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Waiting… 17 May 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Mexico.
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Guatemala City, Guatemala: Vultures are perched on top of graves at the municipal cemetery – Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

Or, it looks like they are waiting…

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new ;) 29 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, South America.
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Snowy egrets (Egretta thula) and great herons (Ardea alba) at Birds Island in the Suchitlan Lake, near the town of Suchitoto, El Salvador. The artificial lake, formed by the Cerron Grande dam, is a natural shelter for wildlife  |  Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images

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Clap clap clap 18 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Border Issues.
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Pyongyang, North Korea: Performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-un at a theatre during celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il-sung | Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Plaudit for the dauphin. Or whatever he is now.  Leader Inheritor?  Something like that.

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Protest 7 March 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Viva La Revolucion!.
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Women Protesting -
St Petersburg, Russia: police detain a protester after Vladimir Putin’s election victory | Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Women Protesting -
Male, Maldives: a protester peers through riot shields during a rally. Opposition MPs in the Maldives have prevented the new president, who is accused of seizing power in a coup, from opening parliament | Ibrahim Faid/AFP/Getty Images

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Half 6 March 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Abortion Rights, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Sex / Reproductive Health, South America, Viva La Revolucion!, WAR!.
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Women protesting around the world – in pictures

Guardian Gallery

A longer view: from Senegal to Syria, women have put themselves at the front of different protest movements all over the world during the past week  –  La Paz, Bolivia: a woman clashes with riot police during a protest by hundreds of disabled people in La Paz to demand government support   |   David Mercado/Reuters

They look pretty frantic to stop her, don’t they?  Think they have enough cold hard men in blue with riot shields to do the job?

Relegated to being outsiders – when women are half, more than half, of the damned species.

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Mask 26 February 2012

Posted by marisacat in Brazil - Lula, Divertissements.
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Maragojipe, Brazil: revellers participate in a masked ball during carnival celebrations | Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Hahahaha… somehow it reminds me of the Oscars show!

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Still… 12 February 2012

Posted by marisacat in Greece, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Viva La Revolucion!.
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Petrol bombs explode in front of police. | Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been clear for years: the Greeks are not leaving the streets any time soon. NOT a stupid people.

Global 6 February 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Viva La Revolucion!.
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A protester holding red balloons walks past riot policemen prior to the protest in St Petersburg | Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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Eh bien… 15 January 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, la vie en rose, Viva La Revolucion!.
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and, why wait?

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Occupy 12 January 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Occupy Wall Street, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Viva La Revolucion!.
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A monkey on a young boy’s shoulder during an eviction from Uruguay Square in Asuncion, Paraguay. A large group of the Ava Guarani ethnic group have been occupying the square for the past seven months, demanding the right to land | Jorge Saenz/AP

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