So why bringing that up now ? 2 reasons:
1) Even on the blogosphere, and even with the globalization process, our interest are all mainly centered around our own community, our people, our culture. However, once in a while, some events transcend our restricted community and remind us that we are all part of this small place called earth. Those photos are the concrete evidence that some actions can touch us all in the exact same manner.
2) the 5th year anniversary of september, 11th is fast approaching. Since that day, I think it is safe to say that everyone's way of thinking and planning have been altered (even if you don't live in a western country). And since that day, at least 4 more events (and photos) will most certainly be added to a newer edition of the boook. Case in point:
("In the deep" Crash soundstrack)
I am still shellshocked by the succession of tragedies in the past 5 years. To those sad photos would be added pictures of the London and Mumbai bombings, the Darfur disaster and the AIDS pandemic....believe me, I am not trying to bum everyone out. I am just trying to position properly in history the magnitude of those recent events. And their impact on all of us is indeniable, maybe it is a small world after all.... I am almost certain there is a glaring omission but I cannot think of one right now.