Photographs of Bush

From Errol Morris’s blog at the NY Times:

The traveling pool of press photographers that follows presidents includes representatives from three wire services — AP (The Associated Press), AFP (Agence France-Presse) and Thomson Reuters. During the last week of the Bush administration, I asked the head photo editors of these news services — Vincent Amalvy (AFP), Santiago Lyon (AP) and Jim Bourg (Reuters) — to pick the photographs of the president that they believe captured the character of the man and of his administration. There are overlapping pictures — of the president with a bullhorn at Ground Zero, of the president looking out the window of Air Force One over New Orleans, of the president receiving the news on the morning of 9/11. It is interesting that these pictures are different. They may be of the same scene, but they have different content. They speak in a different way.

(The photos are reproduced here with their original captions, unedited.)

(via Kottke)

The Wild Burros of Red Rock Canyon

VegasRex heads out to Red Rock Canyon:

While the scenery is cool, my absolute favorite aspect of Red Rock is the wild burros that roam freely throughout the area. These large donkey creatures are all over the place, and are surprisingly tame.

As a matter of fact, if you stop your car with the window down, it is not uncommon for one of these beasts to stick their head through the window and take a look around.

When I go up to Red Rock, I like to take a couple of apples to give to the burros. They will come right up and eat it out of your hand. Although there are some shy and standoffish burros, most of them will let you pet them.