Category Archives: Photojournalism

The Picture of the Week

A monk walks past the reflection of a tank outside a Buddhist temple in Bangkok September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (THAILAND)

A monk walks past the reflection of a tank outside a Buddhist temple in Bangkok September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (THAILAND)

Picture of the Week

Congolese elder Buhendwa Cibugiri, 88, displays his voter card as he waits his turn to vote outside a polling station in Chombo village, 35 km (21 miles) north of Bukavu town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo July 30, 2006. Millions of Congolese flocked to vote in their first free elections in four decades, hoping to end years of war, corruption and chaos that have brought the mineral-rich African giant to its knees. REUTERS/Euan Denholm (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)

Beirut before and after

Before and after satellite images of Dahieh, Lebanon, a southern suburb of Beirut and home to Hezbollah’s headquarters, show how it has dramatically deteriorated during warfare between Israel and Hezbollah. The image taken July 12, when fighting began, shows intact buildings and roads. The photo taken July 22 shows gaping holes where buildings once stood and roads in ruin.

The Picture of the Week

A northern Israeli cemetery shattered by a rocket fired from Lebanon is investigated by Israeli soldiers in Kiryat Shmona, July 26. Israel has found itself more entrenched in battle with Hezbollah, with one top commander predicting “several more weeks” of fighting. (Eli Dasa, AP)

Life Under Hezbollah

Like all things in the Middle East, Hezbollah is much more complicated than one would think. It is equal parts religious movement, terrorist group, social welfare organization, political party, and revolutionary movement. The question is how to reconcile these many identities, remove those that are harmful, encourage those that are beneficial, and somehow encourage Hezbollah, which is not going anywhere, to operate in a way that is acceptable to both Hezbollah and its neighbors.

Slate’s “Today’s Pictures”

Life Under Hezbollah

The Picture of the Week


An internally-displaced Lebanese girl looks out of the window of the car in which she has fled from the south, in the mountain village of Qabr Chmoun, south of Beirut in Lebanon Sunday, July 23, 2006.

If the Children are our Future…

Israeli girls write messages on artillery shells bound for Lebanon. The same has been happening for years in the occupied territories, culminating in young people taking up arms against the Jewish state.