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July 1, 2006

The Open BAG

I know a lot of the community is “off line” this holiday break but I’d still like to try this out.  If you have a particular image to refer for comment (hopefully with some analysis of your own), provide a link to the image along with your thoughts.  I’ll take the first five submissions and I’ll post them below.  Then, you can decide which to discuss.

By the way, I offer a warm welcome to all the new — and “newish” — BAG community members and commenters.  Your energy and insight has been fantastic!

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BAGreader Picks:

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Find reader credit; captions; story links after the jump….

Photo 1: from ummabdulla.



Caption: The Old Homestead Steak House in Boca Raton, Fla. unvieled its pricey 20-ounce, $100 slab of ground beef, billed as the ‘beluga caviar of hamburgers’. The burger combines the most expensive of beef from the U.S., Japan and Argentina. (image: J. Pat Carter/AP.  June 20, 2006. Via YahooNews.com)

Photo 2: from Darryl Pearce.

Caption: WORLD CUP 2006 PREVIEW: Young women in traditional Bavarian clothes toast with one-litre beer mugs during the opening day of the Oktoberfest in Munich in this September 17, 2005 file photo. The FIFA soccer World Cup 2006 final will be held in Germany from June 9 – July 9. (image: REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File. Germany.  Via YahooNews.)

Photo 3: from tracy.

Comment: Based on the determined, confident mien and posture, how could this kid, Suket Karnawat from Queens N.Y. via India, possibly be other than American? Story link.  image: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times. July 2, 2006.

Photo 4: from margaret.

Title: A New Partnership Binds Old Republican Rivals.  Caption: John McCain and George W. Bush had notable differences in the 2000 Republican primary season, left. But by Mr. Bush’s re-election bid in 2004, the relationship had mellowed, at least publicly.  Story Link. ((images: Left, Eric Draper/Associated Press; right, Doug Mills/The New York Times.)

Photo 4: from margaret.

Title: A New Partnership Binds Old Republican Rivals.  Caption: John McCain and George W. Bush had notable differences in the 2000 Republican primary season, left. But by Mr. Bush’s re-election bid in 2004, the relationship had mellowed, at least publicly.  Story Link. ((images: Left, Eric Draper/Associated Press; right, Doug Mills/The New York Times.)

Photo 5: from karen.

Blog link.  (image: unattributed. April 7, 2006. Winston-Salem Journal.)

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