Monday, December 14, 2009

THE DUGGARS


All in the familyArkansas couple Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are the proud parents of 19 children. In October 2009, they became grandparents for the first time when eldest son Josh and his wife Anna had their first baby.
With 10 boys and nine girls, incredibly, all of Michelle and Jim Bob's kids have J-names.

KAIANE ALDORINO MISS WORLD 2009





Gibraltar's Kaiane Aldorino reacts after winning the Miss World pageant in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009.

HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI,


DANICA PATRICK


Indy Car Driver Danica Patrick, checks her new GoDaddy.com # 7 JR Motorsport car

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NANCY PELOSI


U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacts as she takes the podium for the first time after she was elected the first ever female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the first day of the 110th Congress in Washington January 4, 2007.

REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)

PROTESTING THE WAR


Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston, Massachusetts January 11, 2007. The numbers on Casilio's face represent the estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war.REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)

HOPE GONE TOO SOON


Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi October 18, 2007. Bhutto ended eight years of self-exile on Thursday, returning to Karachi where more than 100,000 supporters poured onto the city's streets to welcome her home. She was assasinated weeks later...

AMAZONIAN STRUGLE


An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen who were expelling the woman and some 200 other members of the Landless Movement from a privately-owned tract of land on the outskirts of Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon March 11, 2008. The landless peasants tried in vain to resist the eviction with bows and arrows against police using tear gas and trained dogs. REUTERS/Luiz Vasconcelos-A Critica/AE (BRAZIL)

RED AMONG WHITE


Muslims women attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya, East Java August 31, 2008. Muslims around the world congregate for special evening prayers called "Tarawih" during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

FREE FACING THE SUN


A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time after 5 years of Taliban Sharia law as she waits at a food distribution centre in central Kabul November 14, 2001. Under its strict interpretation of Islam, the Taliban ordered all women hidden behind head-to-toe burqas.

PEACE VS WAR

A Ukrainian woman places carnations onto the shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev November 24, 2004. Ukraine's authorities raised the stakes in a face-off with their liberal opposition on Wednesday as they prepared to announce the results of a disputed election that are likely to infuriate thousands of protesters in the streets.REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Thursday, December 3, 2009

HAPPY TIMES

2005: High tea
Young ladies attending a 10-girl tea party jump on a trampoline before tucking into drinks and snacks July 9 in Donnellson, Iowa.
Judy Felt throws the annual party in her princess-friendly back yard.



2003: This could become a habit
Sister Rosa Elena, right, hits Sister Amanda de Jesus with a snowball after class Jan. 22 at Mount St. Michael's Seminary in Spokane, Wash. The two nuns, visiting from Mexico, said it was the first time they had ever seen snow.

SAD TIMES

2007: Mourning slain soldier-fiancé
Mary McHugh visits the grave of her fiancé, Sgt. James Regan, in Section 60, the newest portion of Arlington National Cemetery, outside Washington, D.C., on May 27. Regan, a U.S. Army Ranger, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in February.

2006: Resisting West Bank evacuation
A Jewish settler struggles with Israeli security officers as authorities evacuate the Amona settlement in the West Bank on Feb. 1. Thousands of troops clashed with hundreds of settlers after the Supreme Court cleared the way for the demolition of nine homes in the illegal settlement.


2004: Tsunami's devastation
A woman mourns Dec. 28 in Cuddalore, India, over the death of a relative in a tsunami that struck around the Indian Ocean two days before. A magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered massive waves, killing more than 200,000 and dislocating millions in one of the worst natural disasters in modern history.



1999: On the march
An ethnic Albanian woman feeds her baby as she and 2,000 more Kosovo refugees walk along a muddy track after they were allowed to enter Macedonia on March 30. The refugees were fleeing one of a series of violent ethnic conflicts fought in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s and 2001.



Chechen woman from Grozny looks through a bus window while crossing the Chechen-Ingush border from Chechnya on Jan. 10, not far from the Ingush village of Sleptsovskaya, a haven for refugees fleeing the fighting between Russian troops and Chechen rebels. Large-scale fighting would not end until 2009.


2002: Afghanistan's scars
Mohboba, 7, with ointment applied to her face for a skin ailment called leishmaniasis, stands against a bullet-pocked wall waiting to be treated at a health clinic March 1 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The parasitic disease plagues many poverty-stricken children in Afghanistan.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

FUTURE ASTRONOMERS


Students in India, use a telescope to see a total eclipse of the sun

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS


The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform at Cowboys Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.

CHEERLEADERS


A Dolphin cheerleader performs as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

WNBA


Wild, Wild West finals
Candace Parker (below) of the Los Angeles Sparks hits the floor against Phoenix Mercury player Penny Taylor in Game 1 of the WNBA's Western Conference Finals on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

NORCECA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP


A show of hands
Puerto Rico's Aury Cruz, right, lofts the ball over Dominican Republic's Annerys Vargas and Bethania de la Cruz during the gold medal match at the NORCECA Volleyball Championship in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

NEW WORLD RECORD


Sky-flake
Female skydivers -- 181 in all, from 31 countries -- join together to set a new women’s formation skydiving world record in Perris, Calif. on Saturday. The women raised more than $900,000 for the fight against breast cancer, the most in the event’s history. The week-long event was organized to raise funds for City of Hope’s breast cancer research.

ELENA KALISKA


Water world
Elena Erza Kaliska of Slovakia competes in the Women's Kayak K1 during the 2009 Charlotte Open on Friday in Charlotte, N.C.

VENUS WILLIAMS


Reaching out
Venus Williams plays a forehand in her first round match against Vera Dushevina of Russia during the China Open in Beijing on Saturday.

BOXERS


Don't mess with them
Flyweight boxers Susi Kentikian, right, dubbed the 'Killer Queen', and Julia Sahin fight during their WBA and WIBF bout in Rostock, Germany on Sunday. Kentikian won the fight.

AT ANY AGE


Making the most of your shot
A competitor competes in the womens shot put during the Sydney World Masters Games on Sunday in Sydney, Australia.

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'LL NEVER RETURN

Meena (1956-1987)RAWA's martyred founder




Translation of a part of a poem by Meena a Afghanistan social activist killed in Pakistan by fundamentalists


I’LL NEVER RETURN

I'm the woman who has awoken
I've arisen and become a tempest
through the ashes of my burnt children
I've arisen from the rivulets of my brother's blood
My nation's wrath has empowered me
My ruined and burnt villages fill me with hatred against the enemy
Oh compatriot, no longer regard me weak and incapable,
My voice has mingled with thousands of arisen women
My fists are clenched with fists of thousands compatriots
To break all these sufferings all these fetters of slavery.
I'm the woman who has awoken,
I've found my path and will never return.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

INCA PRINCESS


500 year old mummy of Inca Princess

LITTLE GIRLS




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