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BBC News - In Pictures
August 4, 2005 6:30 AM   Subscribe

BBC News' wonderful In Pictures section, including Hiroshima: Now and Then, Space Shuttle Discovery in orbit, and readers' photos of Battersea Power Station.
posted by Mwongozi (8 comments total)

 
I always kney they were "connected", but how did they get a BBC photographer on the ISS to take that shuttle pic?
posted by Balisong at 7:19 AM on August 4, 2005


Out of all the "major" media organisations out there the BBC is, in my opinion, by far the best. You can even watch next weeks episode of the mighty boosh online (if you are from the UK).

BBC - undoubtably best of the web. I'm more than happy to pay a tenner a month for what we get.
posted by twistedonion at 8:26 AM on August 4, 2005


Good pics.
posted by j-urb at 12:09 PM on August 4, 2005


Nice pictures of Battersea. Glad to see they shoo'ed away the flying pig.
posted by hal9k at 2:21 PM on August 4, 2005


On the last Hiroshima photo, it says:

More than 85,000 of modern Hiroshima's inhabitants are survivors of the bomb.

This made me cry. What happens when these people, and their equivalents in Nagasaki, die? Nobody alive will remember, in person, what the A-Bomb was like.

Maybe nothing. Maybe I'm naive. I just feel the world needs to know, needs to remember that there were people who lived through it.
posted by thethirdman at 9:02 PM on August 4, 2005


Love the Beeb and in particular the day in pictures. I check it religiously. I also heart the Battersea, so this post gets a thumbs up.
posted by shoepal at 10:05 PM on August 4, 2005


The irony of the Hiroshima sequence was fairly harrowing. That baby literally brought a tear to my eye - proceeded by
"The US military believed that the atomic bomb, carried over Hiroshima by the plane the Enola Gay, was the only way to end the war."
and then a photograph of a fucking McDonalds ad claiming to endorse peace and culture.
There it is...
posted by strawberryviagra at 12:12 AM on August 5, 2005


I love the Battersea pictures. I like that they were taken by ordinary people.
posted by OmieWise at 12:13 PM on August 5, 2005


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