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Librarypalooza 2013

During Gelman's 2013 Librarypalooza, the GRC asked students to identify the event and/or place depicted in the images below.  The images and the answers are posted here:

1. Ukrainian feminist protest art group FEMEN in France. FEMEN engages in guerrilla street protest antics aimed to embarrass country leaders, religious figures and law enforcement. It is known for its scandalous "actions" staged all over Europe:


2. Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011:


3. Egyptian anti-government demonstrators wave Egyptian flags at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 10, 2011 on the 17th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Thousands more Egyptian demonstrators joined a mounting tide of protest against Mubarak's regime despite stark threats of a government crackdown:


4. An official scans a man for radiation at an emergency center Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Koriyama, northeastern Japan, two days after a giant quake and tsunami struck the country's northeastern coast:


5. An anti-government demonstrator prays near Egyptian Army vehicles on Feb. 3, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt. The Army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square.:


6. US First Lady Michelle Obama visits former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela at his home in June 2011:


7. Pussy Riot, Russia 2012. Pussy Riot is a Russian extreme performance art and punk rock feminist art collective known for its brazen street performances making fun of President Putin and his allies. Two members of Pussy Riot were put on show trial in 2012 and sentenced to two years of hard labor for their performance aimed at anti-constitutional merging of state and religious authority in Russia:


8. Protesters hit posters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) and slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with shoes during a demonstration outside the Syrian Embassy in London on May 7, 2011. The demonstration was called to show support for the uprising in Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen:


9. Enterprising residents transport commuters to a drier area following the flooding in Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013:


10. Park Geun-hye Inaugurated as South Korean President:


11. Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali looking at Mohamed Al Bouazizi, during his visit at the hospital in Ben Arous near Tunis on Dec. 28, 2010. Mohamed Al Bouazizi, 26, was a college graduate who became a street fruit vendor when he couldn't find other work. He doused himself in gas and set himself on fire on Dec. 17, 2010, and died of his burns on Jan. 4 of the following year. Al Bouazizi's self-immolation provoked the demonstrations that would go on to sweep the Middle East:


12. Wiki Leaks founder and anti-secrecy activist Julian Assange poking out of the window  of Ecuadorian Embassy 2011 in London, where he takes refuge from extradition to Sweden on rape charges:


13. Pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan holds a torn piece of paper with a picture of the 18th Communist Party Congress, in Hong Kong, 2012:


14. Malala Yousafzai, wearing a white shawl that had belonged to former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, gives her first speech since the Taliban in Pakistan tried to kill her for advocating education for girls, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in this July 12, 2013:


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