Friday, October 10, 2008

A picture's worth a thousand words

There are so many great pictures and stories out there in the world, but it seems sometimes we only hear the same ones over and over. So, I thought I'd compile a list of the Associated Press's most recent top stories and pictures. Here were a few I thought were noteworthy...

A two and a half-month-old female tiger cub, no name yet given, looks on at the Novo Ogaryovo, residence of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, unseen, outside Moscow, on Thursday night, Oct. 9, 2008. The cub was presented to Putin on Oct. 7, when he was celebrating his 56 birthday. (AP Photo. RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool)

Two French poodles wearing Obama campaign endorsements are taken for a walk in Winston Salem, N.C., in this Oct. 8, 2008 photo. (Photo and caption submitted by Nunthany Johnson)


The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta draws thousands to Albuquerque, New Mexico each October to take in the awe-inspiring sight of hundreds of colorful balloons floating over the Rio Grande Valley for 10 days. Pilots travel from more than 25 countries for the annual event in the 'Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World.' Photo by Ron Berhmann. (PRNewsFoto/Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Ron Berhmann)

Shortly after sunrise the sky is filled on the opening day Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)

Leaves begin to change color along the Swift River in the White Mountain National Forest in Albany, N.H., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)


A lion rides a horse in a circus show in Xiamen in southeast China's Fujian province Tuesday Sept. 30, 2008. The circus shows are being held during a golden week holiday to mark China's National Day, the 59th anniversary of the founding of communist China. (AP Photo)

This undated mug shot released by the Middletown, Ohio, police department shows Michelle Allen, 32. Allen was arrested Sept. 27, 2008 after she allegedly impeded traffic, urinated on a neighbor's porch and chased children while wearing a cow suit, according to a Middletown police report. (AP Photo/Middletown Ohio Police department via Dayton Daily News)

Two conjoined Nile Tilapia fish, dubbed "Siamese Twin", swim in a small aquarium in Bangkok October 3, 2008. They are both eight months old and share part of the skin together. The bigger fish tends to protect the smaller one from harm while the smaller one looks for food at the bottom of the aquarium. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND)

Children run past statues of 1950-53 Korean War soldiers at a war museum in Seoul October 10, 2008. The United States and North Korea are near a compromise to save a crumbling nuclear deal, news reports said on Friday, while Japan said it could accept rewarding the North by taking it off a U.S. terrorism blacklist. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA)

This handout from the Phnom Penh Post shows a house sawed in half by a Cambodian couple as they were hoping to avoid the country's convoluted divorce process in Prey Veng province near Phnom Penh. (AFP/PHNOM PENH POST-HO)

Fifteen year old Hippo Albert opens his mouth to catch a pumpkin fed to him in Cologne Zoo, western Germany, Thursday, Oct.2, 2008. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil)

Okay, so there's more than ten...
A dead elephant lies at freeway piramides north of Mexico City, September 23, 2008. A bus crashed into the elephant that escaped from a circus near some of Mexico's most famous pyramids, killing the nearly 5-ton animal and the bus driver, Mexican news reports said. The elephant, named Hilda and about 40 years old, broke free while being fed on Monday evening, crashed through a gate and later stumbled onto a major road near Mexico City at around midnight. REUTERS/Stringer (MEXICO)

Alright, just one more...
Pakistani girls show their hands painted with traditional henna in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival in Multan, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Pakistani Muslims are preparing for Eid al-Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan this week. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

What are your top ten photos? Email to!

1 comment:

ghettospigot said...

Marni - this was amazing! Awesome job!!!