Week 47 in pics is once again dominated with the plight of the people in the typhoon stricken area of the Philippines.
He is not the greatest President the USA has ever had, but he sure is the most famous one. John F Kennedy aka JFK was shot on this day 50 years ago. His assassination is the world’s longest running Who Done It?
Here are some old photos of him, his family and his funeral.
Images from the Philippines where fridges are being transformed into fishing boats. Usually a fisherman catches a fish and puts it in the fridge. In one typhoon-wrecked village, fishermen are putting themselves in the fridge and then going fishing. Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the central Philippines on Nov. 8, laying waste to just about everything in its path, including all the long, stylish fishing boats moored along beaches. More than 4,000 people, including poor farmers and fishermen, were killed. Fishing families in Tanauan, 20 km (12 miles) south of the hardest-hit city of Tacloban, found a solution – they have been going to sea in boats made out of fridges picked up from among the rubble after the storm hit 12 days ago.
On November 22nd 2013 it is 50 years a go to the day that US President John F Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald (or so the official theory goes). Below some images of the JFK Assassination crime scenes sites then and now.
Some inspiring photos in this batch. Time to pour myself another Havana coke to forget my failed sports career.
The Austin Grand Prix made it eight wins in a row for Sebastian Vettel. An all-time record in Formula One. The guy is simply a machine.
Week 46′s coolest or most newsworthy images are dominated by what happened in the Philippines.
Hero of the day is Miles Scott aka Batkid! This five-year-old leukemia survivor was treated to various super hero scenarios including receiving a commendation at San Francisco City Hall. All was arranged by the Make- A – Wish Foundation in San Francisco.
Venezuelan plastic surgeon Daniel Slobodianik performs various procedures, including operations on patients who have previously had illegal or amateur injections of liquid silicone into their buttocks in order to enhance them. The reverse operation that Slobodianik carries out costs approximately $8,200 and takes between two and three hours depending on how much fluid the patient has in the area. Plastic surgery is common in Venezuela, where many women from all walks of life undergo procedures to nip, tuck or boost different parts of their bodies. Warning, some images are shocking.
The Guedelon castle is a typical French medieval chateau-fort being built using the techniques, materials and rules of the 13th Century. It is the brainchild of Michel Guyot, local landowner, and business woman Maryline Martin, now site’s managing director, and has been in construction since June 1997 when the first stone was laid. What started out as an eccentric project is now an established enterprise, employing 65 people and drawing in visitors from around Europe every year. The medieval castle will be finished around 2030.
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from the archives
- In The Picture: Matt Molloy
- In The Picture: Daniel Gramage
- Rapa Das Bestas aka Rounding Up Wild Horses
- London 2012: Olympian Diets
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013