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Sunday, October 17 2010

Today's Photo File Bile

Here's a really nice photo ruined by a caption that has absolutely nothing to do with the image.

Gaza_beach

Palestinian children play and swim at a Gaza City beach on Friday. Two Palestinians were killed and a third wounded on Sunday in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike north of Gaza City, Palestinian medics said. (AFP/Getty Images/file photo/Mohammed Abed)

To better understand this phenomenon I call photo file bile, where a nice image serves a vehicle for an irrelevant caption, here's a different AFP/Getty photo whose caption I doctored to make my point:

Boeing_moon

Fly by the moon : A commercial plane, a Boeing 747 flying in front of the moon is seen from Martigues, close to Marseille, southern France. Two Palestinians were killed and a third wounded on Sunday in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike north of Gaza City, Palestinian medics said. (AFP/Getty Images/Gerard Julien)

 

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