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Your UN Dollars, Continued

Even more money spent dominating Guiness.

I discussed UNESCO's attempts to use United Nations funds to orchestrate a takeover of the Guiness Book of World Records last week. Just in case you thought it was a joke... it wasn't. What you see above is the latest attempt to goose the world records system using your money.

The caption on the photo above was less than informative, so here's the AP caption instead. Read the uninsightful Reuters dreck here.

Palestinian children at an event organised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) stand by a large piece of cloth covered with handprints, as they seek to achieve a world record for the largest handprint painting, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip Thursday, July 21, 2011. The event was part of the "Summer Games", a six-week summer camp organised by UNRWA to provide a recreational outlet for children in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Hatem Moussa)

I will helpfully point out that our photojournalists picked a much tighter angle for these photos. I'm guessing that this means UNESCO has officially put a Hamas flag on top of the sponsorship banner this time.

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 Tags: AP hatem moussa REUTERS ibrahim abu mustafa Intifada


Comments:

#1 Justin 21-Jul-2011

That's cute.  Good to see smiles on children’s faces.  They had no choice in being born into an "Escape From New York" (1981) world.  Who sponsors it and whatever the politics around it is the prerogative of adults.

#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 21-Jul-2011

Right, because the Palestinians have done such a great job of raising peaceful children.

I generally agree with your sweeping statement about "politics" (which, per the sites I linked, apparently includes "Death To The Jews") being a matter for adults as opposed to children, but I'm quite confident that we have two diametrically opposite reads on who's responsible for the abuses of said perogative.

But hey, I could be wrong!

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