Does the Independent’s picture editor work part time?

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One large image (and that on a Saturday) and two ‘question’ diptychs.. I’m just getting a bit bored of the graphic design approach, it’s all a bit to statistical. (Though I wonder if they tried the Simon Hugh story with maps and stats?)

And all this when there’s some really powerful and strange images on the wires like these.
OrangesThe caption for this says: Masked Palestinian gunmen of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militia linked to the Fatah movement hold their rifles in front of media members during the group’s a press conference in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006. Palestinian gunmen said Thursday they would target citizens of France, Norway, Denmark and Germany in Gaza unless the four governments apologize for a newspaper cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, published in several European newspapers, that has riled the Muslim world. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) But for me the really weird thing is those oranges, it’s just not something you really see together, oranges and RPGs.

I liked this one from AP too.
FlagPalestinians burn a Norwegian flag (believing it to be the Danish flag) in front of the European Union headquarters in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, January 30th 2006, to condemn publication of cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in Denmark.

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