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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Picture of the Day

An Albanian man looks at the picture of U.S. President George W. Bush at Tirana's International Culture Centre, in Tirana May 31, 2007. Bush is planning to visit Tirana on June 10 as part of a regional tour. REUTERS/Arben Celi


  • "Hmmm. Usually they just post the sports page above the urinals..."

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:27 PM  

  • it might have been more interesting to see the expression on the other guys face!

    By Anonymous michael greenwell, at 7:15 AM  

  • Funny, EPM.

    Michael, 3 different pictures with three different men and three different flag backdrops, all of them show the back of heads.

    What struck me about this is that they're putting up these massive, obscuring decorations on their historical buildings 10 days before Bush is to arrive.

    That's a long time

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:33 AM  

  • That "American flag" is wrong--the stripe below the blue field should be white, not red.
    At least the Bushies got the number of stars right this time.

    By Blogger Bruce, at 7:36 AM  

  • Bruce, this is the Republican flag. Like the American flag, but distorted.

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:51 AM  

  • Good catch Bruce, I didn't even notice.

    It's the Albanians not us. At least they've got a week to fix it.

    And, it's still not as bad as playing Taiwan's national anthem for the Chinese preimier.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 8:54 AM  

  • oh yeah, right--that IS the Republican flag--I just now also noticed that all the stars are upside down.

    By Anonymous bruce o, at 8:23 PM  

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