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Monday, March 20, 2006

A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe (Monday)

Iraqi women visit the shrine of Imam al-Kazem in Baghdad, to mark the commemoration of the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Mohammed and a key figure for the Shiite community. Iraq marked the third anniversary of the US-led invasion with a fresh spate of killings, a deadlock over the new government and warnings of civil war as Shiites gathered in the south for a major religious ceremony. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)


New Mexico's Dionne Marsh, left, and teammate Julie Briody try to block out Baylor's Abiola Wabara in the second half during an NCAA second round women's basketball tournament in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, March 20, 2006. Baylor won 87-67. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


An elderly Nepalese woman passes riot police as she attends a sit in protest for democracy and peace at Ratnapark, near the Royal palace. Nepal's Civil society organized a sit in protest to denounce king Gyanendra's take over of power and to welcome the recent agreement between seven political parties and the Maoist rebels leader. Thousands; including poets, singers, human right activists and civil society leaders participated in the protest rally. (Narendra Shrestha/Corbis)


An Israeli woman eats lunch in a soup kitchen in Jerusalem March 20, 2006. Growing Israeli poverty, as illustrated by the hundreds of soup kitchens opening up nationwide in the last few years, is a prominent issue in Israel's campaign for a March 28 parliamentary election. (REUTERS/Yonathan Weitzman)


An Iraqi Shiite Muslim woman cries during a procession in Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 20, 2006. A million Shiite Muslim pilgrims descended on the holy city of Karbala to mark the 40th and final day of mourning for Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson who was killed in Karbala in 680 A.D., as thousands of Iraqi security forces braced for possible sectarian attacks. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)


An indigenous Shuar woman partakes in a march from the Amazonian region to Quito in Cutuglagua, south of Quito, Monday, March 20, 2006. They want to talk with President Alfredo Palacio concerning the Free trade agreement with the United States. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa R.)

5 Comments:

At 3/20/2006 8:46 PM, Anonymous kim said...

Thank you for posting these photos and news about women's issues.

 
At 3/20/2006 11:27 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Here's a couple more photos of commeration of Imam Hussein....

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=5832_Cult_of_Blood_and_Death

 
At 3/21/2006 12:11 AM, Blogger rookie_journo said...

GREAT SERIES "A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe"

 
At 3/21/2006 4:43 PM, Anonymous george clooney said...

so timmy, do you spend the rest of your free time at littlegreenfootballs?

 
At 3/22/2006 10:59 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Not really. But did you know the guy who runs it, Charles Johnson, is a studio musician who has played and toured with Stanley Clarke and Al Jarreau? Very talented and interesting guy.

Here's a profile of him from the LA Weekly:

http://daily.nysun.com/Repository/getmailfiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:ArticleToMail&Type=text/html&Path=NYS/2005/02/03&ID=Ar02100

 

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