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Thursday, July 16, 2009

What's wrong with this picture?

Palestinian children stand at a gate to the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip during a protest against the Israeli blockade July 13, 2009.

They want to protest an Israeli blockade, and they want a good photo to symbolize them being in an "open-air prison."

What would be a better picture than putting them behind bars? And choosing children to perform the protest?

But which bars to choose? Well, obviously, the most photogenic ones. I know - the Egyptians have some nice blue ones! Let's go there, to the big gate that stops us from going to Egypt and stops Egyptian goods from being imported to Gaza - and tell the world that we are protesting the Israeli blockade!

Because the Reuters photographers and copy editors and caption writers have no idea that Rafah is an Egyptian crossing, not an Israeli crossing!