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  •  And don't forget (4.00)
    It's not looting if you're white.

    A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it made landfall on Monday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans, Louisiana.(AFP/Getty Images/Chris Graythen)

    --- My opinions are my own and not my employer's.

    by Aexia on Tue Aug 30, 2005 at 05:31:51 PM PDT

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    •  AP is not AFP (none)
      I noticed this as well, but AP (Associated Press) is not the same as AFP (Agence France-Presse), the agency that is responsible for the photo of the white folks.  It's possible that the two agencies have different policies regarding what is written for captions in these situations.
      •  AFP photo (4.00)

        Looters hit a drug store in the French Quarter district of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina. Fresh floods, fires and looting rode in the destructive wake of Hurricane Katrina, deepening a humanitarian crisis that left hundreds feared dead and sections of New Orleans submerged to the rooftops.(AFP/James Nielsen)

        Meanwhile at AP... Note the race of the guy just "looking through their shopping bag".

        As one person looks through their shopping bag, left, another jumps through a broken window, while leaving a convenience store on the I-10 service road south, in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This photo was taken during a helicopter tour of the area that included the governor of Louisiana. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, Pool)

        --- My opinions are my own and not my employer's.

        by Aexia on Tue Aug 30, 2005 at 06:10:23 PM PDT

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