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Friday, February 22, 2008

Synchronized stone-throwing


Palestinian youths throw stones at Israeli troops during an Israeli military operation in the West Bank village of Beita near Nablus February 21, 2008. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)

Which is more likely:

1) Four Arab kids happen to throw stones at the exact same time so that the photographer can capture not only the kids but also the stones in mid-air, increasing his chances of winning an award.

2) The photographer shouting to the kids after getting them in optimal position, "Wahid, ithnan, thalatha (1-2-3) THROW!"