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.