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Let's buy the world a Coke and raid a child's toy box.

Satire: The News in Pictures VIII

Welcome to "O Caption! My Caption!" Blogcritics' examination of news, sports, and politics utilizing the most efficient and time-saving method: looking at pretty pictures and deducing what happened based on the pixels.

↓ Peek-a-boo, I see flu!

Bobby Yip/Reuters

↓ Growing unemployment has spawned numerous outdoor competitions while office furniture thefts have skyrocketed.

Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty

↓ After a rousing rendition of “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke,” he did.

Ian Waldie/Bloomberg News/Landov

↓ Military budget cuts force soldiers to raid local toy boxes for alternatives.

Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

↓ The incident that later inspired the debut of “The Sinkhole Blues.”

Toby Melville/Reuters

↓ “Wait! Time out, you guys! Whew, protesting is thirsty work.”

Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

↓ Anna couldn’t shake the nagging feeling that her little brother was their parents’ favorite.

Brian L. Frank for The Wall Street Journal

↓ “It’s a hideous mole to be sure, but at least it’s in the shape of a heart!”

Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press

↓ “Oh sure, but can you guys do this?”

Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images

↓ Few things illustrate diversity and unity like Mexicans marching down an American street in front of an Oriental store with a white cop along for a bike ride, but the anti-racism demonstration happened anyway.

Joshua Trujillo/

↓ All in a Name: Officials of Seattle’s new transit service were stymied by the lack of female passengers.

Clifford DesPeaux/

Photo Credits: All photo credits listed and/or linked to source.

About Diana Hartman

Diana is a USMC (ret.) spouse, mother of three and a Wichita, Kansas native. She is back in the United States after 10 years in Germany. She is a contributing author to Holiday Writes. She hates liver & motivational speakers. She loves science & naps.

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