Friday, March 4, 2011

Photos of the Week: Muammar Fail...Space Shuttle Awesomeness...and more

You can find my entire weekly collection of images from newspapers and magazine at Le Lettre de la Photographie. Here is a sample:

1. Signs of Liberation

 You can't have a revolution with character assassination. For Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the time to leave Libya seems to have arrived. He will leave behind a nation rich in oil and caricature. The sign in Arabic mocks Qaddafi's self-declared title, "The King of Kings of Africa." It says, "The Monkey of Monkeys of Africa." Photo AP/Alaguri
2. The Missing Man

 British Prime David Cameron held a press conference in London this week with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. This picture turns what might have been a run-of-the-mill political photo op into something transcendently edgy by leave Karzai out of the frame. Photo by Ben Stansall

3. The Last Rendezvous

On its final flight, the Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the International Space Station during rendezvous and docking procedures. The photo is credited only to NASA, but by all rights the astronaut aboard the Space Station who made this majestic image should be named.

4. Bees Doing It

 Without bees and all the other creatures that pollinate our food crops and make biodiversity so diverse,  our own species wouldn't be here. National Geographic explains it all in its March issue, which includes a smashing collection macro photos of the birds and bees at work. Photo by Mark W. Moffett
5. Home Bodies

Here, a couple in Christchurch, New Zealand look at what was once their house, destroyed by the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck on February 22. Of all the images from the earthquake, this is the one that will become an emblem of the event, and the comfort of having someone to lean on. Photo by Mark Baker/AP

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