Category Archives: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Photo catalogue of memorable news pictures from around the world.

2011 Picture of the Year

The year 2011 has definitely been globally eventful on the social and political fronts.  But this picture of Kate Middleton ( now the Duchess of Cambridge) walking with her father and sister towards the entrance to Westminster Abbey on her wedding day 29 April, 2011, is my chosen picture of the year.

Having recently seen this spectacular wedding dress up close on display in Buckingham Palace, during the annual summer opening exhibition, I bear witness that this dress is infinitely exquisite.  You really need to be within breathing distance of this sublime creation to fully appreciate its fine detail.

My young daughter who was with me at the time was truly fascinated with the dress. “Mummy, was your wedding dress like this?” she blurted  out in full earshot of those around us. Of course, I pretended not to hear and hurriedly moved her along before letting out a sigh of relief.

Happy new year Kate and Wills. Oops! I meant to say, Their  Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: New York’s Muslims Protest Against Police Surveillance

The Arab spring of protests has brought about a chain reaction of related and unrelated protests in key cities of the world, since it kicked off earlier this year. On Friday, 18 November, members of New York’s Muslim community came out to protest against police surveillance. According to the protesters, the constant spying on the Muslim community, by the New York Police Department, for approximately ten years has made them feel like “criminals.”

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Disaster In Japan

Every so often mother nature finds a way of reminding us of the things that really count in life, brotherly love.

Yomiuri / Reuters.
Officers rescue woman by boat in Ishinomaki City.
Homes washed away by the tsunami on fire.
Kyodo / Reuters.
Fire-gutted vessels.
Gregory Bull / AP.
Man scanned for radiation at an emergency centre in Koriyama.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Libya Through the Lens


Yuri Kozyrev / Noor For Time

Yuri Kozyrev / Noor For Time

The Libyans have spoken and the writing is on the wall. Move along Gaddafi.


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Bahrain Protests

Hasan Jamali / AP


Joseph Eid /AFP/Getty Images

What a wind of change breezing through the Middle East.