Monday, December 26, 2011

Best of the Year, 2011 (1 of 11)

Top 11 Photos of 2011

Shadows of an Afghan War ~ Kiev, Ukraine.

Taken February 15, 2011, the 22nd anniversary of the end of the Soviet Afghan War. This memorial is about a ten minute walk from my residence in Kiev. Yet in the six years here, I had never made it there on the anniversary. Until this year. As I wrote on February 16th...

Yesterday, February 15 2011, was the 22nd anniversary of the end of the Soviet-Afghan War. The total duration of the war was 9 years, 50 days. The photo is from yesterday’s anniversary in Kiev, Ukraine. The duration of the US Afghan War, so far, is 9 years, 131 days, if my calculations are correct.

Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union up until August 1991, when they declared independence.

Temperature at the beginning of the ceremony ~ approximately 4F/-14C.

Well, the US involvement in this war has topped the ten year mark, proving conclusively that the USA can take any quagmire the former USSR could dish out and top it handily. Not sure why anyone would want to try though...

This photo garnered over 7,000 views on the first five days on Flickr, with a total view count now of 7,908. No "Explore" though...

I'll be uploading my top 11 photos of 2011 during the duration of this week. My top 11 photos are based on when the current version was created, even if the photo itself was taken before 2011. They are presented in no particular order.

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