Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bridge to Freedom


One of our fellow City Daily Photo Bloggers is missing in Tehran, Iran. "A" last posted a blog on June 17. So, members of the worldwide CDPB community are hosting a special "Blog Day" today to help spread the images and stories from Iran.

The Selma, Ala., contribution is a photograph of the Edmund Pettus Bridge across the Alabama River. In 1965, the bridge became an icon for voting rights in the USA. While some of the issues in Iran are vastly different, the recent protesters carried signs that asked, "Where is my vote?"


Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Update (6-29-2009), the CDPB community received word that the Tehran blogger, "A" has been released from detainment and is at home now.

12 comments:

Babooshka said...

I think it is an ideal image now knowing the significance of the bridge. All of us together making a difference.

cieldequimper said...

Excellent contribution. Thank you.

Jim K said...

Perfect choice for Selma.

Kate said...

I'm happy that so many of us are showing concern not only for our bloggers but for human rights internationally. Your blog is a wonderful use of your local symbol.

Julie said...

Indeed, a heartfelt use of a very potent local symbol. I hope that our missing blogger returns to us soon.

Our group is a community. The world is a community. The world is watching.

Petrea said...

I echo Julie's words. (Indeed, I've been following her across the blogosphere.) The world is watching.

Jacob said...

Nicely done...I almost marched across that bridge...

mateo said...

I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.

Nikki Beaumont said...

What a wonderful way to highlight the need for voting freedom worldwide by posting a painting of the symbol of voting freedom in the South!

Euroangel said...

thanks for sharing the great infos of this place..it's the first time I heard about it...love all the photos here!

Euroangel said...

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Rambling Round said...

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