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Oded Balilty – “Inside the flag, he looked so comfortable.”

Today's Express, page 15.

“They came to pay their respects to those people that were killed there — not exactly for the country. That is why it was very interesting to see this guy cover himself with his flag.”

I interviewed Pulitzer-winning AP photographer Oded Balilty for the “Afterimage” section in today’s Express. Here’s more from the interview.


On Peace

Mother Teresa: (from the ever-authoritative Wikipedia)

When Mother Teresa received the [Nobel Peace Prize], she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” Her answer was “Go home and love your family.”

Also, amusingly,

During the filming of the documentary, footage taken in poor lighting conditions, particularly the Home for the Dying, was thought unlikely to be of usable quality by the crew. After returning from India, however, the footage was found to be extremely well lit. Muggeridge claimed this was a miracle of “divine light” from Mother Teresa herself. Others in the crew thought it more likely due to a new type of Kodak film.

Quote of the day

Stephen Crowley:

In discussing the prospects of unity between the Catholics and Protestants in Ireland it once was said, “There will be peace in Ireland when parents begin to love their children more than they hate their enemy”.

That will take an understanding that a trespass is sometimes rooted in naiveté. It will also take patience, a willingness to forgive, and a respect for the obstacles we all face.