International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst has posted his “saddest photo yet.” From all the way up in the thermosphere, ISS personnel orbiting 200 miles over the Middle East can see bombs and missiles exploding in Gaza and Israel as the two sides go to war.
Today marked a brief lull in the violence as Israel and Hamas agreed to a 12 hour ceasefire. A Palestinian official says more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict began. The break in fighting was an occasion for Gazans to survey the damage and get to banks and grocery stores.
Washington Post correspondent William Booth has been covering the new conflagration between Israel and Gaza, and his Twitter feed has the photos to prove it. Here’s a selection of the photos he took during the brief cease-fire.
Irish Guards remain at attention after one guardsman faints in London, England, June 1966.Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic
Something about this photo is hySTERICAL TO ME
so at a marching band competition last year, one of our people passed out in the middle of our show and we stepped over her and left her and prayed the trombones wouldn’t kill her and we got extra points from the judges
that is horrible
that is marching band
Anyone who’s ever been in matching band understands.
It’s marching band. Rule one of marching band: KEEP ON MARCHING.