An article about the high schooler's entry, may be viewed here.
Monday, May 31, 2010
The battle for Iwo Jima took place from February 19-March 26, 1945.
An American cemetery was established on the island during the battle; all of the dead were later exhumed, returned to American soil, and reburied in Hawaii, in their home towns or at Arlington.
Joseph Rosenthal's image (not shown) of 5 US Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the US flag at the summit of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in WWII was lauded with a Pulitzer Prize in the year it was taken, and has become one of the most recognized, published, reproduced and parodied images of the 2oth century. An article about that image may be viewed here.
Lou Lowery had photographed the first group of Marines going up the mountain and the first flag-raising on the summit, earlier in the day. Robert Campbell, who arrived with Rosenthal, photographed the first flag being lowered, and the second (some report larger) flag being substituted and raised. Joe Rosenthal then positioned himself to shoot the iconic 'raising of the flag' image. A detailed article, republished from 1995, may be viewed here; a dedicated website may be viewed here.
6821 Americans lost their lives in the Battle for Iwo Jima; 5931 were Marines, including 3 of the flagraisers from the second flag-raising. Additionally, there were over 18,000 Americans wounded.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
This billboard was removed by the mayor for violating community standards; organizers of the advertised event said it was removed so it would not be vandalized. An article may be viewed here.
New Zealand used to have 3 million people and 60 million sheep; however the sheep population has declined and the human population increased, since the 1980's. An article may be viewed here.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
An article about the photography exhibit, To Serve and Protect, may be viewed here.
A person states a claim under 42 U.S.C. §1983 if he alleges that a defendant 'acting under color of state law' deprived him of a constitutional right.
The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, has advised that the film Certified Copy, which was directed by an Iranian, will not be screened in Iran, due to a certain 'costume' worn by the lead actress, Juliette Binoche, throughout the film; the article may be viewed here.