Photo of the day

I think The Big Picture’s Year End Gallery Part II may be my favorite year-end collection yet.  Lot’s of really interesting photos.  The following is my favorite due to the just a little bit obvious last line of the caption:

A leopard attacks a forest guard July 19 at Prakash Nagar village near Salugara, on the outskirts of Siliguri, India. The leopard strayed into the village area and mauled several villagers, including three guards, before being caught by forest officials. The leopard, which suffered injuries caused by knives and batons, died later in the evening at a veterinary center. The forest guard being attacked was injured. (Associated Press) #

Okay, you know what, cannot resist two from this collection.  I love the following as it seems like a scene from a dystopian science fiction movie.  Just love the juxtaposition of that crazy mask with shorts and a t-shirt:

Protesters clash with riot police during a 48-hour general strike on June 28 in Athens. Greece is set to come to a halt on Tuesday as protesters launch a 48-hour general strike against the bankruptcy-threatened government which is desperately trying to push through sweeping austerity cuts. As parliament votes on the drastic belt-tightening measures to unlock 12 billion euros ($17 billion) of blocked funds from the EU and IMF, unions have called on Greeks facing hefty tax hikes to stage mass demonstrations. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) #

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

2 Responses to Photo of the day

  1. Which thanks to your liberal buddies will happen more an more in this country.
    John Wilder

  2. Steve Greene says:

    Actually, John, I think liberals favor tougher regulations on exotic species. It’s conservatives that will lead to more Americans getting mauled by big cats ;-).

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