Post(s) tagged with "egypt"

The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit

Source: Flickr / troposphere

universalbeauty:

Young Egyptian woman in veil. 1923.

universalbeauty:

Young Egyptian woman in veil. 1923.

Source: Flickr / oboudi2001

aljazeera:

Several protesters killed in Cairo attack | 

Army intervenes as at least eleven people are killed during protest against military rulers near Ministry of Defence.

aljazeera:

Several protesters killed in Cairo attack |

Army intervenes as at least eleven people are killed during protest against military rulers near Ministry of Defence.

Source: shittymcshitshitshit

existentialroughdraft:

If you don’t know already, YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW THIS MAN.

SLAVOJ ZIZEK.

deconversionmovement:

In 1902, a team of geologists guided their camels into a valley in  Egypt’s Western Desert—a desolate, dream-like place. Centuries of strong  wind had sculpted sandstone rocks into alien shapes, and at night the  moonlight was so bright that the sand glowed like gold. There was no  water for miles. A nearby hill was known as “Mountain of Hell” because  of the infernal summer heat.
Yet in this parched valley lay the bones of whales.
Some of the skeletons were 50 feet long, with vertebrae as thick as  campfire logs. They dated back 37 million years, to an era when a  shallow, tropical sea covered this area and all of northern Egypt.
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/evotourism/Evotourism-World-Tour-Wadi-Hitan-Egypt.html#ixzz1iQcPojSL

deconversionmovement:

In 1902, a team of geologists guided their camels into a valley in Egypt’s Western Desert—a desolate, dream-like place. Centuries of strong wind had sculpted sandstone rocks into alien shapes, and at night the moonlight was so bright that the sand glowed like gold. There was no water for miles. A nearby hill was known as “Mountain of Hell” because of the infernal summer heat.

Yet in this parched valley lay the bones of whales.

Some of the skeletons were 50 feet long, with vertebrae as thick as campfire logs. They dated back 37 million years, to an era when a shallow, tropical sea covered this area and all of northern Egypt.

Source: smithsonianmag.com

treinandoparaserchuva:

Gaza Strip: Children wave a Palestinian flag during a rally calling on Egyptian authorities to end the power crisis, near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.
Credits: Ali Ali/EPA

treinandoparaserchuva:

Gaza Strip: Children wave a Palestinian flag during a rally calling on Egyptian authorities to end the power crisis, near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.

Credits: Ali Ali/EPA

phoebejaspe:

It’s happening already.

phoebejaspe:

It’s happening already.

Source: q4rrtsiluni

astrotastic:

cosmos-sagan:

Sagan and Khafre: (by Kiel Bryant)

ugh you handsome motherfucker

astrotastic:

cosmos-sagan:

Sagan and Khafre: (by Kiel Bryant)

ugh you handsome motherfucker

Source: Flickr / kielbryant

newwavefeminism:

femmeindomptable:

Neo-colonialism

seriously

newwavefeminism:

femmeindomptable:

Neo-colonialism

seriously

Source: myjspace

progressivefriends:

Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer To Midnight
“The failure by the US, China, Iran, India, Pakistan, Egypt and Israel to act on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and by North Korea on a treaty to cut off production of nuclear weapons material “continues to leave the world at risk from continued development of nuclear weapons”, he said.
The potential for nuclear weapons use in regional conflicts in the Middle East, Northeast Asia and particularly in South Asia was also alarming, BAS said.
Global climate change was also an issue that needed to be addressed, according to Allison Macfarlane, a BAS Science and Security Board member.”
More here.

progressivefriends:

Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer To Midnight

“The failure by the US, China, Iran, India, Pakistan, Egypt and Israel to act on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and by North Korea on a treaty to cut off production of nuclear weapons material “continues to leave the world at risk from continued development of nuclear weapons”, he said.

The potential for nuclear weapons use in regional conflicts in the Middle East, Northeast Asia and particularly in South Asia was also alarming, BAS said.

Global climate change was also an issue that needed to be addressed, according to Allison Macfarlane, a BAS Science and Security Board member.”

More here.

Source: progressivefriends

infiniteregretness:

Ottoman Empire during the reign of Selim I.

infiniteregretness:

Ottoman Empire during the reign of Selim I.

Source: thenameishasan

paneliquido:

Clashes in Cairo

paneliquido:

Clashes in Cairo

Source: reuters.com

inothernews:

Via the New York Times:

Thousands of women massed in Tahrir Square here on Tuesday afternoon  and marched to a journalists’ syndicate and back in a demonstration that  grew by the minute into an extraordinary expression of anger at the  treatment of women by the military police as they protested against  continued military rule. 
 Many held posters of the most sensational image of violence over the last weekend: a group of soldiers pulling the abaya off a prone woman to reveal her blue bra as one raises a boot to kick  her. The picture, circulated around the world, has become a rallying  point for activists opposed to military rule, though cameras also  captured soldiers pulling the clothes off other women. 
 The march, guarded by a cordon of male protesters, was a surprising turn. In Egypt,  as in other countries swept by the revolts of the Arab Spring, women  played important roles, raising hopes that broader social and political  rights would emerge along with more accountable governments. But with  the main popular focus on preparing for elections and protesting the  military’s continued hold on power, women here had grown less  politically visible. 
 The women’s protest came on the fifth day of violent clashes between  Egyptian soldiers and protesters. The severity of the military’s defense  of its hold on power, even as the newly elected Parliament begins to  take shape, has restored a degree of unity that had been missing among  the civilian political factions, liberal and Islamist, since the ouster  of President Hosni Mubarak in February.

(Photo: Asmaa Waguih / Reuters via the New York Times)

inothernews:

Via the New York Times:

Thousands of women massed in Tahrir Square here on Tuesday afternoon and marched to a journalists’ syndicate and back in a demonstration that grew by the minute into an extraordinary expression of anger at the treatment of women by the military police as they protested against continued military rule.

Many held posters of the most sensational image of violence over the last weekend: a group of soldiers pulling the abaya off a prone woman to reveal her blue bra as one raises a boot to kick her. The picture, circulated around the world, has become a rallying point for activists opposed to military rule, though cameras also captured soldiers pulling the clothes off other women.

The march, guarded by a cordon of male protesters, was a surprising turn. In Egypt, as in other countries swept by the revolts of the Arab Spring, women played important roles, raising hopes that broader social and political rights would emerge along with more accountable governments. But with the main popular focus on preparing for elections and protesting the military’s continued hold on power, women here had grown less politically visible.

The women’s protest came on the fifth day of violent clashes between Egyptian soldiers and protesters. The severity of the military’s defense of its hold on power, even as the newly elected Parliament begins to take shape, has restored a degree of unity that had been missing among the civilian political factions, liberal and Islamist, since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in February.

(Photo: Asmaa Waguih / Reuters via the New York Times)

The New York Times

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