iraqi Special Forces fire towards a position of the IS group from a rooftop in northeastern district of Mosul. By @TomCOEX
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


IRAQ - Iraqis run for cover as Islamic State group fighters clash with government forces in a northeastern district of Mosul. By @TomCOEX: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016


IRAQ - A wounded Iraqi child who was injured during ongoing fighting in Mosul receives medical treatment at hospital in Arbil. By @safinphoto
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 November 2016


Iraqi man separated from family by 2014 #ISIS offensive reunited with granddaughter in Bartalla @AFPphoto by @TomCOEX @mojobaghdad
: image via The Baghdad Post  @The BaghdadPostE, 24 November 2016


IRAQ - A displaced Iraqi man receives a shave at a makeshift barber at the al-Khazar camp in Hasan Sham near Arbil.
By @safinphoto: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016



Scenes from #Mosul today as hundreds of Iraqi civilians flee the battle between Iraqi troops and the Islamic State. @felipedana @hmalla72: image via AP images @AP_Images, 25 November 2016



Scenes from #Mosul today as hundreds of Iraqi civilians flee the battle between Iraqi troops and the Islamic State. @felipedana @hmalla72: image via AP images @AP_Images, 25 November 2016



Scenes from #Mosul today as hundreds of Iraqi civilians flee the battle between Iraqi troops and the Islamic State. @felipedana @hmalla72: image via AP images @AP_Images, 25 November 2016



Scenes from #Mosul today as hundreds of Iraqi civilians flee the battle between Iraqi troops and the Islamic State. @felipedana @hmalla72: image via AP images @AP_Images, 25 November 2016
 

IRAQ - A man reacts at scene of suicide bombing that targeted Shiite pilgrims returning from Arbaeen commemoration in Karbala. By @HaidarAfp: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 25 November 2016
 

What horrible news: ISIS suicide bomber targets pilgrims returning from #Arbaeen in #Iraq today, killing 80 Iraqis, Iranians and Bahrainis: image via Sarah Abdallah @sahouraxo, 24 November 2016



Update: Death toll at least 100 (mostly #Iranian) in #Isis suicide truck bombing near #Baghdad #Iraq
: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @mehtesohtaoglu, 24 November 2016



Update: Death toll at least 100 (mostly #Iranian) in #Isis suicide truck bombing near #Baghdad #Iraq
: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @mehtesohtaoglu, 24 November 2016


Update: Death toll at least 100 (mostly #Iranian) in #Isis suicide truck bombing near #Baghdad #Iraq
: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @mehtesohtaoglu, 24 November 2016



Update: Death toll at least 100 (mostly #Iranian) in #Isis suicide truck bombing near #Baghdad #Iraq
: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @mehtesohtaoglu, 24 November 2016
     
Bombed-out homes in Sana, the capital of Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Yemen to try to oust the Houthis, a rebel group aligned with Iran that seized the capital in 2014: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016 
 
 
Bombed-out homes in Sana, the capital of Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Yemen to try to oust the Houthis, a rebel group aligned with Iran that seized the capital in 2014: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016
 
 
A nonfunctioning cement factory in Amran, Yemen, that was bombed twice by the Saudi-led coalition: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016
 
 
A nonfunctioning cement factory in Amran, Yemen, that was bombed twice by the Saudi-led coalition: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016
 
 
A camp of displaced families in Yemen in October: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016 
 
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A camp of displaced families in Yemen in October: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016
 
 
Men praying at the Majara camp for displaced Yemenis, in the town of Hajjah: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016 
 
 
 
Men praying at the Majara camp for displaced Yemenis, in the town of Hajjah: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016
 
 
A taxi driver in Sana. Some Yemenis who have been living under Houthi rule said the Saudi intervention had unified diverse forces against a common enemy: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016
  
 
A taxi driver in Sana. Some Yemenis who have been living under Houthi rule said the Saudi intervention had unified diverse forces against a common enemy: photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, 26 November 2016
 
image from www.israellycool.com 

Frank Sinatra In Israel in 1962: photo via Best American Poetry, 24 November 2016

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Sinatra planting a tree in Histadrut Forest of Jerusalem: photo via Best American Poetry, 24 November 2016
 
 
Cuba’s new leader Fidel Castro addressing a crowd in February 1959. Castro had promised free elections and vowed to end American domination of the economy: photo by Associated Press
 

Fidel Castro at the United Nations in 1979: photo by Paul Hosefros/The New York Times 



Fidel Castro at the United Nations in 1979: photo by Paul Hosefros/The New York Times


Fidel Castro with other revolutionary leaders in Cuba in June 1957 including Che Guevera, the guerrillas’ physician, second from left, and Raúl Castro, kneeling in the foreground: photo by United Press International


 
Fidel Castro with other revolutionary leaders in Cuba in June 1957 including Che Guevera, the guerrillas’ physician, second from left, and Raúl Castro, kneeling in the foreground: photo by United Press International
 

Fidel Castro speaking to supporters at a military base on Jan. 8, 1959, the day he entered Havana. Mr. Batista had left Cuba from the base just after midnight on Jan. 1.: photo by Associated Press


Fidel Castro speaking to supporters at a military base on Jan. 8, 1959, the day he entered Havana. Mr. Batista had left Cuba from the base just after midnight on Jan. 1.: photo by Associated Press


Fidel Castro with an ice cream cone on the Bronx Zoo train in April 1959: photo by Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times


 
Fidel Castro with an ice cream cone on the Bronx Zoo train in April 1959: photo by Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times
 

Fidel Castro visited a Cuban pilot plot for a new variety of sugar cane in 1964. Even as other Caribbean nations diversified, Cuba stuck with one major crop, sugar, and one major buyer, the Soviet Union.: photo by Jack Manning/The New York Times

  
 
Fidel Castro visited a Cuban pilot plot for a new variety of sugar cane in 1964. Even as other Caribbean nations diversified, Cuba stuck with one major crop, sugar, and one major buyer, the Soviet Union.: photo by Jack Manning/The New York Times


Fidel Castro making a speech on radio and television during the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962. He had allowed the Soviets to build missile-launching sites in Cuba, leading to a harrowing diplomatic standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union.: photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone



Fidel Castro making a speech on radio and television during the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962. He had allowed the Soviets to build missile-launching sites in Cuba, leading to a harrowing diplomatic standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union.: photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone
 

Fidel Castro at Havana’s airport in January 1976. He remained in power despite several C.I.A. attempts to eliminate him or to undermine his authority.: photo by Prensa Latina/Reuters


A speech at the United Nations in October 1979. Relations between the United States and Cuba thawed briefly in the 1970s during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.: photo by Paul Hosefros/The New York Times



A speech at the United Nations in October 1979. Relations between the United States and Cuba thawed briefly in the 1970s during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.: photo by Paul Hosefros/The New York Times


 With his brother Raúl, then the minister of defense, at a Parliament session in Havana in 2004. Fidel Castro stepped aside in 2006, ceding much of his power to Raúl, and two years later formally resigned as president. Raúl has ruled Cuba since then.: photo by Cristobal Herrera/Associated Press



With his brother Raúl, then the minister of defense, at a Parliament session in Havana in 2004. Fidel Castro stepped aside in 2006, ceding much of his power to Raúl, and two years later formally resigned as president. Raúl has ruled Cuba since then.: photo by Cristobal Herrera/Associated Press



La impresión de un artista sobre cómo se podría haber visto el cráter de Chicxulub poco después de que un meteorito cayera en la península de Yucatán. Los investigadores analizan los anillos de picos dentro del cráter.: image by Detlev van Ravenswaay/Science Source, 26 November 2016

Hardman triptych VDB | by efo
Hardman, Oregon: photo by efo, September 2016

Hardman triptych VDB | by efo

Hardman, Oregon: photo by efo, September 2016

Hardman triptych VDB | by efo

Hardman, Oregon: photo by efo, September 2016

Malpeque Harbour, Ridge of Trees | by LowerDarnley

Malpeque Harbour, Ridge of Trees (Malpeque Harbour, PEI): photo by Jim Rohan, 22 November 2016

DSCF0334 | by joe zellers

DSCF0334: photo by Joe Zellers, 25 November 2016

DSCF0334 | by joe zellers

DSCF0334: photo by Joe Zellers, 25 November 2016

DSCF0334 | by joe zellers

DSCF0334: photo by Joe Zellers, 25 November 2016


DP2M4371pe | by joe zellers

DPZM4371pe
: photo by Joe Zellers, 25 November 2016


DP2M4371pe | by joe zellers

DPZM4371pe
: photo by Joe Zellers, 25 November 2016


DP2M4371pe | by joe zellers

DPZM4371pe
: photo by Joe Zellers, 25 November 2016


Untitled | by el zopilote

Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, August 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, August 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, August 2016

3 comments:

Hilton said...

I look/read every one of your photo poem essays. Mostly I'm overwhelmed, don't know how to respond. Just want you to know that there is, indeed, a reader/viewer, and you always touch me. Hilton

J.H. Almeida said...

I'll second that sentiment. Always powerful and thought/action provoking.

TC said...


Moved by and grateful for the kindness of good friends Hilton and Justin.

Me too on the mostly overwhelmed, still on we go... unless/until we don't.