Fred Hass over at the Fireside Favorites discussion mentioned this site as one of his favorites, The Boston Globe's The Big Picture. At first I was just giddy from the quality and size of the photos... this one, of an archeological site in the Sahara, caught my attention first:
Then, as I went back to the site today and looked through The Year 2008 in Pictures, it struck me how many were about war, from guns to bombs to bow and arrows- astounding. So much of the world, and so far removed from my day-to-day life.
Maasai warriors cover a battle field as they clash with bows and arrows with members of the Kalenjin tribe in the Kapune hill overlooking the Olmelil valley located in the Transmara District in Western Kenya on March 01, 2008. The Massai, the Kalenjin and the Kisii tribes have recently clashed over ongoing land disputes that erupted after botched local elections during the general elections held in Kenya in December of 2007. Over twenty warriors from the tribes have been killed in bow and arrow battles near the borders of these tribes in the last couple of months. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #
What are the copyright rules? Can I download these photographs and use them in class? They would make great discussion topics.