Monday, November 03, 2008

A Visit to Washington D.C. and Some Pictures

I visited D.C. for a medical conference 2 weeks ago and stayed there for an additional couple of days to visit the museums there. Regardless of what interests you in life, you'll find a lot of things to do and places to visit there. It's totally worth staying there the longest you can.

One of the places I enjoyed visiting the most was the Newseum, which opened 6 months ago. It's a museum that takes you through all the major world events in the past century , even before that, and how the media covered those events.

Plenty of images, tapes and invaluable collections.

Here are some photos that you may find interesting:

This is a poem hand-written by Saddam Hussein.

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Remember Daniel Pearl, the American journalist who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan a few years back? This is his passport and laptop.

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The front page of the San Francisco Chronicle, a day after the foundation of the United Nations-------------------------------------
Part of the antenna over one of the World Trade Center towers, behind which were dozens of front pages from different newspapers following that day.

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At the White House people can demonstrate, you'll almost always find some demonstration there.

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In the first gulf war in 1991, the coalition troops struck a weapon factory in Iraq. Peter Arnett from CNN later revealed that it was actually a milk factory for children and showed this packet of milk from the factory to prove that. Self-explanatory.

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The grave of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline at the Arlington Cemetery.

6 comments:

Whisper said...

a mixed feelings came to me when I saw these pictures
angry ,sad ,shocked ,amazed...
but actually most of my feelings was like this :(

nizo said...

Thanks for the quick tour!

KJ said...

Weapons factory huh? :)

Devilstine™ said...

what was the poem? could u read it?

Hareega said...

whisper.. yes, lenty of contradictory feelings

nizo.. welcome

kj... yep, weapons !!

Hareega said...

devilstine, sorry the letters are not clear