Thursday, November 8, 2007

Top pixs of the day

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Here are two of my favorite pictures from the wire today. The first one taken by Asssociated Press photographer Ed Wray is of the Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) volcano in the Sunda Straits between and Java and Sumatra, Indonesia. Sending a boom echoing across the bay, the volcano known as the "Krakatau's Child" unleashes another eruption, but while impressive, the eruption was nothing compared to what took place in 1883 at this spot, when Anak Krakatau's predecessor blew apart in one of the most devastating eruption in recorded history.

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This second picture is taken by Associated Press photographer Herbert Knosowski on the 18th anniversary of the opening of Berlin Wall. Tourists look at the installation 'Vanished Berlin Wall' by South Korean artist Eun Sok Lee in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. The Berlin Wall was opened on Nov. 9, 1989. I can't believe it's been 18 years. I was working that night at the University of Montana's student newspaper, Montana Kaimin, when the news came across the wire. Damn I feel old.

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